Kujala Reindeer Farm

Kujala Reindeer Farm, Kuusamo: Address, Phone Number, Kujala Reindeer Farm Reviews: 4.5/5

Kujala Reindeer Farm
4.5
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Welcome to the world of reindeer! Kujala Reindeer Farm is an authentic reindeer farm dating back to 1860. More than 160 years and over 5 generations has the Kujala family been living on these hills and herding reindeer. The farm is one of the oldest and biggest farms in the Ruka-Kuusamo area with hundreds of reindeer and plenty of activities with reindeer both winter and summer. The farm has its own shop selling high-quality reindeer products and handicrafts workshop producing both souvenirs and art.
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Dino W
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland1,242 contributions
visit and feed reindeers
Mar 2020
As we visited the farm during a snow storm they didn't do the reindeer-sleigh tours so instead we visited the reindeers with a guide in their fenced area, could take photos and feed them. The price of €25 per person for that visit is rather high, but we had a nice experience.
Written 23 March 2020
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Bridget_Guernsey
Guernsey130 contributions
Lovely outing
Feb 2020
I visited Kujalan Reindeer Farm last week with my family. We wanted a day off ski-ing and to experience something traditionally Finnish. We didn't go on the Crystal tour (which was really expensive) but called the reindeer farm direct and then got ourselves a taxi. Please note, YOU DO NEED TO BOOK AHEAD. You can't just turn up. However, we rung ahead and then set off straightaway as they had space.

The first thing I should say is that it is an expensive way to spend a couple of hours. It cost 59 Euros each for the sleigh ride (which lasted about half an hour) plus 12.5 Euros each for a bag of moss to feed the reindeer (which takes 10 mins max), plus about 40 Euros for the taxi ride from and to Ruka Village.

However, it was a delightful experience and still slightly cheaper than going on one of the organised tours (which are eye-wateringly expensive I have to say). We were met at the gate by our friendly guide who took us to the reindeers and allowed us to take pictures and then we set off on our sleigh ride which took about half an hour. It is a really peaceful and reflective way to spend half an hour, being gently pulled through the silent snow, surrounded by the drooping white trees.

After the sleigh ride we were taken to the Kota (traditional wooden teepee type hut) and invited to have coffee and pastry. We were then taken to the reindeer paddock where we were able to feed the reindeer and spend a few minutes talking to our guide about reindeer farming, which was actually very interesting.

We loved this outing and would definitely recommend. It isn't cheap but then nothing in Finland is cheap apparently. You just have to bite the bullet and immerse yourself in a bit of traditional Finnish culture. Fantastic for children.
Written 2 March 2020
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Stefanie B
2 contributions
Great experience!
Feb 2020 • Couples
Very nice excursion. The guides are very friendly and tell a lot about the farm! Amazing animals!! A Unique experience
Written 29 February 2020
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Scott C
Darley Dale, UK60 contributions
Best experience!
Jan 2020 • Solo
I visited this amazing place twice (with help from Ruka adventures) and the experiences were the best from my trip to Finland.

Between the two visits I lead a reindeer (well really it just followed the herder) up a hill, fed several moss, took in a sled ride and joined the morning feed!

Even with poor weather, every moment was a joy. The Herders were very passionate about their Reindeer and of the wilderness and shared both information about the animals themselves as well as Thier own experiences.

When I am able to get back to Finland, I am definitely returning.

If you love animals and can get to this amazing place - do it!!
Can't recommend it enough.
Written 19 January 2020
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Dreamer280756
15 contributions
Great experience
Jan 2020
Loved visiting the reindeer farm and feeding the deer, afterwards went for a reindeer sleigh ride. Wonderful experience
Written 6 January 2020
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Lucy B
Plymouth, UK67 contributions
Magical
Jan 2020 • Couples
We visited the farm on Thursday (2nd Jan 2020). We booked the day before, communication with the farm was fantastic.
On arrival to the farm we were greeted immediately. It was really lovely that we were welcomed and they were expecting us, rather than having to have a clip board with names on it to confirm our booking. Very personal touch.
The sleigh ride was magical.
Feeding the reindeer was just amazing, being that close to them.
The man who owns the farm is so knowledgeable and clearly passionate about what he does ... we heard his stories whilst sat around the fire in their coffee shop.
The little gift shop is a really lovely touch, most of the products are made on the farm, and they make sure to use every part of the reindeer.
A really lovely day.

Reindeer sleigh ride (300m) - €27
Reindeer feeding - €25
Coffee & a Finnish cake (or sausage) - €5

We took a bus from Ruka Village to the farm, which cost €4.50 (took approximately 15 minutes).
Unfortunately the timings of the bus for the return journey did not fit in with the time we required, so we got a taxi from the farm back to Ruka village, which is 13 km (10-12 minutes). This cost us €46.
I would definitely recommend trying to attend the farm with it fitting in with the bus times, to avoid hefty taxi fare.

We were at the farm for a total of 2 hours, from time of arrival, the sleigh ride, feeding the reindeer and then enjoying the warmth of the coffee shack. This was a perfect amount of time, we did not feel rushed. Nor did we feel like we could of spent any longer at the farm.

It is evident that the family run farm really care about their reindeer and also care about making sure their customers have a lovely, informative visit.
Written 4 January 2020
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Thank you for your feedback! Sounds like you enjoyed your time here, which makes us so happy! We are here for the reindeer and love to share the life with our guests. So thank you for coming and welcome back!
Written 6 January 2020
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santeriahokas
Berlin, Germany56 contributions
Wonderful experience with reindeers / hieno kokemus porojen kanssa
Dec 2019 • Friends
We went for a morning reindeer tour and did not regret it. We paid 25e which was totally worth it. We got to see tens/hundreds of reindeers, hear interesting stories and facts of reindeers, feed them, go for a reindeer ride (extra price), enjoy coffee and tea in a cozy hut, and to buy special items made of reindeer skin/hide and antlers. The farm originates from 1860, so the farmers have a long experience with reindeers. The English level of the guides was good.

Unohtumaton kokemus porojen kanssa aamuruokinnassa. Täysin hintansa väärti. Juha oli hyvä opas ja kertoi mielenkiintoisia juttuja poroista. Meillä oli myös mahdollisuus ostaa porotuotteita kohtuulliseen hintaan.
Written 2 January 2020
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Kiitos käynnistä! Ihana kuulla, että viihdyitte. Aamuruokinta on oma suosikkimme tilan tapahtumista. Tervetuloa toistekin!
Written 6 January 2020
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Tuuli V
17 contributions
Relaxing and heart-warming
Jan 2019 • Family
This was a relaxing and heart-warming visit to meet the reindeer and people of Kujala Reindeer Farm. The Kujala family is among the oldest reindeer-herding families of Kuusamo. We had a chance to walk a kind reindeer called Tähti (Star), meet the herd and feed them, meet a reindeer herding dog and visit a handicraft shop to see (and buy) handicrafts and artwork made by the lady of the house. In addition to the basic visit we took a reindeer sleigh ride in the forest, which was lovely. All in all it is a well-maintained farm with friendly personnel and a great experience to have while in Kuusamo.
Written 5 January 2019
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Thank you for your feedback. This is so heart warming for us too!
Written 24 May 2019
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konsta22
Kuusamo, Finland9 contributions
New positive experience near to Ruka and Kuusamo
May 2017 • Friends
Beautiful hill-top place with reindeers and with a great scenery. Nice place to have coffee inside or on the terrace. Good place to shop original, hand-made and local souveniers and art pieces. Friendly owners to tell you about reindeers, etc.
The place has the real touch of nature.
Written 9 May 2017
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Olli K
3 contributions
Great traditional and genuine visit wit even grater potential
Mar 2017 • Solo
Genuine reindeer experience in the most beautiful setting. Bought also some extraordinarily delicious reindeer roast and tenderloin straight from the farm :9 Nothing can match that! The scenery that opened from the traditional Finnish kota they had on top pf the hill was also something else. Ruka and other tree covered hills nearby could be all seen in this postcard scenere in full panorama. Fell in love with the place and booked a hunting trip for the next Autumn straight away. This will be my regular visiting site whenever I go to Kuusamo region. Keep up the good work!
Written 26 March 2017
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Kiitos vierailusta ja metsästysreissusta! Ihanaa, että poronliha maistui, sillä meidän lihaa ei voita mikään. Metsästysonnea tulevalle kaudelle!
Written 24 May 2019
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