Travel in Finland

Visit Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi

19/12/2022

-Where can you meet Santa?
-At the Santa Claus Village
-When can you meet Santa?
-Any day of the year!

Meet Santa at the Santa Claus Village

During Christmas, Santa can be seen almost anywhere and even at the same time. But where is Santa in the off-season? Well, according to reliable sources, Santa likes to spend time at the Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi. So if you want to meet Santa, this is the place to go!

Santa Claus Village (Joulupukin Pajakylä in Finnish) is located in Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland. Rovaniemi has been the official hometown of Santa Claus since 2010. Santa’s village was opened much earlier, already in 1985.

Santa’s Village isn’t located right in the center of Rovaniemi, but a little further north. About 8 km (5 miles) from the city center on the Arctic Circle. What makes the Arctic Circle special is that it is the southernmost point in Finland, where you can experience the nightless nights and the darkness of kaamos.

Meet Santa Any Day of the Year

Santa Claus Village is open every day of the year, and Santa is also there every day, even on a busy holiday season.

Meeting Santa is of course the coolest think about Santa’s Village, but that’s not the only reason to visit. There is also the the House of Mrs. Claus, Santa Claus Reindeer and Santa’s Post Office.

Santa Claus Main Post Office

Santa Claus Main Post Office is located in the Santa Claus Village. This is the post office where all the letters to Santa arrives. Did you know that Santa receives about 500 000 letters a year!
This is a real post office, so you can send your postcards and letters to your family and friends from here. Not only they are sent from the Santa’s post office, but all the mail is stamped with the special Arctic Circle postmark.

In additon to that, in Santa’s Village there are also shops, restaurants and cafes and even a hotel at the Village. So no matter if it’s winter or middle of summer, you can always get to the holiday spirit at the Santa Claus Village.

More info:
Santa Claus Village homepage
Santa Claus Reindeer
Visit Rovaniemi