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Sápmi - The Sami Culture i Northern Norway

Sami people – the indigenous people of the north

In the far north of Europe, ancient sounds, unique craftwork traditions and a particular language live side by side with modern technology. The Sami culture is the oldest cult  Read more

Riddu Riđđu – indigenous folk festival

Musicians from all over Sápmi, and representatives from indigenous peoples come from all over the world to perform in grassy meadows in dry and sunny Olmmáivággi/Manndalen...  Read more

Reindeer, Sami business

There are more than 100,000 reindeer in Northern Norway. You are almost sure to come across one or two during your holiday, especially if you travel through Finnmark.  Read more

Sami Week in Tromsø

Concerts, talks, language courses, lasso-throwing contests, generous portions of warming bidos and campfire coffee, colourful costumes from all over Samiland: Sami Week is all  Read more

Easter Festival in Kautokeino

The World Championships in Reindeer Racing, the Sami Grand Prix, an impressive programme of concerts and gigantic weddings that cost many reindeer their lives. The Easter Fest  Read more

Ceavccageađge – meeting place for 10,000 years

One of the highest concentrations of archaeological sites in the Nordic countries is at Ceavccageađge in Varanger. Ten thousand years as a meeting place for hunters, fishers...  Read more

Borderlands and Sami Homeland

Plains, islands in the fjord, the Gaissene mountains, the taiga and the harsh Arctic coast — the scenery in Finnmark is varied, with wide horizons. Reindeer Sami, sea Sami,...  Read more

Juhls' Silver Gallery — an oasis on the plain

An unobtrusive building with sweeping lines is a jewel box of traditional Sami silver and modern silver design. This is the life's work of Frank and Regine Juhls.  Read more

The Sami Parliament

The Sami Parliament blends in seamlessly with the forests of Karasjok. But get a little closer and it has some wonderful surprises in store. Join a tour around this symbolic b  Read more

Sami Centre for Contemporary Art

The Sami Centre for Contemporary Art is perhaps the best place to find out what's going on in Sami art today. Go there as often as you can, because there's always something ne  Read more

Spring migration—follow the reindeer from plain to coast

In April, hundreds of thousands of reindeer migrate from the inland areas to the coast of Northern Norway, and over 2,000 Sami reindeer herders work day and night. In Karasjok  Read more

Five ways of learning more about Sami culture in the winter

In order to truly understand Northern Norway, you must visit the Sami. If you come in the winter, you can visit a lavvu, drive a reindeer sled, help out with the reindeer herd  Read more
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