At reindeer farms you will meet the reindeer as well as reindeer herders and hear stories about reindeer husbandry and the year of the reindeer.
At reindeer farms you will meet the reindeer as well as reindeer herders and hear stories about reindeer husbandry and the year of the reindeer. Reindeers have been used for pulling loads since the days when reindeer herders moved from summer to winter dwellings together with their herds. Nowadays “sledge reindeer” are mostly pulling sledges with guests enjoying an idyllic ride.
Duration: starting from 1 hr
Price: depending on tour
Reindeer husbandry is one of the oldest and most traditional livelihoods in Lapland and northern Finland. The reindeer herders follow the year of the reindeer in their daily lives and tasks and this rhythm is pretty much unchanged since centuries. Nowadays reindeer herders in Finland have permanent homes and move to their herds with snowmobiles, ATVs and even helicopters, while the reindeer still go from winter to summer pastures as they always have.
Destinations for the experience
Ruka-Kuusamo is an outdoor destination in northern Finland, beloved by both domestic and international holiday makers alike.
Salonki Travels is a Finnish DMC company that represents the gems of Finland, from the coast to the fells, without forgetting our neighbouring countries. When you choose us, you can be sure your visit truly benefits the local economy.