Only in quirky Norway would there be a whole, yearly, widely popular race dedicated to reindeer.

Cross country skiing for the lazy. #reindeerraces

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To me, they’ve always been a mysterious animal, like a unicorn. They live in a far away land, have magic powers, and are super cute. Apparently to Norwegians, they’re just a normal animal that you can race, eat, and pet- like at the Kirkenes snow hotel.

Ok, they didn’t fly or anything, but obviously they only do that to help Santa deliver presents on Christmas. Now having seen them, I still think they’re cute and the only difference, is that I now know they are amazing in stews.