Visiting a Sami family

Visiting a Sami family

On this excursion you get to see and experience the Nordkyn Peninsula at the top of Norway. You get to be a guest of a Sami family and meet the indigenous people of the North.
Details from sami clothes. Photo: Terje Rakke,

About the excursion

Wear comfortable shoes and warm clothes. We travel from the harbour to the Sami family by bus.

Direction: Northbound

Disembarkation port: Kjøllefjord

Embarkation port: Mehamn

Time: 16:40-19:05  

Meal: Coffe and broth

Level: 1 (Read more)

Season: Summer (20 May - 31 Aug)

Min/max persons: 8-49

Booking reference: KJDN1

Price: From £ 104 - $ 126 per person

Reindeer migration. Photo: Thomas Rasmus Skaug,

Join a visit to a Sami reindeer herding family with reindeer on summer pasture on the Nordkyn Peninsula, Europe's northernmost mainland. Around the fire in the great lavvo tent, you can hear stories, experience traditions and learn how Sami reindeer herding and traditions have adapted to the modern world. And outside the reindeer graze.  

The Sami, the indigenous people living in the northern parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. Sami land, which in Sami is called Sápmi, crosses the formal borders between these nations and forms a separate community of peoples.

The Sami have been nomads with reindeer herding as their main occupation for hundreds of years. They have their own culture, language and a characteristic musical expression called joik. You will hear their special form of song, joik, sample some broth and see their handicrafts and beautiful, colourful clothes that also feature in the Sami flag.

Sami man with a reindeer. Photo: Terje Rakke,

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