Kjøllefjord – beautiful wilderness where nature rules - Mehamn

Sámi Culture


Price from $164

Difficulty level

Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people

Booking code



2 hours 30 minutes


Read the practical information below

A group of Sami people in traditional dress
  • Explore the Nordkyn Peninsula at the top of Europe.

  • Meet a warm and welcoming Sámi family of reindeer herders.

  • Listen to their everyday life experiences and hear their local folk music.

  • Taste traditional reindeer and see their beautiful handicrafts.

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 people have a rich culture and history.

Sápmi, as the Sámi people call it, is their territory, which extends from the middle of Norway to the northwestern tip of Russia, including 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 elsewhere, we’ll gather in the lavvu tent and sit around the glowing fire. Listen to their colorful tales and joik chanting and enjoy a helping of dried reindeer meat. Here, you’ll get a real taste of Sámi life.

Practical information

  • Disembarking port: Kjøllefjord

  • Embarking port: Mehamn

  • Available: May 20–October 31

  • Transportation: Bus

  • Meals: Dried reindeer meat

  • Clothes: Comfortable shoes and warm clothing

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