Santa's Village and Arctic Animals Adventure

Santa's Village and Arctic Animals Adventure

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Want A Suggestion? Santa + Husky + Reindeers = Super Adventure!


What would you do if you wanted to experience an ultimate winter adventure? Well, of course, you would visit Santa's village and try husky and reindeer sleigh rides!


✔️ Meet Santa Claus

✔️ Enjoy the beauty of Lappish nature

✔️ Lappish countryside

✔️ No special skills required

✔️ Small group experience

✔️ The tour is family friendly


01.12 - 01.04


~ 4,5 hours


~ 09:30

Pickup & Drop off


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What would you do if you wanted to experience an ultimate winter adventure? Well, of course, you would visit Santa's village and try husky and reindeer sleigh rides!

Join us for a Santa's village guided tour meet Santa and let loose on a husky and reindeer sleigh ride! This all happens at our unique Santa Village and Animal Safari tour.

Tour starts with a hotel pickup and a ride to Santa Claus Village. In the village, you can visit the Elves’ Post Office and send greetings to a friend using the official Arctic Circle stamp. The Elves’ Post Office is an official part of Finland's national post service, so your friends will indeed receive the letter from the Arctic Circle. After the visit to Posti, we will take you for a ceremonial Arctic Circle crossing. This is considered to be a special place, where there's no stress and no bad vibes, so the legends say that one who crosses the Arctic Circle will have a lifetime of joy. That's why you will get a certificate of crossing - as a reminder of this magical place.

We assume you have some things to say to the Santa Claus, so we're going to take you to the Santa's office to meet the man in red himself!  Have your camera ready and take a selfie with Santa after you tell him your Christmas wishes. There will be plenty of time to check out other facilities, grab a coffee and to get a present from a gift shop before we head on to our next stop - reindeer sleigh ride!

Get ready for a short, but sweet 500m reindeer ride with a professional reindeer musher. Reindeer are quite busy year-round, helping Santa deliver all those gifts, and we will be lucky to catch them on their break from flying. Riding a reindeer sleigh in the middle of Arctic circle is an extraordinary experience, and we are thrilled to have you with us during this adventure.

After a 300m walk, the safari continues to the Huskey Park where you will have a chance to meet the dogs and see them playing in a snowy field. After a safety briefing, we will endeavor on our 2km long sleigh ride. Huskies love sleighs, and they love to run, so they will be happy to take you on a snowy ride through icy Lappish landscapes.If you want to experience the ultimate winter magic, then this Santa and Animal safari tour is just for you!


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✔️ Arctic Circle crossing certificate

✔️ A visit to Elve's Post Office

✔️ Guaranteed meeting with Santa Claus

✔️ Guided Santa Village tour

✔️ Informative talks

✔️ Safety and driving instructions

✔️ Entrance tickets

✔️ Husky safari 2km & guided tour on the kennel

✔️ Self-driving reindeer safari 500m (if there's snow)

✔️ Professional English speaking guide

✔️ Hotel pickup & drop off

What to bring

⚡ Wishes to Santa Claus

⚡ Seasonal outdoor clothing

⚡ Camera and drinking water

Not included

❌ Photo with Santa

Please Note

  • At least 2 people are required for this product to take place
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions
  • Maximum group size is 24 person
  • Tours include a pick up & drop off transfer from your accommodation in the area of central Rovaniemi. Time for meeting point and place will be confirmed upon the reservation.
  • Missing the pick-up does not entitle you to a refund of the price paid for the services. You are responsible to be ready for pick up at the assigned pick up point from the start of the pick up time in order to not miss our guides when they arrive to pick you up
  • Nordic Adventures reserves the right to make alterations to the programs, price, duration or form of transportation without prior warning. This is also applied  to changes in programs due to weather conditions

Cancellation terms 

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  • More than 3 days notice – full refund, 25€ cancellation fee will be charged.
  • Less than 3 days or no show notice – no refund.

Frequently asked questions 

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- When is a booking for a tour with Nordic Adventures confirmed?


A booking is confirmed when you receive a confirmation email. If you think you have made a booking and have not received an email confirmation, please send us an e-mail with an inquiry through our contact form, and we will figure this out together.


- How do i pay for a tour with Nordic Adventures?


You can pay through the internet, through our website. This is by far the easiest, safest and fastest way to reserve and pay for your adventure. You will receive a voucher as a confirmation via e-mail which you will need to bring with you for your trip. You will always get a voucher by email: REMEMBER TO PRINT IT OUT AND BRING IT ALONG OR MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAN SHOW IT ON YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICE!


- Snow goggles necessary or not?


We do not provide snow goggles during our tours as we do not recommend using them. Personally we prefer to have our vision unimpaired. Goggles tend to fog up, limit visibility and cause unnecessary driving accidents with unexprienced dog drivers. If you really do want to use goggles please bring your own then.


- Do i have to book in advance?


There are a few different ways you can book our trips. First of all, you can book almost all our trips right here on our website. There is a booking window on each tour page and we do recommend that you book and pay for your trip there, preferably in good time as we keep our groups small and some tours tend to sell out.

If the trip you would like to book is not bookable online, you can call or email our office directly, the phone number is +358 40 744 2567. Another way is to send us an e-mail with an inquiry through our contact form. What we need to have is your name, how many people are in your party, where you are staying, a way of contacting you either an e-mail or a phone number and what tour you are trying to book.


- How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Nordic Adventures?


This is a nice question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated in the voucher. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide. Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.


- How to dress right and feel comfortable in Winter?


1. Start with thermal underwear and warm socks.

2. If it’s really cold, –20 or below, wear an additional fleece layer on top of your thermals. Another pair of socks, preferably woolly or thermal, will keep your feet warm.

3. Wear pants with thermal lining. Don’t underestimate the importance of a neck warmer or a scarf. Slip into your winter boots and do them up well.

4. Almost done! Throw on your winter jacket, put on a warm hat and thermal gloves. Don’t forget to tuck your gloves into your sleeves and zip your jacket ALL the way up

Nordic Adventures is happy to tell you where you can rent costumes if there is such a need!


- Do you provide transportation to your adventures?


Most of our tours (please see specifications under each tour) include transfers from accommodation in Rovaniemi city area. It is included in the adventure price.

The pick up is usually 5-20 min before the start of the safari (time in your voucher). Transportation back is immediately after the end of the safari.

We try to provide exact pickup time one day before the start of the tour by email or text message/whats-app, which is why it is important that you provide your valid email and phone number when booking a tour.

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Fun Husky Ride

February 20, 2023


The guide was helpful and gave us an overview of the the areas. The overall experience was wonderful. We especially enjoyed the Husky safari and the informative conversion about Huskies.

Fantastic day for kids

January 9, 2023


I went with 2 kids that still believe in Santa and they were over the moon. To me it was all a bit cheesy, and has a feeling of amusement park, but seeing them so excited was more than enough to make it worth it. They particularly liked the snowmobile, which is not included, but you can go during the free time.Our guide knew what he was doing, so he made sure we went first to the places that get busiest and we managed to avoid all the queues. I can imagine that if he hadn't done that we'd have to wait 30/40 min in each place and the trip would have been a disaster, so really happy with him.


December 23, 2022


Tour guides were excellent. We all thoroughly enjoy our adventure. Highly recommend this company. Highlight of our trip.

Guided tour in Santa claus village

December 22, 2022


We were picked up by the lovely Alex and Pedro, we were guided all day and were able to skip long ques too. It was a fantastic day and would highly recomend them.

Awesome tour

December 12, 2022


Alex was a great guide and the visit was very well organised and very enjoyable, we had a great time without queuing.

Amazing experience and well organised!

January 26, 2022


We are so pleased we booked with Nordic Adventures and had Alex as our guide. Excellent communication before hand and on time pick up and flexible on the day to timings. We were first in to see Santa and had the place almost to ourselves! Brilliant to be able to get to the front of the queue (especially as it was so cold!) and Alex was a great guide with information. Well worth booking this tour!

Huskies and Reindeers for a Solo Traveler!

December 20, 2021


Alex did a fantastic job touring the group around Santa Claus village and the huskies and the reindeers. I am a solo traveler, and there were three other families. Alex helped entertain me and make sure I was taken care of, so I greatly appreciate him for enhancing my experience. Thank you! I would definitely book with Alex and this company again!

Reindeer/Husky ride

January 25, 2020


This tour company does a good job picking you up on time and accommodating where needed. We did the reindeer/husky rides, enjoyed snacks/drinks, warm fires and learning more about these animals. Of course we got to feed/pet these animals as much as we wanted. Lots of fun, we would definitely recommend this company when booking a tour.

Four friends trip!

January 15, 2020


I would recommend this tour as it will save you a bit of time (rather than doing it DIY, one by one). It is do-able the three activities in one day in santa village becauseeverything is walking distance in there, but if you want to know more infos and trivias, and save time on searching the places where to do activities, and queuing to buy the tickets then i would recommend you to book this one. It includes everything and the guide will answet yout questions. Thanks to our guide Alex, we manage to do everything we want to do in 1 day. We didnt have to line to buy tickets in that cold weather. The trivias and his shop recommendations are interesting and useful!


January 14, 2020


We had a brilliant day out with a very informative guide. Collected from our apartment and taken to feed the reindeer, we had a sleigh ride followed by a hot drink. Moved on to visit the Huskies,they were wonderful to see, the ride was brilliant. Met Santa and had lots of information throughout from our guide :)


January 12, 2020


The tour itself was soo worth it. We got to ride in a husky carriage (I advise 5km distance), had a tour in the husky farm, got to pet beautiful huskies, sent letters from Santa’s Post Office, see Santa himself, rode in a reindeer carriage, and had an adventure on snowmobile, and entered the ARCTIC!!! Everything from 10:30 till 16:00. I wish we could spend more time in Santa’s Village but everything closed at 17:00.
Alex was a very very helpful and polite person. He was kind enough to arrange additional things that we wanted to add to the tour today! He was very understanding too. Also, he told us about the live video-cam that was installed right where you enter Arctic Circle. He helped us bu taking a lot of our pictures too!!

Great experience

December 21, 2019


Great visit and informations about Rovaniemi, christmas anda costumes. The time was good and activities were great.

A fun day for the whole family

December 17, 2019


We had a fun day with Alex our tour guide. He came and pick us up directly at the hotel and he stayed with us all day. We got to see Santa Claus and Alex brought us at the perfect time so we didn't have to wait long, exhausting queues. He then brought us to see the huskies and do a ride with them and finally a ride with the reindeers. By being with him we basically didn't do any queue at all. Which is great with young kids. Thank you very much Alex!

Beautiful tour

December 8, 2019


It was a funny tour. At the reindeer farm we fed the reindeer and we did a reindeer sled ride; after that we went to husky breeding where we did mini-tour in the forest with the huskies' sled.In both places we had an interesting explanation about the life of animals from the musher and the farmer.Alex, the tour guide, is amazing! He explained us about every experiences, especially at the Santa Claus Village and also he talked about life style of finnish. I suggest this tour with Alex, because he's a really lovely and polite guy!!!

Great to do once.

November 20, 2019


The scenery was beautiful and Santa was great. Wish I would have gone at night rather than during the day because it is all lit up at night. Tour guide was great-helped us find a reindeer hide to purchase which was cheaper there than at our hotel... The reindeer sled ride was great.

Поездка к Санта Клаусу

January 15, 2019


Впервые повезли ребенка к Санте. Выбрали для этого наименее загруженный период января. Пробыли в Финляндии 3 дня, из которых 1 - поездка в деревню Санты и Санта-парк. Помня свой положительный опыт посещения Диснейленда с услугой ВИП-обсуживания, заказали у своего турагента подобную услугу. И вот хочу поделиться со всеми этим своим опытом и эмоциями.
Встречал в аэропорту нас Александр. К несчастью нашему багаж не прилетел (остался в Хельсинки). А в нем письмо ребенка для Санты (которое Санта должен продемонстрировать ребенку), подарок ребенку от Санты, костюм гномика, в котором сын хотел порадовать Санту, не считая всего очень нужного для быта и т.д. Багаж в системе нашли и обещали утром следующего дня привезти в отель. Время прибытия нашего багажа приходилось на 30-40 минут позже запланированой встречи с Сантой. Не стану писать свои расстроенные чувства по этому поводу, и так ясно - везли ребенка на один день, с неудобной стыковкой рейсов и все коту под хвост. Но!!!! Александр сотворил чудо, он лично утром следующего дня поехал и встретил наш багаж, привез оперативно в отель, перенес встречу с Сантой на позже - и день мы провели как в сказке.
Сопровождающим гидом у нас на целый день был Алексей - очень добрый, отзывчивый на любые просьбы человек. По дороге из отеля в деревню был очень познавательный рассказ о жизни в Финляндии, ее тонкостях, о природе. Услышанное о финских оленях впечатлило даже ребенка.
В отзывах все рекомендуют отвести на знакомство с Сантой и посещение Санта-парка несколько дней. Я скажу вам так, не слушайте! Если ВИП-обслуживание вы закажите у Nordic Adventures (Rovaniemi), то как и мы потратите на эти два места не более 5-6 часов. Мы за это время обошли все, что можно. Нигде ни минуты не ожидали. Пообедали без спешки. Ничего не пропустили и получили невероятные впечатления!
Более того, благодаря Алексею, нашли свою потеряшку (в Санта-парке ребенок забыл игрушку, пришлось возвращаться из деревни).
Вообщем вышли мы из отеля в 10:20 и вернулись в него в 16:25 со всеми возможными сертификатами, сувенирами, фотографиями и т.д.
Если вы дорожите своим временем, если хотите чтобы ребенок поверил или укрепился в своей вере в Санту, я рекомендую вам услуги Александра и Алексея. Это того стоит на 100%.
Спасибо за прекрасный отдых!

Un día inolvidable

November 20, 2018


Gracias a nordic unique travel por el trato que tuvieron con nosotros, en especial a Miguel y Jaime, buenos guías y en español que maravilla!!! Experiencia inolvidable!!