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Genuine Sami Experience in Maze

Have a genuine Sami experience with local reindeer herders in Maze, a small Sami village. The Sami, the indigenous people in northern Norway, have a vibrant and colorful culture, both past and present. This tour provides an opportunity for guests to learn more about their ancient ways and modern life.

  • Genuine Sami experience
  • Hosted by local Sami reindeer herders
  • Located in the small Sami village of Maze
  • Traditional Sami festive meal
  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Medium

  • Duration

    3h30

  • Max. passengers

    100

  • Booking Code

    E-ALF5

  • Notices

    Clothing suitable for the weather Shoes made to walk on snow

The group will travel by guided bus to the tiny Sami village of Maze, around an hour south of Alta. Along the way, the guide will entertain travelers with stories about the history and life in Alta and Norway. The guests will have the chance to talk with and get to know local reindeer herders and their way of life. Along with a traditional Sami lunch (reindeer and potato stew, called ‘bidos’), the group will also hear stories about old Sami traditions and modern life. They will even have the chance to hear joiking, the ancient Sami form of singing. The tour requires about 80 yards of walking between the bus and the activity area. Participants will sit on reindeer hides on the ground.

Practical information:

  • Included: Hot meal of bidos (reindeer stew with potato and vegetables) with water as a beverage.

  • Remarks/requirements: Clothing suitable for the weather Shoes made to walk on snow

  • Walking information: 80 yards of walking between the bus and the activity area

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.