Saariselka Reindeer Farm
Saariselka Reindeer Farm
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We are a local Sami family who owns the reindeer farm only 10 minutes drive out of the center of Saariselka. Join one of our unique reindeer safari programs in an authentic environment! We are open only by reservation.
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Tom O.
Munich, Germany236 contributions
We visited the reindeer farm by snow mobile, which was a fun way to travel. The animals were docile, and there was a short ride around an enclosed track. It was an interesting thing to do - once. There was a short cultural talk over hot drinks and snacks, which was focused on the traditions of the Sami people and local flora and fauna. Would be great for kids.
Written 28 February 2022
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Biiil
4 contributions
Couples
Great experience!! Very nice and welcoming family. Totally worth booking the activity directly with them instead any other tour company in Saariselka.
Very well organized in terms of picking customers from their places!!

We enjoyed a lot seeing the reindeers.

The cake and the tea after the activity while listening to reindeers and Sami’s fun facts was very interesting.

I missed spending more time with the reindeers .. otherwise you are left with the feeling you saw only their back..

I would suggest to them to set aside 10-15 min to take a picture of the families in the sledge with the reindeer. Otherwise you go home and don’t have a nice memory of the activity together with your partner/family. What an easy but impacting way of satisfying your customers!!
Written 12 January 2022
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Scott S
Faversham, UK186 contributions
Couples
Today we had a delightful trip to the local Saariselka reindeer farm. We were welcomed and shown the reindeer by the Sami reindeer hurder who was informative and calm. Followed by a short but fun little sleigh ride. We then had a very cosy fireside chat in a traditional tent with the Sami hurder who openly answered all our Sami and Reindeer questions whilst we drank warm juice and ate the loveliest ginger biscuits. Simple and thoughtfully calm trip.
Written 5 January 2022
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scraggly
Cardiff, UK77 contributions
Family
Peaceful, beautiful and memorable. We went on an Aurora ride - it was lovely to be away from the crowds and in nature, beautiful, silent, forest - and it was just us and our guide. We had a lovely long trek with the reindeer around the forest - the reindeer were plodding happily - not being tugged along as we had seen at a taster session from our tour operator. We then had some cake and berry juice around a roaring fire where we learned more about the reindeer. It was snowing - which was beautiful. Throughly recommend.
Written 2 December 2021
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Lorena E
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Friends
Amazing experience!! It was great to know more about the reindeers and the way how the Lapland people take care of them and live in harmony. We arranged to visit the farm because during this time of the year the reindeers are out in the forest. Thx so much for experience! highly recommended
Written 5 October 2021
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otp71
Espoo, Finland93 contributions
During our visit we had the chance to ride sleighs for a quite lengthy ride around the surrounding forest, as well as hear more about Sami culture and way of life. Unfortunately we didn't get a chance here to feed the reindeers or interact with them, but still a nice experience - though quite pricey.
Written 8 August 2021
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CrispPacket
Sulgrave, UK71 contributions
A warm welcome from the Sami people, with detailed instructions on how to drive the reindeer!
A short ride on the sledge, then a chance to meet the reindeer and a lesson in how to lassoo a set of antlers.
Coffee with delicious cake accompanied an interesting talk.
Written 4 March 2020
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Sue-Paul-1208
Chard, UK109 contributions
Couples
Short ride in a sleigh, opportunity to feed the reindeer and lasso a head of antlers. The Sami family team are friendly and informative. A lovely afternoon experience.
Written 28 February 2020
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nick_ng
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia968 contributions
This was a different experience, sitting back and being pulled along at a steady pace by a reindeer - a pleasant ride.

After the ride, it was fun to be up close to many reindeer to feed them - a lovely experience ...
Written 15 February 2020
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Mezzy371
28 contributions
We visited as part of an organised excursion from our hotel.
The farm had a family feel to it and the staff gave us lots of information about the reindeer and the Sami way of life. We had a short ride on a sledge pull by one of the reindeer, which I wasn't expecting.
We were provided with hot tea and cake and a reindeer driving licence
Written 6 January 2020
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