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
Dinner & Lunch Restaurant Santamus
Lappish restaurant in Santa’s Village hides a forest & a real gold stream within its walls, serving local cuisine in a Lapland themed setting spiced with a gold panning.
Ice Bar & Snow Restaurant of Snowman World
The Snow Restaurant in Santa Claus Village serves lunch and 3-course dinner daily.
Nova Skyland Restaurant
Restaurant in Santa Claus Village will surprise you with a combination of Lappish flavours. Traditional ingredients are complemented with contemporary nuances.
The 24 Premium Glass Apartments & Premium Lodge in Santa Claus Village are designed to combine Lapland tradition, modern comfort & nature of Arctic Circle.
Located in Rovaniemi some 25 km from Santa Claus Village, hotel offers the ideal accommodation for the discerning traveler along the River Kemijoki.
Nova Skyland Hotel
Nova Skyland high-class hotel is located in the Santa Claus Village on the Arctic Circle, near the Santa Claus Office.
Wigel – handmade reindeer leather accessories
Wigel is a brand focusing on reindeer leather accessories. Our factory store is located in the center of Rovaniemi (Arctic Design Shop).
Founded in Rovaniemi in 1928, Marttiini has been making knives to meet the demanding needs of the North for nearly a century.
Souvenir and Gift Shop Sága Gifts
In shop you can find a wide selection of Lappish handicrafts, wool knitwear and high-quality souvenirs & gifts.
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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!