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
Log restaurant Lumikartano
Restaurant located in the main building of the Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos 30 km from Santa’s Village. Made of massive logs, giving it a rustic & cozy atmosphere.
Café of Mrs. Claus
A warm & spacious café in Mrs. Santa Claus’ Christmas Cottage in Santa Claus Village. The House itself is very “Christmassy”, making it a must-visit destination. A variety of hot & cold drinks, as well as salty and sweet snacks. Entrance to café is FREE.
Lapland Restaurant Kotahovi
Lapland Restaurant Kotahovi in Santa Claus Village offers quality Lappish gastronomy. The restaurant Kotahovi gets its name from “kota” which is Finnish for Lappish-style hut.
Lystikämä Country & Lake Retreat
Lystikämä is located on the shore of Lake Siikakämäjärvi 60 km from Santa’s Village. Activities for everyone, as well as nature & countryside experiences all year round.
Villa Lehtoniemi in Rovaniemi’s countryside
Villa Lehtoniemi, 30 km from Santa Claus Village, is a magnificent large house by the lake, surrounded by beautiful landscapes.
Apukka Resort Rovaniemi
Apukka Resort: an Arctic wilderness resort hotel in the capital of Lapland, surrounded by lakes and magical nature, just 10 min drive from 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.
Handcrafted Lapland drums, Viking jewelry, and other gift items from the store.
Souvenir and Gift Shop Sága Gifts
In shop you can find a wide selection of Lappish handicrafts, wool knitwear and high-quality souvenirs & gifts.
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!