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.

Pris fra 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.

Available: 01.12. - 30.04.

Weekdays: Available from 18:00

Weekends available from 12:00

Standard time for booking is 18:00. Choose your date and book, and contact us at [email protected] to request another time of day.

Duration: 1 hour

Price Group price 1-15 people 3500 NOK

Children: No age limit

Physical difficulty level Easy

Cancellation policy:

Cancellation with refund possible until 1 week before arrival. Within a week or less - no refund


Package Schedule

Step by step schedule of the package showing all activities and accommodations, view it 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

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