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Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus' office
LocationRovaniemi, Finland
Coordinates66°32′36″N 25°50′51″E / 66.54333°N 25.84750°E / 66.54333; 25.84750
Opened18 November 1985

Santa Claus Village (Finnish: Joulupukin Pajakylä) is an amusement park in Rovaniemi in the Lapland region of Finland. It was opened in 1985.[1]

Location and transportation

Santa Claus Village is located about 8 kilometres (5 mi) northeast of Rovaniemi and about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from the Rovaniemi Airport.

The first original home of Santa Claus was Korvatunturi. In 1985, Rovaniemi was declared as an official hometown of Santa Claus.[2][3]


The Arctic circle line


The Santa Claus Park that is connected to the Santa Claus Village was in 2007 awarded by Topworld International and placed as the second best Travel Adventure in Finland. Since 2008, it still holds second position after Topworld invited travellers to vote for their own Top 10 list over adventures.


  1. ^ "Santa Claus' Village" (in Swedish). Uppslagsverket Finland. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Santa Claus and the magic of Christmas in Rovaniemi - Visit Rovaniemi". Visit Rovaniemi. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  3. ^ Shah, Shikha. "Revealed: Santa Claus' s 'official hometown' is Lapland capital Rovaniemi". The Economic Times. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  4. ^ Blackhurst, Rob (5 December 2013). "Who answers all the letters sent to Father Christmas?". The Telegraph. Retrieved 13 December 2023.
  5. ^ "Experience the Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, in Rovaniemi - Visit Rovaniemi". Visit Rovaniemi. Retrieved 28 December 2017.