The Three Elves restaurant is a beautiful and atmospheric restaurant in the middle of Santa Claus Village. You can enjoy a rich buffet breakfast and delicious à la carte dishes in the evenings. In addition, our restaurant has a cozy bar where you can order a cup of hot glög. You can come to the restaurant alone or with a larger group, there is room for about 160 people.

Reserve a table by email and come and experience the magic of Lapland and Christmas!

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Lapland Restaurant Kotahovi in Santa Claus Village offers quality Lappish gastronomy.

The Lapland Restaurant Kotahovi gets its name from “kota” which is Finnish for Lappish-style hut. Our Lapland style restaurant is located at the Santa Claus Reindeer Resort ( in Santa Claus Village at the Arctic Circle. We offer traditional Lappish dishes and modern cuisine in a very cosy atmosphere.

We can receive groups of up to 50 persons. We can even receive bigger groups if the group is divided in two (half the group dines while the other half visits reindeer and vice versa). For groups we recommend a reservation by e-mail or phone. Please contact us by e-mail or give us a call to receive our group menus and related prices.

VIDEO: Lapland Restaurant Kotahovi in Santa Claus Village at the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi. Video produced by Santatelevision / Joulupukki TV

Restaurant Arctic Eye in Santa Claus Village offers tastes of Lapland and the North, with an international twist. Located in the center of Santa’s Igloos area, with large reclined glass windows facing North, it seats up to 120 people. You don’t have to worry about missing the Northern lights, the staff will give out the Aurora Alarm! Between meals, sit back and relax at the lobby bar.

In the late 19th century, weary travelers sought food and shelter at the historic Apukka tavern. Today, within those enduring timber log walls, you’ll discover Restaurant Aitta – serving great food to the travelers of today.

Aitta is situated within Apukka Resort on the outskirts of Rovaniemi, just a short 10-minute drive from Santa Claus Village. In keeping with the rich traditions of old Apukka, we offer Nordic cuisine with a contemporary twist, using locally sourced ingredients to ensure an authentic dining experience.

We offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily from early September to early April. You can choose from a sumptuous buffet or select a delicious dish from our à la carte menu. The centerpiece of our restaurant has to be either the grand stone fireplace with an oven or the tall windows, which provide a splendid view of Lake Olkkajärvi.

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The inviting aroma of smoke and the comforting warmth of the fire beckon you inside. Step into Restaurant Kota, our charming and cozy eatery crafted in the traditional kota (“goahti”) style.

Here, you’ll discover authentic Lappish flavors meticulously prepared over an open fire, using only the finest ingredients available.

Our restaurant welcomes everyone, whether you’re a guest at our resort, Santa Claus Village, or Rovaniemi city center. You can effortlessly pair your restaurant visit with a sauna experience or other exciting activities we provide. If you don’t have access to a car, consider using the Apukka Shuttle Bus as a convenient option.

Log Restaurant Lumikartano is made entirely of massive logs, and is designed to produce an experience on it´s own, so is sure to set the perfect mood for dinner. It is located in the main building of the Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos area and it houses also the hotel reception.

Our guests enjoy not only lunch and dinner at Log restaurant, our hearty buffet breakfast offers a wide variety of flavours and different breakfast options. Breakfast is always included in the accommodation rate whether you are staying in SnowHotel or the glass igloos.

Log Restaurant Lumikartano whit floor space of 500 m² taking up to 150 charter guests is ideal to serve lunches and dinners for big groups. Being rich in atmosphere, the restaurant space is an ideal venue for different events.

The Snow Restaurant in Santa Claus Village serves lunch and 3-course dinner daily.

In addition to the Snow Restaurant and Ice Bar of Snowman World, the indoor Café Ensilumi is also available, where you can warm yourself up and have snacks and drinks after all the snow fun.

The Snow Restaurant and Ice Bar, which are rebuilt every year, are attractions themselves. Snow carvings, amazing lighting and snow and ice sculptures provide you with a feast for the eyes, take a camera with you! We recommend to book the lunch and dinner in advance to ensure the availability (the lunch and dinner prices always include the entrance ticket, in our webstore).

Ice Disco of Snowman World
Located in Santa Claus Village, the ice disco at Snowman World offers a fun evening for the whole family in below zero temperature! Enjoy an ice glass drink while you dance at Ice bar! The snow activities are not available during the disco. The Ice Disco is included in the entrance ticket.

Santamus restaurant is a local speciality located in the Santa Claus Village, on the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi. The Lappish restaurant Santamus hides a forest and a real gold stream within its walls, serving local cuisine in a Lapland themed setting spiced with a gold panning experience.

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The warm glow of the open fire, green spruce trees and the babbling pond will make you want to stop and enjoy the moment.

At Santamus you can enjoy local culinary creations and be entertained with unforgettable gold panning program, and groups can book the atmosphere-rich sauna spa for private events.

Lunch in summer outdoor restaurant enhanced with a gold panning experience. Winter season a lunch buffet with gold panning available. Brunches in autumn. Available all year round for private events.

Enjoy a dining experience at Restaurant Gallis, where the menu has been crafted as a culinary journey. The restaurant, located in Glass Resort in Santa Claus Village harmoniously combines global ingredients with pristine, locally sourced Lappish ingredients.

Lapland’s unspoiled nature, Arctic climate and the Midnight Sun give the wild produce their distinct qualities, pure flavors, and excellent nutritional value. At Restaurant Gallis, the richness of the region is celebrated by prominently featuring game meat, wild fish, forest mushrooms, and wild berries on the menu.

Glass Resort and Restaurant Gallis believe in the power of personalized and genuine service. At Restaurant Gallis, you are invited to experience the perfect blend of a cozy atmosphere and heartfelt hospitality. Your input and preferences are valued, and we’re here to ensure your dining experience exceeds your expectations.

The Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos is a landmark and a popular attraction in Rovaniemi. Ice Restaurant of Arctic SnowHotel is a spectacle, and an attraction on its own. Enjoy an unforgettable 3-course dinner with dessert served on an ice plate! The Ice Restaurant is built entirely of snow and ice, and its interior is crowned by amazing ice columns, light art and beautiful snow sculptures. The ice restaurant is located on the shore of Lake Lehtojärvi, half an hour’s drive from the center of Rovaniemi.

At the Ice Bar you don’t order a drink with ice, you order a drink in ice. A frozen icy glass in a bar made entirely of snow and ice, gives the experience that is beyond compare.

The location houses one of the largest snowhotels in the world -Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos. The SnowHotel with Ice Restaurant and Ice Bar is open between December 15th – March 31st. Through out the autumn and winter season, this is the place to be to catch the Northern Lights, away from the city lights.

You can arrive by your own car or have a look at visiting experiences that include a transfer from Santa Claus Village or Rovaniemi city center.

Entrance ticket is needed!

Inside the SnowHotel the room temperature is 0–5C°, so remember to dress up warmly. Sitting on soft fur you will be comfortable in the restaurant furniture made of ice.

Please inform all dietary restrictions, allergies and religious restrictions in advance, our personnel is happy to organize a substitute option regardless the limitations.

Ice Restaurant is also suitable for groups.

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