We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Santa Claus Office

Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Joulumaantie 1 | Arctic Circle, Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi, Finland
Website
Description: In the Magic zone of Arctic Circle, at Santa Claus Office, Santa meets his...
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.
read more
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
$138*
and up
Lapland Ice Fishing Experience by Snowmobile from Rovaniemi

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 359 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 166
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Most recent review
over hype !

was interesting, but for sure there is a lot of over hype about this place. but can't be omitted for 1st time visitors.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Siddkulish
,
Miami, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

359 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

was interesting, but for sure there is a lot of over hype about this place. but can't be omitted for 1st time visitors.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is a popular tourist destination. I thought I wouldn't like it because of over-commercialisation but it's actually a great place. There are many shops and attractions to experience within the complex. You could easily spend 2-3 hours here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lagos
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We visited this attraction on the very last day and almost at closing time . It was magical and my child loved it . The cost of the pictures were very steep

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jyvaskyla, Finland
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

I went with my husband and 5 y boy. I just loved seeing Santa and getting to talk to him. Adorable experience for kids and adults with young soul. to be free is a plus

Was this review helpful? Yes
Grenoble, France
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A small house, 5 different scenery presenting nothing really interesting. At the end Santa Claus is waiting for customer. He was friendly as we were the only customer. 5 minutes discussion, one "official" picture, and then few presentation of toys... Free exhibitions without any interest even for kids ! No magic feeling !

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hong Kong, China
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Eventhough my family went at 9:45am to wait for it to open at 10am, there's still a line to take pictures with Santa. If I had younger children then I prob would spend the time to wait...

Was this review helpful? Yes
The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I really liked the post office. It is beautifull and it was nice to write a card and send it to family and friends back home all the way from the arctic circle with the special arctic circle stamp. Visiting Santa Claus is quite commercial and more fun for kids. But it was fun to talk Dutch with Santa. He... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Holmfirth, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

You are only there got a short time if you are in a tour and the queue to post a letter from the post office is ridiculous.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Couldn't believe how many languages Santa spoke. We sent a few most cards to younger family members back in Australia, so they could see the post mark Santa Clause village. We were there Christmas eve, not to busy, amazing atmosphere. everyone was so happy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tampere, Finland
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
35 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It should be a nice experience for kids, but as an adult enjoyed the place a lot. Of course, there are tourists all around, there are expensive shops and souvenirs all over the place, and you have to queue to see the "real" Santa and pay quite a lot for the picture and video. But still... in winter, the place... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Santa Claus Office also viewed

Rovaniemi, Lapland
 
Rovaniemi, Lapland
Rovaniemi, Lapland
 

Been to Santa Claus Office? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Santa Claus Office and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Santa Claus Office staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?