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The Finnish double-decker night train, known as the Santa Claus Express, travels from Helsinki to snow-covered Lapland in the north. The train stops at Rovaniemi, the official home of Santa Claus, and then goes on to Kemijärvi, its final...more
We booked a cabin with ensuite, which was very comfortable and well thought out in regard to the heated floor in the ensuite. We found the bunk beds comfortable and had little difficulty sleeping, which is amazing as I suffer from chronic pain. We loved...More
We knew it was an overnight double decker train but was overwhelmed by what we saw. Doubke decker train and each coupe had an attached bath/toilet. Absolute privacy and the experience was complete with towels, toiletries, water bottles provided for each passenger. The overnight journey...More
This was our first overnight train ride. It was clean, more spacious than we thought it would be in the sleeping berth. Only one lady working at the dining car on the way back with a long line for dinner, but good food. The sun...More
Train was clean and the cabins were good. It might be called the Santa Claus Express but this is misleading as the train only took you to Lapland and there was nothing that we could see on board that related to a Christmas Experience.
When we arrived at the train station in Rovaniemi I rented a car. I took off my glasses and set them aside. Tree days later as we were leaving I inquired at the cafe for my lost glasses. I was so excited that the lady...More
Booked an ensuite which was very nice. We didn't have towels with us since we were very short of luggage space due to multiple low cost flights. We were pleased that towels were provided (as standard) on our beds when we arrived.
A bit of a mixed bag as far as experiences are concerned: yes, the cabin was always going to be cramped; no, we don’t need to eat/drink every verse end; no, we couldn’t see much. What l wasn’t prepared for was the toilet door/frame being...More
Great trip to Rovaniemi from Helsinki, despite being 4 hours late when we got there!
If you can't book a room, it's not worth it. The seated areas don't recline by the looks of things.
Takes around 12 hours and the little rooms are pretty...More