Santa Claus & Arctic Circle
The most famous inhabitant of Rovaniemi is Father Christmas aka Santa Claus. Thousands of children from around the world send letters to Santa. These all arrive at the post office at Santa’s Village where his elves work hard to get all letters and wishes to Santa. You can also meet Santa himself daily at Santa’s Village and have your picture taken with Mr. Christmas himself!
Santa Claus Village is situated right on the Arctic Circle about 15 min drive from the centre of Rovaniemi and is open dialy.
For more information check: http://www.santaclausvillage.info/
Santa Claus also has his own themepark, Santa Park. Santa Park is an exciting fantasy world built inside a series of underground caves with the cosy feeling of Christmas. The elves are doing their chores and the smell of gingerbread fills the air. Santa Park offers a wide variety of sights and activities for the whole family.
For more information check: http://www.santapark.fi/
Decades of snowmobile treasures under one roof
Santa’s House of Snowmobiles is a comprehensive snowmobile and cultural experience for the whole family. The exhibition offers not only information on snowmobiles and their technology, but also provides a narrative and visual overview of Arctic life beginning in the 1960s.
The exhibition theme is changed each year. The theme for the first year is “Five Decades of Snowmobiling”, which presents both the technological evolution of snowmobiles and changes in their uses in the Arctic environment.
The permanent exhibition includes all snowmobile makes as well as the necessary snowmobiling clothing, articles and equipment.
Come take a guess as to which snowmobile is Santa's favourite or admire a Harley-Davidson snowmobile from the 1970s.
Located at Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi. http://www.houseofsnowmobiles.fi/en/