Who is Santa Claus?


Santa Claus as known by many is a legendary figure for kindness, goodness and gift giving. He is known all around the world and loved most by children as they wait for him on Christmas time to judge their good deeds and send them gifts if they have been good.

Sadly, as children grow they begin to wonder if Santa is really a true character or just a product of imagination. If you have been thinking if Santa is true, the answer is YES, Santa is a true character.

The story of Santa Claus goes back several hundreds of years in Finland. In a small village up in the north of Finland people visit in the home of Santa called the Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland. It is open all year round so you can surely meet Santa there. There are certain activities to enjoy for children, young and adults. Santa can also be reached by post at the following address:

Santa Claus, Santa Claus’s Main Post Office, 96930 Napapiiri, Finland.


From December to February, Rovaniemi, Lapland has more activities to offer to visitors such as:

  • Sleigh ride
  • Snowmobile ride
  • Northern Lights gazing
  • Experience Snow restaurant
  • Safari with huskies
  • Excursions
  • Ice skating

Santa Claus Village is situated 8 km north of Rovaniemi towards Ivalo along highway 4. You can also easily reach the Arctic Circle by local bus from within Finland.

Find out more about travelling from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by bus.

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