The Sami & Reindeer Experience
Take a day trip to the Sámi village of Rávttas, 45 minutes east of Abisko and experience a glimpse of the traditional lifestyle of the reindeer people. (December - March)
Join us on a day trip to the Sámi village of Rávttas, 45 minutes east of Abisko and experience a glimpse of the traditional lifestyle of the reindeer people. This exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity allows you to experience the amazing lifestyle of the Sámi people and to get up close and personal with Lapland’s most iconic creature – the reindeer.
During this exciting adventure you will have an opportunity to feed the reindeer and absorb the magical relationship between the Sámi and their most cherished resource. During your visit to Rávttas you will also have an opportunity to enjoy a short ride on a traditional sled behind a reindeer just as the Sámi people have done for hundreds of years. After your ride you will have a chance to learn how to identify different reindeer in the herd based on personal characteristics and behaviour. All of this excitement will most certainly make you hungry – your guide will welcome you to step inside one of our traditional Sámi lavvus (teepee) where you will be served a fresh and delicious meal around an open fire. This glimpse into traditional Sámi life will most likely be one of the highlights of your visit to Abisko!
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Lunch is included! (Please let us know of any allergies. Vegetarian meal can be selected as an Extra in the next booking step at no extra cost)
What’s included in the tour?
Pick up/drop off at your accommodation in Abisko or Björkliden, lunch, hot beverages (non-alcoholic)
When and where will I be picked up?
You will be picked up from the main reception of your accommodation. Please ensure you are ready to depart at least 5 minutes before the stated pick up times below.
APPROXIMATE PICK UP TIMES:
Björkliden – Hotel Fjället – 09:00
Björkliden – Gammelgården – 09:00
STF Abisko Turiststation – 09:15
Abisko Mountain Lodge – 09:25
Abisko.net – 09:30
Abisko Guesthouse – 09:35
Can I change my booking?
Yes, up to 7 days before arrival (subject to availability).
Can I cancel my booking and get a refund?
Yes, up to 14 days before arrival.
Can this tour get cancelled or rearranged due to bad weather?
Only during extreme circumstances where conditions are not safe or on very rare occasions as outlined below.
Please note: This activity is provided in cooperation with a local reindeer herder. It can sometimes be hard to predict the exact timing of when to gather and separate the herds. On very rare occations our partner may need to attend to the herd with short notice and thus cancel the activity. In such an event you will have the following options:
1. You can choose to receive a credit of 2385 SEK that can be applied to any of our activities or transfers.
2. You can choose to receive a full refund of 2385 SEK.
This tour is provided by Visit Abisko. If you have any questions about this tour or would like to get in touch please visit our Help and FAQs