Sámi Culture

Meet an Indigenous Sámi family in their traditional lavvo tent to learn about their way of life and remarkable culture.

  • 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 broth and see their beautiful handicrafts.
  • Direction

    Northbound

  • Season

    Autumn (Sep - Oct), Spring (Apr - May), Summer (Jun - Aug)

  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: For everyone*

  • Duration

    2h30

  • Min. passengers

    8

  • Max. passengers

    45

  • Booking Code

    HR-KJD6C

  • From

    $ 185

  • 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 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 6–September 5
  • Transportation: Bus
  • Meals: Dried reindeer meat
  • Clothes: Comfortable shoes and warm clothing.