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Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi

3.4
Landmark · Tourist Spot
Traverse the Arctic Circle and meet Santa any time of year at Santa Claus Village. Your whole family can experience the magic of the holiday season at this theme park. Stay in the village or take a day trip into this festive wonderland. Snap photos with Santa Claus in his office or strike a pose at the Arctic Circle line, which runs through the village and provides a popular photo op. Spread the holiday cheer by sending a card from Santa Claus' post office or purchase gifts for friends and loved ones at one of the village's Christmas-themed shops. Plan to see Santa Claus Village and other attractions that appeal to you using our Rovaniemi tour itinerary maker website.
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  • Amazing place with attention-getting detail. Every kid should see this place while young . The lights at night are incredible. The ice restaurant is a must  more »
  • We’ve been here December 2019 and it was a beautiful stay. They picked us up at the airport. The cottages are super nice with a own Sauna. The only thing to complain was the food. Breakfast and...  more »
  • Yesterday we went to see santa and it was really akward moment. When people say something before going inside, this information should be given as-is, but sadly this didnt happen. Covid-19 is an...  more »
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  • Honestly I’m a bit disappointed by the village being the wonderland of Santa clause, it turned out to be a tourist attraction more than a feeling, the arctic circle is just a wall with barely any signs of it. Either my expectations were to high (though most of the time I don’t set any expectations for anything for a positive fun trip) or the location is just ruined by the shops and restaurants that are Christmas themed.
  • Need more letters from Indonesia to Santa Claus... Love this place where you can meet and greet Santa in person. Who has been a good child this Year will get A present from Santa himself
  • Best time to arrive before lunch, enjoy the exploration over the village and take photos over daylight followed by night fall. Magical feeling! Don't forget the Reindeer Burger
  • An amazing place to visit. It is the official home of Santa Claus. Located right at the Arctic circle, it is a must visit place. You can send post cards to your friends and family from here. The post cards will bear a unique stamp which you will get nowhere in the world. Here you can get yourself a certificate which says you have crossed the ACRTIC CIRCLE for 6-7€. You can also get your passport stamped for 1€.(don't know if they still do it) You can get a zero euro banknote souvenir from here for 3.50€. You can get a fancy photo with Santa.(This is really expensive 32-65€, depending on what extra things you are opting for). There is Santa part just 15min walk from here, which unfortunately also costs 26-30€ to enter. You can buy a lot of souvenirs here which are one of a kind. The park is huge with husky and reindeer farms. You can also ride snowmobiles here. There is enough options for food available here. Cheap and best option would be at Santa's pizza and burger. Also, you must definitely try the shrimp soup. There is a huge line for this though. Children will have an absolute blast here.
  • Santa Claus was really kind and warm. But you have to wait more than two hours to see Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. Also Santa village is like an amusement park, if you want to see the serene and beautiful snow country, I recommend going to the back of Santa village where Husky park is located or to Ranua zoo.

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