World Reviewer rating

Not yet rated

Santa Claus Village

Listed under Visitor Attractions in Lapland, Finland.

  • Photo of Santa Claus Village
  • Photo of Santa Claus Village
  • Photo of Santa Claus Village
Photo of Santa Claus Village
Photo by flickr user daxtoor
Pin It

Of course we all know that Santa's coming anyway – but there's no harm in giving him a little reminder by going to visit him at home which, it turns out, really is in Lapland. In fact, he lives there with his wife, elves, reindeer and goodness knows how many extra staff. He and his subordinate clauses run all kinds of grottoes and Christmas villages in Finnish and old Swedish Lapland to ensure that almost everyone's idea of his magical toy factory and snug house is effectively realised, so as you can imagine, no-one quite knows which is the real one. Rovaniemi, on the Arctic Circle, is the region's capital and is dubbed the 'Christmas City'. It's here that you'll find Santa Claus Village - one of Santa's biggest and most picturesque homes - located just outside the city in a cluster of quaint, pointy-roofed wooden buildings surrounded by a snow-covered forest of Christmas trees. Here you can visit his post office, pet his reindeer, enjoy live music and folk dance performances, eat in his restaurant and generally feel the power of his PR. He will be more than happy to meet your kids (and can speak fifteen languages) – and if they can't wait until Christmas morning for their gifts, you can buy toys and trinkets, from traditional to designer, in his gift shop. If you still need to be convinced, why not go on his website and have him send you a DVD?

Read more about this.

Written by  larapiegeler.

Other expert and press reviews

“Where to escape to at Christmas”

By Vicent Crump for The Sunday Times. First published October 19th 2008. Looking forward to Christmas? No, us neither. So why not escape on one of our giftwrapped get-aways? Some offer a complete break from the seasonal nuttiness; others come with turk… Read more...

Written by press. See the full article in The Sunday Times, 19th October 2008

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

does santa claus still reamber your name..?

im 21 and from Australia and it has been a long time since i have written a letter to Santa Claus and i am just wondering am i to old to write to him... ?

1 Reply

Santa knows who's been naughty and who's been nice. No one is beyond his gaze.

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • Mini Europe

    Around the corner from the Atomium lays this gem of a park. 350 of Europe's best known (and not so well known) monuments and at…

  • Taj Mahal

    Taj Mahal tour is not only about the seeing the mausoleum in white marble, but also its surroundings, especially the Taj Garden…

  • Eiffel Tower

    Originally built for the 1889 World Fair, this structure was designed to incorporate the advancement of metallurgy in construct…

Nearby Experiences

  • Ainola

    Great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius named his home Ainola after his wife, Aino. It’s believed that Ainola’s remote quietude cr…

  • Midnight Sun Film Festival

    For five days in June, Midnight Film Festival rages - showing films without a break all day long. Begun in 1986 by local film …

  • Gammelstad

    ‘Church towns‘, where parishioners spent most of the week living on farms and travelled into town only to attend church on Sund…

Related links

Contribute to this page