Between Pyhä and Luosto (15km northwest of Pyhä and 8km southeast of Luosto), this farm is a good place to meet reindeer. You can go on a short walk that has information boards on the creatures, and tempt them closer with a feed bucket. In winter various sledding trips are on offer. Quality handicrafts are sold at its friendly cafe, which specialises in blueberry pie in summer and, er, smoked-reindeer soup in winter.

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2. Pyhä-Luosto National Park

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6. Alariesto Galleria

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