Pello is the true Reindeer Land in Lapland

Pello is located next to Rovaniemi, the Official Hometown of Santa Claus in Lapland. The reindeer is a semi-domesticated animal living in the northern regions that grazes in the fell highlands and forests. The reindeer is the undisputed symbol of Lapland, and worldwide the Lappish reindeer are also known for being Santa Claus’ very important helpers.

In Pello, Santa’s reindeer and, of course, the other reindeer are good to go: Pello’s pastures offer reindeer enough space and plenty to do. From time to time, Santa will also visit Pello and greet his reindeer. Located in the Tornio Valley, Pello allows Santa and his reindeer to practice the important job of crossing time zones, since Pello sits on the border of Finland and Sweden, which is also a time zone boundary.

                        VIDEO: Pello – Santa’s reindeer land in Lapland: Interview of Father Christmas

Lapland has more reindeer than people (approximately 220,000 reindeer and only around 180,000 people). Pello is a part of the reindeer herding region of Northern Finland.

There are a number of places in Pello and its neighbouring municipalities where you can see reindeer, such as Reindeer Lake Resort reindeer farm. The safari company Johka also presents reindeer activities in Pello.

                      VIDEO: Reindeer Lake Resort reindeer farm in Pello in Lapland

                             VIDEO: Reindeer on the road again in November in Pello in Lapland

If you are lucky, you may even see reindeer in the wild.  For example, Santa’s industrious helpers are often seen on the road between Rovaniemi and Pello. So remember to drive carefully.

                            VIDEO: Reindeer on the road  in autumn between Pello & Rovaniemi in Lapland

A short and eventful drive to the Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi

In addition to reindeer, Pello is also an ideal tourist destination. By car, the journey from Pello to the world-famous Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi only takes an hour. The trip from Pello to Rovaniemi is pleasant, and if there are no reindeer on the road, you can admire the stunning lakes and rolling landscape.

More information about reindeer safaris and reindeer farm visits in Pello area:

Santa Claus in Rovaniemi in Lapland, Finland:
Santa Claus Village:
SantaPark, Santa’s Grotto
House of Mrs. Claus in Rovaniemi, Lapland.
Christmas House Santa in Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Internet TV Santatelevision:

More information about reindeer and reindeer husbandry:
Finnish Reindeer Herders’ Association
Reindeer – Wikipedia: