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Santa Claus Village

Rovaniemi, Finland
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$170*
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73%
Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Rovaniemi
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
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Western Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Not quite what we expected. Not an elf in sight. Sure its very pretty in snow but its incredibly commercial ... not more than we expected but more than it should be. There was a leather worker who sized us up as we entered his shop and obviously knew his stuff was too expensive for us ,.. he was rude... More 

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St helens
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Children loved it, plenty outside for them todo. Santas post office was very busy as expected but not a problem it is a souvenir shop with two post boxes one for cards, this year and one for next years card, it is very busy we had written and stamped our cards so popped in only to post them children wanted... More 

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Wakefield UK
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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Part of a day trip to Lapland....and this was as far from a Meadowhall (with snow) as you can get....very different. Plenty of room for the children to play in the snow...lots of photos... Visited Santas Post office ..very busy..and sent post cards...and arranged something for two young friends...(for next year...). Blue laser beam across the complex...the Arctic circle itself.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

High up in the North of Finnland is Rovaniemi and is home to the Santa Claus Village. It does not matter whether you are there with or without kids, whether you are a kid or not - everyone should go. Even grinches. It is in itself beautiful with the snow covered wooden huts and many different invitingly decorated shops. There... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
42 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

This is a nice shopping centre just outside the main airport of Rovaniemi. It is on the Arctic Circle so a great place for pictures! Added bonus is a few attractions and lots of tourist shops!

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Great place for the whole family. To cross the artic circle was amazing! To see Santa for free was awesome. All the lights and the snow... So magical! The husky ride over there was also incredible. The snowmobile ride into the deep forest was very good. The reindeer ride is nice but slow in comparison to the husky one. Nice... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Everything seems to run very smoothly here, from the pickup at the airport to being delivered straight to the cabins so the children can straight away start to enjoy the snow. Foot sleds on the verandah and plenty of plastic sleds so the children can enjoy the slopes between the cabins. The rooms are cosy and roomy enough for a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

There is plenty of attractions, everything is decorated for Christmas, there are tents for hot berry juice and pancakes, as well as a proper restaurant. they have ice fishing, snow mobiles, husky sledges, reindeers sledges, igloos, many elf's, Santa little home, snow hockey and sledging and skiing. many attractions, very busy day for my 5 years old. he loved it.

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My husband and I visited Santa Claus Village, fully expecting to be the only adults without kids. This couldn't have been further from the truth! We travelled there using bus number 8 from the Rovaniemi. We took the bus from the railway station at a cost of €3.90 for a single ticket. It takes approximately 30 minutes to reach the... More 

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Framlingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This was a present for my two children (ages 10 and 8) from their grandparents. The whole family was so excited about this trip and we were all expecting a magical and unforgettable journey. In truth it was an incredibly poorly-organised day, which was in no way magical or special and left us feeling completely conned. Considering how expensive this... More 

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