Meet the adorable reindeers in Sodankylä!
By visiting a reindeer farm you can see a completely new side of Lapland. The reindeer in the farms that are aimed at tourists are tamer than usual: they might even run up to greet you in the hope of getting a treat. And on reindeer farms there usually is the possibility of feeding reindeer from the hand for a small fee. For reindeer, the biggest treat is lichen, but they are often fed pellets, too. A reindeer’s round muzzle is cute and furry.
One amazing experience is to get into a sleigh and enjoy the landscapes and atmosphere of Lapland in the most local way possible – by being pulled by a reindeer! In southern Sodankylä, in the Luosto area, there are two reindeer parks: the Jaakkola reindeer farm and Kopara reindeer farm. Both cater for groups and independent travellers. Please note that you must book a visit to the Jaakkola reindeer farm on the previous day, at the latest.
On both farms, Kopara and Jaakkola, you can buy souvenirs and taste some authentic local food.