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Rovaniemi: Traditional Reindeer Farm Visit with Sledge Ride

Rovaniemi: Traditional Reindeer Farm Visit with Sledge Ride

From US$ 97.86 per person

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to learn more about the tradition of reindeer herding in Lapland. Become a reindeer herder yourself for a few hours as you feed the animals and take a sledge ride

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickups start 45 minutes before your tour starts. The exact pickup time will be informed by email the day before. Please be ready and wait in your hotel lobby or outside your accommodation 5 minutes prior to your scheduled pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a traditional reindeer farm in Lapland
  • Learn about reindeer herding and the herding lifestyle
  • Feed and touch these beautiful animals
  • Take a short sledge ride in your own sledge
Full description

Before the departure, allow the guide to show you how to correctly handle the snowmobile and lead you the whole way. Drive the snowmobile to the reindeer farm, where local reindeer herders will tell you more about the herding lifestyle and how it is to be a reindeer herder in the 21st century.

After special instructions given by the herders, you will be able to drive your own reindeer sledge in a brief, 500 meters long ride. Your newly learned skills will be rewarded with a reindeer sledge driver’s license. In order to keep your bellies warm, you will be offered warm refreshments at the farm.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Reindeer driver's license
  • Biscuits and tea
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Hotel pickup is only possible within a 9 km radius from Rovaniemi's city center.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 44 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      3.7/5

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    Super, magnificent experience, completely immersed in a typical Lappish farm run by a family for 4 generations. Right from the start you can breathe a rural atmosphere, you come into contact with the magical world of reindeer, the journey continues between stories and anecdotes about the culture, management and way of life of the reindeer. We were also very lucky to be able to live this experience immersed in a crazy snowfall, which helped to create that magic typical of these places. The trip continues with the opportunity to take a sleigh ride, pulled by reindeer, in complete autonomy, and then move inside and enjoy the typical biscuits and the inevitable hot blueberry drink. A special thanks also to our guide, kind and also helpful in holding our backpacks while we were on the sled.

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    April 1, 2022

    They picked us up directly at the hotel. They took us to their headquarters to change clothes then we headed to the farm. there one of the guys from the staff explained to us how the reindeer farm works and showed us all the specimens. We fed them and stroked them. We also did a very short reindeer sleigh ride, perhaps too short

    March 23, 2022

    Very well organized activity, Mateo came to pick us up at the cottage. Thermal clothing provided. After a 30min ride in the side of a snowmobile we arrive at the farm, meet the reindeer with lots of information on the animals, Mateo was a very good guide. Short reindeer ride (1 tour around the farm of about 5min). The best part of the activity is being able to take pictures with the reindeer and feed them by hand!

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    March 11, 2022

    Product ID: 300556