What is a Reindeer Farm?
Reindeer farm is a home for my family, but it is also a base for my reindeer herding work. The reindeer live free in the nature all year round and most of my work is done in the road less wilderness - I invite you to join me to the nature!
Welcome to Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Hi, My name is Petri Mattus and I am a Sámi reindeer herder from the municipality of Inari in Lapland of Finland. I live with my family and I herd my reindeer in the village of Menesjärvi on the lap of Hammastunturi wildesness area - next to Lemmenjoki National Park. I invite you to be my family´s guest for a little moment at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.
I am Sámi reindeer herder just like my father used to be. Reindeer herding is a job that goes from generation to an other. You have to grow into the herding and it must come from your heart. Reindeer herding is a job for me, but it is a life style for the whole family.
Reindeer herding is my main job, but sometimes during the winter season or calving season I have a possibility to invite you to join our reindeer programs. Some days I need to reserve time for reindeer work only and then I am unable to have guests visiting us.
Please, make reservation at least the previous day to be sure that we meet and we will be able to serve you the best way!