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The Reindeers Land

Ivalo is the gate to the real Lapland in northern Finland and to Finmark - the Norwegian part of Lapland in north east Norway. Here the Sami people herd their reindeers. Usually i get here while guiding snow mobiles safaris from Ivalo to the Barents sea fjords. On one of this safaris we came across a big reindeers gathering in Sevitijarvi where 2000 reindeers were brought to this special traditional Sami farm.

Arctic Speed

Snow mobiles are the best way to cross snowy frozen Lapland during winter. We cross the big frozen lake Inarijarvi on way to border with Norway. Those snow mobiles easily get to 100 Kmh. Big fun is when snow start to fall down from sky.

  • Last visit to Ivalo: Apr 2004
  • Intro Written Jan 4, 2005
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  • Karolina01's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2004 at 6:59 AM

    What is the number of population in Ivalo?

  • sinequanon's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2004 at 2:12 PM

    why would you put the chopped head of a raindeer in vt? you make me shiver!

  • snow_y's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2003 at 11:09 PM

    Farming reindeers is an old culture of Saami people, including more than just a killing..... What else did you do in my home Village Ivalo?

  • Jun 8, 2003 at 12:10 AM

    As long as it's not one of Santa's...

  • Gili_S's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2003 at 4:55 AM

    Reindeer for Laps is like the Camel for Bedouins, did you try the meat?


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