Santa Claus comes to town each year but what if you decide to pay his hometown a visit? That’s right, you can visit Santa Claus’s official place in Finland’s Rovaniemi. Experience the magic of Christmas by frolicking in the snow, eating all Christmas goodies, making friends with Santa’s helpers & reindeers as this enchanted land gives a heavenly experience to kids and adults both. With over 5,00,000 people visiting every year from all parts of the world, this Santa Claus Village remains open all 365 days of the year.

Jingle All The Way

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It is said that Santa’s home is at a secret location in the mysterious Korvatunturi but Rovaniemi received the status of being his official hometown in 2010. Every year on December 23, Santa Claus leaves on his mission from the Santa Clause Village in Lapland to give out gifts to children across the globe which is truly a sight to watch and remember.

What All You Can Do At The Santa Claus Village?


Kids can do a variety of activities apart from going wild while playing in the snow: 

  • Post a Christmas card from Santa Claus main post office with a unique Arctic Circle postmark
  • Say hi to huskies & reindeers
  • Take a class at the Elf School to earn a magical diploma
  • Visit the Snowman World
  • Look at the stunning view of the northern lights through the glass roof of Santa’s Igloos
  • Visit Elf's Farm Yard and Santa Claus’ Home Cave at Santapark
  • Shop from a variety of local handicrafts to carry souvenirs back with them
  • Cross the magical geographical line of the Arctic Circle which cuts through the Santa Claus Village

Apart from the kiddie activities, people can experience the true Finnish hospitality by tasting the authentic food, skiing, taking sauna baths, snowhoeing, ice fishing and doing a bunch of other thrilling activities in the snow.

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How To Get There?

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Take the Santa’s Express or local bus number 8 which leave every hour from the Rovaniemi city centre. You can also take a taxi or car as the distance between the two places is just 8 kilometres. Also, the village is just 3 kilometres away from the airport in Rovaniemi.

So what are you waiting for? Make your Christmas vacation plans and give your kids the ultimate gift from Santa Claus himself at his village to make unforgettable childhood memories. And to know more about vacationing with kids, destinations for family vacations, best picnic spots and travel tips, keep reading HerZindagi.

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