Rovaniemi Tours
Santa Claus Village Guided Tour & Arctic Animals Adventure
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Santa Claus Village Guided Tour & Arctic Animals Adventure

By Nordic Adventures
Recommended by 93% of travelers
93% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 3-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 4–5 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Hotel pickup & drop off
  • Arctic Circle crossing certificate
  • Meeting Santa Claus
  • Self-driving reindeer safari (500m)
  • Husky safari (2km)
  • Hot berry juice at the campfire on the farm
  • English speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Claus Village
  • Entry/Admission - Rovaniemi
  • Entry/Admission - Rovaniemi
What's not included
  • Winter clothes
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Please note, starting time might be subject to change, we will confirm the time to you by e-mail! Tour includes a pick up & drop off transfer from Rovaniemi centrally located hotels and Santa Claus Village. Missing the pick-up does not entitle you to a refund of the price paid for the services. You are responsible to be ready for pick up at the assigned pick up point from the start of the pick up time in order to not miss our guides when they arrive to pick you up.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 59425P18

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • Meet Santa Claus!
        • Enjoy the beauty of Lappish nature
        • Knowledgeable local guide
        • Small group experience
        • An easygoing experience - no special skills required!
        • The tour is family friendly
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 59425P18

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        • Nordic Adventures
          596
          Rovaniemi, Finland
          Joined in December 2017
        • Sachin0610
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A memorable family trip experience
          This will remain as one of the memorable trips with family to the zoo. The main attraction of the zoo was Venus the Polar bear who seemed to be a really good mood the day of the visit. We had Tanya who was our guide tour and she was great an amazing guide and she explained so many information about the birds and animals in the zoo. A lot of discussions during the trip got to understand about finnish culture and history. Food in the park was also good. Visited the Candy store and picked up some liqourish chocolates.
          Written May 22, 2024
        • CarolynTrifonoff
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great place to visit. A terrific experience.ence
          Our son told us about Ranua and we are glad he did. A fantstic opportunity to see some truly unique Arctic animals living in their natural habitat. Having a fanastic tour guide named Tania made the experience even more memorable-she was very pleasant and knowledgeable in everything to do with the Zoo. This is a place well worth visiting
          Written May 17, 2024
        • Shalianna D
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing zoo experience!
          This was definitely a highlight in our trip! Our guide Tanya was so amazing and knew so much of the animals there. We had the opportunity meet Venus the polar veas and get to know her story. All the animals look good and very well taken care of. The lunch provided was good and they had variety.
          Written April 12, 2024
        • Koffifee
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great night activity
          Alex was a great guide for the night. We had a much better time than expected. The water isn't as cold as you'd think when the suit is on.
          Written April 10, 2024
        • F6065ZHfionac
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Unique experience to try !
          If you want to experience a unique finnish tradition this is the tour to do ! The sauna is cosy and warm and the view of the lake is gorgeous. We we're well taken care of and everything was clearly explained. The lake was cold but refreshing after the warm sauna. You spend two hours warming up and chilling down. Then you get to enjoy a nice and typical finnish dish, salmon. The food was very good and we got to ask questions about the way of life in Finland in winter and in summer. Overall a great and unique experience, Alex and Hanna (if i remember correctly) took really good care of us and made sure that we enjoyed the activity. I definitely recommend it ! Thanks again for everything Our best from Belgium, Fiona & François
          Written March 27, 2024
        • sonnyc814
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Northern light while ice floating ! Great 2 in 1 experience 🤩
          We were lucky to see the colorful Northern Lights on our first night in Lapland. Special thanks to Alex in guiding us for the whole activity and showing us every detail to feel safe and relax.
          Written March 27, 2024
        • Jens H
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          BEST SAUNA PLACE + LAKE + NICE SKY
          Very nice People, very nice Place, good Food. Nice finnisch Sauna with the Lake to cool down😍 Need to be Done! Jens & Franzi
          Written March 9, 2024
        • alice20131992
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Floating in the Arctic, cookies and laughs!
          What an amazing night! Had so much fun, we didn’t know what to expect but had the best time. Pedro was an excellent host and very funny and friendly! We were very lucky to have such an amazing bunch of people on our tour. We didn’t see the Northern lights but saw a very faint green glow which we were adamant was the lights, much to Pedro's amusement!! The warming blueberry juice and gingerbread cookies were a big hit! Thank you for such an incredible evening guys
          Written March 8, 2024
        • 363natashap
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Cool experience … literally 🥶
          After reading rave reviews about peoples experiences we were super keen to give the float a try and whilst our experience was slightly different to those I had researched it was still an enjoyable and unique one. Our guide Noah was nice and helpful but we did not have the warm fuzzy homely experience following the float listed in other peoples reviews. Perhaps our group was too large? We were separated into 2 groups: French speaking (10 ppl) and not-French speaking (8 ppl after 2 people pulled out before we got on the mini bus). This was a good decision as many people bunched up around each other and it looked more like dodgem cars than a quiet and private floating experience. I was in the second group, and we only had to wait 20-30mins before we could kit up and walk down to the lake - it would seem not many people last very long in the icy water. Most of our group were out of the water within the first 10mins, the suits do indeed keep you dry (provided you don’t flail around in them) but it didn’t prevent the coolness from hitting you everywhere the water touched your suit. I engaged some serious yogic deep breathing and was able to put it out of my mind to enjoy a blissful float for 30mins - 20 of which I had the lake to myself. The night we did our float was cloudy with not a star to be seen and no northern lights - this experience would have been out of this world if there had been something other than blackness / grey clouds to look at - but that’s nature for you!
          Written March 8, 2024
        • Michele C
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Don’t miss this!
          Traditional Finnish wood sauna was amazing! The ice plunge was worth it, difficult but each time got easier. It was really interesting to learn how saunas are a way of life for the Finnish people. As well as the health benefits for both saunas and cold plunges. Then they prepared a delicious salmon dinner. Highly recommend!
          Written March 6, 2024
        • Verena757
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Just wonderful
          Very authentic experience, loved it. The sauna was with wood and the food was delicious. I Highly recommend this tour !! If I come back I will book this tour again.
          Written March 2, 2024
        • jonnyg963
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          We’ll worth doing!
          Amazing group experience and a very welcoming and knowledgeable team. The lake dip was freezing but the sauna felt great after
          Written March 1, 2024
        • lisamuckleball
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic experience
          Brilliant experience! The sauna and ice lake was a must do experience. The salmon dinner was amazing as we're our hosts who gave us loads of fascinating information. Would definitely recommend
          Written February 26, 2024
        • 656bengus
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Totaly recommend
          The tour was amazing. We were just 5 people which means no crowd :) expecially the reindeer safari was the best I wasnt expect that fast but unfortunately it was a short and quick ride
          Written February 26, 2024
        • gmY4224ZK
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent
          We had an excellent time and our guide Victor was very friendly and made the effort to speak in our native language (French) to make sure everybody could follow I would recommend this agency to do the excursions in Rovaniemi and will keep their contact details for next time
          Written February 25, 2024
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        Arzu H.
        Baku, Azerbaijan47 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The tour itself was soo worth it. We got to ride in a husky carriage (I advise 5km distance), had a tour in the husky farm, got to pet beautiful huskies, sent letters from Santa’s Post Office, see Santa himself, rode in a reindeer carriage, and had an adventure on snowmobile, and entered the ARCTIC!!! Everything from 10:30 till 16:00. I wish we could spend more time in Santa’s Village but everything closed at 17:00.
        Alex was a very very helpful and polite person. He was kind enough to arrange additional things that we wanted to add to the tour today! He was very understanding too. Also, he told us about the live video-cam that was installed right where you enter Arctic Circle. He helped us bu taking a lot of our pictures too!!
        Written January 13, 2020
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        Carmel212
        London, UK1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2021 • Family
        We are so pleased we booked with Nordic Adventures and had Alex as our guide. Excellent communication before hand and on time pick up and flexible on the day to timings. We were first in to see Santa and had the place almost to ourselves! Brilliant to be able to get to the front of the queue (especially as it was so cold!) and Alex was a great guide with information. Well worth booking this tour!
        Written January 26, 2022
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        Jes J B
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020 • Friends
        We had a brilliant day out with a very informative guide. Collected from our apartment and taken to feed the reindeer, we had a sleigh ride followed by a hot drink. Moved on to visit the Huskies,they were wonderful to see, the ride was brilliant. Met Santa and had lots of information throughout from our guide :)
        Written January 15, 2020
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        NicoleBay
        Ravenna, Italy3 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2019 • Family
        We had a fun day with Alex our tour guide. He came and pick us up directly at the hotel and he stayed with us all day. We got to see Santa Claus and Alex brought us at the perfect time so we didn't have to wait long, exhausting queues. He then brought us to see the huskies and do a ride with them and finally a ride with the reindeers. By being with him we basically didn't do any queue at all. Which is great with young kids. Thank you very much Alex!
        Written December 17, 2019
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        Lidya
        Homestead, FL3 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2019
        The scenery was beautiful and Santa was great. Wish I would have gone at night rather than during the day because it is all lit up at night. Tour guide was great-helped us find a reindeer hide to purchase which was cheaper there than at our hotel... The reindeer sled ride was great.
        Written November 20, 2019
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        Susan H
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2023
        The guide was helpful and gave us an overview of the the areas. The overall experience was wonderful. We especially enjoyed the Husky safari and the informative conversion about Huskies.
        Written February 20, 2023
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        Tracy M
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2022
        Tour guides were excellent. We all thoroughly enjoy our adventure. Highly recommend this company. Highlight of our trip.
        Written December 23, 2022
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        Jennifer F
        3 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2022 • Family
        We were picked up by the lovely Alex and Pedro, we were guided all day and were able to skip long ques too. It was a fantastic day and would highly recomend them.
        Written December 22, 2022
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        ClaireAndreas N
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2022
        Alex was a great guide and the visit was very well organised and very enjoyable, we had a great time without queuing.
        Written December 12, 2022
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        alber2viegas
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2019 • Family
        Great visit and informations about Rovaniemi, christmas anda costumes. The time was good and activities were great.

        Written December 21, 2019
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