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Reindeer feeding in authentic setting

Pelkosenniemi, Finland

Experience hosted by Anna

2.5 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Experience a unique moment to feed reindeer with a local reindeer herder in authentic setting in the winter nature scenery in the peaceful location of Kairala village in Pelkosenniemi. Kairala is located 145 km from Rovaniemi (2 hours' drive). Please note there is no public transportation.

After we have finished with feeding, you can enjoy a warm berry juice or coffee with a local pastry by an open fire and hear more about the reindeer and reindeer husbandry in Finnish Lapland. You will be guided by an English-speaking local reindeer herder, who is eager to share this tradition and the way of living.
Other things to note
Please remember to dress up warmly, with many layers, to enjoy our time outdoors.
Experience a unique moment to feed reindeer with a local reindeer herder in authentic setting in the winter nature scenery in the peaceful location of Kairala village in Pelkosenniemi. Kairala is located 145 km from Rovaniemi (2 hours' drive). Please note there is no public transportation.

After we have finished with feeding, you can enjoy a warm berry juice or coffee with a local pastry by an open fire and hear more about the reindee…

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What's included

  • Food
    A traditional Lappish pastry
  • Drinks
    Warm berry juice and coffee by the open fire. Please, let me know if you ar...
From $68
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Anna

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 26 Reviews
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We'd like to share our passion and expertise of local way of living in Finnish Lapland, where reindeer and reindeer herding are playing important roles. My sister learnt the tradition from our grandfather and have continued to keep it alive. She has also studied reindeer husbandry in the Lapland University of Applied Sciences.
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Where you'll be

We can meet outdoors by the house in Kairala village (about 2 hour drive from Rovaniemi, the exact address will be provided upon reservation), and from there we can make a 5 minutes' drive to the place where reindeer have been gathered for the winter season. If you don't have a car, but you are accommodated in the Kairala village, we can pick you up.
Guy
March 2020
Amazing time spent! Very good for small children and adults. Anna is the best! She is very professional, extremely kind and funny! we learned a lot and got to experience being with reindeers in the most natural way there is. Come visit, we loved it!
Amazing time spent! Very good for small children and adults. Anna is the best! She is very professional, extremely kind and funny! we learned a lot and got to experience being wi…
Marnix
February 2020
A unique experience which is well worth the trip and time to explore! One gets the opportunity to feed these Wild animals in a unique setting with ample explanations on the workings of the farm and the environment. I totally recommend this experience!
A unique experience which is well worth the trip and time to explore! One gets the opportunity to feed these Wild animals in a unique setting with ample explanations on the working…
Rebeka
February 2020
I recommend this experience to everyone who wants to enjoy true lapland's nature, culture and to get to know lifestyle of reindeer herder. It's much better than any of the activity witch can offer you agencies.
Patrizia
February 2020
Anna ci ha fatto vivere un’esperienza indimenticabile! Eravamo noi soli ( io, il mio compagno, e le nostre due gemelle di 6 anni) e lei, ed è stato fantastico!! Anna ci ha trasportato con la sua moto slitta attraverso i boschi innevati, nel cuore della fantastica terra lappone, Anna ha moltissime renne, che alleva e cura con passione e tanto amore. Ci ha dato la possibilità di nutrirle e di portarle a passeggio, e poi, sempre nel bosco, ha acceso un bel fuoco e abbiamo mangiato con lei delle squisite salsicce di renna, un ottimo pane e una bevanda calda!! Che esperienza fantastica!! Anna è una donna forte, che trasmette grande tenacia! Non perdete questa grande occasione perché con lei ne sarete pienamente soddisfatti!!
Anna ci ha fatto vivere un’esperienza indimenticabile! Eravamo noi soli ( io, il mio compagno, e le nostre due gemelle di 6 anni) e lei, ed è stato fantastico!! Anna ci ha trasport…
Laure
February 2020
Une expérience incroyable à vivre ! On est en immersion dans le monde d'Anna. On est en motoneige, on nourrit les Rennes, et on a toutes les explications. Anna nous fait faire un feu de camp et griller des saucisses. Elle est géniale ! À faire absolument !
Une expérience incroyable à vivre ! On est en immersion dans le monde d'Anna. On est en motoneige, on nourrit les Rennes, et on a toutes les explications. Anna nous fait faire un f…
Silvia
February 2020
Wonderful experience, you get to know the real reindeer herding, with also a very funny snowmobile trip for reaching the farm. Anna is a very nice host!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 2 and up can attend.

What to bring

Warm clothes, with multiple layers, as the weather can be cold.