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Reindeer Hides

Mike and Ann displaying an XXL reindeer hide.

See another picture of the front and back of a reindeer hide

Please note that this current website does not have a shopping cart. To buy our Reindeer Skins online, please go to our e-commerce website at

Reindeer hides from Finland are beautiful decorative skins that make gorgeous wall decorations and rugs. The tannery we have bought from for years does the best work in Scandinavia--which does the best work in the world with reindeer hides.  The skins are clean and white on the back. 

Why buy from us?  We import reindeer skins into the U.S. by the container load and select only #1 quality skins.  We are the source for the best skins available.  Furthermore, we are an established company with a long track record of satisfied customers around the world.  We hope you will be one too.

Please note that reindeer hides have a hollow hair that will break if walked on or sat upon.  Please do not walk on the hides as you will destroy them over time. For more information on caring and cleaning reindeer hides, see below.

Our Gxx codes denote individual skins. If you would like to order a specific one, please go to our Gallery to pick the exact one shown. 

Order Code Description Price each
CR-33-M-Gxx Reindeer Hide:First Quality:Medium:Gallery See gallery items on
CR-33-XL-Gxx Reindeer Hide:First Quality:XL:Gallery
CR-33-W-Gxx Reindeer Hide:White:Gallery

Genus and species: Rangifer tarandus. Ranch. Finland.

Reindeer are not endangered and are not subject to CITES controls.

The Lapp in northern Finland raise reindeer for food.  They have been doing this for hundreds of years.  The skins are a by-product of the food industry.  Reindeer are not killed just for their hides.

Product of Finland

Care of and Cleaning Reindeer Hides

Reindeer (and other members of the deer family) have a hollow hair that will break if walked on or sat upon.  Please do not walk on the hides as you will destroy them over time.  Keep in mind that a 100-pound dog sitting on the skins all of the time will also break hair and cause the skins to shed.  Also, expect a minor degree of shedding over time, especially in the south where it is hot and humid or in a hot room up north.  The skins are ideally mounted on a wall, draped over a rail, or used as a floor covering where they are not walked on.  If they are draped over a couch, expect some shedding from sitting against the skin.  Expect some degree of shedding from hollow-hair hides.  

We do not accept returns on reindeer skins after our standard five-day inspection period.

You can clean the reindeer hide once a year with a vacuum cleaner on the lowest power setting or air it out.

Shipping Information

We use Canada Post for shipping within Canada and overseas. We do not ship reindeer to the U.S. because it is subject to U.S. Fish and Wildlife fees. Please see our Reindeer Gallery on our U.S. e-commerce site,, if you'd like to order a reindeer hide for delivery within the US.

For shipping within Canada, we can use: Regular Parcel, which takes ~2-10 business days, Xpresspost, which takes ~1-4 days, and Priority, which usually takes 1 business day, except in the case of the northern territories.

The shipping costs below* were calculated to give you an idea of how much it costs to send ONE Large reindeer to each of the provinces and territories. The box dimensions are 102 x 21 x 21 cm (40 x 8 x 8 inches), and it weighs 1.84 kg.

For overseas shipping we can use: Priority Worldwide which takes ~2-3 business days, Xpresspost International which takes ~6 business days, International Parcel - Air which takes ~6-10 business days, and International Parcel - Surface which takes ~4-6 weeks. This does not include time it may spend going through customs. Shipping options may be limited depending on the country it is going to.



Why are reindeer prices higher than in the past?

The Finnish government has encouraged the spread of wolves in the north. Wolves are wild animals that find young reindeer to be especially tasty. Even though reindeer are "ranch-raised," they are usually just tagged and allowed to roam over open land. As a result of the increase in the wolf population, the number of reindeer has decreased by nearly a third over the past few years. Simultaneously, the demand from China for decorative reindeer hides and reindeer leather has skyrocketed. Basic economic laws are at play: a reduction in supply at the same time as an increase in demand results in higher prices. Until something changes, expect reindeer prices to stay high.

Where are most reindeer hides sold?

The strongest demand is in central Europe, The Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland. China is another very large market. Compared to the 1990s, the United States and Canada have become very small markets for reindeer hides.

Are the animals raised just for their pelts?

No, reindeer herds have been managed by indigenous peoples in Scandinavia and Russia for centuries. The animals are raised primarily for food. The pelts are a by-product of the food industry.


Gayle from Australia writes: Thank you!  I have got it and love it so much!!  My goodness way better than I thought. I must plan and save for another one. So please let me know if you have another big and beautiful white hide. (July 2013)