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ÁRBI VUOJÁN – Excursion with the Reindeer

Rautas 4, Kiruna
Giron Reindeer
Giron Reindeer

ÁRBI VUOJÁN – Excursion with the Reindeer

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Enjoy a one-hour-drive with the reindeer sled in the wintery countryside! In our small Sami village, you will encounter the genuine life of the reindeer people in an environment classified as Natura2000 by the EU. The biological diversity in this area is a fundamental prerequisite for reindeer and other animals, like the moose. Here our ancestors lived as nomads and eventually built small houses when the reindeer herding nomadic Sami were allowed to build houses. Here we have some reindeer in a corral during the wintertime (in April we´ll let them go to graze in the mountains and roam freely). The reindeer are considered as semi-domesticated. You will get close to them and some of them will even eat from your hand. 

Skiing and reindeer sledding used to be the only way of transportation in Lapland in the wintertime, before the building of roads and the railway in the 20th century. The highlight of this tour is the one-hour ride with the reindeer sled through the snowy forest and on the frozen moors close to the mountain range. It’s an unforgettable adventure to steer the reindeer through the snow in this magnificent landscape. After the ride it’s time to relax and enjoy your lunch with ecological, smoked and fried reindeer meat (suovas) and bread, sitting on soft reindeer hides in the hut. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and listen to stories as we relax around the fire.