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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Santa Claus Village

Santa Claus Village is an amusement park near Rovaniemi in the Lapland region of Finland.

Location and transportation

Santa Claus Village is located about 8 km northeast of Rovaniemi and about 2 km from the Rovaniemi Airport.

Rovaniemi city bus route 8 travels between the Rovaniemi Railway Station and the Santa Claus Village. The bus trip takes about 30 minutes.


Arctic Circle: The Arctic Circle cuts right through Santa Claus Village. A white line denoting the Arctic Circle is painted across the park. Visitors officially enter the Arctic area when they cross the line. The line is a very popular photo spot for visitors.

Santa Claus Post Office: A large variety of Christmas related items, Christmas cards and CDs are sold in the post office. All mail sent from this post office is postmarked with a special Santa Claus postmark. Visitors can also specify their mail to be sent at the next Christmas, regardless of when they actually visit the post office and send their items.

Santa Claus's Office: A Santa Claus's Office is located inside the main building of the Village, for visitors to take photographs and chat with the Santa Claus. However, there is an "office hour" for the Santa Claus and he may not be in the office all the time even when the Village is open.
Other attractions: There are also many shops and restaurants inside the park selling a variety of items related to Santa Claus and the Lapland region. (see Details of attractions in Santa Claus Village)


The Santa Claus Park that is connected to the Santa Claus Village was in 2007 awarded by Topworld International and placed as the second best Travel Adventure in Finland. So long in 2008, it still holds second position after Topworld invited travelers to vote for their own Top 10 list over adventures.


  1. Some information about the hotel in Santa Claus Holiday Village
    Hotel Santa Claus Holiday Village is located in the heart of the Santa Claus Village in the Arctic Circle line, 10 km north of Rovaniemi. The hotel provides accommodation in private houses and a free shuttle to and from the airport. All cottages are heated and have a private sauna, kitchenette and terrace. Also it offers a private bathroom and an LCD TV. The staff will help you organize snowmobile safaris, reindeer and husky dogs. In the hotel you can rent boats, bikes and fishing equipment. Nearby lie the ski slopes and hiking trails. The hotel offers a restaurant-cafe Christmas House, which serves international cuisine. The hotel have free access to the Internet in the public areas. Rovaniemi Airport is located 5 minutes from the cottage village. Guests can also visit Santa Claus, whose house is a 2-minute walk from the hotel.

  2. Official site of the Santa Claus village:

  3. Santa Claus spends his time at the Santa Claus Village every day of the year to take care of his mission in life; to enhance the wellbeing of children and the kindness of grown-ups, as well as spreading the message love and goodwill of Christmas Spirit throughout the globe. Rovaniemi is The Official Home of Santa Claus.

  4. Santa Claus house in Alaska

    Santa Claus House offers an amazing assortment of Christmas decor and ornaments, apparel, collectibles, made in Alaska items, as well as a selection of unique toys. Enjoy an espresso from Santa's Coffee Cache while you browse. Many unique photo opportunities are available, including a life-size nativity scene, a 6-foot plush moose and polar bear, and many themed Christmas trees. Outside, take your picture in Santa's sleigh, which is resting in front of our original 40-foot two dimensional Santa. Marvel at our 42-foot three dimensional fiberglass Santa and meet real members of Santa's reindeer team.