Cultural & Sami cultural activity 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.

Culture & Sami

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Get to know the Sámi culture – “The five senses of Sámi life”

Jukkasjärvi, Sweden 2 hours approx

Welcome to join me in my warm Lávvu in Jukkasjärvi where I will share the story of my Sámi families life and how we always have and still are...

Polar Fjord Adventure from Tromsø by Bus – Polar Adventures

5 hours approx
This is a perfect family friendly day-trip for those who wish to photograph and experience the Arctic wildlife up close and enjoy great local food,...

Summer Night Hike to Kvalvika Beach

7 hours approx
On this tour we want to take you to one of the most stunning places around Lofoten, where the evening sun turns the landscape to an absolute treat....

Marianne’s Passionate Aurora Borealis Hunt – Marianne’s Heaven on Earth Aurora Chaser Tours

6-10 hours approx
I am Marianne and both my guides and i are professional photographers. We specialise in natural, low light photography and rural scenes, including...

Magic Ice – Tromsø

Magic Ice is a wondrous winter wonderland constructed from several tons of nature ice from Norway. The ice bar and art gallery is the work of...

Northern Lights Chase by bus – Northern Lights Tromsø

5 hours approx
Come chase the Northern Lights with us! Finding them is magical, simply magical. You think you must be dreaming, especially when you catch them...

Tromsø Ice Domes visit (day visit to an ice hotel) – Destination Tromsø

4 hours approx
Treat yourself to a guided tour direct from downtown Tromso to the magical new winter wonderland of Tromso Ice Domes; a day visit to an ice...

Crystal lavvo, snowmobile & Aurora – Green Gold of Norway

24 hours approx
from Dec 16th to Apr 10th we combine some action and some relaxation in our Crystal Lavvo, snowmobile and Aurora program.

Auroratour with Camera Hire – Marianne’s Heaven on Earth Aurora Chaser Tours

6-10 hours approx
I am Marianne and both my guides and i are professional photographers. A Canon DSLR camera with a Canon 10-22mm wide angle lens, a spare battery and...

A guide to Arctic Sami activities

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.

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.