The boats are set to start ferrying the animals across on 26 September, according to Norway's Reindriftsforvaltningen, taking the deer to their autumn pastures before a further move for the winter.
Boats to ferry 10,000 reindeer to land
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18 September 2013
Reindeer herders this week began gathering up more than 10,000 deer on the Finnmark islands of northern Norway in preparation for their annual boat trip to the mainland.