Santa Claus Village
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Jonathan Ho
Singapore, Singapore7 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
No shower gel, no shampoo, no toothbrush and tooth paste provided. Called reception to request and was told to purchase at the nearby store. Breakfast spread is the same every day, and the food served on the buffet counter is cold. Simply felt that the price we paid is not worth at all.
Written 17 March 2023
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thaibiscus2016
Gold Coast, Australia147 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
For adults this village is lacking. So much the management/owners could do.
Elves workshop. Santa and sleigh visit in Main Street at various times.
Reindeer walks through village
Laser presentations of workers, stories etc
More variety of quality food.
Lots of Christmas trees decorated up outside in the streets.
Elves walking around the village welcoming people.
More affordable Christmas photo so all nations will buy it. (35 euro)
For us the highlight was the post office.
Written 15 March 2023
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TravelerR420UM
Windhoek, Namibia51 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
Kids would love this place, we had lunch at the Three Elves and it was very good. The row to see Santa was very long and we found a Santa in Rovanimie in the centre of the town that was much friendlier and cheaper he even made a video for my grand children.
Written 13 March 2023
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PatrickInUk
London115 contributions
Jan 2023
Good points: It’s scenic, very prettily decorated with lights and so on. A nice square with “arctic circle rope light marker” and online webcam so that you can wave to your family at home at a prearranged time. Might be perfect for little kids wanting to see Santa. Can get a bus there to Rovaniemi and it’s very close to the airport. Some interesting dining options and of course all the souvenirs that your luggage can handle

Bad points: It’s one huge horrendous commercial shop-fest. Building after building of souvenirs / merchandise, much of which seems grossly expensive (mind you , everything in Finland seems grossly expensive if you come from UK). What peed us off most was trying to find a toilet: the ones we found in the shopping/snack areas were pay-only.. and no you cannot do anything as simple as insert a coin, you needed to use your phone.. I actually tried and gave up and luckily found a place toilet in another building that we could get into.
So all in all a mixed experience. If you do not have small childern, a quick in-passing trip will suffice.
Written 12 March 2023
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Dodger52
Wollongong, Australia579 contributions
Feb 2023
This is a major tourist trap for the area. It consists of a bunch of buildings done up in the Christmas theme with not 1 but 2 Santas who charge an exorbitant price for a photo opportunity. It however is very popular, expect a 1-2 hour wait to see Sana nd lighten your wallet. Best avoid and do something else of better value
Written 9 March 2023
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Yatish
New Delhi, India129 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Top class staff! Top class accommodation and excellent food. We were given a very warm welcome at the reception and provided early check in by 2 hours. Our luggage was delivered to our room before hand. Our suite No 204 was fabulous and everything promised was there.

The mattresses were from Tempura, memory foam. They provided us unparalleled comfort in sleep.

One small issue, there is only heating and no AC (cooling). Even with -12 degrees C ambient temperatures, the indoor heating at minimum makes the room rather warm and cannot be turned off! We had to open our glass windows partially to achieve the desired room temperature. The administration could rectify this.

Meeting Santa Claus was really delightful!!
Written 6 March 2023
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Tuareg72
Marina di Carrara, Italy43 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
Not as magical as expecting. Maybe it does get the right atmosphere during Xmas time but the Santa Klaus Village was disappointing. Also the quality of shops is barely acceptable. Very very touristic but it's ok, we survived it.
If you want you can take a photo with Santaand get a hard copy of it for ONLY 35€... Ridiculous!
It's surely overrated and over priced.
Written 6 March 2023
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Kald06
Paris, France449 contributions
Feb 2023 • Family
We enjoyed visiting Santa Even with two teenagers. It’s well done, sweet, nice experience. We enjoyed taking a photo by the artic sign circle.
The rest is honestly a tourist money trap.
You have to pay to do anything and prices are high, for poor experience. In comparison we booked a reindeer sleigh ride with our hotel and the length of the experience and the care they took was incredible. At the village you have to pay to SEE the dogs and then pay extra to PET the dogs. Incredible!!
Written 25 February 2023
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Rupal Maru
Jamnagar District, India52 contributions
Feb 2023 • Family
We took no. 8 bus from Rovaneimi and reach in 15 minutes to Santa Claus village. We stepped in Artic circle, met Santa Claus, did sleigh ride. It is one time experience.
Written 23 February 2023
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Tyler B
Tring, UK300 contributions
Feb 2023
We stayed in one of the Santa Claus chalets for four nights. It is mostly good, some bad. The first thing to say is that the chalet's are quite compact, but perfectly cosy. They have a sauna which is nice, and the main room is basic but in a modern, clean kinda way, no real complaints there. As an adult, I felt that the village itself was a little too tawdry and commercialised and could've benefitted greatly from being more traditional. We liked the main Santa Office, the Arctic Circle and the Santa Post Office. We didn't visit the Elf House (too expensive) or Mrs Santa Claus house (closed due to staff illness unfortunately), and we didn't bother with the Snowman World, which looked quite pricey for not much of interest. There is a main information point with a mall of souvenir shops and restaurants which is pretty tacky and definitely the downside of the Village. Elsewhere, most of the central restaurants are kinda basic and expensive for what they are. On the outskirts of the village is where you tend to find the more high quality and interesting parts. For example, the Salmon Place (technically just outside of the actual village) is a really good place for a novelty experience combined with good food. The Glass Restaurant and the Nova Skyland Restaurant are worth the extra money from the main restaurants in the Village itself. Overall, I'm glad we based ourselves here rather than in the Rovaniemi city centre, but still feel that a few small tweaks would go a long way.
Written 21 February 2023
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