Season: Winter Start: At request Duration: max. 2 hours Energy level: Easy Group size: min. 2 Minimum age: 6 Location: Jokkmokk
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Sámesijdda – a little insight into the Sami culture and what reindeer husbandry looks like today
Visit the Länta family just outside Jokkmokk 

About 15 km south from Jokkmokk you can visit a Sami family and their reindeer. The family Länta is the family who own the shop Sápmi Ren & Vilt. In this shop, you can buy reindeer meat, moose meat and several kinds of fish. Also, they offer some smoked and dried types of meat.

Feel welcome to visit this winter residence, where you get to meet a small reindeer herd. You are able to get be very close by the reindeer while your host feeds them to get them close to you. They can come so close that it might be possible to caress them. Your host will tell you about their culture and about reindeer husbandry.
After meeting the reindeer the tour proceed in the Lávvu where you all sit around an open fire on reindeer skins, drink coffee and taste gáhkko (a Sámi flatbread) with reindeer meat.

Booking at least one day before.
Price per person; 1390 SEK

Extra information;
During the Corona Pandemic we will not mix groups. All tours are private tours. Public gatherings and events may have a maximum of 8 participants incl. the guide

Itineraries

Good morning

Time : 09:30

A short drive to location

After about a 15 minutes drive to location, your host will welcome you and will take you into the coral where the reindeer are.
After feeding them you will be having a lovely time in the Lávvu where the fire will warm you up again. Fresh boiled coffee, together with some local typical Sámi tastes will be presented to you.

Includes

  • Meeting and feeding the reindeer
  • Storytelling with coffee and local food taste bites
  • The guide speaks English and Swedish

 

Excludes

  • Transportation to location but can be arranged

If you feel sick or show any symptom, you stay at home. Off course we keep our distance from each other.
During the gathering inside the Lávvu we also keep distance. Please feel free to bring your own face mask if you wish to use it.

Yes absolutely. Ask us if your child is younger than 6, it should not be a problem, depending a the temperatures during midwinter, the coldest period.

Once the tour is booked and confirmed you receive all the info you need to get there.

  1. :

    It was a great visit with a warm welcome and an unforgettable experience to be so close to the wild reindeers and that special family who still lives together with them.
    Even though I love animals and I hardly eat any meat, I had to taste the rendier meat and it was delicious, cooked on a fire in front of us. Back to basics, in nature with natives, A DREAM ❤️

    • :

      Hej Ann,
      so nice to hear that it was an unforgettable experience. I can imagine, since the reindeer are special to me also.
      Hope we meet again someday in Jokkmokk!
      Byebye, Olga

  2. :

    This review came in per email on 2020-01-12;

    Hej Olga
    Vi hade en fantastisk upplevelse.
    Skooter turen var underbar med tur up och ner for berget. Vi såg många renar och drack kaffe med utsikt Kan verkligen rekommenderas. Speciellt barnen älskade det.

    Läntas Renar
    Var 1000 gånger bättre en vi trott.
    Helena är en riktigt genuine Same som verkligen vill visa och dela med sig av hennes familjs historia. Hon lärde oss: om var renarna håller till, vad de äter. Hur man märker dem, och olika ren typer. Visade hur de tränar dem. Vi matade många renar. Åkte autentisk ren pulka som var 100 år gammal.
    Sedan lagade Helena en otroligt lunch med rökt kött och korv till förrätt följt up med stekt renskav på varmt bröd och lingon sylt.

    Vi hade en otroligt bra upplevelse.
    Kan rekommenderas 100 procent.
    Jörgen

  3. :

    It was a great tour that we had during those two hours. We got the chance to feed the reindeers, learn how to catch a reindeer, and had a great lunch of reindeer soup and reindeer meat. I would recommend this tour to my friends without any doubt.

    • :

      Hej Huiyan!
      Lovely to hear that you had a great time during this activity. I hope you can come to Swedish Lapland again sometime and that we may help you again to find your activities.
      Hope you have a save journey home!

      Warm regards,
      Olga

  4. :

    We had a great time with Helena!! We learned a lot about the Sami culture, fed the reindeers and did many other activities.
    We also had a great lunch in the traditional tent, around the fire. Overall, a super recommended experience!

    Also, Olga has been super helpful in organizing the experience and accommodating our needs/time constraints.
    Will recommend to friends visiting the region

    • :

      Hej Zaccaria & Elisabeth!
      So happy we could book the tour for you.
      Spending time with the reindeer and Helena is real quality time, magical moments.

      I really hope we can meet if you are visiting Jokkmokk area again. Love to help you again or your friends if they visit Swedish Lapland.

      Stay safe, stay healthy and i send you warm regards from Jokkmokk.
      Olga

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