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ÁRBI VUOJÁN

ÁRBI SUOHPAN

Sami Experience and Reindeer

DETAILS
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This is a great opportunity to learn more about the reindeer and the Sami people in our area. We'll take you to the Sami village of Rávttas where you will encounter Sami people, feed the reindeer, throw the lasso and make a shorter ride with the reindeer sled. We offer this tour on Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays from December 5, 2024 – April 2, 2025.

 

We will do our best to give you insight in the traditional life of the mountain Sami in this fantastic landscape classified as Natura2000 by the EU. The rich biodiversity in the area is a prerequisite for reindeer and other animals, like the moose. Here our ancestors lived as nomads and eventually built small houses. Rávttas is now the home of several Sami families with reindeer in the area. Some of our reindeer are fed and cared for in corrals during the wintertime. You will get close to them and the tame ones will eat from your hand. You can learn how to throw the lasso like a reindeer herder. After some instruction everyone can go for a ride with the reindeer sled around the track. You will notice that there are different reindeer characters! Some are lazy and some like to compete... You will steer your own sled around the track, unless you want to ride together with someone else.

 

After the ride we will enjoy our lunch with ecological, smoked and fried reindeer meat (suovas), bread and coffee in the lávvu. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and listen to stories as we relax around the fire.


Are you interested in a longer tour with the reindeer sled?

We offer Árbi Vuoján - Excursion with Reindeer sledding on Tuesdays and Fridays from January to March.

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PRICE

3 000 SEK/adult

1 500 SEK/children (3-12 years)

INCLUDES

Transfer, guide, snow mobile suit, Sami lunch (please tell us beforehand if you don’t eat meat)

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DEPARTURES

Mondays-Saturdays

from December 2, 2024

January 11, 2025

 

Mondays, Thursdays

& Saturdays

from January 13, 2025

– April 1, 2025
10:30 am – approx. 01:30 pm

(pick up from Kiruna 10 am)

PARTICIPANTS

Min. 2 – Max. 16 persons

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MEETING PLACE

Pick up from Kiruna tourist office or your hotel in Kiruna C

at 10:00 am

 

N.B. We cannot pick you up from Jukkasjärvi, Altajärvi, Poikkijärvi or any other location outside Kiruna! Please inform us if you do not need to be picked up.

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