Ever fantasize about being a deer herder?
If you’ve ever dreamed of living the life of a reindeer herder in the snowy wilderness of the magical land of Lapland, now’s your chance! Just pack your warmest parka and your sense of humour, and head on up to the northernmost region of Finland. Finnish Lapland is where the reindeer outnumber the people and the Northern Lights light up the sky.
But what’s it really like to live the reindeer life in Lapland? Well, first of all, you’ll need to get used to the cold – temperatures. It can drop down to -40°C in the winter, and the snow and ice can last for months on end. But don’t worry, the reindeer are well adapted to the harsh climate. They’ll help keep you warm with their thick fur coats.
As a reindeer herder in Lapland, you’ll spend your days (and nights) tending to your herd, making sure they have enough food and water, and keeping an eye out for predators. You’ll also learn how to drive a reindeer sled, which is a lot like driving a car, except with hooves instead of wheels.
Did you know that reindeer have their own personal stylists?
It’s true! These fashionable creatures spend hours every day primping and preening their antlers to make sure they look their best for the big holiday season.
But don’t be fooled by their appearance—these reindeer are no divas. They work tirelessly all year, pulling sleighs and assisting Santa in delivering gifts to all the good boys and girls.
And when you’re not busy with reindeer duties, there’s plenty of other fun things to do in Lapland. You can ski or snowboard down the slopes, go ice fishing on a frozen lake, or even visit the Sami Museum to learn more about the indigenous culture of the region.
So don’t be shy – come join the reindeer party in Lapland! Just make sure to bring your sense of adventure and your warmest socks.