This experience is for those who prefer to absorb themselves deeper into the traditional Sami culture. Between 75.000 to 100.000 Sámi people live in the Arctic regions of Norway, Finland, Sweden and Russia. Since prehistoric times the Sámi people of Arctic Europe have lived and worked in these areas. They have followed their reindeers to different seasonal grazing areas for thousand of years.
By the Arctic Circle monument close to Jokkmokk, you will meet your Sámi guide and together you will continue to their winter camp. During the tour you will learn more about the indigenous Sami people, living an Arctic lifestyle based on reindeer herding. As a visitor you can here spend a couple of relaxing hours for all your senses. Listen to the the sparkling fire while you enjoy delicious traditional Sámi food and hot steaming coffee prepared over the fire. A genuine gathering around the fireplace in the lávvu (tent house) where you will learn about the Sami culture, history and its position in modern society.
Sami culture and reindeer
In the Sami culture, one year has eight seasons. All seasons are closely linked to the reindeer natural migration. Listen to joik, the traditional Sámi way to musically tell a story and to remember the old ways. As an art form, each joik is meant to reflect or evoke a person, animal, or place. In the coral the reindeer will meet you curiously and you will be able to feed them and get really close. A truly unique experience!