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
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Kittiläntie 3070 B, Inari 99870 Finland
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Timo P
Hameenlinna, Finland6 contributions
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
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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, Italy135 contributions
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
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
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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Written 20 December 2019
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Chris C
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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
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
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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emily462
Atlanta, GA34 contributions
Kirsi and Petri provided an excellent and informative tour! The experience of being amongst the reindeer was fabulous and it was fascinating to learn more about Sámi culture and the life of reindeer herders and their families. Clothes provided were wonderfully warm and Kirsi’s pastries were delicious. Definitely recommend for an incredibly unique experience!
Written 20 February 2019
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We are happy to hear Your kind words. Thank You very much for visiting. Regards Kirsi and Petri
Written 21 February 2019
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Roving653086
Brisbane, Australia17 contributions
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We read some of the reviews for Petri Mattus' Reindeer Farm and thought we had to visit. I'm so glad we did we had a great experience visiting Petri's reindeer farm! We all really enjoyed it, our 3 children (aged 4 through 10) loved it.
We had no trouble booking via email obtained through Petri's website and the directions took us from Inari right to his door. Petri met us and provided additional socks, bigger shoes, full overalls over the top of our snow gear, plus gloves balaclavas and helmets. Fully kitted out we took a seat in the sled (our family of 5 plus another couple). Petri towed us behind the snow mobile across the frozen lake and through the forest to a clearing and called out to the reindeer, some were already there waiting and many more came running! Petri set up a camp fire and made coffee, tea and hot chocolate and provided cinnamon rolls while he talked about reindeer and reindeer herding. It was really interesting! We then went back to Petri's house where we met his wife Kirsi. Whilst all rugged up we were a bit cold on return, Kirsi helped our little one get out of the additional clothes and rubbed her hands to keep her warm and even offered to rub her feet! Kirsi talked about the Sami culture, the Inari Sami language and schooling. It was really interesting. To finish the visit we tried our hand at lassoing a reindeer and then Petri lassoed one of children! It was cold but it was great. We loved it! Go and visit if you can- be sure to book ahead, it is a working farm. Thanks Petri & Kirsi
Written 12 January 2019
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Thank You for visiting our home and reindeer farm - and rating ofcourse. Happy New Year Regards Kirsi and Petri
Written 12 January 2019
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