Santa Resort and Igloo Village, Kakslauttanen, Finland
In summer visitors can pan for gold at Santa’s resort under the direction of Gold and other elves. You can keep any nuggets you find. The Gold Elves guarantee that everybody will find at least one nugget and often more. The Gold Elf “Räyhä” has found several large nuggets in Gold Creek with the biggest one weighing 30 grammes! In winter Santa’s Resort offers a perfect hill for sledding, located just beside the cafe and souvenir shop. If you are eager to see Northern Lights, look no further, as Santa’s Resort provides an excellent spot for watching Aurora Borealis.
You can experience all this for two hours with elves as your guide. Santa’s Resort Kakslauttanen is conveniently located just 15 minutes drive from Saariselkä area, west of Hotel & Igloo Village Kakslauttanen. You can come by car and also by snowmobile or with a husky team in winter. Please book the programme in advance.
The new Celebration House at Santa’s Resort Kakslauttanen is a versatile venue for arranging various kinds of events. This timbered house can accommodate occasions arranged for more than 250 people. These easily adjustable premises can be used as a restaurant, meeting and conference venue, for concerts, weddings, and for different launching occasions. The restaurant of the Celebration House is located on two levels. Lappish delicacies are served in the restaurant year-round. Various lunch occasions and evening parties are tailored according to the customers’ individual needs.
In winter Igloo Village Kakslauttanen offers a possibility to enjoy a range of unique winter recreation activities like spending a night in a snow or glass igloo, dining in a snow restaurant, admiring ice marvels in the Ice Gallery or getting married in our highly popular snow chapel. Igloo Village lies in a close proximity of Kakslauttanen, just on the other side of the spring. There are 20 glass igloos, 60 beds in snow igloos and an one of a kind glass kota. The snow restaurant provides seating for 50-150 people. Igloo Village is open each year between December and January depending on the weather conditions and stays open until the end of April.
Santa`s Resort Kakslauttanen is now open. The resort includes Santa’s own house, where Santa receives visitors. Elves serve hot drinks and ginger biscuits during your visit.
Near Santa’s house there is a large reindeer pen, where you can see some of Santa’s and his elves’ reindeer and even drive a reindeer-drawn sledge in winter! In summer reindeer roam freely in the area, which has two peat shelters for them to use in hot weather. This is a good place for visitors to see and take pictures of reindeer.
Santa and his elves have built a 50 metres long and 10 metres high bridge over a bog to Gold Creek, where Gold Elves live in their own hut. Near the bridge there is a 10 metres high tower, home to the Bridgekeeper Elf. In summer Gold Elves dig for gold together with the other elves in Gold Creek.
Santa, Gold Elves and the Smith Elf have a secret recipe that allows them to create millions of presents from the gold dug by the Gold Elves. You can see the light sparkling, when the Smith Elf pitches gold nuggets into his forge and presents fly around the world just like text messages.