6 day Sami reindeer spring migration
in Northern Norway
About the Sami reindeer migration
Experience the Sami reindeer spring migration with a Sami family in Northern Norway. The trip is a 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. Join this amazing and unique adventure that only a few sami reindeer herder families can provide.
A typical day
We don't have an itinerary for this adventure as everything happens at 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!
Reindeer migration 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. It would help if you were flexible to take 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 set up in different locations while migrating further, taking equipment, tents, and food to the next area. Your Sami host family cooks you traditional Sami food from local ingredients like Arctic fish, Arctic berries, and reindeer meat. You have reindeer meat in different forms like smoked and dried. 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 in the Sami culture
Live the life of the Sami herder for six days
Slow down and focus on the moment
Price: € 3690 / $ 4190 / per person (5 nights, 6 days).
The price includes:
Pick-up and return from/to Alta airport / Alta city
Local transport (car, snowmobile)
Accommodation in a traditional Sami "lavvu" tent
All camping supplies including a warm sleeping bag and a reindeer skin mattress
All-inclusive food & beverages
Warm outwear clothing (overalls, a hat, mittens, and boots).
A native Sami family as hosts and guides 24/
The price excludes:
Flights to Alta
The minimum group size is 2 persons, and the maximum group size is 6.