Summer in Santa Claus Village

Meet Santa Claus in a summer mood

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 animals

Meet the cute reindeer at Santa Claus Reindeer Resort, enjoy your summertime with huskies at HuskyPark, or visit Santa’s Pets.

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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Send cards with Arctic Circle postmark stamp

Santa Claus Main Post Office is open every day of the year. The cheerful Postal Elves will post your greetings for you, All post will be stamped with the special Arctic Circle postmark.

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Summer 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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Nice summer accommodation

Santa Claus Village also offers quality accommodation in summertime. The Village is also home to BestPark Arctic Circle, a licensed and safe caravan park for camper vans and trailers.

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Discover Lapland’s nature 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. Discover Lapland’s nature at its best!

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Enjoy summer in terraces, cafees and restaurants

Santa Claus Village is a great place to enjoy the Finnish summer at its best with friends or family. Terraces, cafes and restaurants at the Arctic Circle enable you to spend unforgettable moments with good company. Test a local summer speciality: open-fire lunch and gold panning! Santamus’ Summer Restaurant serves open-fire lunch and gold panning in Santa Claus Village!

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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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Learn about Arctic in Arktikum museum & science center

Arktikum, situated a mere 8 km and an 8-minute drive away from Santa Claus Village, stands as a must-visit destination in Rovaniemi. This unique venue offers an immersive experience into the northern nature, culture, and history. It is home to the University of Lapland’s Arctic Centre and the Regional Museum of Lapland, both of which provide profound insights into the Arctic region. Moreover, Arktikum serves as a gateway to the mystical world of the northern lights, unveiling their secrets through intriguing facts and tales.

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Summer of Santa Claus Village at the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi. Video made by Santatelevision