Santa Claus Village: Where Childhood Dreams Come True

Santa Claus enjoying a reindeer sleigh near Rovaniemi in Lapland, Finland.
A family crossing the Arctic Circle in Santa Claus Village near Rovaniemi in Lapland, Finland.
A family crossing the Arctic Circle in Santa Claus Village near Rovaniemi in Lapland, Finland. Copyright: ©Visit Rovaniemi (Rovaniemi Tourism & Marketing Ltd.)

Santa Claus Village, located about 5 miles (8 km) northeast of Rovaniemi in Finland, is one of the world’s top Christmas destinations. Thousands of people flock to this glittering, snow-covered site each year to cross the Arctic Circle, meet with Santa Claus at his actual “office” and experience the magic of Lapland.

Santa Claus and his elves read letters from around the world at Santa Claus Main Post Office in the Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi, Finland.
Santa Claus and his elves read letters from around the world at Santa Claus Main Post Office in the Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi, Finland. Copyright: ©Visit Rovaniemi (Rovaniemi Tourism & Marketing Ltd.)
Santa Claus Main Post Office in the Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi, Finland is a place where visitors can take photographs and chat with Santa Claus.
Santa Claus Main Post Office in the Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi, Finland is a place where visitors can take photographs and chat with Santa Claus. Copyright: ©Visit Rovaniemi (Rovaniemi Tourism & Marketing Ltd.)

In Santa Claus Village visitors can choose among a variety of recreational activities suitable for both children and adults. For example, in Arctic Circle Husky Park, a site hosting almost 100 Siberian Huskies, you can book husky sled rides and safaris. For a magnificent snowmobile tour through the snow-filled forests head to Arctic Circle Snowmobile Park. A reindeer sleigh ride starting from Christmas House Safaris and Reindeer Farm is also an absolute must while visiting Finnish Lapland.

Family enjoying a husky ride at Santa Claus Village in Finland.
Husky rides and safaris are available daily at Santa Claus Village, Finland. Copyright: ©Visit Rovaniemi (Rovaniemi Tourism & Marketing Ltd.)
A couple enjoying a romantic reindeer sleigh ride in Santa Claus Village, Finland.
A couple enjoying a romantic reindeer sleigh ride in Santa Claus Village, Finland. Copyright: ©Visit Rovaniemi (Rovaniemi Tourism & Marketing Ltd.)

Elf’S Farm Yard Petting Zoo is the ideal place to interact with domestic animals like goats, sheep, and rabbits, while there is a new snow castle based on the beloved Moomins.

The property hosts many restaurants and bars, as well as shops selling souvenirs and giftware related to Santa Claus and the Lapland region.

In Apukka Resort guests can spend the night inside ice cabins or Aurora wagons in the middle of the Arctic wilderness where they can see the Northern Lights.

Aurora hunt 5 miles north from Santa Claus Village in Lapland, Finland.
Aurora hunt 5 miles north from Santa Claus Village in Lapland, Finland. Copyright: ©Visit Rovaniemi (Rovaniemi Tourism & Marketing Ltd.)
View of the Northern Lights in Rovaniemi, Finland.
View of the Northern Lights in Rovaniemi, Finland. Copyright: ©Visit Rovaniemi (Rovaniemi Tourism & Marketing Ltd.)

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Santa Claus Village
Tähtikuja 1, 96930 Napapiiri (Arctic Circle), Finland

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