Feel invited to visit the real reindeer herd and learn about Sami culture.
The arctic wilderness is the home of the Sami people and their reindeer herds. For 5000 years, their society has blossomed in a place where others find it hard to survive. Discover their ancient culture and let your hosts show you their world. Listen to stories and joik-songs around a campfire, ride in a traditional sled and feel the thrill of standing in a herd of wild reindeers that eat from your hands. Connect to the soul of the Arctic and its indigenous people!
After a 25-minute drive from the city center, you will visit their camp and have a chance to feed the herd of around 200 wild reindeer who will swarm all around and some will even eat from your hands. Guides will also teach you how to use the lasso (but not on real reindeer).
You will then be given some guidance and history about reindeer sledding and go on a short sledding ride (10 -15 mins) near the sea with the mountains in the background. All the reindeer at the camp live wild for most of the year and are only at the camp for a few months over winter to protect them from predators and harsh winter conditions.
You will then be invited inside a Gamme (a traditional Sami hut) where you will be served warm drinks and a traditional Sami meal will be cooked over the fire (vegetarian option available).
After lunch, you will be invited into a Lavu (Sami tent) and gather round the fire to listen to stories about Sami culture and how it is to be a reindeer herder. The Sami guide will also perform a joik (traditional Sami song) for the guests.