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Santa Claus Village

Rovaniemi, Finland
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Ranked #3 of 22 Attractions in Rovaniemi
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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Port Stephens, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I went there with my family, which aren't young, daughters and son-in-laws. I expected something for kids (which it is) but we all had a ball and I'm 55. It doesn't take long to get there from Rovaniemi (@30 mins) by bus, which specifically goes there from the middle of town, and its reasonably priced. Entry to the park is... More

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Alba Iulia, Romania
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

It was a great experience to visit Santa's village! When i entered there, I felt like into a wonderful story with elfs and different creatures. I visited Santa's office and i took a wonderful picture with him. It was so awesome! I recommend you to go there if you're in that area but don't forget to wrap up!!

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north east
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Got a bus to the Santa Claus village along heavily snow covered roads. Village covered in snow which was magical for our 2 young children. Felt that while there was lots of merchandise on offer we did not feel under pressure to buy anything - but we did! Santa Claus was such a kindly man and just blew our childrens... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Spent some great time with my wife and my one year old sun at this village. Though 'the best is yet to come' as the best of this village is projected to be during winter, but it is still great fun to stay there in summer. Met Santa Claus, beleive me or not I felt exited like a little kid... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We were traveling to Inari this is the extreme north of Finland. We as a team wanted to see the Northern light hence we started our journey during winter time. It was hard to believe that we cross Rovaniemi without visiting the Santa Clause village. It was almost impregnable although, it was not in our plan. We altered our plan... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I've visited the village twice, once in the summer (when on a tour round Lapland with my husband) and once in the winter when we took my mum for her xmas present. I'll review the meeting with Santa separately but as for the village, well....don't expect much. It is basically just shop after shop selling the same tacky tourist gifts... More

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Roveredo, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was travelling around Lapland, and the Santa's Village was absolutely a place not to miss. Christmas's magic period. Fantastic for children and adults Stop there, the reindeer will bring you around :-)

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
58 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I'm not the biggest fan of Christmas but even so, this place was still a bit of a let down. It's a complex of souvenir shops, restaurants and cafes, with Santa's workshop in the middle. Visiting in June we didn't have to queue for very long before we saw the big man himself - Santa was just as you'd expect... More

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Los Angeles, California
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32 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Don't expect anything educational or entertaining about the history and legend of Santa Claus: the village is nothing more than a bunch of shops selling overpriced Christmas-themed merchandise. In the summer, the atmosphere is completely lacking and Christmas carols sound out of place. The only slightly interesting thing is the Arctic Circle line, which runs through the village and where... More

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St. John's, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

So exciting!! Just like being a child again. You must go and meet Santa. Just walking through the entrance to get to him is a magical experience. It costs nothing to meet him but you can purchase pictures and videos of your experience. Four intelligent adults and we all agreed that it was one of the highlights of our trip!... More

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