Reindeer games

This item appears on page 77 of the April 2012 issue.

In Inari, Finland, you can visit a farm of the indigenous Sámi people, meet reindeer herders and feed their charges, join a reindeer drive or even try to lasso one of the semidomesticated animals.

A two-hour farm excursion costs €50 (near $65) and can be arranged year-round. During the June-August high season visits are scheduled at 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Reserve through your hotel in Inari or e-mail For info on northern Lapland, visit