Reindeer Safari

Reindeer safari is perfect way to explore the nature of Ylläs. We will explain how reindeer are doing during different times of the year. Also we will show how to educate reindeers and how to feed them.

Contact us and come to experience full day with reindeers!

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Excursion with Reindeers

Excursions are scheduled for 11.-12.9. and 18.-19.9.2021

We will start our journey by walking through the forest to the teepee. At the teepee we will have a sauna and make dinner outside if weather is good. If not, we will do it inside the teepee.

Night will be spent inside house, teepee or half-teepee tent.

Price includes guide with reindeers, dinner, sauna and accommodation. You must have your own sleeping bag and mattress.

Morning we will have light breakfast before we head back to the starting point.

Welcome to experience beautiful trip with reindeers.

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Relaxing with Reindeers

Well-being with Reindeers!

Relaxing with Reindeers includes breathing lessons and body health with reindeers. Activity is done inside the fence where reindeers are. Inside fence we have open fire too.

Our goal is to find inner peace and strength with breath, animals and nature.

Program lasts about 1 hour. Its in the middle of the reindeer farm with peaceful atmosphere and snow. Welcome to experience unique program with us!

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Reindeer Safari and a Campfire

Calm adventure where we are moving by a frozen lake, through a forest to a open swamp.

Fresh winter air, clean nature of Lapland, great old trees, fox footprints on snow...

Warming bonefire, traditional Finnish coffee & berry juice.

Your job is to enjoy and look around you. Enjoy the peaceful frozen forest.

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Reindeer farm visit

Welcome to see how our reindeers are doing at the farm.

Excited young reindeers and experienced older reindeers are showing you their half-wild nature.

We will explain you the story of reindeers, while enjoying tasty traditional coffee made on fire, as well as berry juice & home made buns.

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Driving a reindeer is traditional Lappish way of transportation. Back in time sledge was 1-seated and reindeers was directed with one rope. Nowadays reindeer rides are mostly hobby and experience for traveller. Instead of 1-seated sledge we use bigger sledge with two ropes for controlling. Normally driving reindeers are running in a line, when they follow each others.

Reindeer education is started when reindeer is on its second year. Practice begin at the farm where we are walking around the fields, next to the houses, next to children, to make them comfortable. Reward is always there, like with dogs food is always main priority.

When reindeer feels comfortable, we will put the harness on it which can be attached to a sledge. First times the sledge will be further away from the reindeer until he is comfy with human sounds and reactions. After that sledge is just meter away from reindeer.

Some reindeers can be trained by using wooden poles instead of ropes in the harness. It all depends on the nature of reindeer, some are calm and some are cranky. We teach how to follow each others, normally most calm and experienced reindeer is leading the line.

Way of education has to be planned well for every reindeer - other learns quicker than other. But with each reindeer it is interesting and rewarding journey to gain the trust of the reindeer. Personally i talk a lot to a reindeer, explain my days, talk about weather, what ever comes to mind. Its therapic!

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Reindeer Safari suits for everyone! Contact us and reserve unforgettable trip with reindeers. Also visits at reindeer farm are available!

Contact us and come to experience full day with reindeers!

 
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We also sell reindeer meet!

Meet is produced locally.

You can ask for the pure delicate from 0405625214

Drivers

Lurjusporo porosafari

Lurjus is reindeer with great nerves. Lurjus has very energetic nature.
Lurjus is 5-years old.

Pyryporo porosafari

Pyry is calm fellow, who has soft hair. 11-year old leader.

Kipinäporo porosafari

Kipinä is 4-years old, pretty shy still. Very potential for the longest range. Needs time a bit!

julleporo porosafari

Julle Jumpperi is energetic, used to be one of the fastest one but nowadays calm 7-year old.

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Kille Killukka is strong and trustworthy, great one at the end of the line. Might be the one who stop during safari and licks the snow without hurries. But eventually will get you there!

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Ruusperi4-years old Ruusperi is very gentle reindeer, who stop when i stop, moves on when i take a step.

Kiukkuporo porosafari

Kiukku is also beginner, started practising last year. Very potentials with good nerves!

heiveröinen porosafari

Heiveröinen is 5-year old and name was a joke (heiveröinen means weak). Reindeer is strongest one at the farm. Not strongest leader, but physically.

Lepsuporo porosafari

Lepsu Kille's brother, becoming professional. Little bit of a teenager still, but time will show!

pieruporo2 porosafari

Pieru Very curious and kind!