• Visit a Reindeer Farm in Finland

Visit a Reindeer Farm in Finland For The Cutest Day Ever

I would imagine just the thought of seeing reindeer would already have you interested, and you are already pretty much dying to play with some reindeer (no? just me?). But, in case you’re not, these other photos will serve as more reasons to visit a reindeer farm in Finland.

It’s basically Christmas again and you get “all the feels” as it’s so popular to say – and now I actually understand that saying!

Visiting a Reindeer Farm, Finland

Visit a Reindeer Farm in Finland

Visit a Reindeer Farm in Finland

Visit a Reindeer Farm in Finland

Visit a Reindeer Farm in Finland

The farm we visited (information all at the bottom of the post) was authentic in that it’s a working farm, not just there for tourists. That means that they actually do sell the reindeer meat (I know, I know, but this is what it would mean to visit a farm!).

In Finland, it’s not just for tourists curiosity that they serve reindeer. They actually eat it all the time; it’s very much a part of their diet. We also ate moose!

At the farm, you can walk around with the reindeer, feed them, and pet them. It’s sooo much amazingness all at once. It’s a lot to handle!

Visit a Reindeer Farm in Finland

How beautiful is this farm!?

I adore the whole property, with its red wooden cottages, rivers, and Christmas lights, as well as the friendly staff (family) that run the place.

Visit a Reindeer Farm in Finland

Visit a Reindeer Farm in Finland

Visit a Reindeer Farm in Finland

Visit a Reindeer Farm in Finland

They let you in the gates with the reindeer who do get pretty excited about the food and might seem scary at first- but they are actually really chilled out. I didn’t totally relax, though, since their antlers were huge.

Visit a Reindeer Farm in Finland

Visit a Reindeer Farm in Finland

Visit a Reindeer Farm in Finland

Visit a Reindeer Farm in Finland

Reindeer photo bomb! 

Make sure you dress really warm when you visit. Oulu is in Lapland and is pretty much in the Arctic Circle so yeah, it was COLD. It was -12 not counting the wind chill. You need to bundle up. You’ll be sitting on a sleigh; therefore, your butt will be really cold! You should wear a long coat like a parka so your butt is covered. Also, hats and gloves of course.

Visit a Reindeer Farm in Finland

Visit a Reindeer Farm in Finland

snow finland

Visit a Reindeer Farm in Finland

Visit a Reindeer Farm in Finland

Visit a Reindeer Farm in Finland

Visit a Reindeer Farm in Finland

Visit a Reindeer Farm in Finland

Visit a Reindeer Farm in Finland

It is pretty damn photogenic here, huh!? I love it! The sky was perfect. The sun is only up for 4 hours in Oulu in the winter. That means if you want photographs you need to plan the drive out accordingly. It’s sunny from around 11 am- 3 pm.

You’ve GOT to visit a reindeer farm while you’re in Finland. It’s a very memorable experience and one you won’t regret, it doesn’t take up but maybe half a day out of your vacation. If you have kids, they’ll love it (or if you’re a kid like me).

Visit a Reindeer Farm in Finland

Visit a Reindeer Farm in FinlandReindeer Farm, Finland

Visit a Reindeer Farm in Finland

Visit a Reindeer Farm in Finland Details:

I visited this amazing farm in Oulu, which is a flight North of Helsinki. I stayed at Hotel F6 in Helsinki for a quick overnight, then back to the airport to fly up here. It is in Lapland which is considered the Arctic Circle. You don’t need to stay here long; two hours would suffice! It’s a beautiful region and I have more articles on what you can do in Oulu like huskie sled rides and searching for the northern lights.

  • Poro-Panuma
  • [email protected]
  • Laasenraitti 40, 93140 Kipina
  • Stay in Oulu at Lapland Hotel. It’s fantastic!
  • If you want a tour, check out these ones on Viator: reindeer, huskies, and even Santa are on there.
  • Make sure you have travel insurance: I use World Nomads because they cover adventure sports.

Pin theis little Finland reindeer adventure for later (just hover over and click the Pinterest icon):

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About the Author:

Rachel Jones left a career in nursing and lived on the beaches of Goa, India for the five years. Now she lives in Mexico where she gives advice on the 40+ countries she’s visited in the last 10 years. She’s the author of two India travel e-books: Guide to India and Insider’s Guide to Goa. Her blog, Werkenntwen, like its name, is a contradiction combining off-beat adventurous places with glamorous and bespoke travel. Werkenntwen has been featured in ELLE, Marie Claire, Grazia, and Cosmopolitan magazines. She’s a writer for Bravo TV.

7 Comments

  1. Julia Liang March 22, 2017 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    I love how your blue eyes and blue parka really sparkle against the all-white backdrop!!

  2. thebritishberliner March 29, 2017 at 1:00 am - Reply

    Awww! I love the reindeers. They’re just so cute!
    Great photography by the way. :D

    • Rachel Jones March 29, 2017 at 11:21 am - Reply

      Thanks! I am trying to read tutorials on photography haha and get a little better!

  3. UrbanDuniya (@urbanduniya) April 3, 2017 at 5:46 am - Reply

    This is soooooo making me want to visit Finland! How cute are they?!?! <3

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  6. Shaun Hurst December 8, 2018 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    I’ve been trying to convince the wife that we sure travel to Finland during the winter. But she’s Russian so she hates the cold. The pics that accompany this article are awesome.

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