Tradition and modern technology meet in  reindeer herding

Reindeer herding still follows the old traditional methods used already for decades and centuries. Like the rest of the society, herding develops constantly and acquires new technology.

There are GPS/GSM collars that give geographical information on the location of the reindeer. The death collars give information about the location of the reindeer that have been killed by large carnivores.

Traffic accidents with reindeer are sought to diminish with the smart phone application.

In addition, there is real time information for hunters on the reindeer herding work taking place in different parts of the reindeer husbandry area. (in Finnish).


Equipment used in reindeer herding. The snowmobile brought changes to reindeer herding.

The world changes and brings along changes to reindeer herding.  There is no alternative but to make changes in the most suitable way to match the challenges the future will bring.