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Santa Claus Village

#4 of 63 things to do in Rovaniemi Features Animals
Rovaniemi, Finland
+358 16 3562096
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  • Average19%
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Rovaniemi, Finland
+358 16 3562096
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Obviously not Winter time with snow to create an 'atmosphere', but we turned up here expecting much more than we got!! You 'have to' pay a very hefty price for a photo with Santa. Went to the Post Office for a Santa letter to our...More

Thank michaelhX5168SN
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole place provided a good thematic experience. The Santa Claus photo opportunity , the Santa Claus post office, the artic circle line and the souvenir shops - all together in one place was a good morning's tourist experience.

Thank HarishDevarajan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard of this place a decided to take a look. We got to meet the big fella himself and I got very excited even as an adult!! Well worth a look

Thank Rick G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went because it was a must. Kids would have got more out of it than we did but no regrets. Great if you are after souvenirs.

Thank purfkt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Santa Claus experience. Added bonus was being able to post letters home from the special post office on site! Also seeing the delineation of the Arctic Circle. However, we found a number of shops were closed and the organization entering the Santa experience lacked...More

Thank 168heatherb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

People with children will probably find the village of some interest for the kids. It is mostly a bunch of touristy type shops. You can visit with Santa even in May if that keeps you going!

Thank June P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While it was scenic with all the snow, there wasn't much to do. Maybe January is not the ideal time to visit. Apart from the highlights of the post office where we sent home postcards from and the office where we paid for our passports...More

Thank ValerieYeap
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm sure this place has a very different feeling at Christmas with snow on the ground and lots of children running around. I liked the idea of a special santa stamp going on your mail before posting it there and to meet santa but at...More

Thank Samantha P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not spend much time here as we did not enjoy the throngs of tourists (mostly Chinese / Korean). The line was too long to meet Santa but it was a nice touch that you can send postcards for the following Christmas. We had...More

Thank inpursuitofdelicious
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We parked in the car park, which was free, in our motorhome.... which was quite surprising. However, the village was almost deserted and mainly composed of gift shops with very high prices.... The best bit was the free visit to Santa, there was no one...More

Thank cnb134
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Hi, Is there snow in Santa Claus village in the middle of April ? I want to go dog sledding, snowmobiling etc.
22 June 2017|
Response from purfkt | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there was patchy snow around, but I doubt enough for what you want. It would pay to check with someone local. Sorry I can't offer any better than that!
Nisior N
How long would you recommend staying at the Santa Claus village?
23 April 2017|
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Response from EllaMontana54 | Reviewed this property |
3 to 4 hours for a visit, do some shopping and eat at Salmobs place!!
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What are the activities in Santa Claus village , Lapland and Rovienmi? Should I spend just 2 nights in Santa Claus village and then go to other town for aurora hunting in a Dec ?
29 March 2017|
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Response from pilgrim_gsa | Reviewed this property |
Santa Claus village is a disneyland without rides .....all shops selling merchandise , restaurants , a post office , Arctic Circle marker and of course the Santa Claus a pic with whom costs Euro 30.00 You should stay in... More