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Last updated: 17 December, 2022

Just 5 minutes from Rovaniemi airport, 10 minutes to downtown Rovaniemi – and a two-minute walk to SantaPark (the lair of the real Santa Claus) – are the perfect place to stay for anyone travelling to see Santa with the kids.

The family-friendly chalets are clean, simple and functional enough. Some have kitchenettes and a private sauna. But you’re really staying here for the activities on offer.

During the holiday season, children’s activities such as crafts, baking and sledding are organised each day at the on-site Gingerbread Club. Staff can also help arrange reindeer, husky and snowmobile safaris, while boats, bikes and fishing equipment can be rented on site.

The Ounasvaara ski centre, 2km away, offers downhill runs, a tobogganing trail, a kids’ run, three ski jumps and over 60 miles of excellent cross-country paths.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Santa Claus Village

Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland, Finland[0.3 miles]

A small winter activity theme park, offering a mix of reindeer and husky sleigh rides, snowmobiling, ice slides and ice skating. There’s a reindeer farm and husky farm close by too.

Best for ages: 4+ | Free

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Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland, Finland[2 miles]

The ‘official’ home of Santa Claus and the place to meet Father Christmas in person. This miniature theme park, with rather elaborate Christmas grotto, is also home to several Santa-themed attractions.

Best for ages: 4+ | £35

Snowmobiling in Finnish Lapland

Lapland, Finland

Snowmobiling at up to 100km/h is the high-octane way to experience the Arctic wilderness, allowing you to cover huge distances and get a feel for just how remote and vast the area is. Options range from ‘try it out’ experiences lasting several hours, to multi-day camping-out adventures.

Best for ages: 15+ | £30

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Husky dog sledding in Finnish Lapland

Lapland, Finland

Traversing across the tundral plains and through boreal forests of Finnish Lapland’s gloriously unspoilt wilderness is special. Doing it on a sled pulled by husky dogs is thrillingly unforgettable. Tours range from several hours to several days; multi-day include the opportunity to harness, rig, feed and prep the pack.

Best for ages: 4+ | £30 | 1+ hour

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