Reindeer Sheds and Other Structures 2017-06-22T14:52:01+00:00

Reindeer Sheds and Other Structures

During the worst mosquito periods in summer, reindeer withdraw into low reindeer sheds. The blood sucking insects do not thrive with reindeer in such a small space. There are three restored reindeer sheds at Kokalmus area.

There is a former reindeer roundup pen, built of logs, at Honkavaara. Apparently, it was built in the latter part of the 19th century and it was used until 1060s.

There is a former reindeer trap at Lipposensalmi. They were small pens into which reindeer were collected before the actual reindeer roundup took place in late autumn.

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