Chief of District: Kustula Niko
Mobile: +358 040 844 6247
Email: ivalonplk@gmail.com

7 Ivalo

Hometown: Inari
Total area: 2 825.6 km2
Maximum number of reindeer: 6 000
Reindeer herders: 87

Ivalo reindeer herding cooperative is part of the Inari reindeer marking district. The cooperative is located in the southern part of Inari. In east it neighbours with Russia. In south with Lappi, in west with Hammastunturi and in north with Paatsjoki herding cooperatives.

90.2 % of the cooperative’s total area is state land and 9.8 % is owned by other landowners. Saariselkä tourism centre and part of the Urho Kekkonen National Park are located in the cooperative area.

Calve marking and round ups are held in Moitakuru, Juurakkomaa, Kettujärvi, Martinjärvi, Mutalampi, Petäjäjärvi and Kostiatalasvaara. In addition, the cooperative can rent Rajajooseppi fence area from Lappi reindeer herding cooperative if needed.

The villages located in the cooperative area are: Ivalo, Törmänen, Akujärvi, Veskoniemi, Nellimi and Saariselkä. Herders live in nearly all of these villages.



Feeding reindeer to the forests in Ivalo reindeer herding cooperative

Feeding reindeer in the centre and southern parts of the cooperative area. (Youtube¬†in Finnish).¬†Lapland University of Applied sciences, pLAB ‚Äď published 3/2013.