ROVANIEMI - the Capital of Finnish Lapland, is located on the Arctic Circle and it is the official hometown of Santa Claus. Rovaniemi forms a unique combination of town services and surrounding Lappish nature. The main attractions in Rovaniemi are the Arctic Circle, Santa Claus, Santa Claus Village, Santapark, Ounasvaara Sports and Skiing Centre, science centres Arktikum and Pilke and Korundi – House of Culture.
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The main building of Santa Claus Holiday Village (also called “Christmas House”) hosts a unique Christmas-theme exhibition and a photography service with Santa Claus.
The exhibition includes two fascinating exhibits covering around 400 m²:
Finnish Christmas, Christmas traditions and Lapland’s Santa Claus, “Joulupukki”;
Most recognized Christmas traditions around the World.
The exhibition covers today’s Christmas customs as well as centuries-old Finnish and foreign Christmas traditions. The permanent exhibit includes also fascinating Christmas videos.
At Christmas House you also have the opportunity to meet Santa Claus, and can create a lasting memory of the meeting with a high quality photograph.
You will also get certificates from Santa Claus – Certificate of meeting Santa Claus at the Arctic Circle and Santa’s niceness certificate.