6 day Sami reindeer spring migration
in Northern Norway
Experience the Sami reindeer migration with a Sami family in Northern Norway. This is once in a lifetime experience where you can live the life of the Sami and explore the beauty of the Arctic wilderness. Besides the good time, you give back directly to the Sami host family with whom you travel. The Sami are the only indigenous people living in the European Union. Their fascinating way of life and culture are threatened as approximately only 2,800 Sami work full time as reindeer herders. Take this unique privilege, which is provided by few sami reindeer herder families.
A typical day
For this adventure, we don't have an itinerary as everything happens in nature's speed. The Sami reindeer spring migration is a unique tradition in which reindeer move from winter pastures to summer pastures. The Sami and the guests joining the migration move on snowmobiles while following the reindeer. You sit on a sled pulled by a snowmobile. Be prepaid for the bumpy journey!
This is a slow down experience. There is a saying that the Sami walk with the reindeer. The reindeer are semi-domesticated migratory animals that Sami people follow. Sometimes the reindeer stock can stop in one place for a few days and other times they can move faster. You need to be flexible to take the things as they happen as the reindeer rule the migration.
On the migration, you sleep around an open fire with your Sami host family in a tent which is set up in different locations while migrating further taking equipment, tents, and food to the next location. Your Sami host family serve you traditional Sami food. You have reindeer meat in different forms, fish, bread, potatoes, and Arctic berries. You can try traditional Sami skiing and ice-fishing when the reindeer herding duties allow it.
Live close to the Arctic nature, reindeer, and the Sami
Experience life in the open wilderness in winter
Learn reindeer herding skills and immerse yourself with the Sami culture
Live the life of the Sami herder for 6 days
Slow down and focus on the moment