A British tour company worker has reportedly been stabbed to death in Lapland.
The 25-year-old woman died in Kuttanen, Finland, on Saturday.
The woman is reported to have been working for tour company Santa Safari, according to The Sun.
British workers typically stay in the region – which is 150 miles north of the Arctic Circle – in peak season from late November to January.
Santa Safari told The Sun: “We are deeply saddened to confirm that a member of the Santa Safari team was discovered dead on December 3.
“We are all in shock from this tragic news and our thoughts go out to her family.
“Our team is working closely with the Finnish Police and relevant authorities to support the investigation that is now underway.
“It goes without saying that we will do everything we can to support the family and our staff at this incredibly difficult time.”
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed the young woman’s death.
A spokesman said: “We are supporting the family of a British national who died in Finland on 3 December.”