Nestled in the enchanting landscapes of Lapland, the northernmost region of Finland, lies Rovaniemi—a place that transcends the boundaries between reality and the realm of magic. Known as the official hometown of Santa Claus, Rovaniemi is home to a place that radiates the spirit of Christmas throughout the year—the Santa Claus Village. The village has Santa’s Official Post Office in Rovaniemi, Finland, and is anticipated to receive over 30,000 letters a day from kids and adults worldwide. Now, this Santa Claus’ Cabin is up on Airbnb for guests.
What To Do At Santa’s Official Post Office?
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Rovaniemi, situated just a stone’s throw from the Arctic Circle, is a winter wonderland blanketed in pristine snow and surrounded by pine-clad forests. Santa’s Official Post Office is more than just a place where letters are stamped and sent off to the North Pole. It is a whimsical space that embodies the essence of Christmas. The act of sending letters to Santa has become a cherished tradition, uniting people from around the world in a celebration of hope, love, and the joy of giving.
From the outside, the post office exudes the charm of a traditional log cabin, with its sloping roofs adorned with icicles, and twinkling lights that beckon visitors inside. Guests will be invited to roll up their sleeves and spend the day at Santa Claus’ Post Office as full-fledged elves.
Chief Elf and Host Katja will conduct a crash course in ‘elfing’ to guests and will work with her team to sort through letters from children and adults all over the world, comparing them to Santa Claus’ naughty and nice list. Guests will also help the elves stamp the post with the distinctive Arctic Circle postmark before it is delivered to Santa Claus, as well as learn about the day-to-day operations of the Post Office. After responding to their elf responsibilities, guests will be treated to traditional Finnish dinners, a snowmobile activity, a trip to see the northern lights, and – the most Finnish experience of all – a traditional sauna.
A Winter Wonderland In Santa Claus’ Cabin
Guests will stay at Santa Claus’ Cabin, which is just a short distance from Santa Claus’ Post Office. The cabin’s interior has been given a Yuletide makeover, replete with traditional Lapland decorations, an elf wardrobe, and all the trimmings you’d expect from a cosy elven bolthole in the Arctic circle. The stay at Santa Claus’ Cabin will be complimentary.
The special stay in Finland will be accessible for three nights from December 18 to 21, 2023. 2 Guests can request to book this stay on the website on Monday, December 11 at 3:30 pm IST. Moreover, thanks to Visit Finland, guests will receive complimentary return flights to Rovaniemi from London Heathrow Airport on Finnair. The stay is free of charge for up to two adults and two children and includes breakfast and dinner.
Moreover, Rovaniemi is a winter wonderland blanketed in pristine snow and surrounded by pine-clad forests. It’s a place that seems plucked from the pages of a fairy tale, where the northern lights dance across the star-studded sky and the crisp air is filled with the promise of holiday magic.
Where: Santa Claus’ Cabin, Rovaniemi, Finland
Booking open on 11 Dec at 3:30 pm
Please click here to book
Cover image credits: Press release/Airbnb