Virkkunen reindeer farm is located about 25 km north of the village centre of Taivalkoski. The oldest building of the farm is from the 17th century, the main building is already about 200 years old. Santa Claus' helpers live in this historical environment: the reindeer. Here on the farm you can pet and feed the animals and learn about the history and everyday life of reindeer husbandry.
Reindeer husbandry has a long tradition in the Taivalkoski area. From Christmas until the beginning of April, most animals spend the winter on reindeer farms. In April the reindeer regain their freedom and are then found in the wild.