• Norway
  • 6 Days

Live the Sami Reindeer Migration, Norway

  • Basecamp Retreat
  • Active Adventure
  • 6 days; 5 nights
  • 1 to 8 travelers
  • Begins & ends in Alta
Since the seventeenth century, the Sami people of Norway have herded reindeer to make use of their meat and fur. Every year, the reindeer migrate to the coast in search of grassy pastures and salt. Live with a native Sami family in Northern Norway and experience their annual tradition of herding reindeer to the coast. This is once in a lifetime opportunity to live the life of the Sami and explore the beauty of the Arctic wilderness. You will spend your days traveling through the Tundra on snow mobiles and spend your nights sleeping in a cozy tent in the middle of the purest Arctic nature in Norway. The Sami are the only indigenous people living in the European Union. Their lifestyle and culture are threatened, as approximately only 2,800 Sami work full time as reindeer herders. Listen to the Sami as they discuss the challenges to their indigenous tradition. Return home with both a newfound appreciation for the environment and a transformed perspective on indigenous rights.read more

At a Glance

Creature comforts

no frills


Physical activity

significant


Ground support

fully guided

Terrain

  • Mountains

Practicalities

  • For ages 18+
  • Proficient english

Activities

  • Indigenous culture

Your Local Expert

Anniina Sandberg

Visit Natives works with local Sami reindeer herders in Northern Norway. Our mission is to preserve the traditional reindeer herding livelihood and traditional Sami culture to future generations. Book this adventure of a lifetime and you become part of an effort to preserve indigenous cultures, improve their socio-economic conditions, and to protect the fragile nature.

The Journey

Included

  • Lodging

    In a tent (all camping supplies are provided). All travelers sleep in a traditional Sami lavvu tent that is heated. A toilet is outdoors in a separate tent, no shower.

  • Meals

    The Sami family cook and prepare all the food on this tour (breakfast, lunch, dinner). The tasty food is prepaid from local ingredients including reindeer meat, fish, Arctic berries, bred and more.

  • Transportation

    Your host Sami family pick you up from the airport by car. After two hours drive, you change the transportation to snowmobiles — you sit on a passenger sled that is pulled by a snowmobile. The Sami family drives you back to Alta airport or Alta city when the tour ends.

  • Equipment

    All camping supplies are provided Warm winter gear including an overall, a hat. mittens and boots

Not Included

  • Flights

  • Travel insurance

Join the Journey

Join a likeminded community of curious and active explorers

€2990 per person
Moderate cancellation - 100% refund more than 30 days before departure.

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