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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.
The Länta Family is also arranging the reindeer races on Lake Talvatis during the famous Jokkmokk Market. In the year 2020 Helena Länta and her family had the honors to host the King Carl Gustav and Queen Silvia who visited the winter market.
Booking at least one day before.
Price per person; 1490 SEK
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.
- Visit winter stay of small group of reindeer from the Länta family
- Feeding reindeer
- Gathering in Lávvu with storytelling and where a lighter wilderness lunch will be presented to you
(souvas =smoked reindeermeat, gáhkko =Sámi bread, lingonberry juice, coffee, tea, and some extra Sámi tastebites)
- Possibility to throw the lasso
- English and Swedish speaking host of Sámi family
- Transportation to and from accommodation
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.