An interesting tour which offers an introduction to the history and culture of the Sámi people, the indigenous people of Scandinavia. For this tour you need your own transportation to get to the location, about 1½ hour car drive away from Jokkmokk. The tour itself is about 4 hours.
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Your Sámi guide is a trained archaeologist and the day will start with an excursion around Årrenjarka’s forests where you will get to see many different types of subtile, ancient remains like old hearths, cooking pits and hunting pits. Some dates as far back as the Stone Age.
You will hear and learn about the lifestyle of the people who lived here in the north, thousands of years ago and all the way up to modern times. Your guide will tell you about the culture, language and history of the Sámi people.
After the archaeological walk, you will go to a typical Sámi tent, a lávvu, to make coffee over the open fire and try some traditional Sámi food and reindeer meat. The storytelling continues inside the lávvu and your guide will also perform some different joiks, traditional Sámi chants.
This is a perfect tour for 2-4 persons or small groups
- Up to 4 persons Price per person 1500 SEK
- Groups 5 - 10 persons Price at request
It takes a beautiful drive by car, through beautiful scenery and if you like, with some extra sightseeing possibilities to make it a whole day tour.
This tour can be booked at the latest 2 days in advance
Time : 08:30
Car drive to location
With your own transportation you drive to the location Årrenjarka, you need about 1½ - 2 hours to get there
Meet & greet
Time : 10:30
The tour starts at Årrenjarka Mountainlodge, where the guide will pick you up at the reception for the archaeological walk. After the walk, the tour proceeds in the lávvu, with storytelling and beverages.
- Coffee & tea
- Traditional Sámi food taste bites, incl. reindeer meat
- Swedish, English and Norwegian speaking guide
- Transportation to location
Children from age 12 are welcome, only accompanied by at least 1 adult and as long as they can walk themselves.
The tour is not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.
The tour is partly outdoors. Closed shoes and a raincoat or jacket if the temperatures are a little unstable.
No flipflops. During the colder seasons it is nice to have a warm sweater, mittens and a hat as well. If you freeze easely, you can put on Long-Johns.
You can not bring your doggy-friend on the tour.