Santa Claus Village
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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.

    The guide helped us arrange all the things and solved our questions promptly. We only need to follow her and enjoy the tour. We didn’t need to do any preparation work.

  • Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Tour with Reindeer Farm Experience

    2. 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.

  • 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: 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 / 700 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...

    We had a great time with all the three activities. Being from tropic country, we were vary of the cold. We were not sure whether we would be able to be in the cold for 4 hours. However the activities are split properly with hot berry juice break after each activity. Our guide Yngve was awesome. He was very helpful and very knowledgeable. He made sure we are alright throughout and gave shared lot of information. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wish to enjoy snow activities.

  • From Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Sleigh Ride

    5. From Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Sleigh Ride

    Escape the city lights of Rovaniemi and travel by comfortable sleigh to an area without any light pollution. Wrap up in the provided blankets as you follow the trails through the winter landscape pulled by a snowmobile. Benefit from short stops to take photos of the miracle of nature. Look up into the sky in search of the stunning natural effects of the Northern Lights. On nights when the lights appear, witness a miraculous dance across the sky of vibrant lights of different colors.

    It was an amazing experience and we all enjoyed it very much. We did not see the Northern lights on the night we went out but still it was a great experience.

  • Rovaniemi: Full-Day Highlights Tour with Buffet Lunch

    6. 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 e...

  • Rovaniemi Snowmobiling: 3-Hour Northern Lights Safari

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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: 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

We had a great time with all the three activities. Being from tropic country, we were vary of the cold. We were not sure whether we would be able to be in the cold for 4 hours. However the activities are split properly with hot berry juice break after each activity. Our guide Yngve was awesome. He was very helpful and very knowledgeable. He made sure we are alright throughout and gave shared lot of information. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wish to enjoy snow activities.

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

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.

Snowmobile instructor was extremely good and gave detailed instructions regarding the snowmobile handling including safety measures. The ride and the route was extremely enjoyable. Our husky ride that followed was thrilling as well.

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