The Sámi, the indigenous people of Europe’s northernmost region, call their homeland Sápmi. They are renowned for herding reindeer, for distinctive handicrafts (duodji) and for their affinity with nature. You often hear the Sámi say "Nature is our culture.” When you discover the knowledge, regarding nature and its potential, that the Sami have, you will understand this statement. Traditional food such as reindeer meat, fish and berries are still an important part of the Sámi diet today. That the Arctic nature is also rich in herbs and medicines, is not as well known to people. Today an increasing number of people are embracing ancient expertise for utilizing the Arctic flora in the prevention and alleviation of pain and discomfort.
No one has made greater use of nature's own "pharmacy and pantry" than the Sámi reindeer herders, nature folk who still make use of that which the arctic nature has on offer. On this excursion you get an insight into Sami culinary traditions and medicinal herbs one finds in the arctic nature, both presented and served by an experienced Sámi reindeer herder. You will also taste a selection of dishes and herbs. Furthermore you will hear about Sami culture and handicrafts as well as listening to joiks and tales about the Sámi Shaman (noaidi).The excursion goes across Europe's northernmost mainland and in the bus you will hear about the Nordkyn peninsula; its nature, seasons, weather, climate and everyday life in the two fishing villages of Kjøllefjord and Mehamn.
- Period: 06.09-05.11
- Transportation: Bus
- Meals on the trip: Taste of local specialties
- Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes, warm clothing
- Note: Guiding in Norwegian and English only