Sami reindeer herder summer experience
During the summer months the Sami reindeer herders stay on the coast or on islands near the coast. The new reindeer calves are born in April / May and it is time to get them strong. In summer travelers can hike, observe the reindeer, swim and fish with the Sami family and enjoy the beautiful nature and the Midnight sun.
A typical day with the Sami
During the summer the reindeer are given more freedom to wander and look for the good pastures. This also relaxing time for the Sami as the herding is not so extensive than in winter. While staying with the Sami family travelers can observe reindeer, hike, and go sea fishing. The Sami family will also set up a traditional Sami camp with a lavvu tent to stay overnight, to sit by a campfire and listen to Sami yoik and stories.
A typical day looks like this:
8 am breakfast
10 am hiking and obsessing the reindeer and nature
1 pm lunch
3 pm fishing
6 pm dinner and staying in lavvu tent