Where to book a cultural & Sami cultural activity in Lapland

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Essential Tromsø: Historial City Walk – Tromsø Budget Tours

2,5 hours approx
Have you ever wondered why Tromsø is called the Paris of the North? And what is it, that makes this place so special? Join our Historical City Walk...

Northern Lights Chase by small van – Tromsø Individuell

6-8 hours approx
Northern Lights Chase by small van with personal service.

Aurora Chase

6 hours approx
Join an exciting and comfortable Northern Lights hunt by minibus! The Northern Lights forecast will lead the chase, maybe we find the amazing Lady...

Tromsø City Walk – Northern Norway Travel

3 hours approx
Wondering why Tromsø is nicknamed "The Gateway to the Arctic"? Join us on our city tour to find out. Visit Tromsø's most iconic places and most...

Aurora Base specially reserved for your group – Private tour – LyngenTourist

7-8 hours approx
The Northern lights tour is for 1-8 persons and will be a private tour. Our Aurora Base is specially reserved for your stay and there will not be...

The Fellowship of Light – northern lights chase in a small group – The Green Adventure

5-8 hours approx
Join us on our daily quest to find Lady Aurora.

Star Walk – a night snowshoeing tour – Wandering Owl

5-6 hours approx
Leave the beaten tracks, immerse yourself in the polar night and walk your way under the stars.

Private Northern Lights Sailing – Pukka Travels

3 hours approx
Our Northern Lights Sailing Experience is a 3 hour excursion that gives you the opportunity to see two arctic phenomenons, sailing through the arctic...

Arctic distillation experience – Lyngen Adventure

Spend a day under the Lyngen Alps, visiting AURORA SPIRIT - the northernmost distillery in the world! Get a guided tour, eat local food or...

An introduction to Sami activities in Lapland

The indigenous people of Lapland, the Sami, still maintain many of the traditions and values, myths and lifestyles that have been upheld for thousands of years. For many, an insight into this fascinating indigenous culture is a big highlight of their visit.

Our Sami adventures are in collaboration with the local Sami people in each destination, and are designed in a way that give you an insight to their fascinating culture all while showing a high level of respect. Whether you are looking for a short trip with a reindeer herder or an overnight expedition into the wilderness with your Sami guide, Visit Lapland has you covered. 

A guide to Arctic Sami activities

The Sámi are the only indigenous people of the European Union, residing in the Northern parts of Finland, Norway and Sweden as well as in parts of North-Eastern Russia.

Sámi people believe in a connection with the land and the seasons; the nature and the animals; the midnight sun and the Northern Lights; the heat from the fire on a sparkling winter’s day and the coolness of a mountain stream after a long day’s hike.

The culture is defined by their relationship with reindeer which traditionally provides food and clothing to survive the cold winters and mild summer of the region.

Today you can still experience Sámi culture through Duodji (handicraft), fishing, food and produce and by experiencing Sámi activities in Lapland.