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“The most unique place of Arctic Circle Rovaniemi”
Review of Santamus - CLOSED

Santamus
Price range: $66 - $157
Cuisines: Deli, Contemporary
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Santamus could well be described as a “restaurant of sensations”,tempting all five senses. In the midst of our hectic lifestyles, Santamus allows you to pause, calm your mind and put all your senses to use. The amazing environment with elements from nature of Lapland combined with top quality Lappish gourmet kitchen and a wide range of services offers an impressive setting for incentive and leisure events for both smaller and larger groups. Additional services and activities include gold panning, live music shows, sauna and Jacuzzi spa, healthy peat baths. Great acoustics complemented with the latest multimedia equipment enable impressive presentations with water screen projector wall as a highlight of the event. Our restaurant seats up to 150 guests.
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Beautiful and very fascinating place. I advice not to miss it as this place is way more than you realize to expect.

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1  Thank MarjaanaFinland
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

What a warm welcome in Santamus, Matte and his staff sees to it everybody has the time of his/her life. So many details thought of, good food, great music. Really unique.

1  Thank Mirjam B
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

Have been once in wedding, once with friends and couple of times as bisnes host - works every time and gives You unforgattable memories for lifetime! Really something unique You find nowhere else in the world

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1  Thank Anne5368
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We spent our 1st night in Rovaniemi at the Santamus restaurant: we had reserved for dinner in July and throughout 1 wk, we found just 1 night available! The staff is fantastic...we did not expect to be incredibly and warmly hugged and welcome as though we were old friends! We were given a red silk necklace with a golden bell as a welcome and good-luck charm! Matti Korva, the restaurant owner/designer/creator/animator and very talented musician, and Elina Viitala have made really our night TOTALLY MAGIC AND UNFORGETTABLE! We enjoyed wonderfully delicious food, the visit throughout the restaurant and its many gorgeous rooms and spaces, the music and it was wonderful to be unbelievably involved throughout the night! Matti and his staff are absolutely able to make you feel AT HOME and AT YOUR EASE! WE DIDN'T EXPECT IT AT ALL! At the end of the dinner, we were invited to pan gold in the stream running through the restaurant: we were given 2 necklaces with a small glass bottle where we could place the gold nuggets we found. AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, we were surprised and even deeply touched when our own photo (taken by Matti himself) was projected on a virtual waterfall while "You're simply the best" was played by Tina Turner! U-N-F-O-R-G-E-T-T-A-B-L-E!!! It was a fantastic farewell surprise!
Nobody should miss the opportunity to enjoy this fairytale atmosphere, with plenty of candlelights, the warmth of wood, the best company!!! Give yourself this present and enjoy a 5-sense joy throughout one night!!! WE WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL TO MATTI AND ELINA FOR THIS GIFT!!!

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4  Thank Tommy342
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

I am a wholly deaf solo traveller – on Tuesday 12th March, 2013, I walked to the Santamus Restaurant at the Arctic Circle for a Public Get Together Dinner at 7pm – I booked it online beforehand. The friendly hosts Matti and Elina made me and their guests very welcome! Their members of staff gave us the welcome drinks. Matti and Elina showed us around their Santamus complex such as restaurant, lounges with fireplaces, etc. – very Lappish atmosphere!

Then, we sat down to dinner before Matti played the live music. The 3-course dinner was delicious. It was very kind of Elina and Matti to let me sit (at my request) near where Matti played the music. I think they are deaf aware! Unfortunately, I could not feel any vibration due to the low music volume! Never-mind!

After that, Matti kept entertaining us by showing us his various Lappish musical instruments, etc. It was a wonderful evening, because they looked after us so well! I would like to say to them “Thank you so much!”

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3  Thank Deaf-Debo
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