Reindeer Racing

Reindeer races have been held in Finland from 1932 .The reindeer races are a colorful and speedy competition that is an essential part of the northern Sami culture.

The racing reindeer are trained male reindeer. Their wellbeing is in the centre of the reindeer competitions. The reindeer are trained systematically by skillful racer as it is not possible to force a reindeer to run. If it does not run, it does not run….!

The season starts in the mid of February and continues up to the beginning of April. It is finalized by the National Reindeer Championships where the best of the best compete for the number one positions.

We are following the Reindeer races calendar that are held in different parts of the Lapland reindeer husbandry area , and we will inform you when an event is in sync with your stay in our Chalet and resort.