Kirkenes

Sami Experience

The Sami are the indigenous people of arctic Scandinavia, and were the first one to inhabit the Barents and Kirkenes region thousands of years ago, following herds of reindeer, which was their main sustenance.
Many Sami in Norway are still reindeer herders, and in Kirkenes municipality there are 10 000 reindeer - as many as there are people!
Join Sami artist John Henrik Mienna for a 1 hour journey. We will start by meeting our 4 majestic reindeer. You will learn about reindeer and feed them from your hand with their favorite tundra food; lichen.
The journey will continue into our reindeer pen, where we will walk up to our Lavvu - Sami tent.
Here by the campfire, you will hear stories about the Sami, both from folklore and from John Henriks own experiences, culminating with a performance of "Joik" - the unique Sami art of singing.

Important information

Meeting time and place

  • 17:30 (Mo - Wed)
  • 12:00PM (Thu - Fri)

At Snowhotel Kirkenes, by the reindeer pen behind the reception building.

Duration

1 hour

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