Santa Claus Village

Santa Claus Village: Our most recommended tours and activities

Rovaniemi: Reindeer, Huskies & Santa Claus Village

1. Rovaniemi: Reindeer, Huskies & Santa Claus Village

Enjoy a full day of arctic experiences in Rovaniemi with a guided visit to a husky dog farm and sleigh ride as well as the opportunity to drive your own reindeer sleigh and meet Santa Claus. Learn all about these local traditions from your guide and spend time with the animals. After pickup, start your day at the reindeer farm. Meet the reindeer, feed them, and take pictures. Hear stories about the reindeer herding process and drive a reindeer sleigh for a full 500-meter ride. Take your well-deserved reindeer driver’s license home as a memento.  Feast on salmon soup for lunch before meeting the huskies. After a short introduction, take a short husky sled ride into the arctic forest. Lastly, visit Santa Claus Village, where you will have the opportunity to meet Santa himself.  Step across the Arctic Circle and revel in the Christmas spirit. Take time to shop and send letters from Santa’s Post office before returning to your accommodation.

Rovaniemi: Snowman World Entrance Ticket

2. Rovaniemi: Snowman World Entrance Ticket

Visit the world of snow and ice right at the heart of Santa Clause Village in Lapland, Finland. Enjoy the many outdoor snow activities offered here. Go ice skating, slide down the ice hill on a tube, or ride the Lappish sleigh-go-round. Visit the Ice Bar for some refreshments or head to the Ice Restaurant to enjoy a meal made from local ingredients. Both spaces are made entirely of snow and ice and decorated with artistic ice sculptures.

Rovaniemi: Santa Claus Village and Arctic Circle

3. Rovaniemi: Santa Claus Village and Arctic Circle

Visit a place where it is Christmas all year round on a tour to Santa Claus Village from Rovaniemi. Meet Santa Claus in person, then cross into the Arctic Circle for photo opportunities. Savor an included Christmas buffet lunch. After pickup at your accommodation in Rovaniemi, head toward Santa Claus's main office in Lapland. Have a private meeting with Santa Claus, and then send greetings to all your friends from Santa's Post Office. You will also have chance to see the reindeer, Santa's helper. Next, make your way to the painted white line denoting the Arctic Circle, which cuts right through Santa Claus Village. You will officially enter the Arctic area when you cross the line. Cross the circle, enjoy this popular photo spot for all visitors, and get an Arctic Circle certificate. Afterward, have the opportunity to taste a traditional Christmas buffet with lunch at before returning to your accommodation in Rovaniemi.

Rovaniemi: Snowmobile to Reindeer, Husky Farm, Santa Village

4. Rovaniemi: Snowmobile to Reindeer, Husky Farm, Santa Village

Glide along the snowy trails of Lapland on a snowmobile tour from Rovaniemi. Visit a reindeer farm and husky farm for sleigh rides and explore the festive Santa Claus 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, and meet Santa Claus. Visit the Post Office on-site and do some gift shopping, before being returned to your hotel.

Visit to Santa’s Village and Snowmobiling to Reindeer Farm

5. 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.

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Hunt and Arctic Circle

6. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Hunt and Arctic Circle

Stay awake with a tour of the beautiful and majestic Northern Lights in Lapland. Embark on a search for this spectacular phenomenon of nature and find yourself at the best observation spots. Enjoy pickup from your accommodation, and discover the Aurora Borealis. Start your tour after pickup from the Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi and immerse yourself in an exciting chase to capture the Northern Lights in many different locations. Get a unique experience with locations that differ from day to day in order to get the best chance of spotting Aurora. Admire the lights, surrounded by the stunning constellations of stars, especially when the weather is clear. Sink into the middle of the Northern Lights belt, a natural phenomenon that can be witnessed at any time from the Autumn darkness until the Spring.

Rovaniemi: 3-Hour Family Snowmobile Safari

7. 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 riding time on snowmobiles is approximately 1 hour and 30-40 minutes. Time for barbeque and mini snowmobile ride is 1 hour.

Rovaniemi: Husky Park and Reindeer Farm Combo by Minibus

8. Rovaniemi: Husky Park and Reindeer Farm Combo by Minibus

This program is a perfect alternative for those who wish to see the arctic animals without spending extensive amounts of time outdoors, in the snow and frost. Your day will start with our guide picking you up from your accommodation in Rovaniemi. You will be driven to the farm, where local reindeer herders will tell you more about the herding lifestyle and how it is to be a reindeer herder in the 21st century. After insightful instructions given by the herders, you will be able to drive your own reindeer sledge in a brief, 500m long ride. Your newly learned skills will be rewarded with a Reindeer Sledge Driver’s License! Also, you will meet the huskies and will be accompanied by the husky mushers, who will tell you more about living and working together with the happy and energetic husky dogs. You will have free time to interact with the friendly dogs. Moreover, the mushers will happily take you on a brief, yet extremely thrilling, husky sledge ride. Throughout the program, the guide will be by your side to assist you with every step of the activity and make sure you are enjoying yourself fully. You will have also free time to meet Santa Claus and step across the magical Arctic Circle at the Santa Claus Village. There are many souvenir shops as well as Santa’s main post office, service companies and cafes and restaurants in the Santa Claus Village. And of course, Santa is there as well, in his chamber every day of the year. You can pay him a visit! Your day will conclude with your guide driving you back to your accommodation in Rovaniemi.

Rovaniemi: Family-friendly Snowmobile & Arctic Animals Tour

9. Rovaniemi: Family-friendly Snowmobile & Arctic Animals Tour

Snowmobiling in the wilderness and playing in the snow is already an experience, however this safari also takes you to meet reindeer and husky dogs. You will hear information about these beautiful animals at the farm and enjoy a short ride (500m) and 800m husky sleigh ride. The energy and joy of the husky dogs who are born to run, is difficult to describe - you must see for yourself! Petting the animals is also possible. At the animal farm you will be served a salmon soup lunch at the restaurant. When you return to the office you will have some free time to explore Santa Claus Village. You will be able to experience the Christmas atmosphere, step across the Arctic Circle, meet Santa Claus, visit the post office and do some gift shopping. Your day with us will start and end with a transfer to and from your accommodation within Rovaniemi city. Children 5-12 years old can try mini snowmobiling for 10 minutes in our private track. This excursion is suited for everybody, however a valid driving license is required to drive a snowmobile. Children and adults without drivers’ licenses can join the safari comfortably seated on a sledge behind the guide snowmobile.

Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari to the Wilderness with Lunch

10. Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari to the Wilderness with Lunch

Go off the beaten path on this exciting snowmobile adventure. Choose your route and take a break for lunch along the way. Discover new trails as you ride your snowmobiles towards the north, through the beautiful winter forest, and over frozen swamplands. There are hundreds of kilometers of snowmobile tracks to choose from and your guide will plan the route based on your riding skills and weather conditions. On the way you’ll stop for a longer break for a tasty lunch, to fuel you up with extra energy needed for the afternoon ahead. The total driving time on this tour is 3.5-4 hrs. Snowmobile safaris start and end in the Wild Nordic office located at the Santa Claus Village. You can skip the return transfer and continue your visit to Santa. Two adults ride on one snowmobile, and there is an extra fee for riding solo. Single riding is highly recommended due to the nature and duration of the tour. Children are allowed if they are 140 cm tall and therefore able to sit on snowmobiles as passengers for the adult price. The driver of a snowmobile has to be at least 15 years old and hold a valid driver's license – A1, T, A or B category (please check that it is valid in Finland.)

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What people are saying about Santa Claus Village

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 943 reviews

Easy to find, there were few people due to covid, it was great! immersion in an igloo, with ice sculptures, visit to a bar, restaurant and ice room... Ice skates and buoys available for sliding. We were 2 adults, we really had fun, back to childhood guaranteed! Located in the village of Santa Claus in a magical setting (we were there in December)

The tour was pretty good and with Jordi we explored a little further about Finland history. He was an amazing guide and the Render part was amazing. If you are going to Rovaniemi you need to take this tour with them, specially with Jordi.

My guide is very nice, drove us to different places to increase the chance of seeing the northern lights, he also teaches us how to take nice photos

The experience was amazing, such a nice guide and group. The visit itself is very nice and the buffet really good as well

It was great, you felt like you were with the elves! Value for money not so good... very expensive!