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Santa Claus Village

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Rovaniemi, Finland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visiting Santa was what has ruined the entire experience in this village. First they give you a scheduled time when to come back to see Santa. In our case it was1:15 pm. Great, you think, time allotted just for us to see Santa. Not so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ruslan K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent 2 days in Santa Claus village. Magical place and set in the forest. We took a bus from Rovaniemi which was around £12.00 return for 2 adults. The journey was only around 15 minutes and the village is free to enter. There are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank UnitedKingdomWendy
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Certainly it feels like walking into a postcard. Beautiful and magical village and meeting Santa who speaks a lot of languages was quite fun.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank chlo_w403
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Meet Santa! Place where you have to go if you visit Rovaniemi. SantaClaus is there every day. Find best souveniers, send a letter from santa’s postoffice. Eat well in many restaurants. But don’t hurry, because it takes time to get know this place

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Santa village was a nice experience, luckily we planned it during second weekend of January so not much rush

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 981arvindd
Reviewed 2 days ago

I enjoyed this place very much as it had such a Christmassy atmosphere. Everything was so beautiful covered in snow, and there was so much to see and shop. The Christmas lights put up were very pretty, and we enjoyed the reindeer sleigh ride too....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank chaotarmeow
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a very beautiful, wonderful and amazing place to visit. It is very convenience to take bus No 8 or Santa Express (cost 3.5Euro, one way) from city center (25 minutes). Meeting the Santa in the Santa Claus office surely is a must and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went with an Aussie tour group in Dec 2018. I was super excited to go there as I am a huge Christmas fan. I found the place a bit disappointing and very commercialized. The photo with Santa was rushed and cost a lot of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ghmorrissAustralia
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the most magical place I have ever been, if you go to Lapland you must stay here, it everything you expect Christmas to be and a little more, we loved it. Great food to buy, lovely little shops for gifts, Santa’s post office,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank michellehallx
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent the entire day here, via the Santa Bus from the train station. €4 each way. The park opens at 10 and closes at 5pm. It is free to get in and walk around, photos of crossing the arctic circle, but each experience/area then...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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January 11, 2019|
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Response from rayar2014 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. It closes at 5 pm
January 9, 2019|
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Response from AdventureMegz | Reviewed this property |
I was told that they didn’t do it by the staff in the post office but when I asked at reception they did it in mid December!😊
January 9, 2019|
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Response from Barbara4068 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I have no idea.
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Cork, Ireland
Real Santa? (2 Replies)
I'm taking my 5 year old niece to Rovaniemi and I'm wondering if people tell their kids that the Santa they meet there is the real Santa? We are going to Jolukka but I assume the answer if the same for any Santa there. We are going on November 30th so I am not counting on snow. But I believe the trip can be magical even without snow. I'm curious though if snow cannons are used on the reindeer ride tracks at Santa Claus Village?
November 18, 2018|
Response fromMrs_W_01032017|
We’re travelling to Ruka in January with our 3 year old. We’ve booked a Santa trip. We’ve told our little one that the Santa there is the real one: all the other ones everywhere else are just working for Santa and helping him out. They’ll all report back to Santa when they find out which children are naughty or nice. He’s planning on thanking Santa for all his presents when he sees him!
Traveling Family
Kent England
Not really sure where to start (3 Replies)
Title says it all really. We are a group 7 adults 5 children (4, 8, 9, 10 & 10) hoping to travel to Lapland next December. 3 of us work in a school so we won't be able to go until 20th but want to return before Christmas. Will 3 nights be long enough? We have been looking and have decided on Levi or Rovaniemi, which would be best for the our children the ages they are? We would like to visit santa (all still believers :D) and do husky and snow mobile rides. We like the look of Santa...More
December 29, 2017|
Response fromIlpoxi|
Santa claus village looks is unique in Finland. Booking separately becomes cheaper but needs studying hotels, flights, transport and activities. Rovaniemi is a good choice for you.
Melanie C
Melbourne, Australia
Planning a trip to Rovaniemi from Melbourne (2 Replies)
Hi, We have been to Rovaniemi in Dec 2015 and plan to go back again with our family and a few friends in Jan 2019. (3rd Jan to 10th Jan 2019). We stayed at chalet hotel Rovaniemi but when I tried to book now it shows they are completely booked. Even Santa Claus village seems to be fully booked. Maybe travel agents have block booked for their tours. Is there a way I can book directly with the hotels as I can only get through booking.com at the moment. Secondly, I would like to know if there's...More
January 28, 2018|
Response frompolarbearfin|
I'm sure you can find an e-mails or phone numbers of the hotels in Rovaniemi simply by googling. For flights I'd use some engine like momondo.com to find out the options.