Nuuksio Reindeer Park and White Reindeer Teepee Restaurant
Experience a touch of northern exoticism in Finland's southernmost private reindeer park in Nuuksio. The reindeer came from Finnish Lapland to Nuuksio at Christmas 2013 and two more reindeer came in spring 2019. Reindeer herd in the park: Bull deer Niila (born 2012) and Usva (born 2018) and the female deer: Taika, Lumi and Nella (born in 2013) and Tähti (born 2016). Tähti is the mother of Usva. The herd has an exact hierarchy, the oldest reindeer with the biggest antlers is the leader. In the spring, when they drop there antlers, the ranking may change momentarily depending on whose antlers are the first to drop. Reindeer antlers are the world's fastest growing bone, new antlers grow up to 1-2 cm / day. When the summer arrives they lose also their thick winter coat, which means they might not look the "prettiest". They still are as healthy then as they are at any other time of the year.
The reindeer’s well being is our first priority. Meeting the reindeer always happens on the animals’ terms. We aren’t open daily so the reindeer do get time off from meeting people. We also do not force them to come say hi to the park’s visitors if they at the time wish to be at peace. They however are all very curious and used to people and usually very eager to come say hi, especially if they get some lichen out of it (it’s the reindeers’ favorite snack). We also get often asked if we could temporarily transfer one or two reindeer to some tourism events, but we always politely decline since we think that it is too stressful for the animals.
The atmospheric White Reindeer Teepee Restaurant is located in the Reindeer Park. Enjoy lunch, a three-course dinner with wine or tasty campfire coffee prepared in the tepee. The restaurant is fully licenced. Popular meals include flamed salmon, wild-stew prepared on the fire and Lapland cheese and cloudberry jam for dessert. Souvenirs can be bought at the end of the visit. A visit to the Reindeer park, a campfire coffee break or dining in the teepee restaurant can be combined with a meeting day in the Karhunpesä/ Bear’s Nest Villa.
We have arranged wedding celebrations and christenings, celebrated successful work projects and just enjoyed unforgettable and relaxing moments around the campfire with reindeer strolling around in the park.
Nuuksio Reindeer Park and the Teepee Restaurant are located in private area and are open by request. Reservations and enquiries by e-mail: info@NuuksioReindeerPark.fi.
Reindeer park has also public opening days which can be checked by the menu "opening hours".
COVID-19: We follow all the guidlines provided by the authorities. We pay special attention to the high level of cleaning our premises and disinfecting all the contact surfaces. We also pay attention to safe distancies between our visitors. There is plenty of space outdoors in nature so it's safe place to come during these times. However, if you recognize any symptoms of flu in yourself, please stay home. By doing this, you take into account other people's safety and well-being.
Let's stay healthy, together we will survive this!