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We booked a cabin with ensuite, which was very comfortable and well thought out in regard to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
janet b
Northern Territory, Australia
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Journey of my life

We knew it was an overnight double decker train but was overwhelmed by what we saw. Doubke decker... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
New Delhi, India
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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
Rovaniemi Train Station, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank rastha2001
Reviewed 14 July 2018

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

1  Thank LeenaRanas80
Reviewed 10 July 2018

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.

1  Thank Val R
Reviewed 21 May 2018

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

Thank sportstaxi42
Reviewed 18 March 2018

The train is clean. The compartments are too small. As the journey progresses, you can see the terrain change and it's breathtakingly beautiful.

1  Thank TheGreatestNomad
Reviewed 4 March 2018

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.

1  Thank gregorstewart
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We took this to and from Rovaniemi. The berths are very comfortable and the ride was very smooth. The WiFi is also very good.

2  Thank Mutley51
Reviewed 27 February 2018

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

Thank Gordon R S
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Tom M
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