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Reindeer Farm Porohaka - Rovaniemi

We are a reindeer family located in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland.
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Rovaniemi, Finland
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About Reindeer Farm Porohaka - Rovaniemi
We are a small reindeer herding family in Rovaniemi, Lapland. Our main source of income comes almost entirely from reindeer herding, which our family has practiced for decades. Our name, Porohaka, has stayed the same from the start of the 20th century when our farm was established. This is our first time to open our reindeer farm for travellers as you. We at Porohaka wish to introduce you to the tradition of reindeer herding. We welcome you with open arms!
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SusaMasa wrote a review Mar 2021
Helsinki, Finland402 contributions191 helpful votes
We had a great afternoon with Katja on the farm. The reindeer are cute and most of them not shy at all. We Finns tend to think that visiting reindeer farm is for foreign tourists only, but I have to say that I learned a lot and found the visit to the farm to be one of the highlight of our winter holiday week. When the reindeer hear you entering the vast winter pasture, they come jogging to you - and you get to feed them. It's interesting to watch them and after a while you start to realize how different personalities the reindeer have: some are curious, some stubborn, some shy. This visit is highly recommended. You can watch our visit from Youtube: Susa and Masa around the world.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Shuk Wong wrote a review Apr 2020
2 contributions4 helpful votes
I have learnt a lot from the reindeer farm owner. They give us great knowledge and super traditional lunch. Really recommend for everyone!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from katja_alajarvi, Owner at Reindeer Farm Porohaka - Rovaniemi
Responded 19 Apr 2020
Thank you very much for your appreciative and kind review! It mean a lot for us to hear that we could give you enough information about the reindeers and that you enjoyed your stay here with us . You are warmly welcome again!
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Naomi N wrote a review Mar 2020
Gouda, The Netherlands4 contributions
We are so glad we chose for the Reindeer Farm Porohaka. It was an amazing experience. Katja and her team made us feel very welcome. We learned a lot about Reindeers and farming. After putting on several more layers of clothing, we had a snow mobile ride to the reindeers. There were a couple of hundred of them. We fed the reindeers, talked and had a lovely lunch in her house. Then we went for a real Reindeer sleigh ride through the beautiful snow-covered forest. We weren't cold at all because Katja had taken good care of us and had put extra blankets from Reindeer skin in the sleds. When we arrived at the farm once more, the fire in the cabin was warming us. She made us some hot chocolate, coffee and really nice cakes and we had the best chocolate from Finland :-). We shared some more stories and went home with a warm feeling. An experience we definitely will never forget.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from katja_alajarvi, Owner at Reindeer Farm Porohaka - Rovaniemi
Responded 1 Apr 2020
Thank you so much for your very kind and informative review!We are so grateful that you found the time to give such a detailed description of your day here with us!Knowing that you have enjoyed your stay here so much and we could fulfill your expectations makes us super happy!You are warmly welcome again!
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Nickske F wrote a review Mar 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands12 contributions14 helpful votes
what a lovely day we had with Katja. A very warm en inspiring day. We felt really welcome and the way Katja talks about her work and way of living is inspiring. So nice to be able to come this close to the reindeer. We had lunch with the whole family in their house and we talked a lot. Very nice day!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from katja_alajarvi, Owner at Reindeer Farm Porohaka - Rovaniemi
Responded 23 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for your very kind review! We are so delighted to hear that your day here with us was so nice! It makes us happy to know that all the information we shared with you and our reindeers was inspiring and your experience with us fulfilled your expectations. Welcome again!
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Eric E wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We have a great time at Porohaka with Katja. The location is beautiful, set in hills and forest covered with snow. After a sleigh ride, we came to different enclosures with reindeers roaming free. We had a chance to feed a lot of them and take photos. Some of them come very close, they are different colors including white ones, which are pretty rare. Katja responded to all our questions with patience. She's a passionate, dedicated herder, very knowledgeable. After crossing the beautiful forest in the sleigh, we came back to a little wooden house near a stream where she offered us hot chocolate and cakes by the fireplace. We also met her son. It was an amazing experience, highly recommended for people who want to discover real life in Lapland with real reindeer lovers. Eric & Ian
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from katja_alajarvi, Owner at Reindeer Farm Porohaka - Rovaniemi
Responded 13 Mar 2020
Dear Eric and Ian! Thank you so much for your very kind and appreciative review! We are impressed that we could give you such a great experience with our lovely reindeers! You are warmly welcome again!
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