Sámi Cultural Afternoon

Sámi Cultural Afternoon

Seasons to visit:

Winter

Together with your Sámi guide, you make your way through the darkening midwinter landscape.

You are transfered far back in time as your guide tells stories about the history of the Sámi people.

You are going to the site where the traditional Sámi tent, the lávvu, is set up. On the way there, you will start to get introduced to the Sámi way of life and ancient knowledge about how to dress in the deep of winter, how to move, simply how to live in harmony with the cold climate.

As you come to the lávvu site, you will learn how to respectfully enter the tent, without upsetting the spirits. You sit down on reindeer hides in a half circle around the fireplace, and feel the warmth of the flames. The atmosphere around the fireplace in a lavvu is something very special, and you are transfered far back in time as your guide tells stories about the history of the Sámi people. You will also get to hear traditional Sámi chant, joik, which certainly adds to the atmosphere. Hot coffee is brewed on the fire and you get to taste some traditional bread with smoked reindeer meat. Time flies very quickly in the lávvu and before you know it, it is time to make your way back to Årrenjarka, in the light of headlamps.

This 3-hour activity available from the middle of January – middle of March. Pre-booking is essential.