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Santa Claus Express

Rovaniemi Train Station, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
+358 9 23192902
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Journey of my life

We knew it was an overnight double decker train but was overwhelmed by what we saw. Doubke decker... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
rastha2001
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New Delhi, India
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Santa Express Train

This was our first overnight train ride. It was clean, more spacious than we thought it would be... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LeenaRanas80
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Los Angeles, California
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The Finnish double-decker night train, known as the Santa Claus Express, travels from Helsinki to snow-covered Lapland in the north. The train stops at Rovaniemi, the official home of Santa Claus, and then goes on to Kemijärvi, its final destination. See the beauty of Finland from the comfortable compartments of this train and wake up above the Arctic Circle the next morning.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Rovaniemi Train Station, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We knew it was an overnight double decker train but was overwhelmed by what we saw. Doubke decker train and each coupe had an attached bath/toilet. Absolute privacy and the experience was complete with towels, toiletries, water bottles provided for each passenger. The overnight journey...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first overnight train ride. It was clean, more spacious than we thought it would be in the sleeping berth. Only one lady working at the dining car on the way back with a long line for dinner, but good food. The sun...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Train was clean and the cabins were good. It might be called the Santa Claus Express but this is misleading as the train only took you to Lapland and there was nothing that we could see on board that related to a Christmas Experience.

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

When we arrived at the train station in Rovaniemi I rented a car. I took off my glasses and set them aside. Tree days later as we were leaving I inquired at the cafe for my lost glasses. I was so excited that the lady...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

The train is clean. The compartments are too small. As the journey progresses, you can see the terrain change and it's breathtakingly beautiful.

1  Thank TheGreatestNomad
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Booked an ensuite which was very nice. We didn't have towels with us since we were very short of luggage space due to multiple low cost flights. We were pleased that towels were provided (as standard) on our beds when we arrived.

1  Thank gregorstewart
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We took this to and from Rovaniemi. The berths are very comfortable and the ride was very smooth. The WiFi is also very good.

2  Thank Mutley51
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

A bit of a mixed bag as far as experiences are concerned: yes, the cabin was always going to be cramped; no, we don’t need to eat/drink every verse end; no, we couldn’t see much. What l wasn’t prepared for was the toilet door/frame being...More

Thank Gordon R S
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Great trip to Rovaniemi from Helsinki, despite being 4 hours late when we got there! If you can't book a room, it's not worth it. The seated areas don't recline by the looks of things. Takes around 12 hours and the little rooms are pretty...More

Thank Tom M
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

We bought our own picnic supper to have in our carriage and it was great fun. We shopped at the Old Market Hall near the harbour, everything was fresh and delicious. (You can even get a bottle of wine there!) The compartment was small but...More

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HotterPod
4 July 2018|
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Response from Gordon R S | Reviewed this property |
Did you get my ‘answer’? Go in the winter and wrap up well ...
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Susan T
16 June 2018|
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Response from smlkennedy | Reviewed this property |
Bus 8 will take you to Santa Claus Village. It’s 13 euros a person. Cash or card. You will go through Rovaneimi to get there & there will be other stops. Ask the bus driver about your stop & he/she will help. The drivers are... More
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annazak30
22 May 2018|
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Response from twane e | Reviewed this property |
+358 9 2319 2902 call that number to reserve a space on the train you can only purchase ticket 60 days be for your departure date
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