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Rovaniemi: Traditional Reindeer Farm Visit with Sledge Ride

Rovaniemi: Traditional Reindeer Farm Visit with Sledge Ride

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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

Spend 3 hours with the animals that are truly the symbol of Lapland: the reindeer. After pickup, you’ll be driven to a traditional reindeer farm to get to know these beautiful beasts.   Help the reindeer prepare for a Lappish winter by feeding them delicious and nutritious food. The reindeer are happy to act as models, too, so take as many photos with the animals as you’d like.

Local reindeer herders and farmers will be there to explain the traditions of the reindeer herding lifestyle and answer any questions you may have about life on the Arctic Circle.

Learn as well about how the herders know which reindeer belong to them and how the families work together, as in the old times. You’ll also have the chance to experience a short reindeer ride in a sled before enjoying biscuits and warm tea.

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

    We got there early in the morning and we had to wait a little while for the sunlight to come out. We got a really nice tour, and the guide (from the farm) told us a lot about owning reindeer, the lifestyle and the farm. The reindeer-sleigh ride was very relaxing and unique, but too short.

    January 15, 2022

    Product ID: 300556