Kautokeino, Norway

Explore the Arctic with Sami Reindeer Herders

Experience the untamed Artic wilderness and take part in the unique lifestyle of the Sami reindeer herders - the European Union's only indigenous people. Join them in daily activities as they take care of their reindeer. You'll also get to ride a sled pulled by reindeer and observe the unobscured Northern Lights and spend the night in a traditional Sami lavvu tents (if you'd like). It's a unique and beautiful way to experience life in the arctic alongside a local Sami family.

Right for You?

Duration

4 Days / 3 Nights

Travel Style

Connect with Nature, Cultural Immersion and Off the Beaten Path

Languages

English

Physical Activity

Moderate activity

Location

Arctic

Connect

Wifi: None
Cell: Limited

Visit Natives

Foreign Owned Social Enterprise
Starts at:

$1,850/person

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Speaks: English

Highlights

  • Explore the artic tundra by snowmobile and on a sled pulled by reindeer
  • Become a part of the Sami community as you join them in their daily activites and learn about their reindeer herding traditions
  • Stay in cozy wilderness cabins with the option to spend the night in traditional Sami lavvu tents
  • Watch the Northern Lights illuminate the night sky

Details

Schedule

Typically runs from Thursday to Sunday

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
January-March

Group

6 travelers maximum

There is no set itinerary for this experience, as you will join the Sami in their daily life. See below for some of what you can expect and be prepared for an unforgettable adventure.

What's Included

Lodging

3 Nights Cabin and Camping

Activities

Join the Sami people in their daily life! You'll also be provided with thermal clothing which includes warm overalls, boots, gloves, hat, and helmet for the snowmobile.

Guide

Bilingual guide

Room

Private Room

Food

All meals included

Transport

Other local transport

Traveler Reviews

If you've been here, please tell us about it!  

Wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime experience

I loved my experience with Visit Natives! It was truly amazing to visit northern Norway and immerse myself in the Sami culture. Visit Natives works diligently to ensure that all experiences are ethical and respectful for the local community. I'd highly recommend this experience.
February 2019

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Visit Natives

Foreign Owned Social Enterprise

Visit Natives offers adventures in Lapland that include authentic stays with the Sami reindeer herders in Norway. Travelers can explore Arctic wilderness and the unique culture of the European Union's only indigenous people - the Sami. Every experience provides opportunities for the Sami people to earn a living while continuing on their proud cultural traditions.

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Getting There

Transport options

Get picked up (included) and Get picked up (extra $)
Pickup is available from Alta airport and pickup from Ivalo or Tromsa is available at an extra cost.
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