Come and meet the most iconic animal of Lapland! Your guide will drive you in a very small group (never more than 8 people) to one of the most traditional reindeer farms in Lapland. Those family herders are based just outside of Rovaniemi, Finland, on the lovely shores of a peaceful lake. From our perspective, they provide the best experience possible when it comes to both knowledge and service.
Two different tours are possible with a different approach for each of them : the long visit that will focus on the lifestyle of herders (1) or a shorter visit with a long 2,5km safari (2).
(1) You may opt for the first visit of the day at 9:00 (or 9:30) : while taken in the surroundings, you will learn about the reindeer from the herders. They will show you around the traditional farm and, because it is the first visit of the day, you will be given a chance to feed them their favourite food, lichen, which to reindeer is like chocolate! During this visit, you will also have the opportunity to test your driving skills with a short loop sleigh ride of 400m (more or less 2 min of ride) before having some time around the fire in the company of a herder who will answer all your questions and share their passion with you.However, as we need snow, this small loop ride is only available when we have enough snow (usually December - March).
(2) You may also prefer to enjoy a visit with a long sleigh ride (14:00). Once you arrive with your guide to the farm, you will be invited to take a sit in a sleigh pulled by a reindeer (please note that this option is only possible from November to March as the safari needs enough snow to operate). The reindeer sleigh ride is an old way of travelling or carrying loads. As you will go through the snowy forest and white scenery, you might spot some other arctic animals. When you come back from the safari, a warm cup of coffee or tea and traditional snacks will wait for you on the farm. The herder will explain you about their lifestyle and reindeer husbandry ; this is the best time to ask questions and feed your curiosity! Before leaving and heading back to Rovaniemi, you may ask your guide to spend a bit more time in the farm if you would like to.
If your accommodation is in Rovaniemi city center, we kindly ask you to walk to our office. Read below why.
We have been awarded the Sustainable Travel Finland (STF) batch for sustainable tourism operations in Finnish Lapland. Sustainable business operations are of utmost importance to us. We have therefore decided to no longer do city pickups. If you are staying in the city center, we would kindly ask you to come to our office (our address: Kansankatu 14, 96300 Rovaniemi) and start the tour from there.
You are not staying in the city center nor is your pickup location listed as an option? No problem! Please send us an email with your address and we take it from there.