Sami Culture Winter Holiday
During this holiday in Swedish Lapland, you will explore the Arctic region of Kiruna. A destination that offers genuine, authentic and small-scale experiences with focus on people and encounters. During 5 days, you will join a Sámi family to learn more about their daily life as a reindeer herder far north of the Arctic Circle. Get surrounded by reindeers, take a lesson of lasso-throwing, and ride on reindeer sledges. What makes this holiday more memorable is that you will sit with the local Sámi around the open fire in a Lávvu (Sámi tent). Taste the special Sámi food and coffee brewed over the fire. A unique holiday filled with the Sámi culture. What’s more, you will also have the opportunities to visit the world famous ICEHOTEL and take part in a thrilling dogsledding tour with a team of friendly huskies.
Kiruna, Swedish Lapland
The Sápmi region is the land that stretches over the northern part of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia. Even though Sámi people are now living in modern society, they still follow their heritage, custom and beliefs. Kiruna shares a long history with the indigenous Sámi people and culture which is visible in the daily society. Besides it’s location within the Auroral Oval offers fantastic opportunities to see the northern lights from September to March. If clear weather, Northern Lights can be seen almost every night during the dark season.
You will stay 4 nights in the comfortable Scandic Kiruna, the newest hotel in the new city center. The hotel restaurant serves lunches and dinners prepared with local ingredients. You will also be able to relax in the hotel sauna or gym with a great view to the Kiruna city. In the evening you can enjoy a local brewed beer in the hotel Sky Bar. Lean back with a drink and view over the magnificent Swedish mountains. With luck, you may catch the magical northern lights from the bar!