Christmas Magic in Santa's Lapland

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 Kovatunturi Fell, which is located in eastern Lapland, near Savukoski. This is a remote and isolated forest region inside the Urho Kekkonen National Park. Therefore, a more convenient central Lapland city Rovaniemi has now become his official hometown, where he welcomes guests to his magical world at the Santa Claus Village. However, Santa has many helpers that can visit families around Finnish Lapland.

Can you visit Santa in Lapland after Christmas?

Sure can - Santa is ready for a hug and a chat anytime of the year in Rovaniemi. Visiting Santa Claus at Santa Claus Village just before Christmas when he is getting presents ready for delivery is an exciting time whilst visiting after the rush of Christmas is far more relaxed and low key.

There is now a chance to visit Mrs Claus as well in her new house in Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi during winter. Bake some cookies and enjoy her homeliness..

A taste of Lapland

The Northern region of Finland has many opportunities to show your children Santa’s magic. At 50 Degrees North, we take pride in showing you the authentic Lapland away from the crowds. You can enjoy the excitement of local winter activities and Lappish traditions. Several of our trips include meeting Santa in private family visits to your lodges. We also have small escorted group tours that meet Santa in his private cabin in the Finnish wilderness. The children get to ride a reindeer sled up to Santa's cabin door and have a private 15 minute chat with Santa, reading their letters and getting a small gift.

See our complete range of Santa holidays.

On our Christmas trips, you will also have the opportunity to engage in various Santa activities such as reindeer sleigh rides and feeding reindeers with Santa.

Older children will enjoy snowmobiling in the Finnish forests and husky sled rides. Younger children will ride on the back of snowmobiles or in a pulled sled with other children.


Northern Lights on your Christmas Lapland tour

Nature permitting, you may also be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), specific tours focusing on searching for the Northern Lights are also available with 50 Degrees North.

During the Christmas period, the chances of experiencing the Northern lights are quite high as they light the sky on average 1 out of 3 nights in this region above the Arctic Circle.

We have a different array of accommodation options, whether you want to be in the hustle and bustle or secluded. We can also combine a Lapland stay with some time in a capital city to do some Christmas shopping or post Christmas for a spectacular New Years Eve celebration.

You can enjoy a white Christmas holiday with a wide variety of family fun activities. As well as more adventurous outside options, you can cosy up by the fireplace and play games, build snowmen and make angels in the snow or simply indulge in the pure relaxation of spa and sauna packages. Indulge in a true Finnish custom, the Sauna, for pure relaxation and wellbeing.

Embark on a journey to unveil Santa's secrets - Ho ho ho

Contact us at 50 Degrees North and let us create your dream White Christmas holiday.

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