Meet Santa himself

Experience the true Christmas atmosphere and exhilaration of outdoor winter activities in a unique environment!

Thank you for visiting Santa Claus during the last new year's season and welcome back next season!


Santa Claus’s home and other activities are situated in the beautiful natural environment of Rauhalahti, just 5 km from the centre of Kuopio. The area can be reached from Spa Hotel Rauhalahti (600 metres from the hotel yard). Other times Santa Claus Home is called Jätkänkämppä. The whole family will enjoy the magical atmosphere of Santa Claus’s home which is situated in an original 1950’s log cabin.

The highlight of the visit will be of course meeting Santa Claus himself. In Santa Claus’s home the accordionist creates an absorbing atmosphere where everyone will want to join in playing and singing with the elves.. There are handicraft activities and gingerbread baking for the children.

In the cafe you can enjoy the soup of the day, different pastries as well as hot and cold drinks. Quality presents and goods can be bought in the gift shop.

Visiting hours:  31.12.2019-7.1.2020 (changes possible)

More information: or tel. +358 30 608 30.