Sami Culture and reindeer sledding under the Northern Lights.
This adventure introduces the leaned back and romantic version of the native Scandinavian`s life. The tour combines literally a Northern Lights hunt with a Sami experience as we explore the vast and untouched area around the Sami village of Máze where a Sami family is inviting us into their lavvu (Sami tent) and reindeer are waiting for us. The bus ride into the winter fairytale takes around one hour with a stop at our Northern Lights Camp Alta at Pæskatun where you get properly dressed to have a warm and comfortable stay. Already on the way we watch out for the Northern Lights and if they show up we make short photo stops in between when we reach the vidda (mountain plateau) with least light pollution.
Reaching our destination you will be pulled on old fashioned bridal sledges while the reindeer will bring us out for a trip in a raid - the old Sami way of moving themselves and their belongings through the winter landscape. If we are lucky, the Northern Lights will dance in the skies above us! After the raid we will enter the lavvu where we will learn about the Sami culture and history. Sitting around the árran (fireplace) on reindeer skins we are served the traditional Sami meal Bidos (reindeer soup). The visit in the lavvu ends with joik - Sami way of chanting - and the guests are invited to join in!
On the way back to the Northern Lights Camp Alta we will continue the search for the Northern Lights and if the time allows we stop again at our camp at Pæskatun. It is situated high up in the mountains which makes it to a fantastic photo location. There we also have several warm cabins where we can sit down and relax while having something warm to drink and some snacks to eat.
We leave the warm winter clothing and shoes behind us before heading back to the hotel. Included:
Transport, camera help, pictures, hot beverages, snacks and Sami meal.
Thermal clothing and shoes, tripods available for free lending Additional information:
Bring your own warm winter clothing – recommended.
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee finding the Northern Lights. But still, in the 2016/17 season we had 98% hits
Join us for a wonderful winter activity!
Capacity: 2-30 (minimum 2 adults)
Duration: 6-7 hours
Price, inclusive transport: NOK 3700/1850 per adult/child 12 years and under
NOK 25900 per private exclusive tour (max 8 people) Price
NOK 3700 per adult
NOK 3330 per student with valid students ID
NOK 1850 per child 12 years and under
NOK 25900 per private exclusive tour (maximum 8) Booking
Booking before 4pm fourdays upfront. But call anyway, there might be space for you on today’s outing!
Contact Pæskatun for booking and more information
+47 97 06 04 89
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