Sami Experience

Sami Experience

Meet the indigenous people of the north.
Now you have the chance to get a close encounter with Sami culture, storytelling and song.


Kirkenes
Prices from 3500 NOK

The Sami are the indigenous people of arctic Scandinavia, and were the first one to inhabit the Barents and Kirkenes region thousands of years ago, following herds of reindeer, which was their main sustenance.
Many Sami in Norway are still reindeer herders, and in Kirkenes municipality there are 10 000 reindeer - as many as there are people!
Join Sami artist John Henrik Mienna for a 1 hour journey. We will start by meeting our 4 majestic reindeer. You will learn about reindeer and feed them from your hand with their favorite tundra food; lichen.
The journey will continue into our reindeer pen, where we will walk up to our Lavvu - Sami tent.
Here by the campfire, you will hear stories about the Sami, both from folklore and from John Henriks own experiences, culminating with a performance of "Joik" - the unique Sami art of singing.

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Details

View tour details here on the web or click the link on the right to download it to your device.

Meeting place: Snowhotel Reception / Gabba Restaurant

Meeting time: 18:00

1 hour

Raindeer heard visit and story telling. 

Meeting point