Gain insight into Finland’s customs and culture on this 2.5-hour handcraft workshop with a Lappish family, from Rovaniemi. Visit a Lappish log-built home near Rovaniemi with a guide, and meet a local family practised in the traditional art of reindeer antler-carving. Gain insight into this traditional and sustainable art, and learn of the uses to which the carved antlers are traditionally put. Enjoy a snack of sweetbreads and coffee or tea, and give it a try yourself. This tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Rovaniemi.
Following a 09:15 pickup at your hotel in Rovaniemi, meet your guide and transfer to a local Lappish log-built home to begin your 2,5-hour handicraft experience.
On arrival, meet a Lappish family and learn about the sustainable craft of working with reindeer antlers. Gain insight into the uses to which the old antlers are put, and see how they’re crafted into useful tools used by the Lappish people down the centuries.
After a demonstration of the techniques used, give it a try yourself. With helpful instruction from the family and your guide, make your own souvenir from reindeer antlers. As you work, enjoy a snack of sweetbread with hot coffee or tea.
When your handicraft workshop comes to an end, return in comfort to your hotel in Rovaniemi to conclude your 2.5-hour tour.