Welcome to Santa Claus Village & the Arctic Circle!
Experience the magic of Christmas every day of the year!
Santa Claus Village is located in Rovaniemi, Finland, the official hometown of Santa Claus. Santa Claus has made Lapland in Northern Finland his home for centuries, and the Arctic Circle is close to his heart because many Christmas secrets are rooted in this magical place. Santa Claus Village is a family destination with plenty to see and do for all ages. Here’s wishing you an unforgettable visit!
Greetings, the Santa Claus Village family
Meet Santa Claus
You can meet Santa Claus every day of the year at Santa Claus Village. Meeting Santa is a unique experience, no matter what time of year you visit us. Santa’s gift sack is always filled with good cheer, warmth, and friendship. He reminds us of a world of fairy tales and stories where everyone is welcome, not just the children.
Cross the magical Arctic Circle
Did you know that the Arctic Circle runs right through the Santa Claus Village? As the Arctic Circle line is marked in Santa Claus Village’s central square, you can experience something uniquely exciting here – you get to cross the magical Arctic Circle! You can hop, step, jump or even do a cartwheel!
Experience the wonder of the Northern Lights
The colourful Northern Lights playing in the sky are one of the most beautiful phenomena in nature. The geographical location of Santa Claus Village and the surrounding area makes it a suitable area to encounter the Northern Lights. It’s important to remember that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon. This means that while there’s no guarantee you’ll see them, the search will be even more exciting!
Be enchanted by Lapland’s nature
Every season is different in Rovaniemi. In this Arctic nature wonderland, you can breathe in the silence of snow-covered forests, experience the magic of the midnight sun in summer, and admire the famously colourful autumnal hues of “Ruska” in Lapland. Explore the enchanting natural sites and landscapes of Santa Claus Village.
Outstanding flavours of the North
Golden Bowl Dim Sum Restaurant
Restaurant located in Santa’s Gift House in Santa Claus Village, seats 65 people. If you’re in the mood for some Asian cuisine, Golden Bowl Dim Sum is the right place to be.
Santa’s Cuisine Restaurant
The wonderful restaurant is located in the middle of the cottage village of Santa Claus Holiday Village. The restaurant can accommodate 100 people to eat.
Enjoy a dining experience with the menu that has been crafted as a culinary journey. Located in Glass Resort in Santa Claus Village, restaurant combines global ingredients with locally sourced Lappish ingredients.
Santa’s Luxury Boutique Villa / Apartments
Modern design and comfort in the heart of Santa Claus Village, yet in a quiet spot. Plenty of room, luxurious furnishing & comfort.
Nova Skyland Hotel
Nova Skyland high-class hotel is located in the Santa Claus Village on the Arctic Circle, near the Santa Claus Office.
Arctic Snowhotel & Glass Igloos Rovaniemi
30 km from Santa’s Village, resort provides the luxury of sleeping under a 360º glass roof or in hotel made of snow & ice.
Rovaniemi Souvenirs Shop
Reindeer Horn Products Shop of Lahjatuote Markku Valkama is located in the historical Roosevelt Cottage next to Arctic Circle line at Santa Claus Village.
Shopping in Santa Claus Main Post Office
An official, full-service post office, a world of unique stamps, special postcards & souvenirs with cozy Christmas feeling all year round.
Christmas House Santa’s Shop
Find the best Lapland & Santa souvenirs and gift items like soft toys and reindeer hides. In the shop you can find also Arctic Circle Certificates & FC Santa Claus fan products.
Watch the Santa Claus Village livestream!
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Plan your stay
How to get to the Santa Claus Village? What should you know before visiting? We’ve put together some useful tips for you!