Autumn visit to the Sami

Autumn visit to the Sami

The Sami have always harvested from the Arctic nature. This educational excursion gives you both insight into and a taste of the Sami traditions.  

Sami man_foto_ørjan_bertelsen

About the excursion

Wear warm clothes and comfortable footwear.  On the bus from Kjøllefjord to Mehamn, you will also hear about the area we drive through.

Direction: Northbound

Disembarkation port: Kjøllefjord

Embarkation port: Mehamn

Time: 16:40-19:05  

Meal: Dried reindeer meat.

Level: 1 (Read more)

Season: Autumn (01 Sep - 31 Oct)

Min/max persons: 8-47

Booking reference: KJDN3

Price: From £ 96 per person

Sami arts and crafts, duodji. Photo: Trym Ivar Bergsmo, nordnorge.com

The Sami, the indigenous people of the North, have traditionally been nomads, where reindeer herding through the centuries has provided both food and clothing.  The Sami often say "The Nature is our Culture". On this excursion you will meet an experienced reindeer husbandry practitioner with reindeer on summer pasture on Europe's northernmost mainland, and take part in the knowledge that Arctic nature has to offer. 

The Sami have their own culture, their own language and, not least, their own music. You will hear their special form of song, joik and taste dried meat from reindeer. You will also see their handicrafts and beautiful, colourful clothes that also feature in the Sami flag.  

Sami couple.foto_ørjan_bertelsen

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