Reindeer feeding in Nutti Sámi Siida Sweden
We passed by for reindeer feeding in Nutti Sami Siida Sweden on the way to Norway. The fun activity was something I had thought of when we were still planning our road trip adventure and holiday in Sweden and Norway in the winter of 2021. Nearly two years later, I decided to blog about it. The memories are still vivid in my mind – a reindeer tried to attack me for the moss it wanted to eat from my hand. Nevertheless, it was a nice experience to interact closely with the reindeer. Here’s how our reindeer feeding in Nutti Sami Siida in Sweden went.
Reindeer feeding in Nutti Sámi Siida Sweden quick information
Address: Nutti Sami Siida Ab, 981 91 Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
Price/cost for entrance + feeding: SEK 100 / €8.62 / $9.22
In winter: Encounter with reindeer, Reinder Sled excursion, Homestay with Simon Issat
Our experience of Reindeer feeding in Nutti Sámi Siida Sweden
There were few guests when we visited. It was still during the corona times. The process was easy. We entered the place to register and told them we would like to do a Reindeer feeding activity. They quickly told us how to feed a reindeer and react when it gets aggressive. We paid the ticket upon receiving the moss for the Reindeer and then set out on our own.
As we entered, a cute reindeer greeted us through the fence. Apparently, it was not allowed to feed them through, so we had to go in and do it there.
Reindeer were few at this time. There were only around five (5) or six (6), which means that we got to feed a few Santa’s friends – which was quite disappointing for me. Some of them became aggressive, too, and they even tried to jump on my back and attack me with their horns. Although we followed the advice on how to feed them properly. Thus, we hurriedly had them finish their food and exit their area immediately.
It was a short face-to-face encounter and reindeer feeding. After that, we strolled around the outdoor museum. However, there needed to be more information about the Sami culture and interactive posts. Nevertheless, it was interesting to see and take photos.
What to expect at Reindeer feeding at Nutti Sámi Siida
- Entrance to the museum and shop is free of charge
- Drinks at the cafe are instant. I had a hot chocolate, a small packaging added with only hot water. And it was self-service.
- You can order food such as burgers or steaks at the cafe.
- There’s a big fireplace inside the cafe restaurant, so expect to be smoky once coming out of the place.
- Vegetarian options are available at the restaurant.
- You can buy souvenirs or postcards at the souvenir shop.
- Yes, there’s a toilet.
- Nutti Sami Siida offers a variety of activities depending on the season. For more information, you can check their website.
- You can stay at their lodge. They have different types of housing depending on your preference.
- There’s a group tour if you feel like it.
I thought getting up close to reindeer was a unique and once-in-a-lifetime experience, let alone feeding them. The moment I held the moss in my palm and had them eat it from it was fantastic. Moreover, learning a bit about the culture of Samiis was interesting. However, in the back of my head, when we watched the reindeer and met them unexpectedly on the road, it was more exciting and authentic. Meeting them was more magical and more adventurous in the wild. Overall, it was lovely. And I would recommend my family and friends to try it.
Thanks for reading! How about you? Have you been to Reindeer feeding at Nutti Sámi Siida? How was your experience? Let me know in the comments below! ✨