Lapland is home to the Sami people, the indigenous people of Northern Europe. We offer you a chance to experience first-hand what Lapland is all about and the rich culture of the Sami People. Do not miss out on this unique opportunity.
Reindeer farm, located 5 km from Kakslauttanen, provides an excellent opportunity to learn about reindeer herder’s skills like Lappish lasso throwing. On the farm you will meet original Sami people, who will tell you about their culture and life. During the visit you will be served a smoked reindeer sandwich and coffee/tea/juice. Tour guidance available in English or German.
Once a year in the beginning of the winter reindeers are gathered for a roundup. Then they are counted, marked and separated to different groups. This is an unique possibility to see a living tradition in action.
Reindeer Olympics is an ideal opportunity for a group to build a team and experience a team spirit. The teams compete in different activities like Suopunki, a Lappish lasso throwing, cross-country skiing and tandem skiing among others. Mainly for groups.
The Sami are the indigenous people of Northern Europe. We offer an invaluable experience to learn about them and their rich culture. We will drive via Ivalo to the beautiful Lake Inari, which happens to be a holy place for the Sami people. From the Inari harbour we will have a cruise on the lake with a first stop at Leviä Petäjäsaari, the Paradise Island, where you will be served a picnic lunch. The next stop on our trip is the holy place for Sami people, called Ukonkivi, located on Ukonsaari island. After that we will head back to the Inari village, where we will visit Siida, a Sami museum and Northern Lapland Nature Centre. The museum exhibitions show, how people have adapted to the extreme nature conditions of Lapland among other things. Wonderful photographs, videos, dioramas, soundscapes and original artefacts guide us through the journey into the past.
More information on Sami can be found on the website of Siida – Sami Museum and Northern Lapland Nature Centre
Kota is a traditional Lapp teepee, a traditional dwelling of Sami. Now you have a perfect opportunity to have an exquisite Lappish dinner with Sami people in our kota restaurant and experience their culture first-hand. You will be served original Lappish food: mashed potatoes, sauteed reindeer and for dessert vanilla ice cream with cloudberries. During dinner you will hear tales about the way of life in the mysterious Lapland and Sami culture.