The Ultimate Private Santa Claus Experience


  • Meet Santa Claus in the Secret Forest in your private group!
  • Experience Santa’s Helpers Training and receive your Santa’s Helpers Training Diploma
  • Enjoy a Elf-guided visit to Christmas Command Center
£2313 per group
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What you'll do

Experience the most beautiful Secret Forest whilst in Lapland, where you will learn how to become Santa's Helper, decorate Gingerbread, and visit the Christmas Command Center, and of course, meet Santa Claus himself!

Embark on a journey to the depths of the Secret Forest and discover the home of the Elves on this most magical part of any family Lapland holiday! Our jolly Professor Elves are excited to share some of the most essential Elf secrets and skills with you, so take part in their Santa’s Helpers Training and earn your very own Elf diploma. The magical Fairytale Path will then lead you to one of the best-kept Christmas secrets of all time: Santa’s special Command Centre, where the Elves are already busy preparing for Christmas. And remember to hold on to your place on the Nice list, as you might just get to meet Santa Claus himself.

You will be welcomed by the lead Elf, and from there you will embark on Santa’s Helpers Training, where you will also receive a certificate of completion. Then you will be able to complete Gingerbread Decoration, and take a walk in the magical forest, where you will receive hot drinks by the open fireplace.

The Elves will also take you to visit the Christmas Command Center, so you can see for yourself the preparation for the most important day of the year – Christmas!

You’ll then have the most important meeting of your trip – with, of course, Santa Claus!

In order to make your experience extra special and customized, you can provide us with some information about your nearest and dearest in advance (names, ages, hobbies, etc.) This information will be used during the program by our magical staff.

The cost of this experience is based on a Private Group of 1-10 people. If you would like to add extra participants, please add these at check out.

What's included


  • Private return transportation from the main hotels and apartments of Rovaniemi area and back
  • Welcoming by the Elf
  • Santa’s Helpers Training
  • Gingerbread decoration
  • Outdoor activities
  • Walk in the magical forest
  • Hot drinks by the open fireplace
  • Elf-guided visit to Christmas Command Center
  • Meeting with Santa Claus
  • Present from Santa Claus for every child
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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 needlework and the craft of woodwork.

Once, while practicing flying with reindeer next to his hometown Rovaniemi he spotted a very special place, located deep in the Lappish forest, full of snow, magic and with lots of forest elves peeking from behind the trees.

He discovered his secret forest!

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When is this experience available?

This experience is available all year around at the time convenient for you and available for booking.

Why go private for this tour?

Private Programs are organised for one family / party exclusively guaranteeing full attention of the elves and allowing more customisation.

Where can I be picked up from?

For Private Programs we pick-up from the main hotels and private apartments in Rovaniemi area (max 10km from Rovaniemi city centre).

What should I wear?

As the Secret Forest 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).

Can I provide information of my family/party in advance?

One of the perks of the private experience is that you have room for customisation, so we would appreciate if you provide us with some information about your nearest and dearest in advance (names, ages, hobbies, etc.) This information will be used during the program by our magical staff.

Is the Secret Forest wheelchair accessible?

As the Secret Forest is in the forest, sometimes outdoor areas can be quite tricky to access with the wheelchair. However, wider forest paths and some of our venues are wheelchair accessible. Please contact our customer service for further assistance.

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