Santa's Command Centre in Lapland

"In a secret place in the middle of the deep forest of Lapland you can find a magical place called Joulukka.  Here you can enjoy the different Elf activities and you might find out about Santa's hidden Command Centre .... or even meet Santa Claus himself."

Santa in Joulukka LaplandEsprit Holidays new Lapland activity programme in Rovaniemi is based at Joulukka for overnight tours.  This is new for Christmas 2007 and I had the fortune to visit it in its' early stages last year.

The main "warm area" was built, with large open fire in the middle of the room and tables around the outside.  The Lapland Command Centre was not yet built, but the plans were well under way for a secret rendezvous with Santa during your visit.

The standard of costume was impressive (thanks to ProSanta) with a great deal of attention to detail.  This is not a place for "rubber ears" and "jester" costumes, but full theatrical makeup and latex.  Elf Elfina was certainly someone to remember.

Based on the future plans, this looks like a real cut above the rest when it comes to planning your Lapland holiday in Rovaniemi.