Ever wondered what it would be like to go to Santa’s home and meet the Elves, eat cookies made by Mrs Clause or checking out the official North Pole Post Office? Well here it is in Rovaniemi. An open invitation to book your once in a lifetime holiday experience.
The Northern Lights start appearing in late August and this is the reason why many people visit Lapland during August, September and October as it is the ideal Aurora viewing months, but we think Christmas is the best time ever. This is the time to experience a magical Christmas in magical surroundings.
Temperatures start dropping below zero usually in October, and the first snow will then start to fall. So in December it is a true Winter Wonderland.
There is snow all around the world, but Lapland is different. There are thousands of ‘Christmas trees’ growing everywhere and all capped with snow.
There are more Reindeer than people in Lapland.
That no matter how hard I try to explain to you what Santa Clause Village is all about, you just have to experience this for yourself. I will never be able to get the right words. So here are some inspirational videos straight from Santa’s Village in Rovaniemi, Lapland:
See this video from Santa’s television station of a baby Reindeer in Santa’s Village.
Get all the secrets on Santa’s Reindeer.
When visiting Rovaniemi, you will have the opportunity to meet the reindeer in person.
Rovaniemi – the official home of Santa Clause …
Book your stay in Santa’s Holiday Village (even if it is only for one or two nights). Use the booking.com link right here to book your accommodation.
Below are more details on this magical Village.
Firstly Santa’s Holliday Village offer all their guests a free airport shuttle service which is cool. (To and from Rovaniemi airport) Let them know on which flight you will be arriving, at least 2 days prior and they will arrange everything. No worries to you.
The closest International Airport is Finland: Rovaniemi Airport (RVN / EFRO) – (Distance 11 km). This is Finland’s largest airport and also Santa’s official airport. Yes if you don’t believe me, check out their website.
Other airports near Rovaniemi:
Beautiful little cottages, lovingly decorated and with a personal sauna in each cottage. So pretty.
During December night time comes early, so you’ll have the magic of Christmas lights everywhere and, if you’re lucky, even your own Christmas tree on your cottage porch.
You can book your accommodation at Santa’s Holiday Village through the trusted Booking.com link above.
While staying at Santa’s Holiday Village do visit:
You can’t miss the cozy Santa’s Cuisine Restaurant in the heart of Santa Claus Holiday Village.
Oh and remember to get some hot chocolate at the Three Elves Restaurant as well in Santa’s Village.
In my opinion the whole experience of meeting Santa Clause and staying in the Santa Clause Holiday Village is so special. Remember to take lots of photos because this is memories you will tell your grandchildren one day.
This will be a holiday that you’ll never forget.
Step 1: Book your accommodation (there are more links below for you to compare price and book).
Step 2: Book your flight here .
Step 3: Enjoy your holiday, because you now have accommodation, free airport transfers and cheap flights all arranged to a place that offers you everything.
If you love to learn more about the local history and culture you must visit the museum and arctic Science Centre Arktikum (also see video below) and Korundi House of Culture. Also visit to forest-themed Science Centre Pilke. All three of these are easily accessed when you buy the Culture Pass.
Here are a few suggestions on extra fun activities the whole family would love: You can book them right here on the links below.
Take a virtual tour of Rovaniemi’s Arktikum.
A 172 m glass tube pointing to the North which houses the Regional Museum of Lapland. Then when you get to Rovaniemi go see it in real life. Quite impressive.
Did I mention you just have to do a sleighride? Dog-sleigh or Reindeer Sleigh it doesn’t matter. They are both unique experiences and definitely something you’ll remember for ever and ever.
Photo: Judith Prins
Stay in the Arctic Snow Hotel with its Ice Restaurant and Ice Bar.