Santa Claus Village Packages in Lapland
Escape to a festive wonderland with a Santa Claus Village Lapland package crafted for you. Meet the “man in red” in his workshop, enjoy outdoor activities like dog sledding, and soak up the Christmas cheer. You’ll have a personal travel consultant to arrange it all for you.
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About Your Santa Claus Village Package
Get ready for an enchanting winter break to Finnish Lapland, where you can explore the magical hometown of Santa Claus. You’ll have the chance to chase the northern lights*, go for a sleigh ride through the snow, and meet Father Christmas himself.
When you book a Santa Claus Village package with Nordic Visitor, you get:
• An authentic travel experience planned by an established and trusted agency
• A dedicated travel consultant to arrange your tour
• A detailed online personal itinerary with all your bookings
• Special stays in cosy, handpicked accommodation
• Exciting excursions and the chance to add optional extras
• 24/7 phone support during your trip for peace of mind
Nordic Visitor has made it easy to start planning your Lapland break. Simply follow these steps:
1. Pick your favourite Nordic Visitor tour
2. Confirm your package
3. Check your confirmation email
4. Book your flights
5. Get ready for your trip
*The northern lights are a natural phenomenon so sightings cannot be guaranteed.
Why choose Nordic Visitor
Trusted local travel experts
Nordic Visitor was established in 2002 and has been creating unforgettable trips to Lapland since 2010. When you book a tour with us, you’ll have a personal Lapland travel expert to plan it all for you. They’ve explored the region extensively and will use their first-hand knowledge to design your itinerary.
You are in good hands
Should there be any unexpected weather or events during your tour, we’ve got you covered. Our team will handle any changes to your itinerary while keeping you safe and informed. Plus, you can reach us 24 hours a day on our helpline if something urgent comes up.
Customisable tour options
Nordic Visitor’s Lapland packages are flexible so you can tailor your tour to suit you. Upon request, you can add more activities to your itinerary, or upgrade your accommodation to glass igloos or ice hotels. If there’s anything else, like extending your trip, don’t hesitate to ask us.
Nordic Visitor is dedicated to the best service quality, and this is reflected year after year when TripAdvisor awards us with their Certificate of Excellence. We also take great pride in our customer feedback: 97% of our travellers say they would recommend us to friends and family.
Leave it to our regional travel team to take care of planning your Lapland tour for you. Your dedicated travel consultant will book your accommodation, activities, and any additional extras you’ve requested. You’ll have all the details in one place with a personal, comprehensive itinerary.
Full financial protection
With Nordic Visitor, you have peace of mind knowing your holiday arrangements with us are 100% financially protected. Your payments are safeguarded as we comply with European Union laws on Package Travel regulations. This guarantees you a refund in the unlikely event that the company experiences insolvency.
There’s nothing like a good sleep after a day of exploration, so one of our top priorities is providing the perfect home-from-home where you can recharge your batteries. We carry out regular inspections on hotels and guesthouses for all our tours. Rest easy knowing your accommodation is high quality.
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Your Santa Claus Village Highlights
So many enchanting wonders await you on a package holiday to Santa Claus Village. During your winter tour to Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland, you could…
- Enjoy a private meeting with Santa at his “North Pole” residence, Santa Claus Village
- Shop for souvenirs at handicraft stalls and tuck into hearty meals at the Christmas House
- Visit a traditional Sami reindeer farm and cross the Arctic Circle on a sleigh ride
- Hunt for the northern lights on an evening snowmobile or snowshoe excursion
- Take a moment to unwind and experience the local tradition of a Finnish sauna
- Glide through the snow by dog sledding or snowmobiling in pretty scenery
- Snuggle up in an ice room or glass igloo at the Arctic SnowHotel in Rovaniemi
- Spend the night at the SnowCastle, a fairytale ice fortress in Kemi
- Meet Arctic animals at the Ranua Wildlife Park, home to polar bears, lynx and moose
ADVICE ABOUT VISITING LAPLAND
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Northern Lights in Lapland
Lapland is an ideal place to see northern lights due to its location in the Arctic Circle
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE
Read on to discover the answers to frequently asked questions about visiting Santa Claus Village in Finnish Lapland. We hope this helps you with your queries, but if there’s anything else, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
Santa Claus Village is the official “North Pole” residence of Father Christmas. Here you can meet Santa Claus, go for fun outdoor activities in the snow, and soak up the jolly festive atmosphere. Best of all, you can celebrate Christmas all year round!
You’ll find Santa Claus Village just outside Rovaniemi in Lapland, Finland. Lapland itself is a region that covers the northern parts of both Finland and Sweden, and much of it is located within the Arctic Circle.
Santa Claus Village is just a few minutes’ drive from Rovaniemi’s town centre and international airport. This is why Rovaniemi is the most convenient place to base yourself for Finland Santa Claus Village tours.
Alternatively, you could stay in Kemi. This Finnish town is located on the shores of the Bothnian Bay and has an international airport. It would take you 1 hour 30 minutes to reach Santa Claus Village from here.
On a trip to Kemi, you’d get the chance to stay at the SnowCastle and ride a snowmobile over the frozen sea to the Sampo icebreaker ship. You could opt for the Arctic ice floating experience for a dip unlike any other.
There are so many fun things to do at Santa Claus Village in Lapland. Here are some of the top activities you can enjoy:
- Meet Father Christmas and his elves in their workshop
- Visit Mrs Claus at her Christmas Cottage
- Send a postcard from Santa’s main post office
- Head to the Snowmobile Park to zip through the forest
- See the adorable sled dogs at the Husky Park
- Savour hearty meals at Santa Claus Holiday Village
- Discover the reindeer farm and take a sleigh ride
- Shop for souvenirs at the handicraft stores
Find out more about what to do with this guide to activities in Santa Claus Village, Lapland.
Santa Claus Village is open all year long. This means you can celebrate Christmas every day of the year here! However, we recommend visiting between December and March, when you get the true winter wonderland experience.
If you’d like to be as close as possible to Santa Claus Village, the best place to stay is Rovaniemi. Here you have everything you need: an international airport, shops, restaurants, and more.
In Rovaniemi, you could either base yourself in the town centre, or in the scenic countryside just outside of it.
For the quintessential wintry experience, opt for a stay in a cosy cottage or log cabin. Imagine being snuggled up inside by the fireplace, with views of the snow-laden scenery outside your window.
Another option is to stay in Kemi. Come here for a Christmas or New Year’s break and enjoy festive activities, including a day trip to Santa Claus Village. The journey takes 1 hour 30 minutes each way.
How about spending the night in a room made of ice and snow? You can do just that at the Arctic SnowHotel in Rovaniemi and SnowCastle in Kemi.
These are two of the best ice hotels in Finland, where you can sleep in a frozen chamber. They also have glass igloos and villas if you’d prefer to have views of the stars (and northern lights, should they appear!).
Lapland is one of the top places in Europe to see the northern lights. The region is ideally situated within the Arctic Circle, which is where you have the best chance of seeing the aurora borealis most vividly.
Another thing to note is that Lapland lies within the “aurora zone” (or “northern lights belt”), located between 65-72°N. This means that Lapland experiences intense auroral frequency.
Take a look at these Lapland northern lights packages to start planning your aurora-hunting tour.
The best time to visit Lapland is in winter. Go between December and March to enjoy the stunning snowy landscapes. You’ll get to make the most of outdoor activities that you can only do at this time of year.
Although it snows in Lapland between October and April, it is a real winter wonderland from December to March. This is because the snow is thick, allowing you to go dog sledding, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing, to name a few.
What’s more, visiting Lapland in winter gives you the best opportunities to see the northern lights. At this time of year, the night skies are really dark, which means you can make out the colours of the aurora more clearly.
In summer, daylight hours are long and the night skies never get completely dark. This makes it too tricky to spot the aurora borealis because conditions are too bright.
For more information, discover the best time and place to see the northern lights in Finland on our experts’ blog. Or check out when to go by month:
We suggest you take a few days for your winter getaway to Lapland. A short break lasting less than a week, but more than a long weekend, is ideal.
Nordic Visitor’s Santa Claus Village tours range from 4 to 5 days. This gives you time to enjoy a variety of activities and soak up the magical atmosphere.
All of our tours are available to reserve online, so you can select your start dates here. Please bear in mind that some accommodation in Lapland, such as the Arctic SnowHotel, is in demand, so it’s best you book as soon as possible.
Another thing to note is that certain Lapland packages have set start dates. For example, if you opt for a Christmas tour or New Year’s package, you will begin your trip in the days leading up to 24 or 31 December.
Yes, you can add some personal customisations to your tour.
Although our travel experts created these itineraries to showcase the best attractions and activities, you can still make your experience even more special by adding extras. Personalise your trip with northern lights tours and upgrades to ice hotels or glass igloos.
To customise your trip, you can either book online and add optional extras during the booking steps, or contact your dedicated travel consultant. You could also request extra days in Lapland, and include more destinations such as Helsinki and Stockholm on your tour.
All you need to do is decide which Lapland holiday package is right for you, then contact your consultant about personalising it. We want you to have an incredible time in Lapland and we’re happy to tailor your tour where we can, so that you go home with unforgettable memories.
Wait until your Nordic Visitor holiday package is confirmed before you book your flights. This is because certain activities and accommodation (such as the Arctic SnowHotel) have limited spaces. That's why it’s best to have all your tickets and tours secured before you purchase flights.
Once you’ve received all of your itinerary information from your travel consultant, you’ll be able to book the most suitable flights for your trip. Do check flight times and dates beforehand, to see what’s available.
If you have any questions, you can always contact your travel consultant for advice.
You need to prepare for the cold weather if you’re travelling to Lapland in winter. Dress warmly and wear sensible walking shoes or boots with good grip.
When you pack for your Lapland tour and Santa Claus Village visit, we recommend that you bring plenty of cosy jumpers. Make sure you have winter accessories with you, like scarves, hats and gloves.
Outerwear is provided on outdoor excursions, but do bring an extra coat just in case you want another layer.
Here is a suggested packing list for your Lapland trip:
- Thick woollen socks
- Thermal base layers
- Warm woollen jumpers
- Waterproof trousers
- Snowproof jacket or coat
- Thin wool or fleece gloves (ideal as a base layer under snowmobile gloves)
- Thick gloves, scarf and hat
- Small rucksack
- Heat pads for hands and feet
- Power adaptors with two round prongs (Europlug Type C and F)
Learn more about what to bring in our Lapland packing guide.
Whether you’re ready to start planning your Lapland break or want to learn more about Santa Claus Village, get in touch. Our Scandinavian travel experts will be more than happy to help.
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