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Now also in summer!


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.

Many Sami in Norway are still reindeer herders, and in Kirkenes municipality there are 10 000 reindeer - as many as there are people!

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.

Extra value package:
Sami & Snowhotel Dinner Experience

This unique package where you will explore the best cultural and culinary features of Arctic Norway, is now available in Autumn and Winter. Start with a Sami experience at 16:30, before joining our Snowhotel Visit tour at 17:30, in which you will get a guided tour of our park as well as the evercold marvel of the Snowhotel 365. After taking in the icy magic and enjoying a welcome drink in the icebar, the evening culiminates in our adjacent farmhouse restaurant "Låven". Here you will savor a rich 3 course meal whilst gazing at the fjord and mountains.

Available: All year


Summer 01.05. - 31.08.: 

Monday - Friday 13:30

Autumn 01.09. - 30.11.: 

Monday - Friday 13:30 & 16:30

Winter 01.12 - 30.04.:

Monday - Wednesday 16:30

Thursday/Friday 12:00

Weekends on request. Groups other times on request

Sami & Snowhotel Dinner Experience: 
Available period 01.09. - 30.04.

Duration: 1 hour

Children: No age limit

Physical difficulty level Easy

Cancellation policy:

See terms

What's included?*

  • Feeding and information about reindeer

  • Sami storytelling and song performance (Joik)

What do I need to bring?

Appropriate outdoor clothing for the season

Starting point: Snowhotel*

*No transfer included for this product

Other Winter activities

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