Santa Claus Village

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Santa Claus Village
Arctic circle santa village.jpg
Santa Claus' office
Location Rovaniemi, Finland
Opened 1985 (1985)

Santa Claus Village is an amusement park in Rovaniemi in the Lapland region of Finland. It was opened in 1985.[1]

Location and transportation[edit]

Santa Claus Village is located about 8 km northeast of Rovaniemi and about 2 km from the Rovaniemi Airport.

Rovaniemi city bus route 8 travels between the Rovaniemi Railway Station and the Santa Claus Village. The bus trip takes about 30 minutes.


The Arctic circle line
  • Arctic Circle: The Arctic Circle cuts right through Santa Claus Village. A white line denoting the Arctic Circle (at its position in 1865) is painted across the park. Visitors officially enter the Arctic area when they cross the line. The line is a very popular photo spot for visitors.
  • Santa Claus' Main Post Office: A large variety of Christmas related items, Christmas cards and CDs are sold in the post office. All mail sent from this post office is postmarked with a special Santa Claus postmark. Visitors can also specify their mail to be sent at the next Christmas, regardless of when they actually visit the post office and send their items.
  • Santa Claus's Office: A Santa Claus's Office is located inside the main building of the Village, for visitors to take photographs and chat with Santa Claus. However, there is an "office hour" for Santa Claus and he may not be in the office all the time even when the Village is open.
  • Other attractions: There are also many shops and restaurants inside the park selling a variety of items related to Santa Claus and the Lapland region. (see Details of attractions in Santa Claus Village)


The Santa Claus Park that is connected to the Santa Claus Village was in 2007 awarded by Topworld International and placed as the second best Travel Adventure in Finland. So long in 2008, it still holds second position after Topworld invited travelers to vote for their own Top 10 list over adventures.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Santa Claus' Village". Uppslagsverket Finland. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 66°32′37″N 25°50′50″E / 66.54361°N 25.84722°E / 66.54361; 25.84722