Where to book a cultural & Sami cultural activity in Lapland

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RIB tour and distillery visit – Lyngen Adventure

At this fjord tour you will experience an exhilarating way of transportation while enjoying the beautiful sights Lyngenfjord has to offer,...

Reindeer Sledding, Reindeer Feeding and Sami Culture – Tromsø Arctic Reindeer

4 hours approx
Join Sami guides for an unforgettable experience of reindeer sledding (2 to 2.5 km, approx. 35 minutes) and Sami culture. After the sledding you will...

Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights – Tromsø Arctic Reindeer

4-5 hours approx
This is an experience to feed the reindeer in the nightime, have a traditional sami dinner with the Sami Reindeer Herders while they tell you about...

Whale watching from Skjervøy – Green Gold of Norway

4 hours approx
This option is only for guests staying or meeting up in Skjervøy. Available from November 1st to January 30th.

Northern Lights Chase in a small group – Northern Lights Tromsø

5 hours approx
This is the ideal tour for those who want to chase the Northern Lights in a small group. With maximum 14 participants, everyone has close contact...

Experience the midnight sun in the arctic summer – Norfishinfo

5-6 hours approx
This is an exclusive 4-5 hours night tour for 2-6 persons where you can see the magnificent life in the sea while the midnight sun is shining.

Historical hotel with guiding – Destination Snowman

33 hours approx
Visit the white, historical hotel Rundhaug Gjestegård at the riverbank of Målselva, only two hours by bus from Tromsø - a perfect base for Arctic...

Northern Lights x Tesla Experience – Pukka Travels

4 hours approx
The Northern Lights is something all travelers should experience. Up in the far North, we have learned how to experience this magical phenomenon in...

The Sami & Reindeer Experience (Dec-March)

6 hours approx

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...

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.