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Reindeer

Our reindeer live in the wild in summer, therefore we wait until they come back home in December. They agree to work for us as long as they get enough food to survive the tough winter. Tahra (Stain) is almost white, like a prince. Velho (Wizzard) is a calm and trusted professional, while Pilvi (Cloud) and Dionisos are the hardest workers we have. The only racing reindeer in Kittilä area is our Tornado, but Orpo (Orphan) and Mysky (Storm) can easily generate the same speed.

Reindeer are semi-wild animals therefore dress warmly, you never know what kind of trip they have planned for you.

Check how our reindeer tours are organized here.


Reindeer ride in snowy forest - 3km

For those who want to enjoy the reindeer as well as the scenery the reindeer sled rides are the best choice. You will be passing through a snowy mixed forest with a possible visit to an open bog, if the weather allows. At the Lappish hut on the shore of our lake, you will be served coffee or tea and a sweet bun after which you will return to the starting point again in a reindeer sled.
The starting point is at the crossroads of Kätkäjärventie road and Hukkajärventie road not more than 10 km south of Levi. You can get there by taxi from Levi center; it will take approximately 15 minutes. See contacts for more details.
DURATION: 1.5-2 hours.
SIZE OF GROUP: 2-15 persons
AVAILABILITY: December - beginning of May
PRICE: 55 € adults, 30 € children (4-12 years of age)

Reindeer ride - ice fishing - fish soup lunch

The most popular programme is without any doubt the combination of a 3 km reindeer ride with ice fishing on our Wolf Lake and, finally, salmon soup inside our Lappish hut. The ride is split in half, one actually needs to get to and from the lake in a sleigh. What is most commonly caught is rainbow trout which we then prepare on the fire for you. The soup is served in the end with typically Finnish rye bread while sweet bun with tea or coffee are for dessert. There is time to talk about the nature, the animals, reindeer husbandry and there are photos to help your imagination. The length of the programme is between 3,5 and 4 hours.
The starting point is at the crossroads of Kätkäjärventie road and Hukkajärventie road. You can get there by taxi from Levi center, it will take approximately 15 minutes. See contacts for more details.
DURATION: 3.5-4 hours.
SIZE OF GROUP: 2-15 persons
AVAILABILITY: December - beginning of May
PRICE: 90 € adults, 45 € children (4-12 years of age)

Reindeer ride - ice fishing - snowshoes - salmon soup lunch

3km reindeer ride in snowy forest. In the middle of the trip you will try ice-fishing at Hukkajärvi Lake. Later you will explore the surrounding forests and bog on snowshoes and when tired have salmon soup lunch with a dessert at our new kota hut. Your catch will be grilled over the fire and there is time to talk about reindeer husbandry and wildlife. There is a reindeer ride also on your way back. You will get to drive yourselves. Those who successfully survive the trip will be awarded a reindeer driving licence.
DURATION: approximately 4 hours.
SIZE OF GROUP: 2-15 persons
AVAILABILITY: December - beginning of May;
PRICE: 96 € adults, 48 € children (4-12 years of age)

Rounding up of reindeer

This is where you can see hundreds of reindeer on the same spot and take pictures of them. We will drive from Levi to the round up fence; the return trip will be between 100 and 150 km. We will spend the whole day outdoors, although in some places there is a reindeer herders` hut. We will witness how reindeer are driven first into the holding pen, then to the churn in several goes and finally they are caught either by hand or lasso and placed into offices depending on whether they will be released or utilized. As many may have idealized reindeer we may avoid situations where they are slaughtered although that is ultimately their destiny. During the day we will find some time to have a break to grill sausages, eat sandwiches and enjoy some hot drinks. When all of the reindeer have been caught, you have taken photos and tried out what we do, we will head back. You will be given a small present to remind you the experience.
DURATION: 6-8 hours.
SIZE OF GROUP: 2-4 persons
AVAILABILITY: October - November
PRICE: 100 € adults, 75 € children (8-12 years of age) not suitable for younger children because of the possible harsh weather conditions

Marking reindeer calves at the farm

We will spend half a day feeding the female reindeer and their newly born calves, chasing them, watching how the babies are marked with a knife in their ear, searching for antlers, enjoying the views of Kumputunturi fell, possibly making a fire if the weather allows and grilling sausages and /or having lunch at our farm house. Reindeer or salmon soup is normally served.
DURATION: 4-6 hours.
SIZE OF GROUP: 2-12 persons
AVAILABILITY: May 10 till the end of May after which all reindeer are released
PRICE: 70 € adults, 35 € children. Transportation from and to Levi (110km) is included in the price.

Reindeer year

It is organized in a peaceful atmosphere of a Lappish hut, where the stories and photos will be lit by a fireplace and candle light. Participants will find out about the natural cycle of the reindeer and how reindeer herders utilize different natural phenomena over the year to ease their work. This is suitable for all generations.
DURATION: 20-30 minutes
SIZE OF GROUP: 5-50 persons
AVAILABILITY: all year round (not btw. 24.12.-10.1.) Takes place at Hukkajärvi Lake
PRICE: 10 € adults, 5 € children (4-12 years of age).

Reindeer / Nature knowledge contest

Depending on the size and composition of your group we will organize a playful contest in teams in a peaceful atmosphere of our Lappish hut lit by a fireplace and candle light. Participants will compete either in knowledge about Lappish nature or reindeer and reindeer husbandry. One does not need to know much as there will be clues and hints in the hut. This is suitable for all generations.
DURATION: 30 minutes
SIZE OF GROUP: 5-50 persons
AVAILABILITY: all year round (not btw. 24.12.-10.1.) Takes place at Hukkajärvi Lake
PRICE: 10 € adults, 5 € children (4-12 years of age).

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