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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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Wexford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If you have children and are planning on spending thousands to get here and expect the worlds most magical experience - I would probably recommend giving it a miss. My older sister was on exchange in the University nearby so we didn't travel especially to see Santa. We had a nice time (I was age 17 and she was 22)... More

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Oldenzaal, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Santaclausvillage is a living fairytale, hundred and hundred of lighted christmastrees, snow elves, reindeers, the shops, the crossing of the arctic circle! Even as an adult you feel the charm of this all!!

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