Sami Experience Kirkenes
Meet the indigenous people of the north
Now you have the chance to get a close encounter with Sami culture, storytelling and song.
The Sami are the indigenous people of arctic Scandinavia, and were the first one to inhabit the Barents and Kirkenes region thousands of years ago, following herds of reindeer, which was their main sustenance.
Join Sami artist John Henrik Mienna for a 1 hour journey. We will start by meeting our 4 majestic reindeer. You will learn about reindeer and feed them from your hand with their favorite tundra food; lichen.
The journey will continue into our reindeer pen, where we will walk up to our Lavvu - Sami tent.
Here by the campfire, you will hear stories about the Sami, both from folklore and from John Henriks own experiences, culminating with a performance of "Joik" - the unique Sami art of singing.
Available: All year
Starts: From 18:00
Weekends from 12:00
Duration: 1 hour
Price Group price 1-15 people 3500 NOK
Children: No age limit
Physical difficulty level Easy
Feeding and information about reindeer
Sami storytelling and song performance (Joik)
What do I need to bring?
Starting point: Snowhotel*
*No transfer included for this product