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Santa Claus Office

Joulumaantie 1 | Arctic Circle, Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi, Finland
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Ranked #2 of 22 Attractions in Rovaniemi
Owner description: In the Magic zone of Arctic Circle, at Santa Claus Office, Santa meets his friends and visitors every day of the year. Exactly on the line of Arctic... more » Owner description: In the Magic zone of Arctic Circle, at Santa Claus Office, Santa meets his friends and visitors every day of the year. Exactly on the line of Arctic Circle, Santa Claus Office is located just next to the center square of the Santa Claus Village. « less
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Oulu, Finland
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148 reviews 148 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

FIrst of all, this is a tourist trap with a lot of shops. The only things worth a visit are the Santa Claus himself and Santa's Post Office. There can be a long waiting time for the Santa during the peak season, so be patient. The post office has a special Santa postmark and there are also stamps that are... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Santa kept asking me and my sister strange questions. When he couldn't think of any more, he turned to us and asked us where we are from. We said "USA", and he replied with, "No where are you originally from?". He then proceeded to speak broken Chinese to us to fill up the time for the recording. I wish there... More

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Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It definitely is a tourist trap. But -as with every one of them -there are people that are arching for exactly that. There is no entrance fee, but also no information about the prices of the photos before the friendly elf tells you-omg.... But the staff was very friendly, all of them, and they really tried hard to get our... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Santa wasn't exactly friendly. Quite a queue to get in and we were rushed through,just having enough time to have a photo taken.

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Milan, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Well, this is a big shopping center, with plenty of shops with Christmas items. At first i felt a little disappointed, but then we had the meeting with Santa Claus and it was very funny: it was exactly as I immagined Santa when I was a kid, and the man had a very warm attitude: me and my two friends... More

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Goodplace to visit even its summer time i can feel the christmas in july .. love the area .... bought some souveneirs

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Athens, Greece
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I am guessing that we all pretty much knew it would be a tourist trap, but reality exceeds even the wildest imagination. 20 euros for small photo, 25 for larger version and 40 for video in flash drive. Obviously ridiculously expensive, but I could cope with it if: My kids could spend more than 2 minutes with Santa. If the... More

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Antti K, Public Relations Manager at Santa Claus Office, responded to this review

Dear vikhr, This really is a rip off, as you point it out. We are very sorry for your troubled and bad experience. However, it must be pointed out that you haven't actually visited Santa Claus Office. The prices you refer to belong to another place, quite near us. It is so sad that there is a place that really... More

Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Visiting Santa on the Arctic Circle sounds fun and he was a very impressive gentleman, however strange it might seem visiting him in August! We had photos taken with him, to convince the grandchildren, and they were good. We could have had videos of the whole encounter too. That said, the rest of the experience was not so good. Maybe... More

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Western Australia
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We boarded the bus to the Santa Claus Village and looked around I'm not sure anyone was under the age of 30. We lined up to visit Santa the elves were great and wanted to chat. Then we met the big guy, he had nothing but time for us, he took his time talking with us. It was a great... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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281 reviews 281 reviews
62 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

As children we heard so much about Santa and where he lived, as an adult I could afford to come and see for myself, even though it is a fairy land experience for children, adults too can enjoy the whole experience, even without children with you....We were here in the month of July, no snow, but even still an enjoyable... More

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