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Jaakkola Reindeer Farm

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Luosto, Finland
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About Jaakkola Reindeer Farm
Jaakkola reindeer farm is 30-years old, family-runned tourism company in a neck of Luosto. Jaakkola arranges reindeer farm visits, reindeer safaris, ice-fishing tours, Northern light tours, trekking tours and theme dinners. At farm the visitors will meet friendly reindeer, hosbitable locals and learn about reindeer herding and Saami lifestyle.
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Jani E wrote a review Feb 2021
Vantaa, Finland48 contributions11 helpful votes
Met Sökö & Kesy who were awesome at Reindeer Formula 😂 Hostess Anu was very friendly (also dog and cats) and told interesting stories about reindeers and industry around them while feeding all guys&girls 👍🏼. Truly recommend to visit them!
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Date of experience: February 2021
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lautjuhhh88 wrote a review Feb 2020
Hilversum, The Netherlands3 contributions1 helpful vote
Dear Una, We enjoyed it so much! Thanks for an amazing day! Great service, sweet people and a beautiful reindeer farm! Wish you all the best!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Traveloqa wrote a review Feb 2020
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We originally booked for the one-hour reindeer ride plus lunch and transfer on 28th of January 2020. However, due to an accident, we missed the bus going to Luosto from Rovaniemi, where we were staying. We right away checked with the owner whether it's possible to move the date of the activity to next day. The owner agreed; however, the timing changed because they could only accommodate us in the afternoon instead of lunchtime. The next day, we came to the place and rode the sleigh for an hour. After that, we warmed ourselves beside the fireplace with the provided tea and biscuits. We were also allowed to feed the reindeer, but only quickly as we were running out of time. After the activity, we paid the remaining fee by card. We were expecting that at least the lunch fee will be deducted from the original pricing because we did not have lunch anymore in the new booking. However, checking on the fee charged to us, it included the full price (deposit not subtracted) and the lunch fee. We sent an email to the owner to ask for clarification and a refund in case the amount charged was a mistake, but we did not get any response. The rush on the activity is something that we could understand, but getting no response at all from the owner about a possible mistake is disappointing. We even tried to call several times, but they were not answering the phone.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Yulia K wrote a review Jan 2020
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates6 contributions3 helpful votes
A visit to a reindeer farm was a must for us during our trip around Finland. We considered various options, but eventually we chose Jaakkola Reindeer Farm located near Luosto. We opted for this farm because of different reasons. First of all, it is run by a Sámi family, whose culture we’re interested in. This is the third generation of the family who take care of the animals and do their best to show their culture to the tourists. The farm is situated in a forest, which is more preferable than when a reindeer ride is offered in a city. If you need a pick-up, they’ll arrange it for you, and will bring you back to the hotel after the tour is done. In addition, we wanted to have a traditional lunch in a Lappish-style kota hut. The sauteered reindeer with mashed potato was delicious. If you’re thinking about visiting a reindeer farm, this place is an excellent option.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Rachelcee wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore14 contributions9 helpful votes
It was freezing cold when we arrived at Jaakola but we were warmed by Anu's hospitality and her passion for reindeer herding! The reindeer sleigh ride through the snowy forest was great. It was quite amusing to see how stubborn and strong headed the reindeers are. On the way out, the leader stopped and refused to move continuously and our guide had to get off and pull him along as he walked. This was another story altogether on our way back. The reindeers barely stopped! We were told that they know that they're heading home and can't wait to get back. Haha. We stopped in a wilderness cottage to warm up after the first leg of our sleigh ride. Anu shared stories about her Sami heritage and how excited she was when she got her first reindeer who took her to school when she couldn't start her snowmobile. Really loved all the cute, heartwarming stories she told us about reindeer herding! She also taught us how to grill sausages in the fire on a tree branch after sharpening it with a knife!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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