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Address: Rovaniemi, Finland
Phone Number: 358 (0) 16 356 2096
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$167*
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If you have travelled to Rovaneimi, you should probably go and see Santa Claus village but unless you have children don't get too excited. The place is full of souvenir shops and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Simone G
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Heavily commercialised place, defeats the purpose of wanting to experience nice Christmas. better off spending the festival somewhere else in that region rather than being there for the sake of Santa.

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Tuusula, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We surely had high expectations for the Santa Claus Village and unfortunately place couldn't fill them at all. We planned to spend whole day there with different activities and lunch etc, and ended up to spend about an hour or so which most of the time we spent in cafe waiting for doors opening. As a new experience we did... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

If you have travelled to Rovaneimi, you should probably go and see Santa Claus village but unless you have children don't get too excited. The place is full of souvenir shops and a heap of different santas. The food was average but affordable which was unexpected. We went when it was snowing and the place looked like a fairytale outside... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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36 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This day trip is part of our package. We were staying at Katkavaara (wilderness) and took a one hour drive to the village. It was rather empty when we arrived and we were very happy about that! We were first taken to meet Santa at his office,had a nice chat and took a photo. 5 postcards costs 35 euro since... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I stopped in here, just to kill time. I honestly expected it to be cheesy and lame, but I found myself exploring the place for hours and even lining up for a picture with Santa. There's something magical about this place that really makes you smile! I must have been lucky, because there were only four people lined up in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We travelled from Ivalo (wilderness) to Santa Claus Village so in comparison, we find it much more commercialised. There are many shops so you can easily grab a souvenir or two. Key sites like Santa Office, Santa Post Office are easily reached by foot. Do visit the Ice Hotel if its available during your visit. We booked a dinner at... More 

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Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This "village" is a collection of buildings, most of which contain shops, coffee shops and restaurants. It is important for tours to stop there for souvenirs and other services, but really not so interesting...

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

5, 10, 15, 20 euros? No!! 30 euros! Yes 30 euros just for a photograph. And if you are feeling flush, your whole experience is recorded and you can purchase the DVD for 40 euros. And at this price there is no shortage of takers. We were stopping in Roveniemi and caught the bus to the Santa Claus Village /... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It was not located in the centre in Rovaniemi and visitors can take the bus from town centre for every 30 mins. After 10-minute journey, the bus arrived the terminal, Santa Claus Village. The winter view of the village was absolutely awesome and it should be the "dream place" for children or even adults. The top attractions should be the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

loved meeting santa. great trinket shopping. nice to send postcards to the kids at home from santas post office. extremely pretty. santas video was pricey and u cant carry your own camera inside

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