Would you like to know how Santa feels like when he is riding the sleigh reindeer in Northerrn Light? Take our evening reindeer tour and you will find out.
We will start our trip from the main building, where we will first check that your shoes and clothes are suited for the wintry ride. In necessary, we will lend you a warm coat, shoes and gloves.
We will harness reindeer together with the guide. During the harnessing, you will have a chance to get to know your reindeer personally. The guide shows you how to steer the reindeer. Then – just sit down and make yourself comfortable in the sleigh – and off you go to hunting Northern light! You will follow the guide.
Our route of ca. 6 kilometres passes through a snowy forest, around icy islets of marshland.
In Kota (lapp hut), we will gather in a Kota shelter to share our riding experiences. The Kota shelter is a traditional Lappish resting and dining place, decorated with reindeer hides. The red flames of the open fire in the midst of the shelter make you feel warm and create a cosy atmosphere. In the Kota, we will drink hot juice. At the end of the break, everybody receives an amulet made of reindeer bone, and the guide tells you about the beliefs related to reindeer bone.
After ride - At the main building, you will be awarded a Reindeer Riding Licence.
Available: 15 November – 15 April.
Recommended to: Adults, children accompanied by adults.
Duration: 3 hours
Languages: Finnish and English
Minimum/maximum persons: 2/30.
Venue: Salla Reindeer Park, which is situated 3.5 km (2.2 miles) from the tourist centre of Sallatunturi mountain in the direction of Kuusamo. From Kuusamo, the park is 102 km (63 miles) (in the direction of Salla via Hautajärvi, and from Rovaniemi, 166.5 km (103 miles) in the direction of Kuusamo via Kemijärvi and Salla.
Transfer: Reindeer Park organizes transfer for the programs from Sallatunturi to the Reindeer Park. Transfer costs 7€ / person
Reservations: Tel. +358 16 837 771, Fax. +358 16 837 728, +358 40 581 3192 / Jotos/Salla Reindeer Park,
Rates: Adults: € 85, children from 4 to 13 years: - 50%, children under 4 years accompanied by parents: free admission. The prices include a guided sleigh ride, Reindeer Riding Licence and picnic lunch
Payment: International credit cards, banking cards, cash, travel agencies’ vouchers.