Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
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I am Sámi reindeer herder Petri Mattus and I invite you to my home and reindeer farm to be my family´s quest. As my guest You will see the free roaming reindeer. Remember to make a reservation! On reservation you have a chance to join our everyday life for a little moment. During the winter months (Mid December - April) we offer our program, which takes you to the wilderness to in a sledge pulled by a snowmobile. Reservations required. In May You may join us to see the new born calves. Please, make a reservation at least the day before. Our main work is reindeer herding and some days are reserved for reindeer work only and visits for the guests are limited because of that. Reservations Required
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Ji-Soo Kim
6 contributions
Feb 2023 • Family
This was one of the highlights of our trip in Lapland! Petri took us to the forest with his snowmobile where we found hundreds of reindeers waiting hor us! We got to feed them, observe them, and hear everything about them from Petri who responded all our questions with accuracy and enthusiasm. We also got to rest around a fire pit with hot coffee/tea and cinnamon buns. It was also great to learn more about the Sami language and culture and to visit the small shop (where we bought a fantastic reindeer hide). We highly recommend it!
Written 28 February 2023
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Leonardo
Italy21 contributions
Dec 2022
An experience that goes beyond expectations ... the trip on a sled pulled by a snowmobile in the middle of nowhere in the snowy forest is already worth the price of the visit.
And then the encounter with the free reindeer that gradually came to us from the forest (about 150 of them arrived) and the unique possibility of getting close to them, the stories around the fire ... I would have liked to ask Petri many more things but due to my poor English I had to limit myself ... nevertheless we learned many interesting things about his way of life and the way reindeer are managed. His wife then explained to us, once back home, the efforts they are carrying out to keep the Sami languages alive and finally Petri taught us (with all our limitations) to catch a reindeer with a lasso, very funny. The serenity of this family who lives in the forest 30 km from the nearest village is something that strikes and remains in the heart.
Written 1 January 2023
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Timo P
Hameenlinna, Finland6 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
What a great experience to see reindeers in their natural environment! Wonderful hosts with great knowledge about local culture and nature! Strong recommendation.
Written 23 April 2022
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Janette W
4 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
We visited as a group and it was great getting up close to the reindeer and feeding them. We heard all about reindeer in Finland and also the history and culture of the Sami, presented in a very interesting way. We were served coffee, tea and homemade biscuits in a traditional Sami building. There is a small shop selling local handicrafts where we bought antlers and horn buttons. The farm is situated on the edge of the wilderness and the winter landscape was stunning. Altogether a fascinating and educational couple of hours.
Written 15 March 2022
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Paol1
Rescaldina, Italy137 contributions
Dec 2021
Amazing experience! Petri will bring you in the forest and you will see the reindeers in their natural environment. Petri and his wife will tell you a lot about reindeer's farming and sami culture. This experience felt very "real" and not only for turist.
Written 4 January 2022
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Thank You for these words. We are happy if we have succeed to share a little moment of our real life with You. Kirsi and Petri
Written 10 January 2022
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Gilles
Brussels, Belgium2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Petri and his Kirsi were very welcoming. Following Petri to feed his reindeers was instructive as he openly shares his knowledge and stories about life as a herder. The shirt journey from his house to the herd in a sleigh was very beautiful. Seeing the reindeers up close is also really nice. He made a fire and offered us coffee and snack. We were also glad that we could purchase pelts directly from him.
A brilliant activity.
Written 3 January 2022
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Thank You for visiting. We are glad to hear that You have enjoyed the moment with us.
Written 10 January 2022
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SkiQueen007
Park City, UT17 contributions
Dec 2019
Loved learning about the Sami culture here. Wonderful people. Best crafts in the area. Very authentic. The money goes directly to the people. The reindeer seems happy too.
Written 15 December 2019
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Thank You
Written 20 December 2019
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Chris C
5 contributions
Nov 2019
We really loved our trip to this farm. Petri is a wonderful and thoughtful guide and we had a fun snowmobile led sleigh ride to a reindeer grazing area, where Petri was able to call about 100 reindeer that we could take pictures of and hang out around. Petri gave great insight into the reindeer herding life, and his wife explained the basics of Sami language and culture and they both answered every question. I would highly recommend this trip and thank Petri and his family for opening his farm for people to learn about reindeer. Make sure you dress warm as you will be outside for several hours.
Written 30 November 2019
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Hi, Thank You very much for the kind words. It wasa pleasure for us to share a moment with You. Thank You for the visit to our home and reindeer farm. Petri and Kirsi
Written 2 December 2019
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cataloger
Huntington Beach, CA21 contributions
Sep 2019
Getting up close to these magnificent creatures was a real treat. The tour guide also gave much information about
Reindeer life through all seasons of the year.
Written 4 September 2019
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Thank You for a visit and rating.
Written 2 December 2019
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Rita B
16 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
We had an incredible experience. Absolutely recommended. Don't worry about the cold you get an extra layer on top of your clothes. The owner is very nice and gives you all the information about their life with the reindeers and about Sami culture. You will ride for some minutes into the woods were you will see hundreds of reindeers coming to be fed in winter. This place was really magical!
Written 13 March 2019
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Thank You for beeing my guest here at my home and with my reindeer. Regards Petri
Written 18 March 2019
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