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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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Kittilantie 3070 B, Inari 99870, Finland
+358 40 0193950
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Up close and personal with reindeer!

We were with a tour group of 20 in late May, so no snow, no sleigh ride. Instead the reindeer were... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
GrtBritFan
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State College, Pennsylvania
Fantastic experience!!! So MUCH FUN!

My sister and I visited the farm and was accompanied by a Petri's neighbour, Nils. Nils was an... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2018
J1092BZmb
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Wellington, New Zealand
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I am Sámi reindeer herder Petri Mattus and I invite you to my home and reindeer farm to be mys family´s quest. On reservation you have a chance to join our everyday life for a little moment. During the winter months (Mid December - April) we offer our program, which takes you to the wilderness in a sledge pulled by a snowmobile. Reservations reguired. Please, make a reservation at least the day before. Our main work is reindeer herding and some days are reserved for reindeer work only and visits for the guests are limited because of that. - Reservations Required
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Kittilantie 3070 B, Inari 99870, Finland
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+358 40 0193950
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

We were with a tour group of 20 in late May, so no snow, no sleigh ride. Instead the reindeer were called in for feeding, and we were able to wander around with them eating out of our hands -it was so much fun! Then...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

My sister and I visited the farm and was accompanied by a Petri's neighbour, Nils. Nils was an amazing host and made sure we had all the warm cloths we needed. He was an excellent host. We made a trip into the wilderness and saw...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

If you want a truly authentic experience with a Sami, go for this experience with Petri. Our family of 8 thoroughly enjoyed our time in the wild and nature with the reindeers. Petri called out to them in the forest and it is amazing to...More

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Reviewed March 23, 2018

Great trip. Very low key touristy trip. Taken out into the forests by sleigh where the reindeer are fed. Petri Mattus tells you about his life as a reindeer farmer, Great photo opportunities as you are surrounded by them.

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Reviewed February 19, 2018

the tours are based on small number of people so its very nice. we went by the sledge to the forest and we had the chance to see, in the wild all the reindeer. after a comprehensive explanation, along with coffee we went back to...More

1  Thank ortalpeled
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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

We’ll remember about this experience as one of the best moments we have had in Finland. You can really learn how is a reindeer herder’s life. Petri and his family are wonderful people, you would like to stay with them for a whole day. The...More

1  Thank Fabio M
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

We visited on a skidoo trip and it was lovely to get right in amongst the reindeer and feed them what looked like AllBran on steroids! The reindeer were pushing each other out of the way to get at it! We were then provided with...More

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Reviewed June 26, 2017

The reindeer herd roams in the forest, they aren't fenced in. When the herder calls them for dinner, they emerge out of nowhere by the dozens. They aren't as big as cattle, but they aren't exactly tame, and are somewhat wary of strange people.

1  Thank K D H
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Reviewed May 25, 2017

Quietly, refreshingly, Sami presentation of the dangers and rewards of reindeer farming. A look at the culture, and incredible toughness of the people who live this life, only one generation removed from a time when the people had to be fully self sufficient in food,...More

2  Thank E9834NLrichardg
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Reviewed April 23, 2017

I visited Petri's reindeer farm in March and it has become one of my favourite memories of the Lapland and in fact my whole 5 week journey, I would go back to visit in a heartbeat. Anyone who visits this beautiful place and walks away...More

4  Thank Nyssa L
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flyingfriendlyskies
June 20, 2017|
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Response from ReidneerfarmMattus | Property representative |
You may book through the email: petri.mattus(at)gmail com Regards. Petri and Kirsi
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flyingfriendlyskies
June 20, 2017|
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Response from ReidneerfarmMattus | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your message. Welcome to Inari! You may send us email to petri.mattus(at)gmailcom to make a booking. We are working on our new web pages and soon you will be able to get information through them, but... More
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Leslie E
April 24, 2017|
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Response from ReidneerfarmMattus | Property representative |
Hi, my new email is petri.mattus(at)gmailcom There id a dot between gmail and com - it is not possible to write email on the answer. Regards Petri
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