Travels in Finland and abroad

September 1, 2020

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

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 reindeers. 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 reindeers, 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:

I have earlier told that reindeer roam free even on roads and beside of them. In this post I show you photos taken by my wife, while I drove. Reindeer are calm when encountering cars. They don’t usually bounce here and there. You can never be sure and therefore you have to drive slowly and carefully when you bypass them. There are situations where my words are not valid. Hot air and horseflies make them “wild”, making them to run across the road unexpectedly, at high speed. They are looking for shade in the woods.

What to do in case of a reindeer collision? 1. Call 112 always. Even if the reindeer continued its journey, it may be injured. Don’t leave the animal suffering, please! 2. Place a warning triangle next to the road to alert other motorists. 3. Kill the injured reindeer or get a person to do it. 4. Move the carcass to the roadside and mark the place visible. 5. Notify your insurance company. This information is valid also for these animals: wild boar, deer, bear, wolf, lynx or wolverine.

We have once seen a collision with a reindeer on our road trip. I can say that it wasn’t a beautiful sight! Deep sigh!

Reindeer are always owned by someone!

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:

Anteriormente dije que los renos vagan libremente incluso en las carreteras y al lado de ellas. En este post les muestro fotos tomadas por mi esposa, mientras conduzia nuestro carro. Los renos son tranquilos cuando se encuentran con carros. Por lo general, no cruzan la carretera inesperadamente aquí y allá. Pero nunca se puede estar seguro y, por lo tanto, tiene que manejar lentamente y cuidadosamente cuando pasando ellos. Bueno, claro que si hay situaciones en que mis palabras no son válidas. El aire caliente y los tábanos, hacíanlos “locos” para cruzar la carretera inesperadamente, a gran velocidad buscando sombra en el bosque.

¿Qué hacer en caso de colisión de renos? 1. Llame siempre al 112. Incluso si el reno continúa su viaje, puede resultar herido. ¡No dejes al animal sufriendo, por favor! 2. ¡No dejes al animal sufriendo, por favor! Coloque un triángulo de advertencia al lado de la carretera para alertar a otros conductores. 3. Mata al reno herido o pídale a otra persona hagalo. 4. Mueva la carcasa al borde de la carretera y marque el lugar visible. 5. Notifique a su compañía de seguros. Esta información es válida también para estos animales: jabalí, ciervo, oso, lobo, lince o glotón.

Una vez hemos visto una colisión con renos en nuestro viaje por carretera. ¡Puedo decir que no fue una vista hermosa! ¡Suspiro profundo!

¡Los renos siempre son propiedad de alguien!

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:

J’ai déjà dit que les rennes déambulent librement même sur les routes et à côté d’eux. Dans ce post, je vous montre des photos prises par ma femme pendant que je conduisais. Les rennes sont calmes lorsqu’ils rencontrent des voitures. Ils ne errent généralement pas ça et là. Vous ne pouvez jamais être sûr et vous devez donc conduire lentement et prudemment lorsque vous les dépassez. Bien sûr il y a des situations où mes paroles ne sont pas valables. L’air chaud et les taons les rendent “fou”, ce qui les fait traverser la route de façon inattendue, à grande vitesse, parce qu’ils Ils recherchent de l’ombre dans les bois.

Que faire en cas de collision avec des rennes? 1. Appelez toujours le 112. Même si le renne continue son voyage, il peut être blessé. Ne laissez pas l’animal souffrir, s’il vous plaît! 2. Placez un triangle de présignalisation sur le bord de la route. pour alerter les autres automobilistes. 3. Tuez le renne blessé ou demandez à quelqu’un de le faire. 4. Déplacez la carcasse sur le bord de la route et marquez l’endroit visible. 5. Avisez votre compagnie d’assurance. Ces informations sont également valables pour ces animaux: sanglier, cerf, ours, loup, lynx ou carcajou.

Une fois, nous avons dû assister à un accident avec des rennes lors de notre voyage en voiture. Je peux dire que ce n’était pas une belle vue! Gros soupir!

Les rennes appartiennent toujours à quelqu’un!

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:

Eu já disse que as renas vagueiam livremente até nas estradas e ao lado delas.Neste post eu mostro-lhe algumas fotos tiradas pela minha esposa enquanto eu dirigia. As renas ficam calmas quando encontram carros. Elas geralmente não saltam aqui e ali. Você nunca pode ter certeza e, portanto, deve conduzir lentamente e com cuidado ao passar-las. Existem situações em que minhas palavras não são válidas. O ar quente e as mutucas os tornam “selvagens”, fazendo-os atravessar a estrada inesperadamente, em alta velocidade. Eles estão procurando uma sombra na floresta.

O que fazer em caso de colisão de renas? 1. Ligue sempre para o 112. Mesmo que a rena continue sua jornada, ela pode ferir-se. Não deixe o animal sofrendo, por favor! 2. Coloque um triângulo de advertência próximo à estrada para alertar outros motoristas. 3. Mate a rena ferida ou peça a alguém para fazer isso. 4. Mova a carcaça para a beira da estrada e marque o local visível. 5. Notifique a sua empresa seguradora . Esta informação é válida também para estes animais: javali, veado, urso, lobo, lince ou carcaju.

Uma vez, vimos uma colisão com renas em nossa viagem. Posso dizer-lhe que não foi uma bela vista! Suspiro profundo.

As renas são sempre propriedade de alguém!

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

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Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

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Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

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Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

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Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

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Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Reindeer3 block the road / Renos3 bloquean la carretera/ Rennes3 bloquent la route/ Renas3 bloqueiam a estrada

Links / Enlaces / Liens / Ligações:

Reindeers1 are cute / Renos1 son lindos / Rennes1 sont mignons / Renas1 são fofas

Reindeer2 are curious / Renos2 son curiosos / Rennes2 sont curieux / Renas2 são curiosas

Reindeer rides and Santa / Paseos en rennes et Père Noël / Promenades en rennes y Papa Noel / Passeios de Rennes e Papai Noel

Reindeer race / Carrera de renos / Course de rennes / Competição de renas

115 Comments »

  1. Happy welcome scene~~~~~!!!

    Comment by KOH  — September 1, 2020 @ 07:01 | Reply

    • Hello KOH.

      Thank you visiting and commenting my post.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 1, 2020 @ 07:15 | Reply

  2. I’ve had experience of cows and sheep blocking the road…but never reindeer. Great photos!

    Comment by Cathy — September 1, 2020 @ 08:48 | Reply

    • Hello Cathy.

      So, it seems to be many animals blocking the roads! 🙂 Thank you.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 1, 2020 @ 08:50 | Reply

      • Thank you 🙂 You too.

        Comment by Cathy — September 1, 2020 @ 11:22 | Reply

  3. Great photos! Do you know what the collars are for or who puts them on the reindeers? Is it the owners?

    Comment by Cindy Gelpi — September 1, 2020 @ 09:01 | Reply

  4. Il me semble qu’il y a beaucoup de mamans avec leurs petits alors il serait dommage de percuter les mamans car ça condamnerait les petits, non?
    Toujours aussi étonnant de voir autant de rennes partout!
    Merci encore pour ce reportage 😃
    Bises et belle journée, Matti

    Comment by malyloup — September 1, 2020 @ 09:02 | Reply

    • Bonjour Maly.

      Oui, en effet les mamans et les bébés. Je pense que les mamans les entraînent pour l’hiver futur et racontent ce que sont ces choses étranges. 🙂 Merci pour ton commentaire gentil!

      Bises et bonne journée à toi.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 1, 2020 @ 09:37 | Reply

  5. Wonderful photos Matti, I’d be happy queuing for reindeer to cross the road. When we were in Doha, Qatar last autumn we had to drive slowly behind eight camels! Much more interesting than sheep and cattle. Marion

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — September 1, 2020 @ 10:00 | Reply

    • Hello Marion.

      Cows, sheep, reindeer and now camels can block roads! Awesome. Thank you leaving your kind comment.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 1, 2020 @ 10:04 | Reply

  6. Wow, so close to these lovely creatures! I haven’t seen one in the flesh yet…
    Great photos as always.

    Comment by Image Earth Travel — September 1, 2020 @ 10:18 | Reply

    • Hello Nilla.

      Yes. Our road trip and spending one week in rented summer cottage made these photos possible. Thank your possible nice comment.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 1, 2020 @ 10:22 | Reply

  7. Le volant de l’ automobile semble être à droite d’après certaines photos de Rennes prises par ton épouse .
    Une autoroute pass près de chez moi . Par endroit elle est bordée par une clôture pour éviter que
    cerfs et chevreuils viennent sur la route . Il y a aussi des ponts réservés à la faune
    Amitiés à toi, Matti.
    Michel

    Comment by fauquetmichel — September 1, 2020 @ 10:24 | Reply

    • Bonjour Michel.

      C’est vrai, ça. Ma femme est pratiquement venue sur mes brases en s’inclinant pour prendre des photos! C’était agréable de lire votre commentaire et de raconter votre propre histoire. Je l’ai aimé. Merci.

      Bonne journée et amitiés à vous aussi,
      Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — September 2, 2020 @ 06:48 | Reply

  8. Hello! Everyone wants to avoid contact between a cute reindeer and a car on the road. In Japan, contact accidents between deer and cars are increasing. We are calling to keep the speed of the car. Have a good day!

    Comment by wakasahs15th — September 1, 2020 @ 10:55 | Reply

    • Hello wakasahs15th.

      Thank you for your kind words. I am glad that you loved this post and its photos.

      すばらしい日を過してください!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 2, 2020 @ 07:12 | Reply

  9. Parecen renos “domesticados”, todos llevan collar identificativo… Ha debido ser muy emocionante encontrarlos así en la carretera, Me gusta mucho la foto de los padres custodiando a sus pequeños.
    Muchas gracias, Matti. Un gran abrazo.

    Comment by Isabel F. Bernaldo de Quirós — September 1, 2020 @ 11:50 | Reply

    • Hola Isabel.

      Eso es – “domesticados”. Fue muy agradable ver cómo los padres cuidan a sus hijos! Muchas gracias a ti por tu comentario.

      Abrazos y Un muy buen día!
      Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — September 2, 2020 @ 07:49 | Reply

  10. As renas são uma boa companhia para a viagem 🙂

    Comment by Miguel A. Gonçalves — September 1, 2020 @ 11:55 | Reply

    • Olá Miguel.

      Obrigado visitando o meu post e deixando seu gentil comentário!

      Tenha um bom dia!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 2, 2020 @ 07:22 | Reply

  11. I think I’d rather encounter reindeer than elk/moose, and as others have said, it’s far more interesting to be stuck behind reindeer than something prosaic like sheep!

    Comment by Stella — September 1, 2020 @ 12:00 | Reply

    • Hello Stella.

      Wise words. I agree with you. Thank you commenting.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 2, 2020 @ 07:17 | Reply

  12. Hello Matti-san,

    It’s great to see more views of these magnificent creatures! As reindeer are not native to Japan it’s a joy to seek them here, through your photos.

    I hope they continue to stay safe from cars. Wishing you and your family a good week!

    Comment by T Ibara Photo — September 1, 2020 @ 12:27 | Reply

    • Hello Takami.

      How nice it was to read that you enjoyed my post and its photos! Thank you for your kind words.

      素敵な1日を!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 2, 2020 @ 07:56 | Reply

  13. Great captures Matti, wonderful!!!

    Comment by almeidadepaulo — September 1, 2020 @ 13:40 | Reply

    • Hello Paolo.

      What a great joy to read your kind comment. Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 2, 2020 @ 07:59 | Reply

  14. Reblogged this on Hettie's Reflections and commented:
    If you think it’s a problem when geese block the road, here is a REAL problem!

    Comment by Hettie D. — September 1, 2020 @ 15:31 | Reply

    • Hello Hettie.

      Thank you. When reading many comments, I have noticed that different animals cause problems by blocking roads.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 2, 2020 @ 08:06 | Reply

  15. Here in Canada, we have a big problem with deer on the road. Every year deer are being killed and the damage to cars and trucks hitting them is a big expense to the owners.

    Comment by Peter Klopp — September 1, 2020 @ 16:00 | Reply

    • Our problem here in the Texas Hill Country is the deer, too. And then, on roads through pasture, there’s quite often what I call a “Texas road block”: cattle. [https://wp.me/p4uPk8-JG#jp-carousel-2871]

      Comment by Pit — September 1, 2020 @ 16:07 | Reply

      • Ha, we have the-cattle-on-road problem here too. In the spring local ranchers drive their cattle into the alpine meadows where they stay until the fall. They often block the highway over the mountain pass.

        Comment by Peter Klopp — September 2, 2020 @ 01:04 | Reply

        • Here it’s year-round as many roads lead through private land with cattle pastures.

          Comment by Pit — September 2, 2020 @ 23:58 | Reply

          • Thank you Pit for this additional information!

            Comment by Sartenada — September 3, 2020 @ 09:51 | Reply

    • Hello Peter.

      Thank you commenting and telling your story.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 2, 2020 @ 08:13 | Reply

  16. So, with the raindeer in the road, you kind of showed a “Finnish road block”. Here in Texas it’s cows. Check out a “Texas road block” here: https://wp.me/p4uPk8-JG#jp-carousel-2871

    Comment by Pit — September 1, 2020 @ 16:05 | Reply

    • Hello Pit.

      OMG. They are as “dangerous” as elks here. Thank you.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 2, 2020 @ 08:18 | Reply

    • I’ve heard of accidents with elk.

      Comment by Pit — September 3, 2020 @ 00:01 | Reply

      • They are big and have heavy weight. Once a crash with it was near. Fortunately, only nearby! 🙂

        Comment by Sartenada — September 3, 2020 @ 09:58 | Reply

  17. One time when we were driving after dark on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia, it was very foggy and there were so many deer on the road that we had to drive at a snail’s pace. We’ve had bison completely block the road while we were visiting national parks out west.

    Comment by seniorhiker — September 1, 2020 @ 16:07 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      Wow. Thank you commenting and telling what you happened.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 2, 2020 @ 08:27 | Reply

  18. The photographs are absolutely fantastic!

    Comment by Medha — September 1, 2020 @ 17:20 | Reply

    • Hello Medha.

      Than you commenting and loving my pics.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 2, 2020 @ 08:28 | Reply

  19. C’est une belle expérience de se trouver si près de tant de rennes à la fois, c’est vrai que c’est leur domaine, mais tellement différent de ce que l’on peut voir en ville. Merci d’Avoir collecter autant de photos.

    Comment by Lookoom — September 1, 2020 @ 17:29 | Reply

    • Bonjour Lookom.

      Merci de laisser des mots si gentils!

      Bonne journée à vous.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 2, 2020 @ 08:31 | Reply

      • L’article le méritait, les photos de rennes intéressantes.

        Comment by Lookoom — September 2, 2020 @ 09:02 | Reply

        • Bonjour.

          Merci pour la remarque je saurai la retenir.

          Bonne journée.

          Comment by Sartenada — September 2, 2020 @ 09:21 | Reply

  20. It looks time is slowly goes by.
    peaceful photos.

    Comment by 洋子 — September 1, 2020 @ 18:44 | Reply

    • Hello Yoko-san.

      Yes, careful and slow driving! 🙂 Thank you.

      素晴らしい日を過ごしてください!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 2, 2020 @ 08:35 | Reply

  21. Great photos! It was interesting to read in the comments about all the different animals that are “roadblocks” around the world. Here in Alaska it’s moose, though they don’t travel in herds, usually just a cow and maybe a calf or two.

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — September 1, 2020 @ 19:38 | Reply

    • Hello Marilyn.

      It has been indeed interesting to read many people’s comments telling what happened in their country. Thank you.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 2, 2020 @ 08:37 | Reply

  22. What gorgeous photos!!

    Comment by Erika — September 1, 2020 @ 20:40 | Reply

    • Hello Erika.

      How nice to read that you loved my pics! Thank you commenting.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 2, 2020 @ 08:47 | Reply

      • It is always a pleasure to visit. Thank you and I wish you the same!

        Comment by Erika — September 2, 2020 @ 16:50 | Reply

  23. Que belleza de fotos Mati, que maravilloso viaje hicísteis.
    Me encantó.
    Feliz Semana

    Comment by Lu — September 1, 2020 @ 20:48 | Reply

    • Hola Louisa.

      Me alegra muchísimo que te hayan gustado estas imágenes. Este año, se recomendó hacer viajes dentro de Finlandia. ¡No nos decepcionó, como viste! 🙂

      Abrazos y buen día.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 2, 2020 @ 08:53 | Reply

      • Si, todos estamos viajando en nuestros propios países pero también está bien conocer mejor lo que está más cerca.
        Los renos, una preciosidad.
        Buen día, feliz semana. 🙂

        Comment by Lu — September 2, 2020 @ 08:54 | Reply

  24. It would be great to see reindeer like this but I wouldn’t like to hit one with my car.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — September 2, 2020 @ 06:49 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      Having a collision with reindeer is not nice, but a collision with elks are dangerous. Thank for your kind words.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 2, 2020 @ 08:57 | Reply

  25. How nice.

    Comment by Rupali — September 2, 2020 @ 09:58 | Reply

  26. Ahhh … what a glorious sight!! 😀 It must have been incredible to see the herd and especially with the young! Glorious and uplifting landscape! 😀

    Comment by Annika Perry — September 2, 2020 @ 10:29 | Reply

    • Hello Annika

      Seeing so many at same time blocking the road was awesome. If you took a look at my previous post, then you could have seen a whole family visiting our rented summer house. They are really curious animals. Thank you.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 2, 2020 @ 10:37 | Reply

      • I’ll take a look … we’ve had a few coming to visit our summer houses in Sweden and once two bucks (?) fighting on the land.

        Comment by Annika Perry — September 2, 2020 @ 16:21 | Reply

        • Thank you, Annika. Summer house in Sweden must be great!

          Have a good day!

          Comment by Sartenada — September 3, 2020 @ 06:58 | Reply

          • They are … and we haven’t been able to visit this year and we miss our summer there terribly much. Fingers crossed for Easter … and that they have survived this long without care and attention!

            Wishing you a lovely day too!

            Comment by Annika Perry — September 3, 2020 @ 12:02 | Reply

  27. They are beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us!

    Comment by Lingo in Transit — September 2, 2020 @ 12:03 | Reply

    • Hello.

      I am glad that you loved my pics. Thank you.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 3, 2020 @ 06:43 | Reply

  28. It is enjoyable to see things through your camera lens , thank you!

    Comment by Deb — September 2, 2020 @ 18:27 | Reply

    • Hi Deb.

      I am glad that you enjoyed these pics. Thank you.

      Have nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 3, 2020 @ 08:44 | Reply

  29. I enjoyed your photos, I’ve never seen a reindeer traffic jam before. 😊

    Comment by Karen — September 2, 2020 @ 21:36 | Reply

    • Hello Karen.

      Thank you visiting my post and loving my photos.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 3, 2020 @ 09:45 | Reply

  30. Hello (^^)
    The reindeer kept by someone are free to walk on the road. I think that the side driving a car needs to be very careful.
    The parent and child reindeer are smiling.

    Have a good day.

    Comment by saganhama — September 3, 2020 @ 13:31 | Reply

    • Hello Saganhama.

      I am glad that you loved my post and its photos. コメントありがとうございます。

      素敵な1日を!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 4, 2020 @ 06:37 | Reply

  31. Amazing! I have never seen reindeer in the wild nor traveled to the arctic circle! Thank you for reading my blog. Your visit to see the crocheted lace pieces had my attention also! That is some masterful work, especially working just from photos. Thanks for sharing! Be blessed, Molly D.

    Comment by Molly Lin Dutina — September 3, 2020 @ 13:36 | Reply

    • Hello Molly.

      Thank you visiting my blog and leaving your praising comment. The Lady who makes laces has done more than 300 different. Our country is small, but it is quite long and it means that animals and plants are different in the south and in the north.

      In winter we have reindeer rides for everybody and even possibility to participate in a reindeer race which are free for everyman.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 4, 2020 @ 06:44 | Reply

  32. That looks great, so far I have only seen cows on the road in the countryside. Or sometimes you meet horses with riders and have to go real slow or stop. I Imagine you need take great care with Reindeer too.

    Comment by utesmile — September 3, 2020 @ 21:56 | Reply

    • Hello Ute.

      Yes, indeed. It seems according to many comments, that in many countries different animals block roads. Reindeer maybe reindeer is rare, I think.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 4, 2020 @ 09:32 | Reply

  33. Very cool … you got to have a nice close-up view! Relatives of our mule deer and elk here in Colorado!

    Comment by denisebushphoto — September 3, 2020 @ 23:15 | Reply

    • Hello Denise.

      Some times phone photos are acceptable. Thank you for your kind words.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 4, 2020 @ 09:42 | Reply

  34. What a lovely trip. You must have kept your car windshield very clean in order to get such clear photos. 🙂
    I imagine it would be very sad to see a dead or injured reindeer. When you mention that people are supposed to kill an injured animal, does that mean that most drivers in Finland carry a gun? Or how else is one supposed to end the animal’s suffering?

    Comment by tanjabrittonwriter — September 4, 2020 @ 04:03 | Reply

    • Hello Tanja.

      Thank you. Well, calling 112, arranges that somebody takes care of it, like the police, the owner or some member of the shooting club. Generally, Finns are not wearing weapons. Finland is a very peaceful country as its people!!!!

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 4, 2020 @ 09:53 | Reply

      • Thank you for letting me know. I’m glad to hear that Finland is a peaceful country. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of many other countries. 😢

        Comment by tanjabrittonwriter — September 5, 2020 @ 02:06 | Reply

        • Hello Tanja.

          Thank you leaving these kind words.

          Happy weekend!

          Comment by Sartenada — September 5, 2020 @ 07:09 | Reply

  35. Wao! natural road.
    I feel peaceful.
    Thamk you!
    I can’t look there scape in Japan.🗾

    Comment by キース — September 5, 2020 @ 06:47 | Reply

    • こんにちは Keith-san.

      コメントありがとうございます。

      よい週末を!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 5, 2020 @ 07:16 | Reply

  36. Hey, hey – another month, another post about reindeer. Excellent! Finland is on my list of countries to buy a new coat for before visiting, so your posts are very interesting for me. Thank you. 🙂

    Comment by robertcday — September 5, 2020 @ 10:34 | Reply

    • Hello Robert.

      Well, buying a new coat. My wife uses Fjällräven. Here are some photos about her in the Arctic Circle:

      Reindeer rides and Santa

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 5, 2020 @ 10:43 | Reply

      • Nice tip – please thank your wife for me. 🙂

        Comment by robertcday — September 5, 2020 @ 10:45 | Reply

  37. Oh deer, so many deerly beloved on the road! LOL! ヘ(^・・^=)~

    Comment by New Bloggy Cat — September 5, 2020 @ 15:57 | Reply

    • Hello New Bloggy Cat.

      Thank you commenting and loving my post and its photos.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 6, 2020 @ 06:55 | Reply

      • It’s my pleasure, Sartenada! Happy Sunday to you too! (灬♥ω♥灬)

        Comment by New Bloggy Cat — September 6, 2020 @ 15:51 | Reply

  38. neat! only in finland, eh?

    Comment by betunada — September 6, 2020 @ 01:40 | Reply

    • Hello Betunada.

      Well, not exactly. We have met similar when making a road trip in Norway, but it natural on these arctic areas. Thank you.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 6, 2020 @ 07:06 | Reply

  39. What an awesome sight! Thank you for taking us on a road trip to northern Finland! 🙂

    ❤️carmen

    Comment by carmen — September 6, 2020 @ 18:21 | Reply

    • Hello Carmen.

      Thank you for your kind comment. I am glad that you loved my pics.

      Happy new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 7, 2020 @ 06:29 | Reply

  40. Its like Christmas in Summer! But I love the most is your blue clear skies.

    Comment by Kally — September 7, 2020 @ 12:08 | Reply

    • Hello Kally.

      Yes, indeed, it is. Thank for your kind comment.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 8, 2020 @ 06:37 | Reply

  41. So wonderful you were able to go to a quiet place without the noise of motorboats and personal watercraft. And not too many bugs. Perfect bliss. Loved the pictures of the reindeer. They really are quiet around cars, and sad to hear of the collisions. In Canada where I live it is car and deer collisions. Deer will not walk the roads like this, but more likely bolt across. Sadly sometimes they bolt right in front of a travelling car. Thank you for sharing! 🦌

    Comment by Canuck Carl — September 7, 2020 @ 16:52 | Reply

    • Hello Carl.

      Thank you for your story. It has been a great joy to read yours. I am glad that you visited my blog and enjoyed this post.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 8, 2020 @ 06:40 | Reply

  42. I love reindeer!!!

    Comment by Cate Spader — September 10, 2020 @ 20:19 | Reply

    • Hello Cate.

      Thank you very much for your kind words.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 11, 2020 @ 06:31 | Reply

  43. Awesome pictures! I can’t only imagine how it looked through your own eyes! 😀

    Comment by cheriewhite — September 14, 2020 @ 15:10 | Reply

    • Hello cheriewhite.

      I am glad that you loved my pics. Thank commenting.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 15, 2020 @ 06:31 | Reply

  44. Fascinating journey and love the reindeer and seems a very long trip too. Longer than our road trip from Spain to U.K.

    Comment by navasolanature — September 14, 2020 @ 23:32 | Reply

    • Hello navasolanature.

      Well, maybe. They roam around in Lapland, but they also return to their “home area”. Thank you for your kind comment.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 15, 2020 @ 06:34 | Reply

  45. wow, did you see the santa too?;) great photos

    Comment by Tanja — September 27, 2020 @ 22:36 | Reply

    • Hello Tanja.

      Thank you. I have met him many times In the Arctic Circle. Thank you commenting. Here are photos about him:

      Reindeer rides and Santa

      We also visited there, during the Covid-19 times. There were few tourists abroad and Santa was working there, but this time we did not visited him.

      Happy new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 28, 2020 @ 06:30 | Reply

      • That’s great, thanks have a great week

        Comment by Tanja — September 28, 2020 @ 09:12 | Reply


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