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Address: Rovaniemi, Finland
Phone Number: 358 (0) 16 356 2096
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Visit Santa Claus Village like an insider
$150*
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Magical moments with Santa,reindeers and huskies!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
FoongSin
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
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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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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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singapore
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I went off season. Early morning and snowing. Queue for Santa was madness so I opted out. Still lots to see. Reindeer and huskies. Post office is fun. Take cash!!! You will need it for the bus. There is no atm for 5 kilometres and no cash with purchase. Bus only takes cash. Had to take taxi back.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Very commercialised though that to be expected. Must see the "Big Man" who was very knowledgeable about our part of the world. My belief in Santa has been renewed. Walked back and forth across the Arctic Circle. Lots of different ice/snow things for old and young to engage in.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I'm unsure if I visited for myself or my children but either way, it has topped the list as one of the best destinations I have ever visited. We visited a week before Christmas and it was unforgettable. The snow, reindeers, snowdogs, snowmobiles, artic circle passport stamp and of course Santas post office and visit were all equally amazing. However,... More 

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