Reindeers – many, many reindeers

Day three (part I)

Today I got up early, no wonder after more than 10 hours sleep. I packed my things, cleaned the room and left Abisko heading westwards. It was still twilit and I was quite alone on the road.

That changed after 18 kilometres: A huge herd of reindeers blocked the road. I slowed down and slowly, slowly drove through the reindeers. Right after the reindeer crossing I found a parking place. Good to exit the car and take some images of these beautiful and gentle animals.

The reason why the reindeers were hanging around was probably the pile of big bags lying beside of the road. I guess they contain reindeer food.

After half an hour of taking pictures and watching I entered the car again and continued my journey to Norway.

6 comments to “Reindeers – many, many reindeers”

  1. Ricarda 2015-01-18 10:18

    Also die würde ich auch nur zu gern mal sehen ! Kenne Rentiere bisher nur von Fotos und TV…….
    Weiterhin gute Fahrt !

  2. Ma HB 2015-01-18 12:02

    Dear Olaf,
    very good, that reindeers are peaceful. Otherwise so much animals and one human?! What an experience.
    Yours Ma HB

  3. way-up-north 2015-01-19 22:12

    Ricarda Das sind schon schöne Tiere. Ich sehe sie im Inland Schwedens recht regelmäßig, aber so eine große Herde habe ich selten gesehen.

    Ma HB It was a nice experience especially since the reindeers stayed on the place instead of running away.

  4. sabine 2015-01-23 10:36

    they are so beautiful and all your pictures are stunning! what a great trip!!

  5. Pia 2015-01-25 15:15

    So sweet! Would love to hug the one that was staring at you.. ;-)

    Great pic with the cars’ lights and the reindeers crossing!

  6. way-up-north 2015-01-27 22:38

    That was really a nice experience at the beginning of the tour, sabine and Pia.

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