Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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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. 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 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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SkiQueen007
Park City, UT17 contributions
More Than a Reindeer Farm
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
2 contributions
Life among the reindeer and learn about the Sami people.
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
Friendly critters
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
Magical day with Reindeers
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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emily462
Atlanta, GA34 contributions
Wonderful experience
Feb 2019
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
Fabulous experience!
Dec 2018 • Family
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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Sara Sami
Bahrain9 contributions
Short tour
Nov 2018 • Friends
There's not much to see around here except a few reminders and some history about the area but it was nice nevertheless.
Written 6 January 2019
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Thank you for rating. I am sorry to hear that your visit has not completely met your expectations. I wonder if you have visited us before we were able to start our season this year. The snow came very late last year (2018) and we started our normal program mid december. This would mean that you have been on a short visit, clise by our house. We do these some times for our close by hotel, when they request it. I hope you will have a possibility and interest to join us to the wilderness to see the reindeer. Happy New Year Regards Petri
Written 12 January 2019
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Gert
Berlin, Germany16 contributions
So happy to have spent our first day in Lapland with Petri and his wife
Dec 2018 • Couples
This is once again a must-do in Finnish Lapland. Petri is a celebrity, as many film-makers visit him for his dedication to reindeer and his Sami-way-of-living.

It was a wonderful activity to start a holiday in Lapland. Petri and his whole family are great hosts and we got a full insight into the life of a reindeer herder in Lapland. It is a truly mystical (very zen!) life they live and the ride to the reindeer feeding place was fantastic. We got to socialize with the animals and once they got used to us, it was no problem for them to pat them.

Special thanks to Petri's wife for giving a great insight into the Sami culture!
Written 3 January 2019
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Thank you for visiting us and rating our program. Regards Petri and Kirsi
Written 4 January 2019
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J v B
Jersey, UK3 contributions
Reindeer
Dec 2018 • Family
just fantastic experience. not touristy at all. Petri and his wife welcome you to their very different world
Written 1 January 2019
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Thank you for visiting our home and world of reindeer. Kirsi and Petri
Written 2 January 2019
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magdalena m
46 contributions
Authentic, genuine, and fascinating reindeer and Sami culture experience
Dec 2018 • Family
First - be aware that the only sign they the farm is the number of the road on the post. We missed it. Other than that, you are in for a fabulous visit. Petri and wife will outfit you with warm gear, you will ride a sleigh to a rain deer spot in the forest where the herder tries to bring them about for some much needed winter feed. Around the fire you will have coffee tea cakes and lovely genuine Sami reindeer culture story. We were surrounded by reindeer that emerged from forest after the call. Everything was awesome - in Petri house you will learn about phenomenal efforts of cultural circles to revitalize Sami language, you will if you are good meet Elma the resident reindeer (other reindeer are free animals and roam forest so they have to be summoned). We would love to come one day in May to see the babies. This was a visit we will cherish as one of the most profound Sami experiences. And the owner and his wife are just genuine, caring and thoughtful people.

Oh - if you plan to buy rain deer pelt Petri has the best price and nicest selection of high quality. You have to pay cash.
Written 26 December 2018
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Thank you for visiting us and welcome back! Kirsi and Petri Ps. By the way Elma-reindeer is also free to go where ever she likes ;0)
Written 27 December 2018
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