Step foot into a tranquil and idealistic Lappish winter wonderland for an enchanting experience at Santa's Toy Factory. The Elves will encapsulate your imagination and lead you into a winter dream, perfect for a family experience!
Escape from the ordinary to take in the authentic beauty of the blanketed snow-white Lappish forest. Nestled deep in a secret woodland world, you will come across Santa’s Special Toy Factory. Bring your family’s Christmas fairy tail to life with this mystical and bespoke experience that you don’t want to miss!
Discover the secrets of factory from the personable Elves and meet the magical Santa Claus! Treat your family to an elf-guided tour of the factory, interactive activities, outdoor games with the elves, and a private meeting with Santa Claus! Each child will be given their very own personal gift, making their experience as memorable as possible. You will even get to enjoy a novel toy factory training in the traditional setting of a lappish teepee! Your family’s faces will gleam with smiles as they enjoy every moment and you can relax whilst sipping a hot drink by the warmth of a glowing fire.
**Children under 2 years old go free of charge**
Embrace the beauty of your very own off-grid winter wonderland with enchanting and friendly Elves!
Enjoy toy factory training in a traditional Lappish teepee along with hot drinks, elf guided visit and interactive games
Private encounter with Santa Claus and a personal gift for every child!
Your Local Host:
Secret Forest Team
Once upon the time, very long time ago, when Santa was young and life was slow, Santa Claus had a very big dream – to spread kindness and share goodwill with everyone in this world – small children and big children (also known as adults). He had a great knowledge of elf logistics, the art of reindeer flying, real ne Read More
Discover the Santa Claus Secret Forest in Joulukka, an exclusive destination where you will experience the utmost of the festive season.
Situated a few kilometres from the capital of Lapland, Rovaniemi, in beautiful northern Finland. The Secret Santa Claus Forest is offgrid, deep within the arctic forest, offering a truly authentic and memorbale experience.
Joulukka was built on private land, on the shore of Sierijärvi-lake, in the middle of Lapish forests providing magnificent scenary. The venue is made from local wood, stone and logs with water sourced from a bespoke well making it a very authentic destination. Our visitors are encouraged to embrace Joulukka’s close connection to the nature that surrounds it.
The experience begins at 10:00 am
There are various dates in December 2023 ( please see booking calendar) and the last date of the season is 11 January 2024.
Exciting Toy Factory Training in a traditional Lappish teepee
Fun outdoor games with the elves
Hot drinks by the fireplace
Elf-guided visit to the Toy Factory
Interactive and magical activities at the Toy Factory
Magical Toy Factory coin as a keepsake for very family
Private meeting with Santa Claus
Present from Santa Claus for every child
Return transfer (pick-up and drop-off from/to the same location)
Our pick-up locations for our Group Programs:
Area 1: Santa Claus Holiday Village Reception (Three Elves Restaurant), Arctic TreeHouse Hotel
Area 2: Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus Reception
Area 3: Lapland Hotel Sky Ounasvaara Reception, SantaSport Institute Reception, Lapland Hotels Ounasvaara Chalets Reception
Pick-up time and pick-up locations are confirmed upon reservation. It will be approximately 10 am.
Please make sure that you are at the right place at the correct local time. It is good to be there approximately 10 minutes before the time.
As you are attending one of our delightful Group Tours, during the transportation, you will have the chance to fill in special forms with the names of your children and their most special Christmas wishes. This information will be used for a truly personal experience.
This is a group tour. Group Tours are experiences shared by multiple families, whom we collect from specific pick up points around Rovaniemi. There can be 4-60 participants per experience depending on how many people have purchased places for that program.
Private Programs are organised for one family/party exclusively guaranteeing the full attention of the elves ( please see details of the Private Santa Claus experience listed on the website
As the experience is located deep in the forest area, temperatures might be colder than in the city so we do recommend dressing warm. Our experiences do not include thermal clothing but there are companies in the Arctic Circle and city centre area where you can rent thermal clothing if needed.
Some tips for dressing in the cold weather that you might find useful:
- Dress in layers. Use many thin, warm layers rather than a few thick layers. It will insulate better and allow you to strip off some layers if the temperature climbs. Staying dry is the top priority.
- Add a first layer consisting of a comfortably light fabric that will remove the sweat away from your body. Avoid pure cotton, linen, or other similar materials, however, because these fabrics retain moisture and will chill you down. The best material is synthetic fiber.
- Next layer should be a knit sweater, sweatshirt, or fleece. This layer is to keep you warm. Also, a warm tracking suit will do or the latest trend of one-piece overalls.
- Thick socks (best thing would be to wear 1 thin and 1 or 2 thick pairs of socks on top of each other)
- Thin under gloves (best material is fleece).
As the experience is in the forest, sometimes outdoor areas can be quite tricky to access with a wheelchair. However, wider forest paths and some of our venues are wheelchair accessible. Please contact our customer service for further assistance.
A child ticket is between 2-12 years old
You will not be able to find the Secret Santa Claus Forest as it is off grid! The experience includes return transport so you won't need to worry about getting there.
There is no need for printing off confirmation. However, please make sure you have the booking confirmation on your electronic device in case we would need to confirm your details.
Our primary guaranteed language of the program is always English. However, we can offer Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, and other languages on a preliminary request and based on our availability.
If you would like to request service in another language, please contact us before your booking.
Yes, of course! You can take as many pictures as you want with your own camera of your unforgettable Christmassy adventure, Santa Claus, and other magical creatures of Santa Claus's Secret Forest.
Every child will always receive a toy from Santa Claus!
This experience does not include food.
There are not any shops at the Santa Claud Secret Forest but every child always receives an authentic toy from Santa Claus.