During the middle of the 20th century the snowmobile became common among the reindeer herders. Before that, besides skiing, the transportation with reindeer was central during wintertime. The reindeer pulled people as well as equipment in gerres (a special kind of Sámi sled). The Sámi also used the reindeer as pack animals during bare ground migrations.
Our reindeer for the tours are male reindeer that are tamed and trained in a traditional way to pull sleds. We start to train them when they are about 3 years old. Even though they are tamed, they have still their natural instincts from the wild. They are also a herd animal, so where one reindeer goes the rest want to follow.