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Rovaniemi: Santa Claus Village and Arctic Circle

1. Rovaniemi: Santa Claus Village and Arctic Circle

Visit a place where it is Christmas all year round on a tour to Santa Claus Village from Rovaniemi. Meet Santa Claus in person, then cross into the Arctic Circle for photo opportunities. Savor an included Christmas buffet lunch. After pickup at your accommodation in Rovaniemi, head toward Santa Claus's main office in Lapland. Have a private meeting with Santa Claus, and then send greetings to all your friends from Santa's Post Office.  Next, make your way to the painted white line denoting the Arctic Circle, which cuts right through Santa Claus Village. You will officially enter the Arctic area when you cross the line. Cross the circle, enjoy this popular photo spot for all visitors, and get an Arctic Circle certificate. Afterward, have the opportunity to taste a traditional Christmas buffet with lunch at Santa's place before returning to your accommodation in Rovaniemi.

Rovaniemi: Snowmobile to Reindeer, Husky Farm, Santa Village

2. Rovaniemi: Snowmobile to Reindeer, Husky Farm, Santa Village

Glide along the snowy trails of Lapland on a snowmobile tour from Rovaniemi. Visit a reindeer farm and husky farm for sleigh rides and explore the festive Santa Claus Village. Start with pickup from your hotel in Rovaniemi. Then hop on your snowmobile and first go directly to the Reindeer Farm. Admire these graceful animals and enjoy a short sleigh ride with them. Next, make your way to the Husky Farm where you will interact with these beautiful, loyal, and energetic companions. Learn more about the history of these working dogs, and be pulled on a short sledge ride to see them in action. Once you are back from the farm visits, enjoy some free time to explore the Santa Claus Village. Experience the festive atmosphere, cross the Arctic Circle, and meet Santa Claus. Visit the Post Office on-site and do some gift shopping, before being returned to your hotel.

Rovaniemi: Snow Restaurant Dinner Tour

3. Rovaniemi: Snow Restaurant Dinner Tour

Visit the world of snow and ice right at the heart of Santa Claus Village in Lapland, Finland. Enjoy the many snow activities offered here. Go ice skating, slide down the ice hill on a tube or enjoy the beautiful snow and ice sculptures in the Ice bar and Snow restaurant. After some fun time with the activities, it is time to prepare for a unique dinner in the snow restaurant. Built from snow and ice, the restaurant provides a special setting for an unforgettable dinner. Savor Lappish dishes as your culinary experience commences with a rich mushroom soup served with fresh bread and finished off with a delicious lingonberry-caramel bavaroise. Dinner menu: Starter: Velvety forest mushroom soup, malt bread croutons and tar vinegar Crispy flat bread and ciabatta Main course options (please choose one): - Mouth-watering roast elk, carrot purée, black pepper sauce and season’s vegetables - Braised Arctic Ocean salmon, cauliflower purée, cray fish sauce and season’s vegetables - Chicken breast seasoned with pepper, grilled tomato, lemon-red wine sauce and season’s vegetables - Fried cold smoked tofu, white bean pure, stewed chickpeas and herbs served with cherry tomato sauce Dessert: Soft lingonberry-caramel bavaroise and dried lingonberries with meringue

Rovaniemi: Snowman World Entrance Ticket

4. Rovaniemi: Snowman World Entrance Ticket

Visit the world of snow and ice right at the heart of Santa Clause Village in Lapland, Finland. Enjoy the many outdoor snow activities offered here. Go ice skating, slide down the ice hill on a tube, or ride the Lappish sleigh-go-round. Visit the Ice Bar for some refreshments or head to the Ice Restaurant to enjoy a meal made from local ingredients. Both spaces are made entirely of snow and ice and decorated with artistic ice sculptures.

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Hunt and Arctic Circle

5. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Hunt and Arctic Circle

Stay awake with a tour of the beautiful and majestic Northern Lights in Lapland. Embark on a search for this spectacular phenomenon of nature and find yourself at the best observation spots. Enjoy pickup from your accommodation, and discover the Aurora Borealis. Start your tour after pickup from the Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi and immerse yourself in an exciting chase to capture the Northern Lights in many different locations. Get a unique experience with locations that differ from day to day in order to get the best chance of spotting Aurora. Admire the lights, surrounded by the stunning constellations of stars, especially when the weather is clear. Sink into the middle of the Northern Lights belt, a natural phenomenon that can be witnessed at any time from the Autumn darkness until the Spring.

Northern Lights Sledge Ride Pulled by Snowmobile

6. Northern Lights Sledge Ride Pulled by Snowmobile

The Northern Lights snowmobile sled adventure runs from Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi, and offers an exciting chase for the Northern Lights. You will be taken into different areas by sled to look for the Lights. Your experienced guides will make sure to find the best locations to view the Northern Lights in their full splendor. The Northern Lights sled ride search takes place in Lapland, in the middle of the Aurora belt.  The Arctic Circle can offer some of the highest levels of Aurora activity on earth. Enjoy the breathtaking Lapland landscapes and magical snowy fields. Rovaniemi is one of the world's best places for a Northern Lights adventure – especially if you also enjoy nature.  If you are lucky and the sky is clear, you might see the Northern Lights dancing in the sky while you experience the tranquility of the arctic night around you.

Rovaniemi: Elf Hat Academy in Santa's Village

7. Rovaniemi: Elf Hat Academy in Santa's Village

On the Arctic Circle, close by Santa’s main office, there is a magical place named Elf Hat Academy. It is an academy like no other - the place where different kind of elves gather to learn the ancient elf wisdoms and crafts. Book-Elves read and organize larger and smaller books, Home-Elves practice the art of hiding in plain sight, Toy-Elves study the craft of toy making, Sauna-Elves learn secrets of sauna rituals and Santa's-Elves prepare for the hustle and bustle of Christmas Eve. Of course, it is impossible to learn all Elf wisdom at once, but during your secret visit to our charming Elf Hat Academy, the elves will share their tips and tricks on how to become an elves little helper yourself. Expect to become one of the elves, sneak a peek into their daily lives in the academy and experience the preparations for Christmas on the Arctic Circle. Upon graduation, our students will receive a special elf mark to symbolize the newly acquired wisdom and, of course, an Elf Hat Academy graduates' diploma to always remember the secrets you learned. We welcome you to become Elves little helper and learn the Elf wisdom!

Rovaniemi: Snow Fun Day Combo

8. Rovaniemi: Snow Fun Day Combo

You will start by riding snowmobiles and have the chance to ride your own snowmobile around the Arctic Circle area. Enjoy the beautiful wintery forest scenery and take photos in the short stops made during the ride. You will make a stop at a Reindeer Farm where you'll experience a short, but exciting reindeer sleigh ride (around 2,296 feet / 600 meters). Then you will warm-up in the Lappish tepee called a “kota”, where hot Lappish berry juice and cookies will be served for the guests. Here you will take part in the mysterious Arctic Circle ceremony. After snowmobiling, you will go to a local husky camp to find out more about dog sledding in the Arctic areas. You will get to ride in the sleigh pulled by the team of anxious and sporty huskies for approximately one mile (2 kilometers), which takes about 7 – 10 minutes. Warm drinks will be served at the same time, and you will hear stories about the dogs, their breeds, pedigrees and daily life in the kennel. You can also pet the dogs and take photos.

From Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Sleigh Ride

9. From Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Sleigh Ride

This evening sightseeing tour is there to give you a chance at seeing the Northern Lights, while being comfortably tucked in by warm blankets, to keep you cozy. After the sleigh ride, it’s time for a longer break to admire the night sky. Meanwhile, our guide prepares a campfire around which you’ll hear fascinating stories about the Northern Lights. With the right conditions and a bit of luck, you might get to see this marvelous natural phenomenon. This tour is suitable for adults and children alike, for those without valid driving license and for those who do not wish to drive a snowmobile themselves. On this tour, you won’t drive yourself but will travel seated in a sleigh pulled by guides’ snowmobile.

Rovaniemi: Snowman World Ice Disco Entry Ticket and Drink

10. Rovaniemi: Snowman World Ice Disco Entry Ticket and Drink

The Ice Disco at Snowman World in Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi offers a fun evening with music and drinks! Visit the world of snow and ice right at the heart of Santa Claus Village in Lapland, Finland. Enjoy the great music, dancing and drinks at the Ice bar. Have fun at the Ice Disco for a memorable evening in below zero temperature! The Ice Bar will have refreshments available and you can admire the snow art all around the Ice bar. The Ice bar is made entirely of snow and ice and decorated with artistic snow and ice sculptures.

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What people are saying about Santa Claus Village

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 943 reviews

Easy to find, there were few people due to covid, it was great! immersion in an igloo, with ice sculptures, visit to a bar, restaurant and ice room... Ice skates and buoys available for sliding. We were 2 adults, we really had fun, back to childhood guaranteed! Located in the village of Santa Claus in a magical setting (we were there in December)

The tour was pretty good and with Jordi we explored a little further about Finland history. He was an amazing guide and the Render part was amazing. If you are going to Rovaniemi you need to take this tour with them, specially with Jordi.

My guide is very nice, drove us to different places to increase the chance of seeing the northern lights, he also teaches us how to take nice photos

The experience was amazing, such a nice guide and group. The visit itself is very nice and the buffet really good as well

Super guide and amazing time in and out of Santa's village - highly recommended!