Rovaniemi – A Winter Wonderland – Official Hometown of Santa Claus

Rovaniemi was listed as one of the top christmas destinations in not but three separate tourism articles published recently: in Forbes, Readers Digest  and in the Asia Tatler.  It’s not hard to see why, Rovaniemi is branded as “The Official Hometown of Santa Claus”, and with both Santa Claus Village and the underground fantasy land of Santa Park located close by, it’s a claim impossible to refute. This christmas season promises to be a busy one in Rovaniemi, but there is plenty more to see and do here, as you can see from our introduction to Rovaniemi Tourism and Travel.

The Rovaniemi Winter Pass 2012 – Valid from February 1st to April 15th.

Some of the most popular attractions in Rovaniemi have been gathered into the perfect family package in 2012. The Rovaniemi Winter Pass costs less than 120€ and entitles the family (2 adults and unlimited children from the same family) to five different experiences in Lapland. These include skiing or snowboarding, swimming and saunas in a spa, encounters with arctic animals in a wildlife park, entry to the impressive Arktikum science, culture and history centre, and of course a meeting with Santa Claus in his village where he’ll have a gift for the whole family!

Arctic Snow Hotel | photo © MEK Finnish Tourist Board
Arctic Snow Hotel | photo © MEK Finnish Tourist Board

The Rovaniemi Winter Pass also gives the holder a discounted rate in 10 hotels and holiday villages: from 179€ / 2 night / family – price includes hotel accommodation (2 adults and 1-2 children) in a double room with extra bed for children, use of the sauna in the evening, sumptuous buffet breakfast. Families can choose from the following accommodations: CityHotel, Hotel Aakenus, Hotel Santa Claus, Lapland Hotel Sky Ounasvaara, Ounasvaaran Pirtit Cottages, Hotel Pohjanhovi, Santa Claus Holiday Village Cabins, Sport Hotel, Scandic Hotel Rovaniemi or Sokos Hotel Vaakuna.

For details of this offer visit the official page for the Rovaniemi Winter Pass.

Cottage in Ounasvaara | photo © MEK Finnish Tourist Board
Cottage in Ounasvaara | photo © MEK Finnish Tourist Board

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