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Santa's Salmon Place

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US$5 - US$20
CUISINES
Barbecue, European, Healthy, Scandinavian, Grill
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Brunch, Lunch
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Short wait to get in as it has limited seating We enjoyed one serving between two people with the gloogi. Great service in a timely manner. Only one main meal to choose from makes it easy.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never had salmon prepared so perfectly. The ambiance and wait staff were also perfect. Yes, it’s touristy, but food was really great. Thanks!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing. Very clean, very delicious food and omg you have toooo try their clagi (idk if i wrote it right). They are very welcoming and the atmosphere makes you feel like you are a viking. :D

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 26 July 2022

This restaurant is a must when visiting Santa's Village near Rovaniemi. Fresh salmon is roasted over an open fire in front of your eyes. Salmon was excellent & served with a side of coleslaw & a fresh roll. Service was also excellent. The restaurant is...small. but big on ambience. It is an indigenous wood teepee on the left as you enter the village.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 July 2022 via mobile

The salmon was ultra fresh and it was the best i ever had, and the location was incredible, really nice guy

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 24 May 2022 via mobile

Yes - it’s just salmon. If you go as a couple, you can attempt to share one portion, but get yourself a portion each and enjoy it like an adult. The bread and the potato salad are a brilliant accompaniment to this juicy, perfectly cooked...piece of fish. Prepare to queue for what feels like too long (even though it was probably about 30 mins) - it’s definitely worth it!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 19 April 2022 via mobile

Great mood, very tasty food and very good customer service. Truly an experience you cannot miss on when visiting Santa's village.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 25 March 2022 via mobile

Best Salmon I have had in my life.! It was so good we went twice during our stay.! Such an amazing experience.! It’s a small place but the wait wasn’t more than 5 min to sit. Salmon takes about 20 min to cook and it’s...so fresh.! It’s nice and warm in there which gives you a break from the outside cold.! We had the cheese with the berries spread and the cheesecake too.! Everything was delicious.!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 21 March 2022 via mobile

Went to Santa Claus Village without a plan and stumbled here. Everything about the eatery appealed to us. The humble wooden little hut stood alone and stood apart from all the other buildings in commercial tourist village. Inside was small and dim, you have to...squeeze with everyone around a fire pit area thingy where they barbecued salmon. It’s warm, right where you want to be in winter. The menu was simple. One main, one appetiser, one dessert. The drinks menu was wider. We had the salmon, and the Finnish cheese, no dessert. Portion is large. The food is simple but excellent. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 9 March 2022

It's a great experience to visit this restaurant. Usually long queue will be there and its a small room. We made it sure that we went a bit early at around 12 pm. There are only a few food items in the menu. 1. fresh...grilled salmon, including traditional Finnish salad and bread. 2. Lapland's traditional cheese is made with cloudberry jam. We ordered some hot drinks (glogi and Hot berry) We enjoyed the ambience and taste and wish to spend more time.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 27 February 2022

Nice views of the place but very cold feet. My family´s salmon was better, some of them, others the same as mine.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 26 February 2022 via mobile

We had a delicious lunch, very simple, generous portion of salmon cooked on the open fire, served with bread & potato salad. Worth queuing for. All the family enjoyed it, including our 2-yr-old!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 25 February 2022

It's a great experience to visit this restaurant. It's a snow-covered tent like the one found in childhood fairy tales. A small room made of wood in the shape of a large tent. The handle that holds the door open is a large horn of...a Reindeer. It's around -17 this time. So To escape from the bitter cold outside, we quickly went inside ...inside a fire was kindled in the middle of the room. The dining benches and desks are Barely half a foot wide around,. And the seats are Full. However, within five minutes we got a place to sit. Because the coals are piled up in the middle and the sides are covered with a good thick leather typed material, not even a speck of cold can come in and that feels so good. Two beautiful menu cards were carved into wooden boards. One is for food and the other is for drinks. There are only a few items on the food menu. 1. fresh grilled salmon, including traditional Finnish salad and bread. 2. Lapland's traditional cheese is made with cloudberry jam. 3. An amazing Scandinavian cheesecake. On the drinks menu, their traditional coffees and local beer. We ordered everything on the food menu, along with beer. As soon as the order was received, the grilling of the salmon fish began. They grill the salmon on the same fire in the middle of the room. As we can see they don't add anything on grilling just to add some smoke that gives its amazing aroma and flavour. We enjoyed the ambience and taste and wish to spend more time. But unfortunately, people are waiting in the queue to get a seat so we moved. I will recommend this as on the must-visit in Lapland.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 24 February 2022 via mobile

Huge pieces of delicious fresh salmon, fried by the glow of the fire in the middle of this small shack. It is definitely worth the experience if you can stand the wait in the Arctic Circle cold.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 5 February 2022

At the end of a very long second day at Santa's Village we decided to eat before going back to Rovaniemi, we had read and heard reviews of the Salmon Place before visiting so we decided to give it a try. It is a simple...restaurant with tables surrounding a central fireplace with very friendly staff. The menu consisted of three items... yes only three items. When you do something as well as they do it, you do not need any more items. The salmon was perfectly cooked in front of us (they use the fireplace as a grill) and was delicious. The only thing I wish is that we had tried on our first day so we could have eaten there again. Well worth the visit and wait.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Hello, Unfortunately we do not process reservations, but you are welcome to come during our opening hours. At the winter season it’s from 11 to 18. Have a nice holiday! Best regards, Santa`s Salmon Team
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Hello, Unfortunately we do not process reservations, but you are welcome to come during our opening hours. At the winter season it’s from 11 to 18. Have a nice holiday! Best regards, Santa`s Salmon Team
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Santa's Salmon Place is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5