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March 2, 2016

Reindeer driving competition / Competición de conducción de renos / Compétition de conduit de rennes / Competição da condução da rena

In English:

In Oulu, there was held cool reindeer driving completion. The length of run was only 50 meters / 54.5 yards. It was part of reindeer carnival and driving competition was intended for all. I saw this happening for the first time in my life. For children there was peaceful reindeer and toboggan rides.

When participation was announced for 12 departures, it took only a couple of minutes, when all departures were fully booked. Big surprise for me was that participants came from Finland, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, and Australia. This meant that competition was international, not national. Maybe next year in February, we’ll see You among reindeer drivers!

En español:

En Oulu, se celebró la competición divertido de conducción de renos. La longitud de la pista era sólo 50 metros / 54.5 yardas. La competición formó parte del carnaval de renos y la competición fue abierta para todos. Vi esta tipo de competición por primera vez en mi vida. Para los niños se ofreció interesantes paseos de renos y de trineo.

Cuando se anunció la participación de 12 salidas, todas las salidas estaban completamente llenos en un par de minutos. La gran sorpresa para mí fue que los participantes llegaron de Finlandia, Alemania, España, Italia, Francia y Australia! ¡Piénsalo! Esto significaba que la competición era internacional, no nacional. Tal vez el año que viene en febrero nosotros te veremos entre los conductores de renos!

En francais:

À Oulu, on á organisées joyeux compétitions de conduit de rennes . La longueur de la piste était seulement 50 mètres / 54,5 verges. La compétition faisait partie du carnaval de rennes et la compétition était ouverte pour tous. Je vis ce genre de compétition pour la première fois de ma vie. Pour les enfants il y avait jolies courses de traîneaux de rennes et luges.

Lorsque la participation de 12 sorties a été annoncé, toutes les issues étaient complets en quelques minutes. La grande surprise pour moi était que les participants venaient de Finlande, l’Allemagne, l’Espagne, l’Italie, la France et l’Australie! Pensez-y! Cela signifiait que la concurrence était international, pas national. Peut-être l’année prochaine en février nous vous verrons chez les pilotes de rennes!

Em Português:

Em Oulu, realizou-se a competição alegre da condução da rena. O comprimento da corrida foi apenas a 50 metros / 54,5 jardas. Fazia parte do carnaval da rena e a competição de condução foi tencionava para todos. Eu vi isso acontecer pela primeira vez na minha vida. Para as crianças há foi as passeios pacíficas de rena e de tobogã.

Quando a participação foi anunciado para 12 partidas, levou apenas um par de minutos, quando todas as partidas foram totalmente reservados. A grande surpresa para mim foi que os participantes vieram da Finlândia, da Alemanha, da Espanha, da Itália, da França e da Austrália. Isto significava que a concorrência era internacional, não nacional. Talvez no próximo ano em fevereiro nós você virmos entre os pilotos de renas!

I love these races!

I love these races!

Reindeer driving competition / Competición de conducción de renos / Compétition de conduit de rennes / Competição da condução da rena

Reindeer driving competition / Competición de conducción de renos / Compétition de conduit de rennes / Competição da condução da rena

Am I winner?

Am I winner?

You are so eager to start.

You are so eager to start.

Not yet!

Not yet!

Ready go!

Ready go!

Which one will in?

Which one will in?

Reindeer driving competition / Competición de conducción de renos / Compétition de conduit de rennes / Competição da condução da rena

Reindeer driving competition / Competición de conducción de renos / Compétition de conduit de rennes / Competição da condução da rena

Reindeer and  sleigh

Reindeer and sleigh

This is fun!

This is fun!

Next year again?

Next year again?

Reindeer driving competition / Competición de conducción de renos / Compétition de conduit de rennes / Competição da condução da rena

Reindeer driving competition / Competición de conducción de renos / Compétition de conduit de rennes / Competição da condução da rena

Reindeer  sleigh.

Reindeer sleigh.

Oh, what fun it is to run in a one-reindeer open sleigh!

Oh, what fun it is to run in a one-reindeer open sleigh!

Oh, what fun it is to run in a one-reindeer open sleigh!

Oh, what fun it is to run in a one-reindeer open sleigh!

Reindeer driving competition / Competición de conducción de renos / Compétition de conduit de rennes / Competição da condução da rena

Reindeer driving competition / Competición de conducción de renos / Compétition de conduit de rennes / Competição da condução da rena

Full throttle.

Full throttle.

We will win!

We will win!

Reindeer driving competition / Competición de conducción de renos / Compétition de conduit de rennes / Competição da condução da rena

Reindeer driving competition / Competición de conducción de renos / Compétition de conduit de rennes / Competição da condução da rena

Reindeer driving competition / Competición de conducción de renos / Compétition de conduit de rennes / Competição da condução da rena

Reindeer driving competition / Competición de conducción de renos / Compétition de conduit de rennes / Competição da condução da rena

Reindeer driving competition / Competición de conducción de renos / Compétition de conduit de rennes / Competição da condução da rena

Reindeer driving competition / Competición de conducción de renos / Compétition de conduit de rennes / Competição da condução da rena

Thisi is great fun. I love i.

This is great fun. I love to run.

108 Comments »

  1. I saw dog sled competition well, but saw the sled competition of the reindeer for the first time. Everybody looks happy. You must do your best on the next time, too.

    Comment by wakasahs15th — March 2, 2016 @ 08:38 | Reply

    • Hi Wakasahs15th.

      The competition was great fun! They run so rapidly, that I had problems to shoot photos from the run. Thank You.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 2, 2016 @ 09:31 | Reply

  2. wow! that looks so great, I’d love to see it!🙂

    Comment by Traveling Rockhopper — March 2, 2016 @ 09:00 | Reply

    • Hello Traveling Rockhopper.

      Thank You. Next year You participate and I shoot photos!🙂

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 2, 2016 @ 09:33 | Reply

  3. Looks like fun🙂

    Comment by Soul Gifts — March 2, 2016 @ 09:20 | Reply

    • Hi Raili.

      It was indeed! Thank You for Your comment.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 2, 2016 @ 09:40 | Reply

  4. That looks great, Loved to have watched that.

    Comment by utesmile — March 2, 2016 @ 09:46 | Reply

    • Hi Ute.

      Thank You for Your comment. Glad that You loved my photos.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 2, 2016 @ 10:00 | Reply

  5. Beautiful creatures, Sartenada! Seems to me the people are having more fun than them 😦

    Comment by restlessjo — March 2, 2016 @ 10:36 | Reply

    • Hi Johanna.

      Well, so it may be, but when You look at any sport race, those competitors do not smile, because they want to be number one!🙂

      Have a happy day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 2, 2016 @ 10:50 | Reply

      • That’s very true! Always good to get another point of view. 🙂 You too!

        Comment by restlessjo — March 2, 2016 @ 10:59 | Reply

  6. Bonjour Matti,
    Une belle animation. Est-ce le Père-Noël qui remet les récompenses ?!😉
    Bises et bonne journée.

    Comment by Marion B. — March 2, 2016 @ 11:35 | Reply

    • Bonjour Marion.

      Merci beaucoup. Bien sûr c’est le Père-Noël qui remet les récompenses. Tu faisait muche / tapais dand le mille!🙂 Bisous.

      Bonne Journée.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 2, 2016 @ 13:05 | Reply

  7. Interesting reindeer driving competition and so much fun!Your wonderful photos handsomely displayed the event!I didn’t expect to see other countries participating too,I hope next year you have more!Have a nice day🙂 Doda

    Comment by DG MARYOGA — March 2, 2016 @ 11:36 | Reply

    • Hi Doda.

      We were very astonished also when haring from which countries competitors came. I am glad that you loved my photos. Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 2, 2016 @ 13:12 | Reply

      • Your photos are always beautiful and rich in detail.Thank you🙂

        Comment by DG MARYOGA — March 2, 2016 @ 13:19 | Reply

        • Thank You Doda. I am glad when reading your praising words.

          Comment by Sartenada — March 2, 2016 @ 13:58 | Reply

  8. How unique- thanks for sharing.

    Comment by womanseyeview — March 2, 2016 @ 11:57 | Reply

    • Hi Carol.

      Thank you loving my post and its photos.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 2, 2016 @ 13:18 | Reply

  9. What a unique experience. It looks like everyone had lots of fun.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — March 2, 2016 @ 12:13 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      It was unique indeed – even to us. Thank You leaving Your kind comment.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 2, 2016 @ 13:41 | Reply

  10. C ‘ était une compétition de maîtrise de conduite , pas une compétition de vitesse .
    Merci pour ce reportage inédit. On sent bien l’ ambiance joyeuse même s ‘il fait froid !
    Amitiés
    Michel

    Comment by fauquetmichel — March 2, 2016 @ 12:57 | Reply

    • Bonjour Michel.

      Oui, c’est ça. Tu as pigé plus que les autres en vouant l’autre côté du medaille aussi. Merci beaucoup. Amitiés. Matti.

      Je te souhaite une agréable journée!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 2, 2016 @ 13:54 | Reply

  11. Wow. I had no idea about this competition. May be next year I’ll go to see

    Comment by somdattadeb — March 2, 2016 @ 13:55 | Reply

    • Hi Somdattadeb.

      Neither had we had no idea, before reading it from local newspaper. This year it was on February 20th, in the town called Oulu which is to the north of Helsinki about 600 kilometers. Easily reach by train in six hours and by plane in one hour. Welcome to see or to compete.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 2, 2016 @ 14:32 | Reply

  12. Enjoyed so much this post!
    The exclusive photos are awesome and this experience so new for me!
    I didn’t imagine this kind of sport existed and was well-known all over!
    Thanks, once again!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — March 2, 2016 @ 14:07 | Reply

    • Ciao. Anna.

      Thank you. Maybe this kind of contest is “hidden gem of Finland”. You of course noticed that Italy was represented also.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 2, 2016 @ 14:42 | Reply

  13. Happy smiles!
    sleigh,reindeer…everything is interesting for me.

    Comment by kanaconnie — March 2, 2016 @ 14:08 | Reply

    • Hello Connie.

      Thank you loving my photos and leaving Your kind comment.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 2, 2016 @ 14:50 | Reply

  14. Smile of everyone riding in the sled is wonderful.

    Comment by saganhama — March 2, 2016 @ 14:08 | Reply

    • Hi Saganhama.

      I am glad that You loved my post. Thank You commenting.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 2, 2016 @ 14:52 | Reply

  15. Wow, wonderful; want to get on by all means.
    I bred a reindeer in hot spring facilities approximately five years ago and I saw it within striking distance and was moved.
    DaughtWow, wonderful; want to get on by all means.
    I bred a reindeer in hot spring facilities approximately five years ago and I saw it within striking distance and was moved.
    Daughters getting on are very happy pretty young ladies.ers getting on are very happy pretty young ladies.

    Comment by medaka4841 — March 2, 2016 @ 14:15 | Reply

    • Hello Medaka4841.

      How nice to read that You have met reindeer and bred it. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 2, 2016 @ 14:55 | Reply

  16. The sleds look increddibly comfortable. Nice photos. M🙂

    Comment by mvschulze — March 2, 2016 @ 15:37 | Reply

    • Hi mvschulze.

      Yes, they are. Someday I have to “test” them also. Thank You.

      Have great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 3, 2016 @ 08:28 | Reply

  17. Hi there. Thanks for posting this > interesting and looks like everyone is having great fun. Amazing to think the Australians got in on it LOL. Good one Sartenada🙂

    Comment by Andy Smart — March 2, 2016 @ 16:09 | Reply

    • Hello Andy.

      Australians here – yes it was amazing to me also, but Oulu is nice town fora visit. Thank You commenting.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 3, 2016 @ 08:33 | Reply

  18. Reindeer looks cute!
    Everybody looks so fun!
    Great competition.

    Comment by 洋子 — March 2, 2016 @ 17:04 | Reply

    • Hi August.

      How nice to read that You loved my photos. Thank You for your comment.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 3, 2016 @ 08:38 | Reply

  19. c’est un magnifique reportage qui donne envie de participer à ces courses

    Comment by Bernieshoot — March 2, 2016 @ 17:13 | Reply

    • Bonjour Bernie.

      Merci beaucoup, je suis ravi que te mes photos plaisent.

      Bonne journée!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 3, 2016 @ 08:40 | Reply

  20. Interesting. We also have reindeer in Alaska, but I have never seen them used for pulling sleds!

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — March 2, 2016 @ 17:20 | Reply

    • Hi Marilyn.

      Reindeer breeding in Finland is also a source of livelihood. Maybe this explains something. Thank You for Your comment.

      Have a great day.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 3, 2016 @ 08:43 | Reply

  21. That looks like it was a lot of fun. I’d have loved to see it!

    Comment by montucky — March 2, 2016 @ 18:00 | Reply

    • Hello Terry.

      I wished also that You had watching it. Thank You commenting.

      Have a great day.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 3, 2016 @ 08:53 | Reply

  22. Looks great fun!

    Comment by chrissiedixie — March 2, 2016 @ 18:18 | Reply

    • Hi Chrissie.

      Everyone had great fun indeed. Thank You commenting.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 3, 2016 @ 08:55 | Reply

  23. Merci beaucoup Matti de nous faire découvrir
    ces courses de rennes, je ne connaissais pas.
    tes photos sont magnifiques.
    Je te souhaite un beau jeudi.

    Comment by vever02 — March 2, 2016 @ 19:43 | Reply

    • Bonjour Hervé.

      Je suis heureux en lisant que mes photos te plaisent. Est-il pas drôle qu’en France il y a une ville appelée Rennes? J’y ai visité et j’ai le trouvé très beau.

      Bonne journée.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 3, 2016 @ 10:14 | Reply

  24. wotta hoot!

    Comment by betunada — March 2, 2016 @ 23:37 | Reply

    • Hello Betunada.

      Thank You!

      Have a gorgeous day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 3, 2016 @ 11:09 | Reply

  25. Photos of follow shot(panninng) is good!
    Snow powder is beautiful! 

    Comment by キース — March 2, 2016 @ 23:49 | Reply

  26. che magnifico spettacolo!!!!!!

    Comment by ventisqueras — March 3, 2016 @ 23:33 | Reply

    • Ciao Ventisqueras.

      Ti ringrazio per il vostro gentile commento!

      Buona giornata col sorriso.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 4, 2016 @ 08:38 | Reply

  27. Of course you have reindeer competitions!
    Interesting how competitions worldwide are adapted to local conditions!
    I’ve just been in Oman: Here it is the camel races, the locals enjoy😉

    Comment by Truels — March 4, 2016 @ 00:19 | Reply

    • Hello Truels.

      Well, I know that in Finland there are reindeer competitions. This completion was not reindeer competition, but reindeer driving competition! There is big difference, because spectators had possibility themselves to drive! We could compare it that in Oman in camel races spectators themselves could ride camel race.

      Thank You commenting.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 4, 2016 @ 11:15 | Reply

  28. Wow! You have captured some stunning photos of the reindeers!

    Comment by Smiling Notes — March 4, 2016 @ 14:33 | Reply

    • Hello Smiling Notes.

      Thank You praising my photos. I am glad that You loved my photos.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 4, 2016 @ 14:45 | Reply

  29. I’d like to see them in person. Lovely looking animals. I can see you had lots of fun!

    Comment by Paula — March 4, 2016 @ 17:14 | Reply

  30. Great photos looks like everyone is having a lot of fun! How interesting that contestants came from Australia – we don’t have a lot of reindeer here!! There is snow however in the Alpine areas of New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT so perhaps they practise there!

    Comment by rosemaylily2014 — March 5, 2016 @ 05:15 | Reply

    • Hello Rosemary.

      Thank You commenting. I was amazed when hearing that there were contestants from Australia. My hat off.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 5, 2016 @ 10:58 | Reply

  31. Great. I also want to participate.ヽ(^。^)ノ

    Comment by katsumoriyama — March 5, 2016 @ 06:17 | Reply

    • Hi Katsumoriyama.

      Thank You. You are welcome next February!🙂

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 5, 2016 @ 11:32 | Reply

  32. Reindeers are so cute! There is Reindeer pasture in “Horononbe town” ,northern part of Hokkaido. I have seen reindeers there.

    Comment by superkamui — March 5, 2016 @ 10:50 | Reply

    • Hello Watayuki.

      Thank You. I am not surprised, but glad that there are reindeers in Japan. Already in 1975, reindeers was transported to Japan. They were transported to the town called Karuisawa By Finns. Finns again trasported to Hokkaido in the 1980s and 1990s almost 200 reindeers and nowadays there are about 300.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 5, 2016 @ 11:53 | Reply

      • Karuisawa is located in high altitude, and Hokkaido is in high latitude, so both area have cool climate. Therefore I suppose reindeer can be adapted to there to some extent.

        Comment by superkamui — March 5, 2016 @ 15:09 | Reply

        • Hello Watayuki.

          I appreciate Your answer.

          ありがとう.

          Comment by Sartenada — March 6, 2016 @ 11:35 | Reply

  33. What a beautiful event and fun for the participants. The photos are gorgeous dear Sartenada.
    Thank you for sharing it. Greetings, Patrizia

    Comment by Patrizia M. — March 6, 2016 @ 01:46 | Reply

    • Ciao Patrizia.

      I am glad that You left Your praising comment and loved my photos. Thank You.

      Ti auguro una splendida giornata!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 6, 2016 @ 11:37 | Reply

  34. Wonderful to see the beautiful reindeer! I hope they liked the competition, too. ^^ But as I learnt by your post it’s only a short distance to run and most probably they are used to have many people around them.
    I enjoyed your photos very much! Thanks for posting!

    Have a nice Sunday!
    Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — March 6, 2016 @ 02:31 | Reply

    • Hello -michèle.

      Thank You. Those reindeers were accustomed to meet people, but only the white had competed previously and that is why it was eager start too early.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 6, 2016 @ 11:56 | Reply

  35. Ha c’est beau j’aime tout les animaux ! les rennes n’ont pas l’air joyeux pour faire la course🙂 Belles images🙂

    Comment by LNA — March 6, 2016 @ 17:26 | Reply

    • Bonjour Helein.

      Les rennes sont des animaux semi-sauvages. Ils sont très gentils et on les paissent dans les montagnes et la forêt en Laponie. Merci beaucoup.

      Avez un bon début de la nouvelle semaine!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 7, 2016 @ 08:40 | Reply

  36. It looks like everyone had a lot of fun – great pictures!

    Comment by megtraveling — March 7, 2016 @ 02:38 | Reply

    • Hi Meg.

      That is true indeed. Thank You praising my photos.

      Have a great start of new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 7, 2016 @ 08:41 | Reply

  37. This looks like fun! Something to try🙂

    Comment by Anastasia — March 7, 2016 @ 15:11 | Reply

    • Hi Anastasia.

      Yes, it was. Next February You’ll visit Oulu than…

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 7, 2016 @ 15:18 | Reply

  38. bonsoir Matti, oh super cette course de rênnes j’ai beaucoup aimé on sent la bonne ambiance qu’il devait y avoir tes photos sont superbes on s’y croyrait manquait plus qu’une vidéo , les rênes n’ont pas l’air méchants et le père noêl c’est sûr doit distribuer les médailles bravo bel article bisous MA ps/ juste de mes nouvelles opération réussie je suis dans un centre de réeducation pour un bon mois, on ne m’a pas encore enlevé les points et je porte un corset, je fais de la kiné, de l’ergothérapie, de la relaxation et tout se passe bien pour le moment.

    Comment by AUDOLY-NOURIAN — March 9, 2016 @ 18:10 | Reply

    • Bonjour Toinon.

      Merci beaucoup, je ravi que mes photos te plaisent. Aujourd’hui, après avoir été malade, je apprécie de la santé beaucoup. Je souhaite vous la guérison rapide.

      Bonne journée!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 10, 2016 @ 10:06 | Reply

  39. Let me guess – the Australian came last??? ( I can suspect that because I am Australian!LOL) – It is nice to see Oulu too. I had a penfriend from there for a number of years. A fascinating place! Thanks for sharing this and letting me see a peek of this world.

    Comment by Forestwoodfolkart — March 13, 2016 @ 13:24 | Reply

    • Hi Amana.

      The competition was playful and carried out in pairs, so one of the pair won. After all, there was nobody who won the whole competition, because the tresults were not taken. I am very glad that You visited my blog and left Your kind comment. Was Your penfriend from Oulu really?

      Hav a great start of new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 14, 2016 @ 08:00 | Reply

      • Yes she was. She might still live there but I haven’t heard from her for a few years. She used to have an embroidery business.

        Comment by Forestwoodfolkart — March 14, 2016 @ 08:27 | Reply

  40. Oh la la – so cool and original fun! Beautiful set of photos :)! Bye. Kamila

    Comment by Kamila Pala — March 14, 2016 @ 17:48 | Reply

    • Hi Kamila.

      Thank you. I wish that next winter, I could find something similar.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 15, 2016 @ 11:29 | Reply

  41. Qué animales tan fantásticos. Gracias por hacernos partícipes de este acontecimiento ¡que maravilla!

    Comment by Isabel F. Bernaldo de Quirós — March 15, 2016 @ 17:33 | Reply

  42. Looks good fun!

    Comment by surfnslide — March 15, 2016 @ 23:17 | Reply

    • Hello Andy.

      Thank You leaving Your kind comment.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2016 @ 13:45 | Reply

  43. Those are super photos! It looks heavenly! But like my nose would freeze closed.🙂

    Comment by Brenda Davis Harsham — March 16, 2016 @ 15:01 | Reply

  44. I’m working on a post. What does rengifero mean? And is the Finnish name for reindeer poro?

    Comment by Brenda Davis Harsham — March 16, 2016 @ 15:51 | Reply

    • Hi Brenda.

      Reindeer is in Finnish PORO. I saw Your post, it is excellent. Rengifero is Spanish word for Reindeer.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 17, 2016 @ 08:08 | Reply

      • That’s perfect. I put poro as Finnish for reindeer on my note. It was such fun researching and writing the post.

        Comment by Brenda Davis Harsham — March 17, 2016 @ 08:14 | Reply

  45. Also, what do reindeer smell like? Is it a musky smell? And was there coffee odor or tea or some other food cooking. Every carnival I’ve been to has the smell of fried dough and sausages. Was that smell on the air?

    Comment by Brenda Davis Harsham — March 16, 2016 @ 16:00 | Reply

    • Hi Brenda.

      Reindeer do not smell. I have never noticed it, but I have met reindeers only in winter. They are kind and shy animals, but so lovely.

      Reindeers can be met in summer or in winter here:

      Arctic Circle in winter.

      Happy Thursday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 17, 2016 @ 08:12 | Reply

      • Thanks for clarifying for me. I had a great time imagining myself there. Like I was teleported, but still in my own warm house.🙂 Thanks for collaborating with me. It was a fun to do.

        Comment by Brenda Davis Harsham — March 17, 2016 @ 08:16 | Reply

  46. […] Photographs used by permission of Sartenada. If you wonder what it looks like beyond the Arctic Circle in summer, she has another great post […]

    Pingback by Reindeer Games in #Finland | Friendly Fairy Tales — March 16, 2016 @ 18:09 | Reply

  47. A very fascinating event, and unique.

    Comment by Jet Eliot — March 25, 2016 @ 10:29 | Reply

    • Hello Jet Eliot.

      I am glad that You did found this post and loved it. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 25, 2016 @ 11:53 | Reply

  48. I only see reindeer in Edinburgh Zoo of in Prince Street gardens in Edinburgh at Christmas.

    Comment by janeslog — April 21, 2016 @ 08:51 | Reply

    • Hello Jane.

      Oulu is geographically in the midway of Finland, but at the Gates Lapland (Northernmost part of Finland) and to see such a competition was a surprise to us. Thank You for Your comment.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 21, 2016 @ 09:44 | Reply

  49. I didn’t know they had reindeer sled competitions!! Looks like a lot of fun.🙂

    Comment by El Caldero de Nimue — May 27, 2016 @ 13:07 | Reply

    • Hello El Caldero de Nimue.

      Reindeers live in our northernmost parts called Lapland part and on Arctic hills, they roam freely among hikers. Here is one example from our hiking, beginning:

      North of the Arctic Circle 3.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 27, 2016 @ 13:58 | Reply


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