Check out why this beautiful Santa Claus village is a must visit:
On Christmas, everyone waits for the Santa to come, but why don’t you plan to visit Santa? Yes, you can also go and meet Santa at his residence. Santa Claus village in Rovaniemi is known as “Santa’s official North Pole residence”. Rovaniemi is the Authorized Hometown of Santa Claus in Lapland. This place is also one of the top tourist destinations in Finland. In this village, you can meet Santa and cross the magical Arctic circle. Check out more details about the place below:
Santa Claus spends his time at the Santa Claus Village, every day of the year to take care of his task in life which is to improve the well-being of children and the kindness of grown-ups, as well as spreading the message of affection and goodwill and the Christmas Spirit across the globe.
If you want a genuine Christmas experience then there is no place better than Rovaniemi. It is the hometown of Santa and city’s most famous residence as it is situated on the Arctic Circle an attraction that draws a lot of people from all the around the world. Rovaniemi received the status of the Official Hometown of Santa Claus in 2010.
Santa Claus Village:
Santa Claus Village is Lapland’s famous attraction and a resort in its own right. It has approximately 50 attractions that include activity companies, shops, restaurants, and cafés.
In Santa Claus village you can enjoy the true spirit of Christmas, you can visit Santa’s post office, his museum, and you can meet him as well. There are some cafes that serve delicious food as well. And guess what? You can also shop your favorite Santa thing’s from there.
A month before Christmas, Santa Claus declares the Christmas season in Santa Claus Village. It also marks the starting of the hectic season in Rovaniemi, as many visitors come to experience the true magic of Christmas in the Official Hometown of Santa Claus.
One more highlight of the year is December 23rd when Santa proceeds on his mission to hand out presents to children all around the globe.
Activities to do in Santa village:
- Visit the Arctic circle
The Arctic Circle is a circle of latitude that runs 66°33′45.9″ north of the Equator. It marks the southernmost latitude where the sun can stay continuously below or above the horizon for 24 hours – these phenomena are known as the Midnight Sun in the summer and the Polar Night (“Kaamos”) in the winter.
- Reindeer ride
Enjoy reindeer rides in the backyard of Santa Claus Office at the Arctic Circle in Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi.
- Visit Santa’s park
It is an indoor Christmas theme park at the Santa village, spend a day there to enjoy the magic of Christmas.
There are other activities as well like Husky Park, Lapland Safaris, snowman safaris, ice and snow constructions, an igloo hotel and you can also experience the northern lights as well.
How to reach Santa Claus Village:
Santa Claus Village is open every day of the year, and getting there is easy. Rovaniemi is well connected with the world through different means of transport. From abroad the town is easiest to get to by plane via Helsinki. And inside Finland, Rovaniemi can be reached by plane, train, coach or car.
There are many resorts and hotels in Santa Claus Village, you can do the bookings.