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Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari into the Arctic Circle Forest

1. Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari into the Arctic Circle Forest

This snowmobile safari gives you a chance to ride your own snowmobile on the forest trails through the Arctic Circle area. You will enjoy the beautiful wintery scenery, during the way we will make several stops to admire snowy nature. 2 adults ride on one snowmobile, single riding supplement for extra charge. The tour is suitable for anyone interested to experience snowmobile riding. Children are traveling in the sledge pulled by the guides snowmobile. The driver of a snowmobile has to be at least 15 years old and hold a valid driver license – A1, T, A or B category (please check that it is valid in Finland!) Snowmobile safaris start and end at the Wild Nordic safari centre located opposite the Santa Claus Village. You can skip return transfer and continue your visit to Santa. The riding time on snowmobiles is approximately 1 hour and 30-40 minutes.

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Rovaniemi: Santa Claus Village and Arctic Circle

2. Rovaniemi: Santa Claus Village and Arctic Circle

Depart after 10:00 AM and visit Santa Claus in his main office in Lapland. Discover a place where it is Christmas all year round. Have a private meeting with Santa Claus, and then send greetings to all your friends from Santa's Post Office.  Also, the Arctic Circle cuts right through Santa Claus's Village. A white line denoting the Arctic Circle, at its position in 1865, is painted across the park. You will officially enter the Arctic area when you cross the line. The line is a very popular photo spot for all visitors. Cross the circle and get an Arctic Circle certificate. Have the opportunity to taste the traditional Christmas buffet with lunch at Santa's place.

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Northern Lights Sledge Ride Pulled by Snowmobile

3. Northern Lights Sledge Ride Pulled by Snowmobile

This Northern Lights Snowmobile Sledge adventure departs from Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi, and offers you an exciting chase for the Northern Lights. You will be taken into different areas by your guide-driver, who will make sure to find the best locations to view the Northern Lights. This region of the Arctic Circle offers some of the highest levels of Northern Lights activity on Earth. Along the way, you will also get to enjoy the breathtaking Lapland landscapes and magical snowy fields. If you are lucky and the sky is clear, you might see the flaming Northern Lights dancing in the sky as you experience the tranquility of the Arctic night.

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Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari to the Wilderness with Lunch

4. Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari to the Wilderness with Lunch

There will be a longer break while you reach the Arctic Circle Wilderness Resort – a traditional lumberjack house nestled by the river of Raudanjoki. Surrounded by beautiful rapids, lush shoreline forest and pristine nature, you can walk around in the Lodge area, visit the river island and admire frozen rapids.  Delicious hot soup lunch will be prepared and eaten by a campfire to fill you up with warmth and extra energy. The snowmobile safari will continue after the lunch break as you ride back towards Rovaniemi. 2 adults ride on one snowmobile, single riding supplement for extra charge. Please note you will stay outdoors for minimum 5 hours and have long snowmobile ride.  Snowmobile safaris start and end in the Wild Nordic office located at the Santa Claus Village. You can skip return transfer and continue your visit to Santa. 2 adults ride on one snowmobile, single riding supplement for extra charge. The tour is suitable for anyone interested to experience snowmobile riding. Children are traveling in the sledge pulled by the guides snowmobile. The driver of a snowmobile has to be at least 15 years old and hold a valid driver license – A1, T, A or B category (please check that it is valid in Finland!)

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Rovaniemi: Snowmobile to Reindeer, Husky Farm, Santa Village

5. Rovaniemi: Snowmobile to Reindeer, Husky Farm, Santa Village

Start with pickup from your hotel in Rovaniemi. Then hop on your snowmobile and first go directly to the Reindeer Farm. Admire these graceful animals and enjoy a short sleigh ride with them. Next, make your way to the Husky Farm where you will interact with these beautiful, loyal, and energetic companions. Learn more about the history of these working dogs, and be pulled on a short sledge ride to see them in action! Once you are back from the farm visits, enjoy some free time to explore the Santa Claus Village. Experience the festive atmosphere, cross the Arctic Circle, meet Santa Claus. Visit the Post Office on-site and do some gift shopping, before being returned to your hotel.

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Rovaniemi: Snowman World Entrance Ticket

6. Rovaniemi: Snowman World Entrance Ticket

Visit the world of snow and ice right at the heart of Santa Clause Village in Lapland, Finland. Enjoy the many outdoor snow activities offered here. Go ice skating, slide down the ice hill on a tube, or ride the Lappish sleigh-go-round. Visit the Ice Bar for some refreshments or head to the Ice Restaurant to enjoy a meal made from local ingredients. Both spaces are made entirely of snow and ice and decorated with artistic ice sculptures.

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Rovaniemi: Husky Park and Reindeer Farm Combo by Minibus

7. Rovaniemi: Husky Park and Reindeer Farm Combo by Minibus

Get up close and personal with Lapland's cutest residents on this all-encompassing tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to an authentic reindeer farm. Here, meet the reindeer and get the chance to cuddle, feed and take photos with them. Afterward, enjoy a 500-meter sleigh ride and receive a professional reindeer driver's license that Santa himself would be proud of.  Later, head to a traditional Finnish cottage to warm up with some warm tea or coffee and biscuits. Next, it's time to meet the huskies. Head to a traditional husky kennel where you can meet over 100 huskies and learn all about their life in the Arctic region. You will also be able to take a 500-meter husky-drawn sleigh ride.  Finish your tour at the Santa Claus Village. Here, enjoy some free time to meet St. Nick and write some postcards to your family and friends from Santa's post office. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of the day.

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Rovaniemi: Easy Snowmobile Safari

8. Rovaniemi: Easy Snowmobile Safari

Ride your own snowmobile in the countryside around the Arctic Circle. Enjoy the beautiful wintry forest scenery and take photos during the short stops made during the ride. Two adults ride on one snowmobile, and a single riding supplement is available at additional charge. The tour is suitable for everyone, even those who have never driven a snowmobile before. This is also a perfect activity for families with children, with children traveling in a sled pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. Snowmobile safaris start and end in Santa Claus Village. The duration of the program is one hour, and the actual riding time on the snowmobile is around 30-40 minutes.

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Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Hunt and Arctic Circle

9. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Hunt and Arctic Circle

Experience an exciting chase for the Northern Lights on this 3-hour adventure tour including transfers between the different spotting locations. After a pickup from your accommodation, embark on your Northern Lights discovery tour starting from Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi. You will be taken into different areas by your guide-driver, who will make sure to find the best locations to view the Northern Lights. This region of the Arctic Circle offers some of the highest levels of Northern Lights activity on Earth. Along the way, you will also get to enjoy the breathtaking Lapland landscapes and magical snowy fields. If you are lucky and the sky is clear, you might see the flaming Northern Lights dancing in the sky as you experience the tranquility of the Arctic night.

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Rovaniemi: Reindeer, Huskies & Santa Claus Village

10. Rovaniemi: Reindeer, Huskies & Santa Claus Village

Following your hotel pickup, you will be guided to the Arctic Circle area, where after entering you will enjoy a day out with your family, friends, and others. At the reindeer farm you will have the opportunity to meet the reindeer, feed them, and also cuddle them. You will also be able to listen to stories about reindeer herding, and can drive yourself in a sled for 500 meters. The reindeer herder will offer you a reindeer driver’s license as memorandum, after which it will be time to take your next trip to the husky farm. Once having arrived there, you will meet with the adorable local huskies. After a short introduction about their lifestyle, you will experience a 2-kilometer sled ride through the Arctic forests, an unforgettable experience for all visitors who come to Lapland. Finally, you will visit the Santa Claus Village, where you will have the opportunity to meet Santa, cross the Arctic Circle, and enjoy the Christmas spirit. You will also have time for some gift shopping, and can send a Christmas letter from Santa's post office. At the conclusion of your tour, your guide will drop you off at your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Santa Claus Village

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 634 reviews

We had an amazing time on the family snowmobile session, guides were brilliant with the kids (Niko) they loved the mini snowmobile sessions - even my 4 year old nailed it. Must say if we came back again we would book all our excursions with Wild Nordic - thank you

Knowledgeable guides but it's best to ask them questions to get information. Also, a cellphone camera is a must! The naked eye doesn't pick up the lights well. Neither do expensive cameras. for some reasons, cell cameras are the best.

Unforgettable experience, good guide (Igansi), good motorcycles and unforgettable day. Pity of the cloudy day to see the auroras, everything and that it was intuited, but it is worth it.

It was amazing! All the activity was just an awesome experience, I just wish that the husky ride was a bit longer.

Without a doubt one if the best days out EVER! Worth every penny. It was all fantastic and so were the staff