ON THE WAY FROM SOPPERO (SWEDEN) TO ALTEVATN (NORWAY)
The reindeer is a species of deer that lives in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions of Europe and North America. They are a semi-domesticated species and their herds move over a large area. Many Arctic residents depend on reindeer for their daily lives, as they are a source of meat, hides, antlers, milk and transport.
Every spring, Saarivuoma reindeer move from Soppero in Sweden to the mountain nearby Altevatn in Norway, a journey of almost 150 kilometres, to get fresh food and protect themselves from mosquitoes. They return to Soppero in autumn. However, this year many reindeer did not return from Norway.