Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

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Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm
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Crystal clear waters, hundreds kilometres of deep snow, cutting leafs, making dry hein, marking the baby reindeers and most of all guest with smile on their face, that how our days are made. Come to be our guest in Kuusamo. Our reindeer and fishing farm offers to YOU reindeer, fishing and nature program services in Kuusamo all year round. You are most welcomed to be our guest and spend experience time with us!
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Hyde
Manchester, UK38 contributions
Dec 2019
We arrived at the farm (4 adults and 4 children age 8, 6, 6 and 3) just as the sun was setting. Mika greeted us and explained what he had planned for us. First we rode the reindeer. We all had a fabulous time, the kids thoughrouly enjoyed it. Then we spent some time feeding the baby reindeers, fabulous experience. Mika then lit the barbecue where we gathered around the fire to learn more about the history of the farm and the local culture. Mika was very knowledgeable and patient with the kids, specially with the 3 yrs old, who was always asking "why?"
We visited the farm shop, where all products were produced locally by their family, and we got our reindeer driving licence.
We all had a great time and would definitely recommend the experience!
Written January 1, 2020
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Newquaygreen1
Newquay, UK836 contributions
Mar 2022
Visited with a ground had a short ride plus some time with the baby reindeer which we were allowed to hand feed. Afterwards we went to a square hut with an open fire for a drink and snack in the form of reindeer sausage and homemade biscuits.
Really nice old fashioned gift shop.
Lovely visit for about 2 hrs
Written March 15, 2022
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Sergio A
Madrid, Spain5 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
The fishing day with Mika greatly exceeded our expectations. You can feel the passion of the staff for the activities they organise. Also, great conversations around a fire and delicious snacks about life in Finland. Many thx
Written August 29, 2021
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Georgina C
London, UK12 contributions
Dec 2013 • Family
It realy was a winter wonderland with the warmest greating
meeting the reindeers and watching as your personal sleigh was lined with skins and furs, then you were sat in the sleigh and snuggled comfortably with more coverings as the reindeers are harnessed to your sleigh.
The tour we took was a 3Kilometer trip through the winter wonderland Narnia like surroundings around the reindeer farm.
On our return we were welcomed back to a wonderful warm cabin with hot chocolates for all and home cooked biscuits and breads.
The whole trip is something that my family and I will remember with joy, and we will definitely be returning
Thank-you Ruka for making our holiday a Fabulous one
Written December 27, 2013
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The_Canal
Manchester, UK89 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Visited the farm as our first stop during a weekend to Ruka. Mika met us in the arrivals lounge at the airport and then drove us to the farm. Spent a couple of hours riding reindeer sleds, feeding reindeer and learning about reindeers and reindeer farming followed by time in a traditional reindeer farmers house drinking hot drinks and eating cookies and sausages. Received our reindeer driving licences and then Mika took us onward to our hotel in Ruka.
Mika is an excellent guide - he is really friendly & knowledgeable about the reindeers and patiently answered questions from the kids (where is Rudolph etc.)

We booked directly and it was significantly better value than going via one of the tour operators - we had a private visit for the same price as group trips to other farms!
Written December 20, 2018
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Fabienne R
Lausanne, Switzerland116 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
First time in our lives we've seen reindeers and this has definitively been a great experience. To be honest I was quite sceptical at first, I usually tend not to like it so much when animals are used for "entertainment". But this place is really just perfect! The 2 owners a 2 passionates that live, breathe and love reindeers more than anything else and you can feel it from the first seconds you get there.
The story behind the reindeers and herding is really fascinating as well! I had no idea that these animals were actually living "in the wild" for most of the year and would only come to this farm in wintertime in order to get enough food.
It has been a great day and we've leart a lot! Thanks a lot!
Written January 23, 2018
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ToivoTalikka
1 contribution
Jan 2018 • Family
The visit to the reindeer farm 10 kilometers from the center of Kuusamo was an enjoyable experience, starting with some background of the family farm in English. We got to drive a reindeer "Big Boy", pulling us in a sleigh for 300 metres.

We got to feed the young reindeer in an enclosure. All of them were friendly and approaches us and had their mouthful of lichen. We were told about the Saami way of reindeer herding and how the industry had changed while around a fireplace, roasting sausages. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Written January 16, 2018
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FoodieFeedback
Aylesbury, UK130 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
We couldn’t have felt more welcome!
Started with a 10 minute reindeer sleigh ride, before feeding the female reindeer moss - reindeer chocolate!
Then sat inside a traditional wooden hut, with a roaring open fire in the middle to warm us up, ate reindeer sausages and little cakes (like scones) from the owner’s grandmother’s recipe 😊 while she told us what it means to be a seventh generation reindeer farmer.
Visit concluded with a visit to her grandparents’ original wooden house and an opportunity to buy sausages/ salami / felted goods - but with no pressure.
Written December 30, 2017
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Moosehead2012
Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom22 contributions
Oct 2016 • Family
We visited this reindeer farm in between seasons and it was so worth it. The reindeer are beautiful and the herders Satu and Mika (and Tommy) were very welcoming and fascinating to talk to. They were waiting in anticipation for the snow to arrive! We learnt so much. We would highly recommend visiting them in any season. We could imagine how magical it would be in winter so will have to go back - just to make sure!! Kiitos for spending so much time with us and for the delicious tea/coffee and kampanisu.
Written November 23, 2016
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Vladimir Z
10 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
Have been there in August with family including small kids. Owners of the place are kind and nice people. Many explanation about the reindeers, traditions of local people and many other things were given by them. Reindeers feeding, many amazing photos, tea and coffee, tasty sausages on grill, traditional Saami house and small shop with many interesting souvenirs. I recommend visiting this place at any season.
Written August 19, 2016
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