Santa Claus Village926 Votes Currently Closed
One of the most visited attraction in Rovaniemi – Santa’s official Hometown! Located approximately 8 kilometres from the City, it is an amusement park that lets visitors meet Santa Claus in his own office! Yes meet Santa Claus! Wow right? It also has Santa Claus post office where visitors get to buy gifts and souvenirs for the loved ones back home and send postcards. Amusement park also has various other shops that deal in selling local items. And icing on the cake is the chance to walk past the Arctic Circle line – cuts right through Santa Claus Village – a popular spot among the visitors to have their pictures clicked!
If a day at Santa Claus village isn’t enough, then you may opt to stay at the village. It has approximately 74 apartments divided between various packages. Book your accommodation in advance if planning to visit during peak season.
If you would like a change from regular accommodation and are feeling a bit adventurous, book in advance at Igloo Hotel – located in Santa Claus village. Built entirely from snow, the temperature in the room is maintained at sub-zero. And no, you will not freeze to death – the hotel provides for a sleeping bag designed to keep your body temperature at the required level. So just relax and enjoy a night at the Igloo hotel. And it doesn’t stop here – you will be rewarded for staying at Igloos with an Arctic Night Survival –Certificate along with delicious breakfast.
To keep children engaged and learn more about Santa, Village organizes a club – Gingerbread Club – 1st December to 10th January – and includes activities like arts, crafts, baking, skiing and much more!
Santa Claus Village Travel Tips
- Accommodation cost if you choose to stay at Santa Claus Village. Price may vary based on the package selected.
- Book cabin in advance if you are planning to visit during peak season.
How to Reach Santa Claus Village
- Napapiiri I and Napapiiri L
- Santa’s Salmon Place
- Ravintola Napatapuli
- Reindeer Café
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86.46% of people who visit Rovaniemi include Santa Claus Village in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
92.46% of people start their Santa Claus Village visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 7 Hrs to see Santa Claus Village
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Village Reviews & Ratings
It was mostly just tourist shops, but I was also there out of season. The food options may bring it up a notch, when they are all functioning. The best experience I had there was the fun experience of petting the reindeer and just the Christmas festivities that permeated everything at all times.
Well everything is fine, nice place to come with family especially with small kids to meet Santa. Anyhow prices is bit too expensive for safaris like husky park, reindeer park and etc. But to stay in Holiday aparthotel price is acceptable and also TV placement in some weird placement
In summer time the magic of this place is probably missing. A long time to go for Santa 🎅 100% touristic but not bad. Highlight is of course the marking of the polar circle
It's great to take the kids but it's really becoming a very touristy spot since our last visit 7 years ago. I mean it's not a bad experience by any measure, but there have been some shortcuts taken to reduce waiting time which to me kinda takes away the awesome experience it once was. Santa in the old part is awesome though, but you do have a choice of two (at least) Santa's to visit, should one queue be too long or whatever. Food available is good, and souvenir shops are loaded with all sorts of stuff. Prices are as expected.
I hope it to be much better. The christmas shops are well but no as nicer as in Norway. Otherwise, the visit with Santa and the experience was good.