Scan Magazine, Issue 116, September 2018

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Scan Magazine  |  Experience of the Month  |  Finland

Experience of the Month, Finland

Experience Santa’s magic, all year round Santa Claus Holiday Village offers everything you could want from a dream holiday: high-quality accommodation, a wide range of activities, great food and drinks, shopping – and the chance to meet Santa Claus! The cottages at the holiday village are designed for families with children and active adult vacationers alike, and there is plenty of Christmas magic to go around − whatever the time of year. By Ndéla Faye  |  Photos: Santa Claus Holiday Village

Located eight kilometres from the centre of Rovaniemi, Finland, Santa Claus Holiday village is an ideal destination for families and individuals looking for a unique holiday. Rovaniemi airport is only a few minutes’ drive away, and the holiday resort offers free airport transfers for all customers. The origins of the company date back to 1969, when the current managing director, Inga Pokka-Jääskö’s parents, founded the company. Santa Claus Holiday Village opened its doors in 1994 and is still 106  |  Issue 116  |  September 2018

run as a family enterprise by Inga and her husband and the holiday village’s general manager, Marko Jääskö. In addition to the holiday village, the company also runs a restaurant and coffee bar, as well as the Christmas House souvenir shop. “Santa Claus Holiday Village is aimed at anyone and everyone interested in Lapland’s nature, and the spirit of Christmas. From seniors to babies, there is something here for everyone. We have taken the needs of families travelling with children into account,

and paid special attention to them in the accommodation and the services we offer, as well as making sure the village’s infrastructure is adapted accordingly, making it easy for families to move around,” says Jääskö.

High-quality accommodation All of the heated cabins at the Holiday Village have private saunas, a kitchenette and a terrace, and they are all equipped with private bathrooms and televisions. “All our apartments have been built in the 2010s, which means they are exceptional in terms of quality and atmosphere. The needs of families with children have been taken into account very well, as the comfort of families is a matter we hold close to our hearts,” Jääskö says. There are three accommodation packages available: standard, classic, or ‘Santa Claus’, and

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