Between pristine landscapes, northern lights and family activities, why not visit Santa Claus Village during a stay in Rovaniemi in the heart of Finnish Lapland? Activities, prices, opening days and times, all practical information.

[Updated on October 30, 2020 at 3:59 p.m.]To prolong the magic of Christmas and winter, why not discover the incredible village of Santa Claus? To do this, head to Finnish Lapland, more precisely 7 kilometers northeast of the city of Rovaniemi. On site, you will discover an amazing place that will appeal to children and parents alike. On the program for your visit to Santa Claus Village: discovering Santa’s house and workshop, dog sledding, ice fishing, snowmobiling or watching the Northern Lights.

Santa Claus Village in Finnish Lapland or “Santa Claus Village” can be visited all year round, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. from December 1 to January 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from January 8 to May 31, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from June 1 to August 31 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from September 1 to November 30, completely free! It will delight parents and children alike, especially during the holiday season. On site, it is possible to meet the old man with the white beard and his reindeer and also to visit his office and his workshop. The post office allows letters to be sent which will be stamped with the stamp of the Finnish Arctic Circle. Another park is nearby: Santa Park. It is paying (33 euros for adults and over 12s, 27 euros for children 3 to 12 years old) and offers multiple activities such as an ice gallery, a kitchen to taste delicious bread biscuits spices, the school of the elves… Find in detail below the opening hours and days of the various establishments and activities of the Santa Claus village in Rovaniemi:

Good news, it is possible to stay several days in the Santa Claus Village, an idea to spend happy holidays with your family. Accommodation exists and has been offered since 2010 at the Santa Claus Village. These are equipped apartments that can accommodate an entire family. But beware, the number of nights is limited and prices climb quickly during high season (especially at Christmas and New Year). Also be aware that apartments are often booked well in advance. Count up to 350 euros per night (breakfast included) to sleep closer to Santa Claus Village in December. The Christmas House, open until 9 p.m., allows you to eat. Find all the practical information on the Santa Claus Village website.

If you want to travel to Lapland, head to Santa Claus Village, several airlines including Air France and Finnair offer flights to Rovaniemi from France. Count all the same between 350 euros and 950 euros depending on the time of year. Free shuttles will then be offered to you at the airport and will take you directly to the Village. For a Finnish getaway, you can stop over in Helsinki and take the opportunity to visit the city for a few days.

In France, there is also a Santa Claus Village. It is located in Haute-Savoie, in Saint-Blaise. Named Le Hameau du Père Noël, it offers visits to the house of the red man, from the kitchen to the bedroom, including the essential workshop for the manufacture of old toys. Children can also post their letter to Santa Claus in the dedicated postal relay. You can also hang out in the bogeyman’s house and listen to Mrs. Claus’ tales! Admission is free for children aged 0 to 2, it costs between 4.50 and 6 euros for 3-11 year olds, and between 8 and 13 euros for 12 year olds, depending on the time of year .More information on the Hameau du Père Noël website.