Hear tales about the Sámi Shaman, discover Sámi culinary traditions, and learn about the restorative powers of local medicinal herbs.
See the beautiful scenery of Nordkyn Peninsula
Learn more about Sámi culture, handicrafts, and the role of the Shaman
Get an insight into Sámi culinary traditions and taste local dishes
Discover the curative properties of a range of medicinal herbs
Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people
2 hours 15 min
Comfortable shoes, warm clothing.
Today, you’ll meet nomadic reindeer herders whose roots are from the Sámi indigenous people living in Sápmi, a region spanning the borders of Norway, Sweden, and Russia.
After exchanging warm greetings with our Sámi hosts, you’ll have an opportunity to tap into their extensive knowledge of Arctic nature. They’ll explain how the local flora has been a natural pharmacy for the Sámi people, possessing valuable pain-relief properties.
Autumn for the Sámi is usually a period of preparing for the winter, including making sure the food stocks were full. An experienced reindeer herder will present and serve traditional dishes for you to try, such as dried reindeer meat, crowberry juice, nettle tea, and a roseroot brew.
Enjoy sitting back and listening to the joiks, folk music, as well as tales of the noaidi, Sámi Shaman, on this enchanting journey. You’ll also be able to have a close-up look at colourful traditional handicrafts known as duodji.