Sámi Culture

Meet an indigenous Sámi family in their traditional lavvo tent to learn more from them about their way of life and their remarkable culture.

  • Explore the Nordkyn Peninsula at the top of Europe
  • Meet a warm and welcoming Sámi family of reindeer herders
  • Listen to their experiences of everyday life and hear local folk music
  • Taste traditional broth and see some of their beautiful handicrafts
  • Direction

    Northbound direction

  • Season

    Spring , Summer

  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: For everyone

  • Duration

    2 hours 30 min

  • Minimum number of passengers

    8

  • Maximum number of passengers

    45

  • Booking code

    HR-KJD6C

  • From

    $ 209

  • Notices

    Comfortable shoes, warm clothing.

Discover the amazing story of the Sámi, an indigenous people living in Europe's northernmost region. Renowned for herding reindeer, their distinctive duodji traditional handicrafts, and their affinity with nature, the Sámi are a people rich in culture and history.  

Sápmi, as the Sámi call it, is their territory area that extends from the middle of Norway to the northwestern tip of Russia and includes northern Sweden and northern Finland. Life as a Sámi reindeer herder is nomadic, following the reindeers’ instinctive migrations, from the inland plains to the coast in April and back again in September.  

On this excursion, you’ll meet a family whose reindeer are at summer pasture on the Nordkyn Peninsula. While the animals graze outside, we’ll come into the lavvo tent and sit around the glowing fire. Listening to their colourful tales and joik chanting and enjoying a helping of reindeer broth, you’ll get a real taste of Sámi life.  

Practical Information

  • Disembarking port: Kjøllefjord
  • Embarking port: Mehamn
  • Period: 06 May - 05 September
  • Approximate arrival/departure times: 17:00 - 19:30
  • Transportation: Bus
  • Meals on the trip: Coffee/Bouillon
  • Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes, warm clothing.

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