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MEET SANTA IN Swedish Lapland

Christmas is coming, the magic is in the air!
The Elves are eagerly awaiting for you to come and meet Santa personally in his cozy riverside cottage in Kukkolaforsen fishing village.

Elves wish you to have a magical journey, though they are not giving away too many secrets. However you will enjoy creating lifetime memories when entering secret cottage and spend time with Santa.

Children and well behaved adults will receive ”I have met Santa’” certificate with photo.

Ginger bread decoration and mini snowmobile ride for children are available on spot without reservation at small charge.



12:00 - 16:00

Entrance fee is from 45 € per family



coming by own car

from your home

45€ max 6 persons

Including personal appointment with Santa, 1 photo with Santa and Christmas atmosphere

coming by shuttle bus

from Haparanda

45€/adult 25€/child

Including personal appointment with Santa, 1 photo with Santa, shuttle bus transportation, buffet lunch and Christmas atmosphere

coming by shuttle bus

from Luleå or Kalix

85€/adult 45€/child

Including personal appointment with Santa, 1 photo with Santa, shuttle bus transportation, buffet lunch and Christmas atmosphere



Kukkolaforsen village is laid along  Tornio river rapids in Swedish Lapland.

The fishing in Kukkolaforsen has roots in the 13th century and is a significant part of the lives of the locals. 

The fishermen have in the old times built few storage houses for their fishing gear and 6 of these are remaining today. The clock tower from 1887 was built to follow the fishing regulations and times. In the village there is also an ice cellar, office for the fishermen, a hut for smoking whitefish. There are two mills from around 1840-1850 and an old sawmill. 

All these building create an open air museum available for visitors to enter free of charge. During Christmas time guests can also enter to fishing museum without any fee.


Luleå: 143 km (1 h 50 min drive)    Kalix:  64 km (50 min drive)  Haparanda: 15 km (15 min drive)

How to get

By own transportation

Kukkolaforsen 184
953 91 Haparanda


Free parking is available on spot. No reservation is needed.                                              

By Santa's shuttle bus, pick up from
  • Luleå hotel Clarion Sence
  • Kalix bus station and hotel Filipsborg
  • Haparanda hotel Cape East and Stadshotell 


Lunch is served daily 12:30-14:30


Mixed salad, Cabbage salad

Smoked local salmon with orange sauce


Swedish meatballs with creamy sauce, lingonberries and potatoes


Rice porridge with cinnamon

Sourdough bread


Coffee, tee, ginger bread biscuit

Lunch is included into the package price with shuttle bus.

When coming by own transportation lunch can be purchased at extra 

23 €/adult and  20 €/child 



Terms & Conditions for meeting Santa and accompanied services

Ticket validity and price

Booking is only valid for the event date and time stated on your ticket.

Ticket can be transferred to another person unless amount of families/adults/children/infants remain same. For changes please send email to

Child price apply to children aged starting 4 years old and until they turn 13 year old. Infants younger than 4 years old are free of charge.

Family ticket can be purchased only for group of no more than 6 people in total. For bigger families please book extra ticket.

Children must be accompanied by a minimum of one supervising adult at all times.


Payment and cancellation conditions

Full price is charged at the time of reservation. Full refund is paid if cancelled 8 or more days before date stated in ticket. If cancelled 7 days before date stated in ticket or later, 100% cancellations fees are charged.

In case of “no show”, being late for meeting with Santa or late for shuttle bus pick up resulting in missing the departure, 100% cancellation fees apply.

Cancellation fees are charged If cancelled for any reason, including restrictions due to COVID-19 and medical reasons. We recommend buying travel insurance covering costs caused by cancellations due to health condition or any other circumstances preventing travelling.
All cancellations and changes must be made in written and dated within the office hours in Finland (08:00-16:00, +2 GMT, Mon-Fri) by email

Ticket date and time can be changed at any time, but latest 72 h before the date and time stated in the ticket. Ticketprice is paid according to the final choice of date, time or package. Changes are a matter of availability.


Arriving to Kukkolaforsen

Please arrive to Kukkolaforsen at least 15 minutes before the start time stated on your ticket. We are unable to delay the start time of any session.

We cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate late arrivals but we will do our best. Long waiting may occur.

The car park can be extremely busy, so do allow extra of time to park and make your way through to Santa’s cottage.


Coronavirus info

It is important to keep Santa and his Elves safe and healthy. Anyone who is experiencing any symptoms related to Covid-19 must follow the government guidelines and must NOT visit Santa until the recommended isolation period is complete. By purchasing a ticket to meet Santa and agreeing to our Terms & Conditions  you are agreeing that each member of your group is NOT displaying Covid-19 symptoms, and are therefore safe to enter.

Only one family per time is entering to meet Santa.

Queueing is outside only.

Santa's shuttle bus timetable

09:45  Clarion Sence hotel Luleå

10:40  Filipsborg hotel Kalix

10:40  Bus station Kalix

11:25  Cape East hotel Haparanda

11:30 Stadshotell Haparanda

11:45 Kukkolaforsen

12:00-13:30  Meetings with Santa Claus, activities in village

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30 Departure from Kukkolaforsen

14:45  Stadshotell Haparanda

14:50  Cape East hotel Haparanda

14:35  Bus station Kalix

14:40  Filipsborg hotel Kalix 

15:30  Clarion Sence hotel Luleå