Autumn in Santa Claus Village
Have you ever visited Rovaniemi during the Ruska period? It’s definitely worth it! Autumn is an atmospheric time in the Santa Claus Village, when nature quietens down before bursting into a beautiful riot of colour. Come and meet Santa Claus in the atmospheric autumn.
Cross the magical Arctic Circle
The Arctic Circle is a circle of latitude that runs 66°33′45.9″ north of the Equator. IIt marks the southernmost latitude where the sun stays continuously above the horizon for 24 hours in summer. Santa Claus Village is certainly the best and most legendary place to cross the famous Arctic Circle.
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Hunt the Northern Lights at the Arctic Circle
Santa Claus Village, located at the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, is a great place for those who hope to see the famous “aurora borealis”. Autumn is also the season of the year, when you have the highest chances to observe the Northern Lights.
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Visit Santa’s animals
Meet the cute reindeer at Santa Claus Reindeer Resort, enjoy your time with huskies at HuskyPark, or visit Elf’s Farmyard.
Meet Santa in autumn feelings
You can meet Santa and his joyful elves in Santa Claus Village everyday of the year and naturally also in autumn! There is no entrance fee to meet Santa.
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Visit Santa’s Forest
Santa’s Forest, full of Christmas trees of all sizes, is located close to Santa Claus Village. Explore the magical forest by following a 2 km guided trail from the Village. Enjoy Lapland’s nature and autumn colours!
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The romance of “Ruska” at the Santa Claus Village
The Arctic Circle becomes enchantingly beautiful during the Ruska autumnal season. There is something very romantic about sunny autumn days and dusky evenings. The Santa Claus Village and local businesses offer cosy accommodation options for a mini-break for two in the heart of the Arctic Circle.
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Find unique autumn colours at the Arctic Circle Hiking Area
Only 15 km (12 min drive) northeast of Santa Claus Village is located the unique Arctic Circle Hiking Area, featuring marked trails, fire pits, beautiful lakes and bridges over impressive rapids. Autumn is certainly the best season to visit this unique nature destination!
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Shopping in the Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Village features many factory shops and boutiques offering brands like Marttiini, Marimekko, Pentik, Iittala as well as local handicrafts and souvenirs. Who knows, maybe you’ll make some wonderful Christmas gift finds too.
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