company introduction

Elf’s Farmyard is a small petting zoo in Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi. You can visit the animals and we also organize walks in the woods with reindeer and alpacas.

We want to tell you a little bit about ourselves and the people behind the company. Sorry for the incorrect English.

It is a family run business. The owners of Elf’s Farmyard are Marjo and Pasi. The business started in 2018. We’ve always liked to visit petting zoos with our own kids and that’s where the idea came from. Our family has children 14yrs, 13yrs and 7yrs. Especially at first, the children have been very involved in the work, caring for the animals, playing with themselves or playing with the tourist children without a common language or sitting in the back room waiting.The biggest ones have also been involved in customer service and for all kinds of work in the yard.

Grandparents have been a great help in so many things that if I write everything here it becomes a novel.

This has been awesome. Really varied work. Sometimes it is difficult. Here you can be the CEO but also the elf, the zookeeper, the seller, the marketer, the office worker, the cleaner, the head, the designer, the builder, the gardener and whatever. The days are really varied. We also do this ourselves physically on site daily.In the morning, the animals are cared for, the places are cleaned, snow work is done etc. Customers are served during the day. We walk for hours a day, whatever the weather. We are open every day of the year. Customers are usually happy and satisfied. Animals are therapists for both clients and us. You can be here as a farmer. Sometimes it is hurried and hectic and sometimes it is calmer so you can enjoy more of the animals and do all kinds of cleaning work. Computer work is done at some point every day. That is quite a lot to do.

Tia has worked here since the beginning. She is a zookeeper, seller, cleaner, marketer and awesome elf with customers.

Laura from France is here to our delight for the second winter. She does the same job as us and this elf also speaks Spanish and of course French.

Not forgetting all the others who work less often and are in training with us, both from Finland and abroad. Not forgetting other partners either. A special mention to Natalie who works for animals in many ways. Works for example in the Rovaniemi animal protection.

And a big thank you to the lovely customers.

We will continue this with a good feeling. This is continuous development and thinking about how we can get even better with existing resources. We are going to continue in the same way, always adding something new, wonderful and inspiring. We have in mind to organize various excursions for clients one day.


marjo ja pasi









Buying llamas in Helsinki.

Laura's first snowmobile ride.

We enjoyed good food together.

the smallest workman

animal care

construction of a rabbit house

Care of chicks