Santa Claus Village
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Santa Claus Village: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • 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 to Reindeer, Husky Farm, Santa Village

    2. 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.

    THE SNOWMOBILE TRAIL WAS UNBELIEVABLE!!THE ONLY THING THAT DIDN'T LIKE WAS THE HUSKLY SAFARI. IT WAS TOO SHORT. IT WAS JUST 5 MIN. IF IT WAS 10 MIN MORE IT WOULD BE EXCELLENT.

  • Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Tour with Reindeer Farm Experience

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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.

  • Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari to Reindeer Farm

    7. 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.

  • From Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Sleigh Ride

    8. 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: Santa's Sleigh Ride around the Arctic Circle

    9. 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: Full-Day Highlights Tour with Buffet Lunch

    10. 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...

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