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Rovaniemi: Santa Claus Village and Arctic Circle

1. Rovaniemi: Santa Claus Village and Arctic Circle

Depart after 10:00 AM and visit Santa Claus in his main office in Lapland. Discover a place where it is Christmas all year round. Have a private meeting with Santa Claus, and then send greetings to all your friends from Santa's Post Office.  Also, the Arctic Circle cuts right through Santa Claus's Village. A white line denoting the Arctic Circle, at its position in 1865, is painted across the park. You will officially enter the Arctic area when you cross the line. The line is a very popular photo spot for all visitors. Cross the circle and get an Arctic Circle certificate. Have the opportunity to taste the traditional Christmas buffet with lunch at Santa's place.

Rovaniemi: Snowman World Entrance Ticket

2. Rovaniemi: Snowman World Entrance Ticket

Visit the world of snow and ice right at the heart of Santa Clause Village in Lapland, Finland. Enjoy the many outdoor snow activities offered here. Go ice skating, slide down the ice hill on a tube, or ride the Lappish sleigh-go-round. Visit the Ice Bar for some refreshments or head to the Ice Restaurant to enjoy a meal made from local ingredients. Both spaces are made entirely of snow and ice and decorated with artistic ice sculptures.

Rovaniemi: Snowmobile to Reindeer, Husky Farm, Santa Village

3. Rovaniemi: Snowmobile to Reindeer, Husky Farm, Santa Village

Start with pickup from your hotel in Rovaniemi. Then hop on your snowmobile and first go directly to the Reindeer Farm. Admire these graceful animals and enjoy a short sleigh ride with them. Next, make your way to the Husky Farm where you will interact with these beautiful, loyal, and energetic companions. Learn more about the history of these working dogs, and be pulled on a short sledge ride to see them in action! Once you are back from the farm visits, enjoy some free time to explore the Santa Claus Village. Experience the festive atmosphere, cross the Arctic Circle, meet Santa Claus. Visit the Post Office on-site and do some gift shopping, before being returned to your hotel.

Rovaniemi: Snow Fun Day Combo

4. Rovaniemi: Snow Fun Day Combo

You will start by riding snowmobiles and have the chance to ride your own snowmobile around the Arctic Circle area. Enjoy the beautiful wintery forest scenery and take photos in the short stops made during the ride. You will make a stop at a Reindeer Farm where you'll experience a short, but exciting reindeer sleigh ride (around 2,296 feet / 600 meters). Then you will warm-up in the Lappish tepee called a “kota”, where hot Lappish berry juice and cookies will be served for the guests. Here you will take part in the mysterious Arctic Circle ceremony. After snowmobiling, you will go to a local husky camp to find out more about dog sledding in the Arctic areas. You will get to ride in the sleigh pulled by the team of anxious and sporty huskies for approximately one mile (2 kilometers), which takes about 7 – 10 minutes. Warm drinks will be served at the same time, and you will hear stories about the dogs, their breeds, pedigrees and daily life in the kennel. You can also pet the dogs and take photos.

Rovaniemi: Reindeer, Huskies & Santa Claus Village

5. Rovaniemi: Reindeer, Huskies & Santa Claus Village

Following your hotel pickup, you will be guided to the Arctic Circle area, where after entering you will enjoy a day out with your family, friends, and others. At the reindeer farm you will have the opportunity to meet the reindeer, feed them, and also cuddle them. You will also be able to listen to stories about reindeer herding, and can drive yourself in a sled for 500 meters. The reindeer herder will offer you a reindeer driver’s license as memorandum, after which it will be time to take your next trip to the husky farm. Once having arrived there, you will meet with the adorable local huskies. After a short introduction about their lifestyle, you will experience a 800m sled ride through the Arctic forests, an unforgettable experience for all visitors who come to Lapland. Finally, you will visit the Santa Claus Village, where you will have the opportunity to meet Santa, cross the Arctic Circle, and enjoy the Christmas spirit. You will also have time for some gift shopping, and can send a Christmas letter from Santa's post office. At the conclusion of your tour, your guide will drop you off at your accommodation.

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Hunt and Arctic Circle

6. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Hunt and Arctic Circle

Experience an exciting chase for the Northern Lights on this 3-hour adventure tour including transfers between the different spotting locations. After a pickup from your accommodation, embark on your Northern Lights discovery tour starting from Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi. You will be taken into different areas by your guide-driver, who will make sure to find the best locations to view the Northern Lights. This region of the Arctic Circle offers some of the highest levels of Northern Lights activity on Earth. Along the way, you will also get to enjoy the breathtaking Lapland landscapes and magical snowy fields. If you are lucky and the sky is clear, you might see the flaming Northern Lights dancing in the sky as you experience the tranquility of the Arctic night.

From Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Sleigh Ride

7. From Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Sleigh Ride

This evening sightseeing tour is there to give you a chance at seeing the Northern Lights, while being comfortably tucked in by warm blankets, to keep you cozy. After the sleigh ride, it’s time for a longer break to admire the night sky. Meanwhile, our guide prepares a campfire around which you’ll hear fascinating stories about the Northern Lights. With the right conditions and a bit of luck, you might get to see this marvelous natural phenomenon. This tour is suitable for adults and children alike, for those without valid driving license and for those who do not wish to drive a snowmobile themselves. On this tour, you won’t drive yourself but will travel seated in a sleigh pulled by guides’ snowmobile.

Northern Lights Sledge Ride Pulled by Snowmobile

8. Northern Lights Sledge Ride Pulled by Snowmobile

This Northern Lights Snowmobile Sledge adventure departs from Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi, and offers you an exciting chase for the Northern Lights. You will be taken into different areas by your guide-driver, who will make sure to find the best locations to view the Northern Lights. This region of the Arctic Circle offers some of the highest levels of Northern Lights activity on Earth. Along the way, you will also get to enjoy the breathtaking Lapland landscapes and magical snowy fields. If you are lucky and the sky is clear, you might see the flaming Northern Lights dancing in the sky as you experience the tranquility of the Arctic night.

Rovaniemi: Full-Day Highlights Tour with Buffet Lunch

9. Rovaniemi: Full-Day Highlights Tour with Buffet Lunch

Explore Lapland's capital town, Rovaniemi, and get a unique glimpse into life in the Arctic! Your exquisite day will start with an easy 15-minute hike. Here you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of Rovaniemi city. Climb to the hilltop of Ounasvaara, the highest point in Rovaniemi, and find yourself in the middle of a dreamy Finnish forest. After your hike, learn about the Arctic in the Arktikum museum. Here you will have the chance to visit the exhibition and see arctic animals, indigenous people (Sami), and get some knowledge on local history from the ice age to the present. You can also find information and a display of Northern lights. Next, continue your tour and visit the husky and reindeer farm. Feel the excitement of a speedy sleigh ride with energetic huskies, and relax on a comfy sleigh as your reindeer take you into a tranquil forest. Warm yourself up with a coffee or tea and enjoy some cookies. Finally, the climax of the tour involves the iconic character of Rovaniemi, Santa Claus. Visit the Santa Claus Village and get a certificate for crossing the Arctic Circle line. Spend your time in the fairy-tale village full of shops with arctic products, and, of course, meet Santa Claus himself! Inside the village is the official Santa Claus post office, where the elves will help you send messages to your loved ones.

Rovaniemi: Snowmobiling to Santa

10. Rovaniemi: Snowmobiling to Santa

Your experience begins as you arrive to the Santa Claus Village. After walking in you will be free to enjoy the sights, shopping, and cafes of Santa’s Village. A highlight will also be meeting with Father Christmas, who will be busy in his office. After you've had some fun exploring the village, it will be time for your snowmobiling adventure. Your snowmobiling will take approximately an hour and is suitable also for children who can sit as passengers in the sleigh. Your guide will be with you throughout the entire day to give you tips for things to do in the Arctic Circle, and will also instruct you in using your snowmobile throughout your journey.

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What people are saying about Santa Claus Village

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,009 reviews

Fantastic good trip with a fantastic guide. Was picked up at my hotel on time in modern bus. Was well received when we arrived at the starting point, where we got clothes, boots and a helmet, as well as information about the trip. We set out slowly and quietly we could set the pace. We drove in beautiful natural surroundings in forests and on large frozen lakes. Good opportunity to try your hand at the snowmobile in the open countryside. In the middle of the trip we paused at a small restaurant in the woods, where there was a very delicious lunch ready for us. This trip has an appropriate length, both in time and distance. Definitely worth all the money.

It was such a great experience and the guide was super nice. 5h is the perfect length for the tour with a short lunch break. The food was amazing and the 30min break was just enough to get the energy level back up. Would definitely recommend this trip.

Great guide. Suitable clothing provided. Children sat in a ‘buggy’ attached to back of instructor’s snowmobile. Good value for money.

This activity was so much fun, well organised and our guide Sonya was great!!

It was fun, collection and return transport worked wonderfully