Nuuksio Reindeer Park and White Reindeer Teepee
Experience a touch of northern magic in Finland's southernmost reindeer park in Nuuksio!
General opening hours
Check the opening hours here: https://www.nuuksioreindeerpark.fi/en/opening-hours/
Tickets online: https://smashop.johku.com/en_US/vierailut-nuuksion-poropuistossa
Private visits by advance booking
Please ask availability in advance: info@NuuksioReindeerPark.fi
Ecological Igluhuts in the Reindeer Park
Experience an overnight stay for two in an ecological Igluhut at the reindeer park.
Book online: https://smashop.johku.com/en_US/elamysmajoitus
White Reindeer Lappish Hut - group booking in advance
In the atmospheric Lapland Teepee of the Reindeer Park, you can enjoy a pre-booked cup of campfire coffee, lunch or a three-course dinner with wine by the fire.
The teepee has been used for weddings and christenings, to celebrate a successful work project or just to enjoy an unforgettable and relaxing moment around a campfire with the fabulous reindeer.
A visit to the Reindeer Park and a home-cooked meal or a coffee break can also be combined with a day of meetings at the Bear's Nest Villa.
During the general opening hours of the Reindeer Park, the entrance fee includes not only feeding the reindeer, but also a pot of coffee (tea, juice) and a bun by the in the Lappish teepee.
SMA Group - Nuuksio Reindeer Park
Nuuksio Reindeer Park is part of the nature tourism of our familyowned business and is located on a private land, on the plot of the Karhunpesä log villa. Please respect our and our guests privacy by not coming to the area if the Reindeer Park is not open or you do not have a prior reservation.
Reindeer came to us from Finnish Lapland to Nuuksio at Christmas 2013 and two more reindeer came in spring 2019. A small white reindeer came to our park in February 2021. White colour is rare and white reindeer cope more poorly in nature than other reindeer due to the white colour. A white reindeer is said to bring good luck in the herd.
We have 7 reindeer: Male Niila (born 2012) and Usva (born 2018) and five females: Taika, Lumi, Nella (all born in 2013), Tähti (born 2016) and Helmi (born 2020). 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 antler is the world's fastest growing bone, new antlers grow up to 2-2,5 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). Our reindeer care team feeds the reindeer and cleans the farm twice a day and keeps a close eye on the welfare of the reindeer by keeping a record of the day's events. A veterinarian visits twice a year and is called in at other times if necessary.
"Loaning" reindeer for various events
We are often asked, especially during Christmas time, if we could take the reindeer to some events, shopping centres etc., but we always politely decline as we do not want to cause any stress to the animals. So you can only see our reindeer in their own home in Nuuksio.
In the small souvenir shop you can make purchases such as domestic handmade jewellery and other products made of reindeer bone, ecological Luonkos products and children's favourite, adorable soft toy reindeer.
Amethyst mining shelter
You have the opportunity to dig your own lucky stone in the Reindeer Park's mining shelter. Domestic raw amethysts have been extracted from a Lapland quarry using ecological mining methods, respecting the delicate nature of Lapland, and transferred to our mining shelter for further discovery. The carbon footprint and backgrounds of the stones are 100% in order. You can buy a mining pass during your visit or in advance from our online shop. For private group bookins, mining passes are also booked in advance.
The fenced reindeer park is located on a rocky forest plot. The feeding area is accessed from the car park by a wide longitudinal pathway with a small rocky ridge, a handrail and a few steps at the end. The feeding terrace also has a few steps. The area is therefore unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.
The reindeer park is open by appointment for groups. The general opening hours are on weekends, when the entrance fee includes lichen to feed the reindeer, a pot of campfire coffee (tea, juice) and stick bun grilling on the fire.
Sustainability – Good Travel Seal
We are committed to the principles of sustainable nature tourism and to making responsible choices. Our customer promise is to provide sustainable services to all tourists and visitors and partners on an equal basis.
Our company has been granted Sustainable Travel Finland label and GOOD TRAVEL SEAL as a recognition of valuable and long-term work for sustainble tourism.