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Arctic Circle Information, Rovaniemi

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Arctic Circle Information is a tourist information office in Santa Claus Village at the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi, Finland. Here in Santa Claus Village you can meet Santa Claus himself (and take a picture with him), send postcards to your family and friends (with official Santa Claus Post Office stamp), cross the Arctic Circle and get the original Arctic Circle Crossing certicificate to prove it, see the reindeers and huskies and have a sleight ride. FREE ADMISSION to Santa Claus Village. The Village is open every day of the year.

Opening hours:

8 January – 31 May 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

1 June – 31 August 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

1 September – 30 November 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

1 December – 7 January 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Annual exceptions:

30 April 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

1 May 12 a.m. – 3 p.m.

24 December 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

25 December 12 a.m. – 5 p.m.

31 December 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

1 January 12 a.m. – 5 p.m.

What we do

We provide you with travel-related information on Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi and Lapland. Visit us as soon as you arrive and you will get and map of the Village and a map of Rovaniemi free of charge. We issue the ORIGINAL Arctic Circle Crossing Certificates in 13 different languages namely Finnish, Swedish, English, French, German, Polish, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Japanese and Chinese.

We also provide tour guide services; booking for accommodation, catering and transportation as well as activities such as reindeer and husky sleigh rides. Customized program services are available for groups and individuals - anything from a short city tour to 5-7 day tours in Lapland. We organize Arctic Circle Crossing Ceremonies, Northern Lights Tours, wedding receptions and many more.

Contact us:

Arctic Circle Information

96930 Artic Circle



Tel/Fax: +358 (0)16 3562096

Where we are

You can find us at the Arctic Circle, in the Santa Claus Village. We are the building that has a green information cube up on the roof opposite the Santa Claus Building.

You can reach us by plane from Helsinki to Rovaniemi. The Rovaniemi Airport is only about 2 Km away from us. If you come by train to Rovaniemi, from the railway station you can catch bus no. 8 that will bring you to the Arctic Circle within approximately 20 minutes. If you travel with your own car, just follow the E75 (Number 4) about 8 Km north.
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  • This is the first place to come to, to get a better idea of where to go, what to do in the Village ...  more »
  • The village is the main turistic attraction during the winter (see my review about it). Crowded of shops and restaurants. Can be the starting point to visit the amazing natural enviroment through...  more »
  • This was our second crossing of the Arctic circle, previous trip crossed the arctic circle on a ship cruise in Norway. I experienced the adventure of the explores of yesteryear. The pictures and...  more »
  • Can I get a taxi? Yeh, outside. if you can't come back.
  • Great place to be around Christmas
  • Wonderful place for taking your children to see Santa. The shops are very expensive and souvenirs are tacky. We came in August so there was no atmosphere, I would think it would be amazing if you came when they had snow.
  • Family fun
  • Friendly info point. You can post postcards here.

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