I´m Anne. Mother of three. Reindeer herder and Nature guide by profession. I love fishing and exploring wildlife. Love to work with animals. I do old traditional handcraft from pine tree roots and fish leather and reindeer leather. I make also nature inspired jewelry from Fish vertebra, Glass beads and reindeer leather. I´m interested in old traditions and how people survived in the arctic conditions way back.
My husband name is Janne. He is a professional reindeer herder. He likes to hunt and fish. He can fix everything. In the picture Janne is at our reindeer herd feeding the reindeer with some hay. This is how we can keep them in a certain area. Janne´s family has been herding reindeer for over 400 years. We are proud to keep it going with our three children. Well-being of our reindeer is our top priority. Our home language is Inari Sámi. Only 300 people speak it. We wan't to show our guests the genuine side of Sámi culture. Tiervâpuáttim Welcome
For reindeer herders wilderness areas are important. We try to protect the last old forests in Inari for our reindeer. Our home has an ecological heating system. Our home is built from local wood. At home we use organic and local food mostly. We don't use chemicals but nature based cleaning products. We use local second hand shops and our furniture are mostly recycled. We recycle plastic, cardboard, paper, metal, glass, bottles, compost, batteries and rest can be burned. We try to do our best for the environment. If you visit us you will support local small family business who take care of the environment.
We are members of Finnish children well being organization and nature protecting organization.