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Genuine Sami Experience in Maze 

Experience a genuine Sami experience in a small Sami village, Maze, with local reindeer herders! The Sami, the indigenous people in northern Norway, have a vibrant and colorful culture, both past and present. This tour provides an opportunity for guests to learn more about their old ways and modern life.

  • Genuine Sami Experience.
  • Hosted by local Sami reindeer herders.
  • Located in small Sami Village Maze.
  • Traditional Sami Festival meal.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Active - good mobility needed

  • Duration

    3h30

  • Max. passengers

    100

  • Booking code

    E-ALF5

  • Notices

    Clothing suitable for the weather. Shoes made to walk on the snow.

The group will travel by guided bus to the tiny Sami village of Maze, around an hour's journey south of Alta. Along the way, their guide will entertain the travelers with stories about many aspects of the history and life in Alta and Norway. The guests will have an opportunity to talk and get to know local reindeer herders and their way of life. Along with a Sami Traditional lunch (a reindeer and potato stew called "bidos"), the group will also hear stories about old Sami traditions and modern life. They will even have the chance to hear joiking, the ancient-sounding Sami form of singing. The tour requires about 75 meters of walking between the bus and the activity area. Participants will sit on reindeer hides on the ground. 

Practical information: 

  • Included: Hot meal (Bidos: reindeer stew with potato + vegetables) water as beverage. 

  • Remarks/requirements: Clothing suitable for the weather. Shoes made to walk on the snow. 

  • Walking information: 75 meters of walking between the bus and the activity area.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.