For this excursion we are using 2 reindeer farms, located within 15-20 min drive from Rovaniemi city center. Both places have been traditionally owned by Lappish families who have been practicing reindeer husbandry for at least six generations. One lies on the bank of a river, another one on a lake, both are surrounded by taiga forest.
From the early morning the reindeer herder starts to prepare for the safari - harnesses the reindeer and sleds, puts out extra warm reindeer skins for the passengers, makes fresh tea and coffee, and bakes fresh sweet buns.
You will go on a 30 min safari on reindeer sleighs through the beautiful winter forest at a relaxed pace.
After the ride you will be able to take pictures with the reindeers and feed them with their favorite food – reindeer lichen – a fascinating symbiotic blend of fungus and algae that grows within the arctic circle, the reindeer eat it as if it’s candy!
After that, make your way to a warm cafe with an open fireplace for a cup of hot tea or coffee and a home-made pastry we think tastes especially good.
- Hot drink (berry juice/coffee/tea)
- Home-made pastry/cookies
- Reindeer driver’s license
- Warm winter clothing
Reindeer are semi-domesticated animals and even though they are used to living next to people, they are quite shy and can be unpredictable. Please always follow the instructions given by the guide and try to be calm and careful when close to the reindeers.
We recommend wearing warm winter clothing. Warm clothing can be rented separately. Please provide clients’ shoe, trouser and jacket size.
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 2 days or less before the event
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 50% if booking is cancelled 14 days or less before the event
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 10% if booking is cancelled 90 days or less before the event