Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi

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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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  • For lovers of Christmas, impossible not stepping into this place which is, above all, a Christmas-based shopping mall, with some nice attraction of the area and especially the North Pole point. Worth a visit, I that I love Christmas didn't want to leave!
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  • Recommended as a stage super fast if you don't have kids. The village apart from the mail are exclusively shops ... Maybe in winter is more beautiful!
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  • Children are very interesting there, everywhere the atmosphere of a fairy tale. I advise this place.  more »
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  • Great place to visit, didn't have to queue long to see santa. Nice coffee shop and lots of souvenir shops! Excellent atmosphere. Definitely have a walk around and see the history of the area whilst your there
  • Super overpriced souvenir shops. That is all you see. It is a business created over a traditional Santa belief. The experience is the same as going to a mall. The only good thing is the sign showing the pass to the Arctic Circle. If you are taking your family, prepare your wallet.
  • Brought here by friends and against my will. Meet and great with Santa. I mean, the 'real' Santa. Seems like they didn't even try to make you feel the magic, neither for a child probably, except for his ability to list all the cities next to your hometown. At 5.00 pm Santa checks his iPhone and gets off work, so you'd better be on time!
  • More of a shopping or commercial experience than a “theme park”, but we really enjoyed it. Reindeer to feed and even the trinkets in the store add up to a unique experience.
  • Nice place but t oo much focus on souvenir saled.

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For a city just below the Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi offers a surprisingly wide range of accommodations. While most of the major hotels and guesthouses cluster in the city center, you'll find more rustic charm by traversing one of the city bridges and looking for a place to stay in the more residential areas. You'll find that the surroundings change drastically, with lots of trees and greenery interspersed between homes. There are also a few scattered bed and breakfasts, which offer a more authentic experience than you might get in a larger hotel chain.
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