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Santa Claus Village

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Rovaniemi, Finland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A short trip via Santa express bus from Rovaniemi €7 return to a money making exercise. Village is free to walk around however pay to feed reindeer €5 pp, ride €30, husky park €10, ride extra. Many boutique specialty craft shops and cafes. The best...More

Thank PamelaJ47
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was surprised everything was free. Loved it! Thank you for this Wonderfull experience! I liked the Santa Post office very much.

1  Thank replay35
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many restaurants, shops, and a place to feed the reindeer here at Santa Claus Village! It's a wonderful place for kids and families and an even better spot for souvenirs.

Thank familiarandforeign
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited a few times during our one week stay in the area between 29th Sept and 6th Oct. Luckily for us the very first snowfall of the season coincided with our final visit so it made it even more fun. There are a lot...More

Thank Bev D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we visited end of september before the season started and we loved it. it wasn't very busy and the nature was amazing. the location of the village is great and you walk from your cabin to cross the arctic circle and meet santa, like a...More

4  Thank Majdoline Youss... H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly this day trip from hell cost just short of £1500 for myself and my two children. The minute we touched down in Lapland we were left waiting on the plane for the lengthiest 50minutes Of our lives on the hottest stuffiest planetoids could ever...More

6  Thank 354review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here as part of a day trip with Thomson Holidays. It's a very commercialised place, but a good stop for the Arctic Circle crossing photos. It does a good job of looking the part, and you can get your passport stamped. The ice slides...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a group of 8 and spent approximately 5 hours all up. Our experience with Santa was amazing. Downsides were that the Post Office was closed for renovations and other areas were also under renovation or closer because it was not high season....More

Thank Lowey17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Santa Claus Village in September. Christmas decorations and Christmas music as well as Santa Claus himself felt a little weird this time of year. The place is basically a big business park with a lot of shops selling typical Finnish brands. But there...More

2  Thank Jan-Erik N
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Basically a tourist shopping mall devoted to all things Christmas along with souvenirs. Also a few cafes. This is not a theme park as such, that it is advertised as.

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Catherine D
27 September 2018|
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Response from kathy1932 | Reviewed this property |
It will be quieter in the evening as things begin to close about 4pm! Maybe just try to get there as early as possible then you have lots of time if the crowds are holding you back! Some areas will be busier than others at... More
David W
17 September 2018|
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Response from Alex R | Reviewed this property |
Try to take a plane or a train from Helsinki.
4 September 2018|
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Response from MuggyFug | Reviewed this property |
Open all year round we were there in January