Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Village
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09:00 - 18:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
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09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Sunday
09:00 - 18:00
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  • Emese B
    Frankfurt, Germany301 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Believe in Santa
    This was my second time in SCV, the first one was the classic winter trip soon after Xmas a few years ago, so at the second time I preferred off-season. Given the Xmas-focus, it isn't the same feeling in the spring but Santa isn't overran by tourist hoards and one can get into his office for "audition" literally without waiting. So a trip off-season is always has a point.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 May 2023
  • 244Nettie
    Watford, United Kingdom26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful
    had a wonderful time with our twin granddaughters very magical. got round most of it in the time allocated. only thing that was a bit cattlemarket was the warehouse to collect and change into snowsuits and boots. sizes very random i told them i was a 16 and i was given a size 67 was absolutely huge so had to wait to get another and change again.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 July 2023
  • OZtraveller222
    Perth, Australia516 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    All things Christmas
    A fun group of shops, restaurants and post office. A photo with Santa costs Euro40 minimum. Christmas souvenirs available. Can post mail to leave immediately or wait for posting around Xmas. Food outlets very few and basic.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 July 2023
  • Sue C
    Dublin, Ireland16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What visiting Santa n the north pole is about! Magic.
    Now this is what Lapland is about! All the magic. Lots to do Mrs Claus was so good. Kids said that was there favourite. Elf restaurant was really nice. Couldn't get over that the fast food place closed at like 6pm. Husky farm was great. Activities are expensive but worth it. The only one was snowman world, its small and the big slide wasn't even opened so only one small out door slide and a small ice skating rink. The different rooms are cool to look at though. This was over priced for what it offered to be honest. The reindeer ride was so peaceful and surreal. We had such a nice guy and his son guiding us. Just a magical place. Kids wrote there Santa list and posted them in the boxes provided. Crossing the artic circle was so good and the live camera is great. We rang family and got them to log on and look at us waving at them. Great! It can be cold standing round so good thermal socks and boots and clothes. Just a great place. Forget Santa Park. Not a patch! Don't waste your money there.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Zebramanii
    Matlock, United Kingdom119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magical Place
    If you visit Rovaniemi and don't visit Santa then why did you even come? This is pretty much the main sight in the area and there are various things to do once you arrive. The highlights for me, aside from meeting Santa, was getting to go for a walk in the woods with a reindeer, visiting the husky park and having a ride in a sleigh. One thing I should point out is that this place will be very busy around Christmas time, as you might expect, I went in late November and it was not too bad, the queue to visit Santa was not excessive and it moved fairly quickly. Another thing of note was that while visiting Santa is free, they do charge if you want a photo/video of the experience and that, coupled with the price of the other attractions on site and as well, food and souvenirs, it could end up being an expensive day, that said, I did buy the photo and I did pay to get the gift from Santa and I spent an whole day there, so while it dinted my bank balance somewhat, the experience was something I'll remember for the rest of my life.
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Boyd J
    Maleny, Australia1,697 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth Visiting, Even in Summer
    It would be almost criminal to be driving through and staying in Rovaniemi and not make the short trip out to the Santa Claus Village. Situated right on the Arctic Circle it is heavily commercialized with a photo with Santa costing Euro 35, and even in summer there was still a considerable queue to meet Santa. Nonetheless it was good to visit. It would have a lot more allure in winter I imagine with the lights twinkling everywhere and a blanket of snow.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Richard M
    Phoenix, Arizona457 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Santa is Jolly
    We were off-season, so no crowds. I was told it sometimes took 7 hours in line to get a Santa photo. We waited about 7 seconds. The shops are interesting, and putting one foot on each side of the Arctic Circle for a photo is fun.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 September 2023
  • pavanl
    14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day out!
    A great day out for me and my husband. Highly enjoyable for 2 adults in their early 30's with no children. We ate at the 3 elves restaurant which was a lovely atmosphere as well as good food. Great to see the village during daylight and darkness. We spent the hours between 1.45ish to 6pm there. Transport was very easy to and from. Walking around was fun, as well as visiting Santa, posting a postcard to loved ones, seeing reindeer and husky's.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 November 2023
  • Sil P
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely experience
    Beautifull place!! The decoration, all the activities offered, all the retsaurantes are very good, specially Nova, glass and santa salmon place. The hole village is a dream for kids and adults. It is quite pricy however everything in the area is. Get the souvenirs there as in the Rovaniemi city centre theres barelly any place with anything nice
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 November 2023
  • kaya47
    London, United Kingdom90 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth breaking the bank for
    Thank for the most magical time. We didn’t even have time to visit it all in our full two days. I hope you take really good care of those reindeers pushing people on sleigh 7h a day! There is no shop here, you have to go to the garage across the road. They also serve cheap food and cheap beers. For wine or anything else you have to travel 2km. You will absolutely spend a fortune we did aprox £350 a day for 3 of us, the memories will be worth it.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 November 2023
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D.Alejo
Pleasanton, CA8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Santa Clause Village is a fun experience for kids of all ages. It's more of a sight seeing experience vs hands on. We visited in April 2024, but I'm sure there are more things to see and do during peak season around Christmas.
Written 9 April 2024
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Sars560
Tamworth, UK140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Well worth a visit for Santa and Mrs Claus, Elfs Farmyard, Santas Post office, reindeer rides and Husky park. The obligatory photos crossing the arctic circle and big thermometer were completed, we also made sure we got our arctic circle certificates from the tourist info spot.
Yes it's commercialised and mostly souvenir shops and restaurants which are pricey but we spent a day here wandering round, completing our pre-booked reindeer and Husky rides and soaking up the atmosphere. We felt Elf's Farmyard was pricey considering what we actually saw there... but our young daughter enjoyed it and it's a nice area to sit by the kota for food while the littlun enjoyed the sledding hill and play area.
We visited in March so it wasn't too busy. We came back at dusk to see it lit up and it was well worth it for the peace of it all.
Written 1 April 2024
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Rodrigo H
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We paid for 7 rooms and they didn’t want to bring the luggage to the lobby. They expected that 5 years old children and elderly people to carry the bags along the snowy roads back to the front desk to make the check out.
Written 31 March 2024
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William S
Bradenton, FL7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We got there late in the afternoon and near the end of the season… Santa Claus was spectacular… but he was just a quick photo op, and we were pushed along… the stores didn’t have any unique gifts, just the same things found elsewhere, and the whole place shuts down starting at 4:30… It was probably a great place to take children for a day’s adventure, but not so much on your honeymoon!!
Written 25 March 2024
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Mahiran T
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We stayed in a cabin, was nice and cosy. Easy to get around. Plenty of souvenir shops. Hotel restaurant was good for the buffet. Overall, was a nice and calm experience
Written 25 March 2024
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Where2next
Hobart, Australia381 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We did enjoy our visit to Santa Clause Village Rovaniemi, however
it was very busy and the most touristy part of our entire Scandinavia trip - we found so many people rude.
We went to SCV as prior to leaving to leaving everyone kept saying ‘you going to SCV’ a bit of FOMO crept in so we did visit, in all honesty we have visited Santa in the North Pole in US it was far less commercialized and more personal experience
Written 25 March 2024
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Deepali
38 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
It is not a village but an amusement park with Santa as it's mascot. Every thing is a money making endeavour whether it is clicking photo with Santa or eating.
The Arctic Circle line is a good addition to this place.
Although it is overly commercialized place, but it has got a fan following making it a place to visit.
Written 21 March 2024
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Antonia
48 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Tourist trap! Everything was for additional costs, couldn’t even reach or even see the animals without paying.
Would NOT recommend. We were very disappointed.
Written 20 March 2024
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Lezlie G
Wetumpka, AL109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
This is such a magical place! I took the Santa express bus from my hotel in the city center, which was very convenient. There is so much to do here- reindeer sleigh rides, husky park and rides, snowmobile rides, souvenir shopping, etc. And don’t miss the opportunity to visit Santa!
Written 19 March 2024
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hashtagkollie
Poperinge, Belgium1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Very dissappointing. It's a great idea, but it's clear they didn't have a vision when they were expanding. There is no overall look & feel, the decorations are moderate at best. Could be so much better!
Written 17 March 2024
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