Sami Experience and Reindeer
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 reindeer herders, feed the reindeer, throw the lasso and make a short ride with the reindeer sled. We offer this tour on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays from Dec 2, 2020 – March 28, 2021.
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 Thursdays from January to March.
2 195 SEK/adult
1095 SEK/children (3-12 years)
Transfer, guide, snow mobile suit, Sami lunch (please tell us beforehand if you don’t eat meat)
Alternative 1: Pick up from your hotel in Kiruna C or the tourist office at 10.00 am
Alternative 2: Arrival from Abisko (Partner: Visit Abisko)