Santa Claus Tours in Rovaniemi Finland 2023
This year, consider our tours for a magical White Christmas holiday in Finland. Fully private tours including winter activities can be arranged.
What better way to experience Christmas than with the big cheerful bearded man in a red suit and his elves? Santa Claus resides in Finland near the Arctic Circle. Santa’s original home is on Korvantunturi Fell, where you can still experience the Christmas charm, but Rovaniemi has now become his official hometown, where he welcomes guests to his magical world.
Rovaniemi is the provincial centre of Lapland, located right on the Arctic Circle. The town lies at the confluence of the rivers Ounas and Kemi, and is a historical meeting point for trade, people and cultures of the north. With approximately 60,000 inhabitants, it is the 15th biggest town in Finland.
Rovaniemi is a gateway town to many smaller Finnish villages and towns in Northern Lapland. Many smaller resorts and Christmas hotels outside of Rovaniemi offer easy, quick transfers to their properties from the airport. They can also drop you off to the main Christmas areas of Rovaneimi for a visit and tour. Each resort offers Santa programs at Christmas and our Finnish Specialists can assist with which program will suit your family best.
We offer several private tours based around Rovaniemi. Our Polar Bears & Santa in Lapland tour stays at the Ranua Wildlife Park and is recommended for the families who enjoy animal experiences as well as the peace & quiet of a small village situated outside of Rovaniemi. Spacious apartments offer private cooking and living facilities for easy living with young children on top of the meal's included at the resort's restaurant.
Extended families love the Christmas at the Arctic Treehotel with independent hotel rooms overlooking the forest outside of Rovaniemi. Grandparents, grandkids and parents can all have their own space and come together for family winter outdoor activities and meals. The lobby and restaurant is spacious with snowy winter views across the forest.
For a quieter, more exclusive White Christmas holiday on Rovaniemi's doorstep, we have a tour staying at the boutique hotel Beana Laponia, Christmas Wilderness Hideaway in Finland. Beana Laponia is a secluded hotel in the heart of Finnish Lapland, designed for adults only. Surrounded by a mesmerising snowy landscape, the Beana Laponia offers a wilderness hideaway with an abundance of winter activities on its doorstep.
If you are looking for something fully private and secluded, we have a new tour staying at a tiny resort close to Rovaniemi. Christmas at Sunday Morning Resort is a retreat offering access to unbelievable Arctic experiences and Northern Lights opportunities. Despite being just 90 minutes from Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland and also the nearest airport, the resort is located away from light pollution on the shores of Lake Pyhä – making it the perfect place for hunting the Aurora Borealis. With its lakeside and forest surroundings, the resort is aptly named to reflect the atmosphere here - every day is like a tranquil Sunday morning and you’ll feel the serenity as soon as you arrive.
This tiny Lapland resort has rooms for only 28 guests - 4 double rooms within the lodge and 4 cabins with lofts for younger members of our family. Children (6+) will be delighted by a private visit with a traditional Finnish Santa Claus after they have enjoyed the white snowy peaceful forest on a reindeer safari.
If you are interested in an escorted Christmas tour, we have several running this Christmas 2023 with one of our Scandinavian staff members accompanying the group. See our Lapland Christmas Magic tour, departure confirmed for December 24 2023.
Private Lodge accommodation on our Lapland Christmas Magic Tour
We can also arrange a tour with ALL PRIVATE winter activities, lodging and Santa visits.