Sami Experience & Dinner

Immerse yourself in this rich cultural and culinary package, where you will not only get a close encounter with Sami culture, storytelling and song, but also Sami-inspired and delectable three course dinner in the unique atmosphere of our Restaurant.

Join Sami artist John Henrik Mienna for an exclusive journey. We will pick you up at your hotel in Kirkenes and drive you to Snowhotel Kirkenes. First we 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.
However, the evening doesn`t end there, but goes on as you enter the unique Snowhotel, and get the full scope of the icy majesty on your way up to the Låven Restaurant. You enter straight into the restaurant from the Snowhotel, and one flight of stairs up, the cosiness of "Låven" ("the barn") meets you. Here you will enjoy an exclusive arctic 3 course dinner. The dinner is Sami inspired, and what other ingredient than reindeer, the cornerstone of Sami diet and lifestyle. After dinner you can visit our icebar, before your transfer take you back to Kirkenes.

Location or meeting point

Important information

Meeting time and place

  • 16:30 (4:30PM) at Snowhotel Kirkenes, or at the Thon/Scandic hotel in Kirkenes.


16:30 - 21:00 (4,5 hours)


  • Transfer from/to the Snowhotel
  • Sami Experience
  • 3-course dinner
  • Access to the ice bar

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