Sámi Handicrafts, Food, and Culture

Spend some time with a local Sámi family and learn about their unique customs that have been passed down through the ages.

  • Enjoy an immersive Sámi experience and find out how they use plants for food and medicine
  • Learn about Sámi history, culture, and way of life
  • See reindeers, Sámi duodji in progress, and get exclusive souvenirs
  • Taste delicious Sámi food
  • Season

    Autumn, Winter, Spring (1 Oct - 30 Apr)

  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: Suitable for everyone.

  • Duration

    1 hour 30 minutes

  • Min. passengers

    8

  • Max. passengers

    30

  • Booking code

    HRI-LOD4A,HRI-LOD10A

  • From

    £ 203

  • Notices

    Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes suitable for the weather on the day.

Step into the shoes of a Sámi native and learn how they honour the earth, animals, nature, and food with their customs. Appreciate the Sámi craftsmanship on display in the venue. Delve into their history, savour their food, and listen to their music. Learn how sustainability plays a role in Sámi culture, and how you too can have a lifestyle that respects the earth.

The Sámi are well-known for their sustainable hunting practices. With reindeer grazing freely across the entire island, the Sámi hunt on foot, using as little motorised means of access as possible. To ensure meat quality, the herds are well-fed, not with pellets, but with reindeer lichen and grass.

You’ll get to sample some of the locally-produced products. Depending on what’s in season, these may include smoked and cured meat, traditional bark bread, mullet, and berries.

In keeping with Sámi tradition, reindeer are used not just for their meat, but also their hides and skins, which are used to create a variety of products by hand. This traditional handicraft is called duodji. Depending on the season, you may be able to see some crafts being made.