Sami Autumn

Hear tales about the Sámi Shaman, discover Sámi culinary traditions, and learn about the restorative powers of local medicinal herbs.

  • See the beautiful scenery of Nordkyn Peninsula
  • Learn more about Sámi culture, handicrafts, and the role of the Shaman
  • Get an insight into Sámi culinary traditions and taste local dishes
  • Discover the curative properties of a range of medicinal herbs
  • Direction

    Northbound direction

  • Season

    Autumn

  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: For everyone

  • Duration

    2 hours 15 min

  • Minimum number of passengers

    8

  • Maximum number of passengers

    45

  • Booking code

    HR-KJD6E

  • From

    $ 209

  • Notices

    Comfortable shoes, warm clothing.

Today, you’ll meet nomadic reindeer herders whose roots are from the Sámi indigenous people living in Sápmi, a region spanning the borders of Norway, Sweden, and Russia.  

After exchanging warm greetings with our Sámi hosts, you’ll have an opportunity to tap into their extensive knowledge of Arctic nature. They’ll explain how the local flora has been a natural pharmacy for the Sámi people, possessing valuable pain-relief properties. 

Autumn for the Sámi is usually a period of preparing for the winter, including making sure the food stocks were full. An experienced reindeer herder will present and serve traditional dishes for you to try, such as dried reindeer meat, crowberry juice, nettle tea, and a roseroot brew.  

Enjoy sitting back and listening to the joiks, folk music, as well as tales of the noaidi, Sámi Shaman, on this enchanting journey. You’ll also be able to have a close-up look at colourful traditional handicrafts known as duodji. 

Practical Information

  • Disembarking port: Kjøllefjord
  • Embarking port: Mehamn
  • Available period: 06 September - 05 November
  • Approximate arrival/departure times: 17:15 - 19:30
  • Transportation: Bus
  • Meals on the trip: Taste of local specialties
  • Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes, warm clothing

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