Far up in the North of Finland, in the heart of Arctic magic where winters are crisp and cold lives one of the world’s most well-known citizens – Santa Claus. With his flowing white beard, iconic red suit, and a troop of little helpers, he might be a mysterious fellow to many. However, fear not, a journey to Finnish Lapland presents a unique experience to meet him in person and pose all your burning questions! Understandably, encountering someone this famous might leave you feeling awe-struck, but rest assured: Santa is a genuinely kind spirit, thrilled to meet you just as you are!
Finland – Santa’s Home
Forget the North Pole! While he insists that he has flown over the North Pole many times, Santa Claus – or joulupukki as he is called in Finland – in fact he calls mysterious Korvatunturi (“Ear Fell”) up north in Finnish Lapland home. Rumor has it that his cozy log house is open to all forest animals and gnomes, and his favorite place to relax is in his armchair in front of the fireplace. If you want to meet him, though, head to his official office instead!
Meet Santa at his office all year round
Up in the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi, Santa has his official office where you can meet him in person all year round! His office is open every day and welcomes children and adults alike. Bring all your questions, soak up the magical atmosphere, and enjoy your time with Santa!
Send a letter to him at his post office in Rovaniemi
Did you know that you can also send Santa a letter at his personal post office In Rovaniemi? He has already received thousands from children in 199 countries, so make sure to send yours before the start of the next Christmas season! Address it to:
Santa Claus’s Main Post Office
Experience other Santa and Christmas-related activities in Rovaniemi
A visit to Santa in Rovaniemi isn’t just a meet-and-greet! You also get the chance to experience many other Santa and Christmas-themed activities and journeys that will surely lift your Christmas spirits! From joining a snowmobiling safari to exploring the city of Rovaniemi or spending time with Santa’s reindeer, boredom is simply out of the question!
Meet Rudolph & Co in Lapland
While Rudolph and his reindeer friends may make an appearance at Santa’s office, be prepared to encounter their furry counterparts all around Lapland. Fun fact: In Lapland, the number of reindeer is roughly equal to the number of people, making the magic of bumping into them in open nature quite likely. Keep your eyes open and enjoy the magic of the North!