Santa Claus VillageCurrently Closed
- Address: Napapiiri, 96930 Rovaniemi, Finland
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +358-163562096
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 07:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Outdoors, Observatory, Educational Site, Historical Site, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Adventure, Architecture , Nature, Heritage Building
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!
- 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.
- Napapiiri I and Napapiiri L
- Santa’s Salmon Place
- Ravintola Napatapuli
- Reindeer Café
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95% 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
Touristic? Yes! But still a lovely experience. Sending post cards. Grilling sausages over a fire. Meet Santa. Meet many friendly Elves. Just a great day.
Love Santa's Village! We didn't get to meet Santa this year, but we did get to hang out for a bit. Found the New Zealand flag, and the map of NZ in Santa's post office, had a lovely time. Definitely going back again next year!
Tourist trap, food isn't anything special, boring for adults. Lots of different activities but they cost a lot, lots of shops where you can buy souvenirs. This place is fun for kids but for adults there is not much to do unless you are willing to spend a lot of money.
It is ok as souvenir shopping centre. For children activities it won't be fair to comment as when we have visited the snow was not sufficient (unusually warm and dry December this year with no snow at a time in the year when they usually have 50 to 60 cm of snow). The Snowman world wasn't built yet due to lack of sufficient snow and the reindeer sledge long tours unavailable due to above mentioned reason too. But we had a nice stroll around and took one of the free sledges that you can find everywhere there so our day ended up being nice. But be aware that this place is more about souvenir shops. The post office is certainly worth a visit!
So magical! Our kids loved meeting Santa and all the fun activities around the property. They do a great job with it!