Travels in Finland and abroad

August 4, 2020

Reindeer1 are cute / Renos1 son lindos / Rennes1 sont mignons / Renas1 são fofas

In English:

We went on a road trip and met reindeers

Background information.

I know that the title is not the best, but I wanted to point out that during this road trip to the northern parts of Finland, we met reindeers everywhere! The explanation for this is that the area belongs to the northeastern reindeer herding area which is larger than the northwestern area. In 2019, there were 4461 reindeer smashes although due to modern technique to warn about collisions of reindeer. This is so called the reindeer alarm application called in Finnish Porokello. Cons of Porokello (personal opinion): Gives a false feeling of security. Overall ratings of this application are for and against based on the user experiences. Many oncoming cars blinked their headlights to warn about reindeer – it worked great!

General information.

The length of our trip was 2413km / 1499mi. It lasted 10 nights / 11 days. We spent one week in a rented summer cottage by the lake Polojärvi in the north. It was a fully equipped two-storied round log house and its jetty was very cool to sit in it in the afternoon and evenings. Silence was palpable. No sounds of a motorboats or personal watercrafts from the lake disturbed the peace! We visited also Kuusamo, Arctic Circle, Suomussalmi, Kemijärvi (two nights) and one night in Iisalmi on the return trip. On the way we drove 783km / 487mi straight to our destination.

Refutation of that reindeers eat only reindeer lichen. This what I have been taught. In practice we saw that they eat various green plants and their delicacy is fireweed or great willowherb known also rosebay.

Were there a lot of mosquitoes? Not so much! It was amazing because it was claimed in the south! Temperature varied between 15°C / 59°F to 26°C / 79°F. Rainy days: one day partly rain. Some cloudy days yes. General feeling: Successful vacation. Photos taken about 800. Pros: Pure nature, nearby lake, friendly cute reindeer, row boat, gorgeous jetty, peaceful place, own peace, hiking possibilities at 4km / 2.5mi. Cons: car needed, nearest place of shopping at 48km / 30mi.

This post:

This post shows our summer cottage and reindeer. They visited every day us, except the last one when we started our return trip. They were cute animals and presented us their fawn!

En español:

Hicimos un viaje por carretera y nos encontramos renos

Información de contexto.

Sé que el título no es el mejor, pero quería señalar que durante este viaje por carretera al norte de Finlandia, ¡nos encontramos con renos en todas partes! La explicación de esto es que el área pertenece al área de pastoreo de renos del noreste, que es más grande que el área del noroeste. En 2019, hubo 4461 choques de renos aunque gracias a la tecnología moderna advertimos a los automovilistas sobre posibles colisiones de renos. Esto se llama la aplicación de alarma de renos llamada en finlandés Porokello. Contras de Porokello (opinión personal): Da una falsa sensación de seguridad. Las calificaciones generales de esta aplicación están a favor y en contra de las experiencias del usuario. Muchos autos que se acercaban parpadearon para advertir sobre los renos: ¡funcionó muy bien!

Información general.

La longitud de nuestro viaje fue de 2413 km. Duró 10 noches / 11 días. Pasamos una semana en una cabaña de verano alquilada junto al lago Polojärvi en el norte. Fue una casa de troncos redonda de dos pisos totalmente equipada y su embarcadero fue muy agradable para sentarse en la tarde y la noche. El silencio era palpable. ¡Ningún sonido de lanchas motoras o embarcaciones personales por el lago no perturbó la paz! También visitamos Kuusamo, el Círculo Polar Ártico, Suomussalmi, Kemijärvi (dos noches) y una noche en Iisalmi en el viaje de regreso. En el camino condujimos 783km / 487mi directamente a nuestro destino.

La refutación de que los renos comen solo líquenes de reno. Esto es lo que me han enseñado. En la práctica, vimos que comen varias plantas verdes y su delicadeza es el epilobio o la adelfilla.

¿Habían muchos mosquitos? No mucho! ¡Fue increíble porque fue reclamado en el sur! La temperatura varió entre 15 ° C / 59 ° F a 26 ° C / 79 ° F. Días lluviosos: un día parcialmente lluvioso. Algunos días nublados sí. Sentimiento general: vacaciones exitosas. Fotos sacadas alrededor de 800. Pros: Naturaleza pura, lago cercano, simpáticos renos, bote de remos, embarcadero hermoso, lugar tranquilo, paz propia, posibilidades de senderismo a 4 km / 2.5 mi.Contras: se necesita coche, el lugar de compras (centro comercial) más cercano a 48 km.

Esta publicación:

Esta publicación vos muestra nuestra casa de verano y renos. Ellos nos visitaron todos los días, excepto el último cuando comenzamos nuestro viaje de regreso. ¡Eran animales lindos y nos presentaron su ¡Eran lindos animalitos y nos presentaron su cervatillo de reno!

En francais:

Nous avons fait un voyage en voiture et avons rencontré des rennes

Informations d’arrière-plan.

Je sais que le titre n’est pas le meilleur, mais je tenais à préciser que lors de ce road trip dans le nord de la Finlande, on a croisé des rennes partout! L’explication en est que la zone appartient à la zone d’élevage de rennes du nord-est qui est plus grande que la zone nord-ouest. En 2019, il y a eu 4461 collisions de rennes,bien que grâce à une technique moderne prévenir les automobilistes sur collisions possible de rennes. C’est ce qu’on appelle l’application d’alarme de rennes appelée en finnois Porokello. Inconvénients de Porokello (mon opinion personnelle): Donne un faux sentiment de sécurité. Les estimation globale de cette application sont pour et contre basées sur les expériences de l’utilisateurs. De nombreuses voitures venant en sens inverse ont clignoté leurs phares mettent en garde contre les rennes – cela a très bien fonctionné!

Informations générales.

La longueur de notre voyage était de 2413 km / 1499mi. Cela a duré 10 nuits / 11 jours. Nous avons passé une semaine dans un chalet d’été loué au bord du lac Polojärvi dans le nord. C’était une maison en rondins à deux étages entièrement équipée et sa jetée était fantastique pour s’y asseoir l’après-midi et le soir. Le silence était palpable. Aucun bruit de bateaux à moteur ou de motomarines du lac n’a dérangé pas la paix! Nous avons également visité Kuusamo, le cercle polaire arctique, Suomussalmi, Kemijärvi (deux nuits) et une nuit à Iisalmi au retour. Sur le chemin, nous avons conduit 783 km / 487 mi directement jusqu’à notre destination.

La réfutation du fait que les rennes ne mangent que du lichen de renne.C’est ce que j’ai appris. Dans la pratique, nous avons vu qu’ils mangent diverses plantes vertes et que leur délicatesse est antoinette, épilobe en épi, épilobe à feuilles étroites, laurier de Saint-Antoine ou épilobe.

Y avait-il beaucoup de moustiques? Pas tellement! C’était incroyable car c’était affirmé dans le sud! La température variait entre 15 ° C / 59 ° F et 26 ° C / 79 ° F. Jours pluvieux: un jour partiellement pluvieux. Quelques jours nuageux oui. Sentiment général: vacances réussies. Photos prises environ 800. Avantages: nature pure, lac à proximité, rennes sympathiques et mignons, bateau à rames, magnifique jetée, endroit paisible, calme, possibilités de randonnée à 4 km. Inconvénients: voiture nécessaire, magasin le plus proche à 48 km / 30mi.

Ce message:

Ce message montre notre chalet d’été et de rennes. Ils nous ont rendu visite tous les jours, sauf le dernier lorsque nous avons commencé notre voyage de retour. Ils étaient des animaux mignons et nous ont présenté leur petit faon!

Em português:

Fizemos uma viagem na estrada e conhecemos as renas

Informações básicas.

Eu sei que o título não é o melhor, mas eu queria apontar que durante essa viagem às partes do norte da Finlândia, encontramos renas em toda parte! A explicação por isso é que a área pertence à área de pastagem de renas do nordeste, que é maior que a área do noroeste. Em 2019, houve 4461 acidentes com renas, embora devido à técnica moderna para avisar sobre renas. Isto se chama a aplicação de alarme de renas chamado Porokello em finlandês. Contras de Porokello (opinião pessoal): Dá uma falsa sensação de segurança. As classificações gerais deste aplicativo são a favor e contra com base nas experiências do usuário. Muitos carros que se aproximavam nos piscaram de luzes da frente, para avisar sobre as renas – funcionou muito bem!

Informação geral.

A duração da nossa viagem foi de 2413 km / 1499mi. Durou 10 noites / 11 dias. Passamos uma semana em uma cabana de verão alugada no lago Polojärvi, no norte. Era uma casa de madeira redonda de dois andares, totalmente equipada, e o seu cais era muito legal para ficar sentado à tarde e à noite. O silêncio era palpávell. Nenhum som de barcos a motor ou veículos aquáticos pessoais do lago perturbou a paz! Também visitamos em Kuusamo, no Círculo Ártico, em Suomussalmi, em Kemijärvi (duas noites) e uma noite em Iisalmi na volta. Na viagem de ida, dirigimos 783 km / 487mi direto para o nosso destino.

A refutação de que as renas comem apenas líquen. Isto é o que me ensinaram. Na prática, vimos que eles comem várias plantas verdes e a sua iguaria é Epilobium angustifolium.

Havia muitos mosquitos lá? Não muito! Foi incrível porque foi alegado no sul! A temperatura variou entre 15 ° C / 59 ° F e 26 ° C / 79 ° F. Os dias chuvosos: um dia parcialmente chuvoso. Alguns dias chuvosos sim. Sensação geral: férias de sucesso. Fotos tiradas aproximadamente 800. Prós: A natureza pura, um lago nas proximidades, as renas fofas e amigáveis, um barco a remo, um cais lindo, local tranquilo, paz própria, possibilidades de caminhadas a 4km.Contras: um carro ou taxi é necessário, o centro comercial mais próximo a 48km / 30mi.

Esta postagem:

Esta postagem mostra-lhe a nossa casa de verão e as renas. Elas nos visitavam todos os dias, exceto o último quando começamos a nossa viagem de retorno. Eles eram animais fofos e nos apresentaram as suas bezerros de renas!

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são  fofas

Reindeers are cute / Renos son lindos / Rennes sont mignons / Renas são fofas

Links / Enlaces / Liens / Ligações:

Reindeer2 are curious 2020

Reindeer3 block the road 2020

https://www.lomarengas.fi/en/cottages/taivalkoski-polonniemi-keskiniemi-13623

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reindeer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_watercraft

These links are for those who wants to see where in other places we have spent our vacations and what experiences they offered us:

Hired vacation cottage Hattusaari 2010

North of the Arctic Circle Muonio 2013

Saariselkä, Finland. Part 1 Saariselkä 2012

Saariselkä, Finland. Part 2 Saariselkä 2012

111 Comments »

  1. Thank you for your long drive
    Reindeer welcome 🙂

    Comment by KOH  — August 4, 2020 @ 07:17 | Reply

    • Hello KOH.

      Very nice that you loved my reindeer photos. Thank.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2020 @ 07:24 | Reply

      • You too〜〜〜^^
        Dear Sartenada 🙂

        Comment by KOH  — August 4, 2020 @ 07:39 | Reply

  2. It must be a pleasant occupation to watch these reindeer during the holidays. The place looks very smart. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Lookoom — August 4, 2020 @ 08:04 | Reply

    • Hello Lookoom.

      Well, this summer cottage represents typical rentable summer home. You said reindeers are smart. You are correct, they are and curious which I prove in my next post. Thank you.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2020 @ 08:15 | Reply

  3. Such beautiful creatures…. they live in nice yard 💓

    Comment by beach house — August 4, 2020 @ 08:26 | Reply

    • Hello Beach house.

      Thank you paring my post and loving cute reindeers. Thank you.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2020 @ 08:30 | Reply

  4. The area looks lovely and the reindeers are fabulous! Great shots 🙂

    Comment by Cathy — August 4, 2020 @ 08:37 | Reply

    • Hello Cathy.

      I am glad that you loved them. They gave us extra joy on our holiday. It was very nice to follow their life so near. Thank you.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2020 @ 10:24 | Reply

  5. The reindeer are definitely cute Matti. I’ve happy memories of skiing through the forest in Sääriselkä and admiring them as I went past. Thank you for your interesting post,

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — August 4, 2020 @ 08:48 | Reply

    • Hello Marion.

      Thank you. I remembered you when preparing this post. I do not know, if this post offered anything new you, but surely everybody does not know them and how they behave. Hopefully you noticed my two Saariselkä links after my photos!

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2020 @ 10:36 | Reply

  6. Oh my goodness, what precious animals and such a beautiful area! Your pictures are amazing! I had heard about that app and was hoping it prevented a lot of accidents. Sadly, not enough. Thank you for posting!

    Comment by Cindy Gelpi — August 4, 2020 @ 10:39 | Reply

    • Hello Cindy.

      Thank you praising my photos. Well, there will be two more reindeer posts. Next post shows how curious they are and the third one shows driving on roads where they roam in the middle of roads and beside it blocking roads.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2020 @ 10:48 | Reply

  7. Damn Covid! If only we could travel – I think I’d love to be there!

    Comment by Stella — August 4, 2020 @ 10:55 | Reply

    • Hello Stella.

      Yes, damn it. When making this road trip we did not see many visitors from abroad, but few anyway. Mainly they were at the Arctic Circle. 🙂 Thank you.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2020 @ 11:00 | Reply

  8. I’m thinking for you seeing reindeer is like us seeing kangaroos.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — August 4, 2020 @ 11:16 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      I agree your opinion. 🙂 Thank you visiting and commenting my post.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2020 @ 11:23 | Reply

  9. Hello! I’ve only seen pictures of winter reindeer, so seeing the summer pictures changed their image. I especially felt they were thinner than in winter. Have a good day.

    Comment by wakasahs15th — August 4, 2020 @ 11:24 | Reply

    • Hello wakasahs15th.

      Yes, you have seen indeed reindeers in winter fur. In summer their fur has different color and turns to “white” slowly in the autumn. Thank you commenting.

      Have a good day too.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2020 @ 11:47 | Reply

      • Thanks for more information.

        Comment by wakasahs15th — August 4, 2020 @ 13:50 | Reply

        • You are welcome wakasahs15th.

          素敵な1日を!

          Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2020 @ 06:56 | Reply

  10. What a great trip you had and the weather was nice all the time. Reindeers are a real danger on the road, as you said to blink lights is the best way to tell others of reindeers. Our Lapland is amazing.

    Comment by photofinlandrantasalot.wordpress.com — August 4, 2020 @ 11:39 | Reply

    • Hi Kristiina.

      You talked wise words. We were extremely careful when driving. Always there some morons, who do not care their lives or others. This we saw also. Thank you for kind comment.

      BTW, in 2017, 16 reindeer were hit by a car in one collision. 😦

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2020 @ 11:56 | Reply

      • Once here in Southern Finland, one driver on a rainy night, saved our lives by blinking lights. A huge moose was standing on a highway and we didn’t see it at all.

        Comment by photofinlandrantasalot.wordpress.com — August 4, 2020 @ 13:17 | Reply

        • Hello Kristiina.

          Great story. I think that moose is Finland’s most dangerous animal. Once on the way to my father’s house with my two children, a moose ran fast in front of the hood. Braking in panic, although it was too late. After that, my hands trembled at the steering wheel.

          Have a nice day!

          Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2020 @ 06:50 | Reply

  11. How beautiful. I love that cottage you were in and the surroundings. What better holiday than peaceful, tranquil with nature and animals round you. I would happily follow. There is a lot of driving involved, however it is well worth it I can see. I guess the roads are not overcrowded. I really need to go to Finland and see it for myself.

    Comment by utesmile — August 4, 2020 @ 12:07 | Reply

    • Hello Ute.

      Thank you for your nice comment. Well, now roads were nor overcrowded – Corona! I am glad that you visited my post and loved my pics.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2020 @ 12:13 | Reply

  12. Your pictures look just enough like our north woods for me to see why my grandparents came here (northern Wisconsin in the US) from Finland. Here, there is a device people mount on their car that is supposed to emit a sound to scare deer off the road. Like your app, I’ve heard mixed reports – mostly that it doesn’t work.

    Comment by halffastcyclingclub — August 4, 2020 @ 12:34 | Reply

    • Hello halffastcyclingclub.

      Thank you for your interesting comment. I guess, that former Finns wanted to live in the surroundings which brought to their mind old fatherland. I am glad that you visited my blog and left your comment.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2020 @ 06:37 | Reply

  13. Hello Mr. Matti,
    I agree, it is a beautiful view, like a secret place in a mystical land 🙂
    The reindeer look very regal and powerful. I can imagine “why” there are so many collisions. I am glad that now it is more quiet, although it is sad that the world is suffering from the pandemic.
    Thank you for sharing, and I hope you and Mrs. Matti continue to stay safe!

    Comment by T Ibara Photo — August 4, 2020 @ 13:34 | Reply

    • Hello Takami.

      Thank you leaving your kind words. I am glad that you checked my post.

      素晴らしい日を過ごしてください!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2020 @ 06:53 | Reply

  14. What a wonderful place for a peaceful holiday! I know I would certainly enjoy spending some time there. You’re right — the reindeer are cute.

    Comment by seniorhiker — August 4, 2020 @ 13:48 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      Your kind comment made me very glad. Thank you.

      Have a god day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2020 @ 06:55 | Reply

  15. Those reindeer are different than I imagined — leaner, and lankier. They are cute, and I’m so happy you brought us these photos of them. Of course, I’m also happy you had such a wonderful holiday!

    Comment by shoreacres — August 4, 2020 @ 13:59 | Reply

    • Hello Linda.

      So, kind words made me glad! Thank you visiting my blog and loving these cute animals.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2020 @ 07:00 | Reply

  16. Your pictures remind me of our trip last year – the cabin, the jetty and rowing boat (which I couldn’t get to go straight at all!) Very happy memories – so thanks for posting these photos. 😊

    Comment by Alittlebitoutoffocus — August 4, 2020 @ 15:12 | Reply

    • Hello Mike.

      Great memories. Letting nerves to rest far away from our daily hassle is important us and travel experiences complete it. Then we feel us like a new man Thank you leaving your kind comment.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2020 @ 07:36 | Reply

  17. What a beautiful area you showed us of northern Finland! I guess reindeer can be a real problem on the highways. We here in Canada have the same problem with deer. There are many road kills especially in the twilight hours.

    Comment by Peter Klopp — August 4, 2020 @ 15:47 | Reply

    • Hello Peter.

      Very interesting comment. So, different animals, but same problem! Thank you.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2020 @ 07:41 | Reply

  18. You live in a gorgeous area!

    Comment by Pit — August 4, 2020 @ 17:16 | Reply

    • Hello Pit.

      Thank you for your kind words. We live in the south nearby by the sea, but this place is a little bit south of the Arctic Circle.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2020 @ 07:52 | Reply

  19. Wonderful place and peaceful Matti, I love it!!!

    Comment by almeidadepaulo — August 4, 2020 @ 17:29 | Reply

    • Hello Paulo.

      Thank you praising my pics!

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2020 @ 07:57 | Reply

  20. quel lieu paisible et agréablement fréquenté par les animaux! 😉
    les rennes sont magnifiques et j’adore la photo du renne en gros plan dans les épilobes 🙂
    de bien jolis souvenirs de vacances….merci pour ce partage, Matti
    bises

    Comment by malyloup — August 4, 2020 @ 17:32 | Reply

    • Coucou Maly.

      Votre commentaire est très important pour moi! Les rennes nous tiennent à cœur. Je pense que nous avons une sorte de connexion spirituelle avec eux. 🙂

      Bonne journée à toi et bises!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2020 @ 08:07 | Reply

      • je crois aussi à cette connexion spirituelle avec les animaux et c’est pour ça que les photos sont si belles 🙂

        Comment by malyloup — August 5, 2020 @ 10:53 | Reply

        • Oh-la-la. Merci.

          J’aime ce commentaire. Dans les compétitions de courses de rennes d’Oulu, un renne me regarde alors qu’il tire le traîneau à chaque fois – c’est-à-dire qu’il me connaît. 🙂

          Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2020 @ 11:05 | Reply

  21. Lovely place.
    Lovely reindeer.

    Comment by 洋子 — August 4, 2020 @ 18:42 | Reply

    • こんにちは Yoko-san.

      どうもありがとう。

      素敵な1日を!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2020 @ 08:18 | Reply

  22. On lit avec plaisir ton compte-rendu de ce voyage en Finlande du Nord. La végétation est belle : j’ai vu les épilobes , les bouleaux . Le lac et son eau claire sont attractifs. . Ce chalet en bois est bien accueillant, comme les rennes !
    Amitiés
    Michel

    Comment by fauquetmichel — August 4, 2020 @ 19:34 | Reply

    • Bonjour Michel.

      Je suis content de que mes photos vous ont plu et vous avez laissé un gentil commentaire. Merci.

      Bonne journée à vous.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2020 @ 08:26 | Reply

  23. Such a vacation would be a dream come true for me. Only nature around, serenity, peace, the lake, the animals. One with nature. Yes, a dream to recharge and remember what life really is about. Btw. the temps are much higher than I had them expected to be up there and you must have been really lucky with the weather. The reindeer are simply stunning and gorgeous. What majestic creatures they are. Thank you for sharing the link to your post with me. Over the past few years, the northern part of Europe has started to intrigue me more and more. We have been to Sweden for a week, traveling around. But I would like to make it to Finnland and Norway too. My parents went to Finnland and told me about the mosquitos… lol

    Comment by Erika — August 5, 2020 @ 11:56 | Reply

    • Hello Erika.

      Thank you for your lovely comment. The nature of Sweden and Finland are quite similar depending where you visit. In Finland you can make reindeer rides and meet Santa:

      Reindeer rides and Santa

      Have a god day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2020 @ 12:02 | Reply

      • Oh, right!! Christmas time in Finland must be spectacular. I am having goosebumps only thinking of it. If I will make it to Finland one day, I will definitely ask your for your suggestions!

        Comment by Erika — August 5, 2020 @ 12:16 | Reply

  24. Wow! What a great vacation. One day I will get to visit. I love the reindeer.

    Comment by Christine Hanlon — August 5, 2020 @ 17:53 | Reply

    • Hello Christine.

      You are welcome. If you want to enjoy real winter and reindeer, then visit Lapland. It offers you absolutely experiences which you remember long time. Here is one example from the Arctic Circle:

      Reindeer rides and Santa

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 6, 2020 @ 06:44 | Reply

  25. That looks like a relaxing place to visit and stay for a while. Love the reindeer.

    Comment by Lori L MacLaughlin — August 6, 2020 @ 04:47 | Reply

    • Hi Lori.

      Thank you. We love them, but normally we have seen them in winter. Nearby the town Rovaniemi, there is the Arctic Circle. It offers reindeer rides, meeting Santa, even in summer and there is Eleanor Roosevelt’s log cabin at the Arctic Circle. Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 – 1962) visited there in 1950 and she was the wife of the President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 – 1945).

      Reindeer rides and Santa

      It is awesome place, as you saw.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 6, 2020 @ 09:45 | Reply

      • Reindeer rides – now that would be something different. I’ve never heard anyone say they had ridden a reindeer. And I had no idea that Eleanor Roosevelt had stayed at a log cabin at the Arctic Circle. Learn something new every day. I love it.

        Comment by Lori L MacLaughlin — August 9, 2020 @ 05:26 | Reply

        • Lori, life is learning! Here is one more exotic:

          Reindeer race 3

          Can you imagine, that you could participate in a free reindeer race which is open for everybody? This winter it was nor arranged, but next winter – who knows.

          Have a wonderful day!

          Comment by Sartenada — August 9, 2020 @ 07:33 | Reply

  26. You got some amazing photos of the reindeer! I would love to travel to Northern Finland to see them. Thank you for sharing your trip.

    Comment by mayfaringtoo — August 6, 2020 @ 04:50 | Reply

    • Hello mayfaringtoo.

      Thank you for your praising comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 6, 2020 @ 09:51 | Reply

  27. Siempre es un placer disfrutar de cada lugar que, virtualmente, compartes. Es como viajar contigo y tu esposa. El sitio elegido es maravilloso para quien, como vosotros, amáis la naturaleza. Gracias por ello y por mostrarnos la belleza y confianza de los renos, el pequeño es una preciosidad.
    Un gran abrazo!!

    Comment by Isabel F. Bernaldo de Quirós — August 6, 2020 @ 11:34 | Reply

    • Hola Isabel.

      ¡Cuán hermosas palabras dejaste en tu comentario! Me hicieron muy feliz, porque los renos están cerca de nuestros corazones. Muchas gracias.

      Buen día y abrazos.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 6, 2020 @ 11:48 | Reply

  28. You have had wonderful trip to North! Thank you for sharing your photos with us! Great photos of reindeers 👍

    Comment by Minna from Finnish nature — August 6, 2020 @ 16:10 | Reply

    • Hello Minna.

      Yes, it was indeed. Plenty of photos and lovely memories written in our travel notebook. I am glad that you love my reindeer photo. This trip was some kind of “reindeer study” for us, which helped us to understand their life better. Seeing them only in Oulu and in Rovaniemi is not the same, because now they themselves decided on their own lives without owner. Thank you.

      Have a great day!

      P.S. I rescued your comment among Spam Posts! Cannot understand, how it went there. I always check Spam posts!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 7, 2020 @ 06:42 | Reply

      • Odd 😩 the reason might be that I changed my name from Minna to Minna from Finnish nature 🙃

        Comment by Minna from Finnish nature — August 7, 2020 @ 06:55 | Reply

        • Minna, well, it might be that, but who knows. 🙂 You are not the only one, but it happens randomly within the year.

          Comment by Sartenada — August 7, 2020 @ 10:20 | Reply

  29. Your blue car is かっこいい!
    I feel Europien.
    I drived blue Europian car 5 years ago.
    I like your gorgeous and nature photos.

    Comment by キース — August 7, 2020 @ 09:02 | Reply

    • こんにちは Keith.

      Thank you loving my blue car. It is small, but quite powerful. This post is just for you:

      American car show

      It shows for example, Shelby Cobra CSX from the year 1966!!!

      If you love blue cars, here is my post presenting my old blue car here and there around in Finland:

      My blue car

      素晴らしい日を過ごしてください!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 7, 2020 @ 10:29 | Reply

  30. It’s amazing What I saw at you

    Comment by 365dniwobiektywielg — August 9, 2020 @ 00:19 | Reply

  31. Hello (^^)
    Summer reindeer looks like summer hair and looks cool. I felt that everyone co-existed with the reindeer.
    The blue car feels like summer. I think it would be best to go to a log house with a car like this.

    Have a good day

    Comment by saganhama — August 9, 2020 @ 04:15 | Reply

    • Hello Saganhama.

      I appreciate your comment very much – so kind words! Thank you. In next post, they arranged a surprise in the morning. Thank you noticing our little blue car.

      良い日曜日を!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 9, 2020 @ 07:25 | Reply

  32. Not many people can say that they went on a summer vacation and met reindeers everywhere. It sounds like a very peaceful and relaxing trip. Thanks for sharing your photos.

    Comment by Karen — August 9, 2020 @ 21:29 | Reply

    • Hello Karen.

      Yes, you are right. Reindeers are general on some areas and this was just it. They were a pleasant surprise, which made our vacation better than we waited. It was a great joy to follow their life and behavior. Thank you.

      Happy new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 10, 2020 @ 06:31 | Reply

  33. reindeer ARE cute!! and that cabin **swoon**. such a beautiful place! thank you for sharing.

    Comment by leslie w — August 12, 2020 @ 13:26 | Reply

    • Hello Leslie.

      Your kind words made me glad! Thank you.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 13, 2020 @ 06:35 | Reply

  34. Thanks for sharing this magical vacation with us, Mattie. The cottage and surroundings are beautiful, so peaceful, and the reindeer are truly lovely. How wonderful to see them every day, and be so close. My favorite vacation is one that is pure nature, and I’m glad I could join you vicariously.

    Comment by Jet Eliot — August 12, 2020 @ 15:57 | Reply

    • Hello Jet.

      I am glad that you visited my site and loved this post. Nature is important for too. Thank you.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 13, 2020 @ 06:38 | Reply

  35. How wonderful to have the reindeer visit! It looks like a peaceful and relaxing spot.

    Comment by Sue Slaght — August 12, 2020 @ 17:41 | Reply

    • Hi Sue.

      Thank you loving my reindeer post and this modest summer cottage equipped with two Saunas surrounded by pure nature. One inside the cottage heated by electricity and the one by the lake heated by firewood having direct access to the lake. Saunas are important to us. They help us to resist cold and warming after swimming in a cold lake until late autumn. The milk stand represents our near history which has vanished.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 13, 2020 @ 06:49 | Reply

  36. Awesome pictures!

    Comment by luisa zambrotta — August 13, 2020 @ 11:06 | Reply

  37. Sounds like a peaceful and remote holiday. How lovely – just you and the reindeer!

    Comment by katrinature — August 13, 2020 @ 12:49 | Reply

    • Hello Katri.

      This holiday stays long time in our memories. We yet today miss reindeer. Thank you.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 14, 2020 @ 06:40 | Reply

  38. I certainly enjoyed all your photos. You were in a beautiful spot, and the air must have been fresh. The water looks so clear, but I bet it was cold, were you brave enough to take a little swim? On August 4 when you wrote this I was also enjoying palpable silence. In my case I was riding from a lake high in the mountains, Chute lake, and cycling back down to the lakes and city where I live. It was a lovely silent ride, it was like being in a plane up high and gradually over 5 hours we came down the former railway line and arrived home, but our bums were a bit sore from the bikes. oh well. – Thank you for your interest in my blog. – David

    Comment by dfolstad58 — August 13, 2020 @ 16:28 | Reply

    • Hello David.

      Thank you leaving so kind words. Silence is gold! 🙂 Temperature was 26°C / 78°F. This can be seen in second photo. 🙂

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 14, 2020 @ 06:45 | Reply

  39. Lovely place and nice pictures!

    Comment by drpictures — August 14, 2020 @ 12:39 | Reply

    • Hello rpictures.

      Thank you leaving your kind comment.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 15, 2020 @ 06:58 | Reply

  40. What a wonderful looking place for a vacation! And watching those cute reindeer is a bonus.

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — August 14, 2020 @ 21:51 | Reply

    • Hello Marilyn.

      Reindeer brought additional spice to our vacation. Thank you commenting.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 15, 2020 @ 07:00 | Reply

  41. What a beautiful setting! I hope to be able to take a vacation like that in the near future. Poroja ovat paljon söpö! (I’m still learning, is that correct for multiple reindeer?) Lovely photos, thank you for sharing.

    Comment by Emily — August 15, 2020 @ 16:21 | Reply

    • Hello Emily.

      Thank you commenting. You wrote it quite well! Two errors only. Poroja must be in form of definitive of plurals Porot and Söpö also in plurals Söpöjä. That is Porot ovat söpöjä. The problem maybe in the word Reindeer, which is in English singular and plural. In Finnish is only Poro. In plurals Poroja & Porot. Compare this with the word cat & cats – Kissa = Kissa, Kissoja = Cats, Kissat = Cats. English is missing one form which we have in Finnish. All this is very difficult to explain.

      Your sentence = Poroja ovat paljon söpö, but it must be: Porot ovat hyvin söpöjä. You cannot use in this case paljon, but hyvin. “Hyvin” is = very in English.

      May this helps understand better:

      There are reindeer there = Tuolla on poroja.
      There is a reindeer = Tuolla on poro.
      All the reindeer are very cute = Kaikki porot ovat hyvin söpöjä.
      I saw only two reindeer = Näin vain kaksi poroa.
      I saw only one reindeer = Näin vain yhden poron.
      Did you buy a reindeer? = Ostitko poron?
      No, I bought two reindeer = Ei, ostin kaksi poroa.

      Finnish is difficult!!!

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 16, 2020 @ 07:54 | Reply

      • Wow, that is difficult! Thank you for explaining. Duolingo is still in the testing phase with Finnish, but it helps with the basics. Google translate had trouble with the plural of reindeer, probably for the reason you gave. I will keep learning!

        Comment by Emily — August 16, 2020 @ 07:58 | Reply

        • Hi again.

          Thank you. Now you know how easily we recognize scam messages in Finnish. 🙂

          Good day!

          Comment by Sartenada — August 16, 2020 @ 10:06 | Reply

  42. This looks much like the part of the US (New York State) where I am from. Beautiful fields, lakes, mountains and deer, although not reindeer.

    Comment by Miss Judy — August 16, 2020 @ 00:44 | Reply

    • Hello Judy.

      How lovely comment! We know only New York, not its surroundings. Most enjoyable was silence and reindeer. Listening to own thoughts is something is not possible nowadays everywhere. Thank you.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 16, 2020 @ 10:20 | Reply

  43. Great reindeer shots!

    Comment by Anne Sandler — August 16, 2020 @ 16:24 | Reply

    • Hello Anne.

      How nice to read that you loved my reindeer photos! Thank you.

      Happy new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 17, 2020 @ 06:26 | Reply

  44. A Finlândia é um dos países europeus que mais quero conhecer! Maravilhoso!

    Comment by Miguel A. Gonçalves — August 18, 2020 @ 12:01 | Reply

    • Oi Miguel.

      Obrigado. Bem-vindo no verão quando o sol nunca se põe no norte ou no inverno e para um passeio de rena!

      Bom dia!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 18, 2020 @ 12:04 | Reply

  45. Love the reindeer. Your last photo is fabulous with the two walking away.

    Comment by SueT唐 梦 琇 — September 22, 2020 @ 22:11 | Reply

    • Hello Sue.

      Oh, thank you for your praising comment! I am very glad that you loved my pics.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 23, 2020 @ 07:20 | Reply


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