Santa Claus Village
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  • Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Tour with Reindeer Farm Experience

    1. Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Tour with Reindeer Farm Experience

    Begin the day's adventure with hotel pickup in Rovaniemi. Before setting off on the tour, your professional guide will demonstrate how to correctly handle the snowmobiles. Cruise along through the snowy terrain, led by your guide the entire way. Arrive to the reindeer farm, where local herders will share insights on the herding lifestyle and what it is like to be a reindeer herder in the 21st century. After a briefing from the herders, drive your own reindeer sledge on a short, 1,640-foot-long ride. Your newly obtained skills will be rewarded with a reindeer-sledge driver's license, which you can take home as a fun souvenir. To round off the experience and defrost a bit, enjoy warm refreshments at the farm.

    We had an amazing trip, one could think that due to the lack of tourists they would provide less to save on costs but it actually felt like a VIP personal trip! They have put in the effort for just the 2 of us as they would for a large group. Couldn't recommend more.

  • Visit to Santa’s Village and Snowmobiling to Reindeer Farm

    2. Visit to Santa’s Village and Snowmobiling to Reindeer Farm

    Come and discover the secrets of Santa Claus and his trusted helpers! Meet Father Christmas himself, visit Santa’s official Post Office, do some shopping and enjoy a delicious lunch. Afterwards, you will head for the snowmobiles and drive to a local reindeer farm. Meet the reindeer, let them take you on a momentous sleigh ride and take part in an exciting and special “Crossing of the Arctic Circle” ceremony. After a splendid day, you will return back to the city by snowmobiles, full of the joys of life. A "Crossing the Arctic Circle Certificate" is given to you as a gift at the end of the safari.

    Сотрудники Safarctica отработали превосходно — забрали из отеля, привезли в отель. Очень приятный гид, приятно пообщались. Аутентичный Санта-Клаус. Обед со шведским столом в местной гостинице.

  • Rovaniemi: 3-Hour Family Snowmobile Safari

    3. Rovaniemi: 3-Hour Family Snowmobile Safari

    This snowmobile safari is specialized for families with little children. Ride on the forest trails around the Santa Claus Village area, where parents can ride own snowmobile and children are traveling in the sleigh pulled by the guides snowmobile. You will enjoy the beautiful wintery scenery, during the way we will make several stops to admire snowy nature. After adult-snowmobiling, it is time for children to have more fun. Stop at the special area, where is safe for children to ride on their own on the mini-snowmobile. Self ride is suitable for children up to 11-12 years, smaller kids will be helped by the parent or guide. At the same time the guide will light up a bonfire and we will enjoy a picnic where everyone can grill traditional Finnish “makkara” sausages and we serve Lappish berry juice to keep yourself warm. Duration of the program is 3 hours, including preparations. The rid...

    What an amazing family experience! We booked the afternoon slot and enjoyed snowmobiling in the dark, which was even more special. It was well organised, from transport, great company, food, drinks and the most amazing guide called Nacho. He explained everything clearly and was brilliant with all the kids on the trip.

  • Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari to Reindeer Farm

    4. Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari to Reindeer Farm

    This snowmobile safari will give you a chance to ride your own snowmobile on the forest trails from Santa Claus Village to the surrounding areas. Enjoy the beautiful wintery scenery, and make several stops along the way to admire snowy nature. After snowmobiling, you'll go to a local reindeer farm where you will get to experience a short but exciting reindeer sleigh ride. Warm yourself up after in a Lappish tepee called a kota where hot Lappish berry juice and cookies will be served. Here, take part in a mysterious Arctic Circle ceremony, where you will be told the Oldest Legend of Lapland. Then it is time to leave and end the tour. The duration of the program is 3 hours, including preparations. The riding time on snowmobiles is approximately 1 hour and 30-40 minutes; time in the reindeer farm is 1 hour.

    Such a great tour! Our guide was wonderful and very helpful. Loved the snow mobile adventure - got to take lots of photos and explore the wilderness. The reindeer farm was lovely; our reindeer was a speedy guy and practically sprinted around the route which was hilarious. It was a great outting that we would highly recommend.

  • Rovaniemi: Santa's Sleigh Ride around the Arctic Circle

    5. Rovaniemi: Santa's Sleigh Ride around the Arctic Circle

    Spend a memorable hour traveling in a comfortable sleigh pulled by your guide's snowmobile. Covered under warm blankets to avoid getting cold, you’ll be treated to the stunning scenic beauty of the Arctic forests. During the trip, your guide will make some short stops so you can take photos. The tour is suitable for everyone, as both adults and children are sure to enjoy the relaxing ride in Santa's sleigh. Snowmobile safaris begin and end at the local partner's office, located at the Santa Claus Village. You can skip the return transfer and continue your visit to Santa if you like. This ride is particularly recommended for those who don't have a valid driving license or would rather not do the driving themselves.

    It was fantastic, went on time and we were lucky to be the only ones booked in at that time so we had a private tour. Guide nickoli I think was excellent. So kind to my 2 girls and stopped a few times to make sure the girls got to play in the snow. He was very interactive with the kids and made sure to explain different facts about the snow and surroundings. Only negative was the early start and the transfer included other people who were not booked in for this event. We were collected 1hr before the tour when it was only a 10min drive away but because it was a normal shuttle it had lots of stops. Should have been private transfer and dud not include transfer back I'd highly recommend tour though

  • Rovaniemi Snowmobiling: 3-Hour Northern Lights Safari

    6. Rovaniemi Snowmobiling: 3-Hour Northern Lights Safari

    Marvel at the beauty of the Lapland night as you ride your snowmobile under dark, starry skies. You’ll head into the mysterious snowy forest and away from the city lights in pursuit of the magical aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights. Maneuver your snowmobile through the forests of Lapland outside Rovaniemi city on a 2-hour ride, as you learn the fundamentals of handling this machine. The northern lights are a natural wonder and not fully predictable, so you’ll need to be in the right place at the right time to see the spectacular display in the northern sky! Enjoy a stop along the way to build a fire and grill some delicious sausages. The duration of the program is 3 hours, including preparations. The riding time on snowmobiles is approximately 1 hour and 30-40 minutes.

    Excellent guides, felt safe and well looked after throughout the trip! We didn’t see the northern lights but the stars wrrw spell binding all the same. Would recommend taking more than 4 layers of clothes - hand warmers and fopt warmers that you can heat up would be ideal.

  • Rovaniemi 3-Hour Snowmobile Safari to a Husky Camp

    7. Rovaniemi 3-Hour Snowmobile Safari to a Husky Camp

    This snowmobile safari will give you a chance to ride your own snowmobile on the forest trails around the Santa Claus Village area. You will enjoy the beautiful wintery scenery, during the way you will make several stops to admire snowy nature. After snowmobiling, go to the local Husky Man’s camp to find out more about the dog sledding in the Arctic areas. Warm drinks are served at the same time when you hear stories about the dogs, their breeds, pedigrees and daily life in the kennel. As a highlight of the experience, you will get to ride in the sleigh pulled by the team of anxious and sporty huskies. Then it is time to leave and end the tour. The riding time on snowmobiles is approximately 1 hour and 30–40 minutes, time in the husky camp 1 hour.

    Honestly amazing. They looked after us really well, snowmobiling so much fun best ones I've ever been on, the husky ride was so unique and fun never done anything like it! It was so nice of our tour guide to ask if our hands were cold and he gave us a good pair of some spare gloves he had. What an outstanding day one I'll never forget And also appreciated the warm juice, really warmed me up

  • Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari into the Arctic Circle Forest

    8. Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari into the Arctic Circle Forest

    This snowmobile safari gives you a chance to ride your own snowmobile on the forest trails through the Arctic Circle area. You will enjoy the beautiful wintery scenery, during the way we will make several stops to admire snowy nature. 2 adults ride on one snowmobile, single riding supplement for extra charge. The tour is suitable for anyone interested to experience snowmobile riding. Children are traveling in the sledge pulled by the guides snowmobile. The driver of a snowmobile has to be at least 15 years old and hold a valid driver license – A1, T, A or B category (please check that it is valid in Finland!) Snowmobile safaris start and end at the Wild Nordic safari centre located opposite the Santa Claus Village. You can skip return transfer and continue your visit to Santa. The riding time on snowmobiles is approximately 1 hour and 30-40 minutes.

    Our guide was called Samir, he was excellent - the perfect combination of instruction, warmth and humour - he treats people as individuals and responds to needs, making sure that everyone is catered for. The snowmobiles were great quality and the whole trip was worth every penny

  • Rovaniemi: Easy Snowmobile Safari

    9. Rovaniemi: Easy Snowmobile Safari

    Ride your own snowmobile in the countryside around the Arctic Circle. Enjoy the beautiful wintry forest scenery and take photos during the short stops made during the ride. Two adults ride on one snowmobile, and a single riding supplement is available at additional charge. The tour is suitable for everyone, even those who have never driven a snowmobile before. This is also a perfect activity for families with children, with children traveling in a sled pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. Snowmobile safaris start and end in Santa Claus Village. The duration of the program is one hour, and the actual riding time on the snowmobile is around 30-40 minutes.

    Snow Mobiling in Rovaniemi was very good, i really enjoyed it and it was one of the best experience in the trip. Mr. Yngve, our guide was very professional and supportive throughout.

  • Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari to the Wilderness with Lunch

    10. Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari to the Wilderness with Lunch

    There will be a longer break while you reach the Arctic Circle Wilderness Resort – a traditional lumberjack house nestled by the river of Raudanjoki. Surrounded by beautiful rapids, lush shoreline forest and pristine nature, you can walk around in the Lodge area, visit the river island and admire frozen rapids.  Delicious hot soup lunch will be prepared and eaten by a campfire to fill you up with warmth and extra energy. The snowmobile safari will continue after the lunch break as you ride back towards Rovaniemi. 2 adults ride on one snowmobile, single riding supplement for extra charge. Please note you will stay outdoors for minimum 5 hours and have long snowmobile ride.  Snowmobile safaris start and end in the Wild Nordic office located at the Santa Claus Village. You can skip return transfer and continue your visit to Santa. 2 adults ride on one snowmobile, single riding supplement...

    Experience was unforgettable . It was my first experience with the snowmobile. The snowmobile ride included a nice lunch which made it all more memorable. Thanks to our guide Samuli for his expertise.

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What people are saying about Santa Claus Village

Honestly amazing. They looked after us really well, snowmobiling so much fun best ones I've ever been on, the husky ride was so unique and fun never done anything like it! It was so nice of our tour guide to ask if our hands were cold and he gave us a good pair of some spare gloves he had. What an outstanding day one I'll never forget And also appreciated the warm juice, really warmed me up

Such a great tour! Our guide was wonderful and very helpful. Loved the snow mobile adventure - got to take lots of photos and explore the wilderness. The reindeer farm was lovely; our reindeer was a speedy guy and practically sprinted around the route which was hilarious. It was a great outting that we would highly recommend.

We had an amazing trip, one could think that due to the lack of tourists they would provide less to save on costs but it actually felt like a VIP personal trip! They have put in the effort for just the 2 of us as they would for a large group. Couldn't recommend more.

Very good experience. Small group of three. The care, the process, everything is great. Alas only a dawn of visible quickly but it should only be the most. The rest takes over! Thank you for this party

Perfectly exciting Adventure Our guide Samir deserves the 5 stars.