Santa Claus Village is a holiday village located 10 km outside of Rovaniemi, Finland. It is a perfect destination for families and those who still admire the Christmas spirit year by year. You can meet with the real Santa Claus, see reindeer and huskies, go on safaris, hunt for northern light and visit several different shops that offer crafts and souvenirs from Lapland.
Northern Lights, as they are called in the northern hemisphere, are one of the natural wonders of the world.
If you want to know more about where and when to see the northern lights in Lapland, what is the best way to hunt for aurora in Rovaniemi, or how to choose a northern lights tour in Lapland, here are answers to your questions.
Lapland is the best destination in Europe for observing northern lights and spending a special winter r vacation. If your time is limited and your number one priority is hunting for Aurora Borealis, you can head, for example, to Rovaniemi, Levi or Inari.
Lapland shows its unique face not in during the winter, but in summer as well. Midnight sun, sauna, reindeer, and the stunning Lappish nature. It is a perfect place to relax, explore the nature and observe wildlife in a special and fragile environment.
Check these must do and see attractions in summer in Lapland!
Rovaniemi is a typical winter destination (read our winter guide here), but summers are also unique with the white nights and the midnight sun. And don’t forget about the sauna! Lapland offers several unique places in summerto explore, and Rovaniemi is one of them.
Check these 10 summer activities in Rovaniemi which will make your visit special.
For a trip covering the whole of Finland, you will need at least two weeks. It is the minimum amount of time to cover such a huge country, the north-south extent of the country is 1100 km. This itinerary covers most of the best cities and several spectacular natural landmarks and national parks. If you prefer to spend extended time in Lapland, read this itinerary for a detailed trip on the north.
Do you want to see the highlights of Lapland on a 10-day road trip? Do you fancy exciting and interesting winter sports such as cross country skiing or snowshoeing? Are the Northern Lights on your bucket list? And overnight in an ice igloo? Lapland offers all of these, and reindeer, huskies, and Santa Claus too! Using our local expertise, we planned a dream Lapland holiday for you in 10 days. All you need is a car and start driving!
Check out this itinerary for the perfect winter vacation in the North or Finland!