Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi and Lapland are bursting with activities and experiences from the fast-paced to the slow and relaxing.

We’re happy to help you find the perfect pastimes during your stay in Glass Resort – please see and book below.

The Northern Lights

The Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, are nature’s most spectacular light show. In Lapland, they are visible on roughly 200 nights a year from late August until mid-April, but seeing them is always up to chance – solar activity must be favourable and the skies clear of clouds.

Located in a patch of forest free of light pollution, Glass Resort is an excellent location for viewing the Northern Lights. Here, you can admire the amazing display relaxing in your outdoor hot tub or even in the comfort of your bed inside the apartment.

Adventure goes well with the Aurora Borealis, and Glass Resort provides Northern Lights tours with expert guides. Booking is available online or at the reception.

Buy Aurora Alert App

Available for purchase at Glass Resort reception, Aurora Alert is an app that notifies when the Northern Lights are visible where you are located.

Husky Safaris

Bearhill Husky is a family owned and operated husky kennel located in the pristine wilderness location just outside Rovaniemi. Established in 2003, they have extensive experience creating memorable husky adventures for groups, families and individuals.

Good dog care, respect for their animals and the sustainability of their business are ethical principles they value highly. Bearhill Husky has received Green Activities-certificate and Sustainable Travel Finland certification.

Join them, year round, for an unforgettable premium husky adventure at their private kennel on the beautiful Viiksjärvi lake, just 30 minutes outside of Rovaniemi. They have programs and adventures suited for all capabilities and ages. For Autumn time they have Born To Run-excursion, and Glass Resort sales team is happy to help you to book this via email (

Reindeer Safaris

Enjoy reindeer rides (throughout winter and in spring) right in the backyard of Santa Claus Office at the Arctic Circle in Santa Claus Village.

Our dearest Father Christmas, also known as Santa Claus, wants each and every one of us to be able to comfortably receive and explore experiences in his village at Arctic Circle in Lapland. One of the most important services are the reindeer rides and other programs with reindeer.

The reindeer rides are available from 15th of November (or when permanent snow comes) to 15th April.

Santa Claus Reindeer is participating to Sustainable Travel Finland programme. Beside being ecological, they want to preserve the local culture and traditions as well. Therefore they aim to preserve and revive the reindeer herding tradition, Lappish food culture and other Lappish cultural heritage. 

Santa Claus Village & Arctic Circle

The Arctic Circle is a circle of latitude that runs 66°33′45.9″ north of the Equator. It marks the southernmost latitude where the sun can stay continuously below or above the horizon for 24 hours – these phenomena are known as the Midnight Sun in the summer and the Polar Night (“Kaamos”) in the winter.

In Rovaniemi, the Arctic Circle runs through Santa Claus Village, located eight kilometers north of the city centre, where it is clearly marked. Santa Claus Village in Lapland is a popular place to cross the Arctic Circle: here the line is marked, and you can even get a certificate confirming the feat.

You can meet Santa Claus and cross the magical Arctic Circle every day at the Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi in Lapland, Finland.

Santa Claus spends his time at Santa Claus Village every day of the year to take care of his mission in life; to enhance the well-being of children and the kindness of grown-ups, as well as spread the message of love and goodwill and the Christmas Spirit across the globe.

You can find more information from Santa Claus Village website.

Family holiday at Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi Lapland Finland

Booking also available at Glass Resort reception

We’ll gladly help you with booking activities on-site at the reception, but please bear in mind that especially during peak seasons, availability cannot be guaranteed.

The sooner you book your activities, the better we can guarantee their availability. Please contact us for advance booking or book online (see above).

The apartments here are simply stunning. Simple yet very sophisticated in style, with floor to ceiling windows to soak up this magical location. The staff are very friendly and efficient. We had the half board option. There was everything you could possibly want at breakfast, and dinner was top notch too. We cannot wait to go back to do it all over again. The snowmobile safari is a must. Georgios safely guided us through everything we needed to know. The highlight of our trip though, was our husky experience. (Bearhill Husky). Breathtaking, awe inspiring, (pinch yourself) to believe that you're really travelling through this magical landscape, being pulled along by these magnificent, strong, enthusiastic and ridiculously friendly huskies. Put this trip on your bucket list!

- linzbrake, Feb 11th 2020

Huoneistot ovat upeita ja tyylikkäitä. Kaikki yksityiskohdat on hienosti mietitty. Lasikatto, joka jatkuu katosta lattiaan luo upean vaikutelman kuin olisi osa luontoa. Ikkunat ovat lämmitettäviä, joten jos lunta sataa ja haluaa näkymän auki on se mahdollista kun laittaa ikkunoiden lämmityksen päälle. Maisema on kuin taulu, joka muuttuu sään ja vuorokaudenajan mukaan. Kokonaisuuden kruunaa terassilla oleva suojaisa poreamme. Henkilökunta on ystävällistä ja palvelualtista. Monipuolinen ja herkullinen aamiainen. Kaikenpuolin upea kokemus! Suosittelen!

- 335jennyk, Jan 1st 2021

Amazing resort with a wonderful design and a full glass outdoor view from the ground to the sky at night. They have indoor sauna and a centrally heated unit. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They have an outdoor hot tub which stays at 40 degrees. A wonderful experience to soak in the hot tub in - 15 degrees temperature. It is walking distance to santa claus village where you can do many types of activities. Definitely worth the money for the experience and you must book very early to secure a slot in this resort.

- m3lvinlim Jan 13th 2020

The glass igloos were amazing, the hot tub was fantastic, the whole trip was really out of this world. Magical for the whole family, highly recommended. Dreams came true here in the magic of it all.

- CTILL69, DEC 17TH 2019 


Loved everything here. Location was perfect. Secluded yet walking distance to nearby attractions. Sauna and spa was amazing. If only the temperature could increase from 38 degrees. Another night would be perfect.

- runqiaow, Jan 20th 2020

I wanted to do something memorable for my wife’s 50th birthday..something off our bucket list..this was beyond our expectations and dreams!!! Truly magical from pick up to drop off..the attention to detail is seriously impressive.. the staff are friendly and nothing is too much many extra bits just made our stay incredible..snow mobile safari, ice restaurant experience, each apartment has a hot tub and sauna.. in seriously breathtaking scenery.. just totally awesome..There is so much to do and see...would recommend this to anyone.. don’t think just book you won’t regret it! Thank you Glass resort ?

- S3398HKjonb, Feb 10th 2020