Where to book a cultural & Sami cultural activity in Lapland

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Northern Lights Chase – More than just a chase – Northern Norway Travel

6-9 hours approx
Join us for the most complete Northern Lights chase experience in Tromsø. With our eco-friendly philosophy, delicious local food, knowledgeable...

Arctic UTV Buggy Northern Lights tour – The Arctic Drive

4 hours approx
Join us on a fun and unique Northern Lights tour with the Arctic UTV buggies.

Midnight Sun Fjord Cruise – Explore The Arctic

4 hours (5,5 hours with transfer from Tromsø) approx
Small groups - Big experiences. Experience the famous midnight sun, the scenic landscapes, impressive fjords and the arctic wildlife outside the...

Midnight Sun Adventure by RiB – Tromsø Friluftsenter

2 hours approx
In a Rib boat we will drive to where we can see the idyllic little island Gåsvær that holds a little church out in the open sea. From here the view...

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...

Aurora in Wonderland – a northern lights chase by minibuss – The Green Adventure

6-8 hours approx
Join our daily northern lights chase in a group of up to 14 adventurers.

Reindeer Sledding in SamiCamp

3 hours approx
Reindeer sledding and Sami herding culture experience near to Tromsø city. You will get approx. 20 minutes ride. Then feed the reindeer in...

Northern Lights Chase – Arctic Guide Service

6-7 hours approx
From October 18th until March 31st Arctic Guide Service guarantees a Northern Lights chase every evening, as long as the weather allows it. Each...

Arctic UTV Buggy Sightseeing – The Arctic Drive

1 hour approx
This buggy experience gives you a unique way to enjoy the city center and nature around Tromsø.

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.