Sant Claus lives here!

Santa Claus Village (FinnishJoulupukin Pajakylä) is an amusement park in Rovaniemi in the Lapland region of Finland. In 1985 Rovaniemi was declared as the official hometown of Santa Claus. Attractions include:

  • Arctic Circle: The Arctic Circle ostensibly cuts right through Santa Claus Village. A white line denoting the Arctic Circle (at its position in 1865) is painted across the park. The Arctic Circle is actually 700 meters to the north.
  • Santa’s House of Snowmobiles: A museum about the history and evolution of snowmobiles in the Arctic areas.
  • Santa Claus’s Office: A Santa Claus’s Office is located inside the main building of the Village, for visitors to take photographs and chat with Santa Claus.
  • Northern Lights: also known as Aurora Borealis. The Northern Lights are observed on around 150 nights in a year from mid-August till early April here.


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