Santa Claus Express

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Santa Claus Express | Helsinki - Rovaniemi Train

Exploring Finland is an unforgettable experience, but it can become even more magical, if you head to the untouched and magical Finnish Lapland. The overnight double-decker train, Santa Express, that travels from Helsinki to Rovaniemi and Kemijarvi, is a perfect travel choice for those, wishing to immerse into a come-to-life fairytale.

Taking the Helsinki - Rovaniemi train to snow-covered Lapland, the official residence of the world-famous magician, Santa Claus, will become an experience of a lifetime for any traveler. The journey from the capital of Finland takes about 10 hours, and in the morning you’ll find yourself in the place of your childhood dreams, somewhere above the mysterious Arctic Circle. The so-called Santa Train, run by VR (Finnish Railways), features comfortable compartments and is equipped with all necessary facilities, including air conditioning, power sockets, luggage racks, and free WiFi. The train also has a sitting coach class, as well as a restaurant coach, where you can buy some snacks and beverages.

All in all, the Helsinki to Rovaniemi train is one of the most popular routes in Finland as such a trip gives the opportunity to pay a visit to Santa Claus and his loyal helpers, elves and reindeer, any time of the year. Plus, if you're lucky, you may gaze at the fantastic Northern Lights or the Midnight sun, yet this depends on the month of your trip.

Travel Classes Onboard Santa Claus Express Train

  • 2nd Class

    Standard seats with textile coverings. Electrical sockets, self-service zone with water are available.

  • 1st Class Sleeper

    1st class (CV) cars feature 2-berth compartments, each berth can be booked separately. Each compartment has 2 lower berths, a table, coat rack, storage space, a 220V socket, air conditioning and temperature control.

Route
Helsinki - Rovaniemi
Rovaniemi - Helsinki
Distance
705 kilometers
705 kilometers
Time
11 hrs 52 min
11 hrs 59 min
Departures
4 trains per route
4 trains per route

Customer reviews

  • Simply the most magical journey in my life!
    Anna L.