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Address: , Rovaniemi, Finland
Phone Number: 358 (0) 16 356 2096
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Arctic Circle location

You should go here if you have children and meet the "real" Santa Claus. It is all free (you can pay for photos with Santa if you'd like but it's not required). There is a line... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A really strange experience coming here in the middle of summer. It felt very artificially Christmassy - I wasn't very convinced and didn't really find it very interesting, apart from the Arctic circle line. I'd still be interested in coming back here though if I was in the area for winter.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Not very many visitors during summer. We visited there as part of the optional tour with a Tour Group. You can get a 'Letter' sent by Santa at a cost over 7.8 Euro. Take a picture with Santa pqckaged @ 45 euro. Otherwise, you can visit 2 brand name outlets, and many gift shops. Buy a certificate for 4.1 euro... More 

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wellington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I got to Santa Claus Village on a bus from the centre of Rovaniemi. I wasnt sure what to expect, but all it seemed to be was a handful of chalets with souvenir shops galore, and a couple of eating places. I didnt like it at all.

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Two things made us rate Santa Claus Village a notch above "Terrible" - (i) the Arctic Circle marker is kitschy, but understandably popular, and (ii) a very good restaurant, Kotahovi. The rest of it was like a very poorly run theme park. Too few sensible things to do and way too many shops (not all selling souvenirs).

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Goa, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

stayed here for two nights n we enjoyed every bit of our stay.the cabins are lovely very spacious with a private sauna n kitchenette.staff very helpful.at night the entire place is lit up and it looks so beautiful.decent breakfast as well.would surely wanto to come here again.

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Dallas, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

You should go here if you have children and meet the "real" Santa Claus. It is all free (you can pay for photos with Santa if you'd like but it's not required). There is a line marking the arctic circle so that's nice for a photo as well.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

In my 60's and as I was here felt compelled to visit him personally. I thought I was Being a bit crazy doing this alone but he was an extremely nice man, we sat and chatted like he was a new friend. So pleased I had this experience. Of course the village is full of souvenir shops but you will... More 

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Ribeirao Preto, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Lovely place to kids and adults with lots of activities!!! I went there twice in my stay in Rovaniemi.

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Skelleftea, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Try to go here off season when there is no or short lines. The path to Santa is nicely decorated but nothing you want to spend hours on. In the end you get to meet, talk too and take pictures with Santa. Pictures are at a fee though

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Was really nice, got some great souvenirs here and had a picture with Santa, very expensive though. Close to the airport and city. (Go with the car!)

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