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Meet the Saami of Russian Lapland excursion

The one day excursion 'Meet the Saami of Russian Lapland' on Kola Peninsula we organize from cities Murmansk, Monchegorsk and Olenegorsk. It includes transfers, guide and translation service, excursion and lunch at the Saami settlement. You will meet the Saami in their original colourful clothes and many northern animals. You can taste the culture and the food of the Saami!

The Saami settlement is a place of reindeer grazing areas in Murmansk region on Kola Peninsula. The Saami in Russian Lapland live a way of life which almost has not changed over the last century. The primary occupation of the Saami is reindeer farming, but they are also very skilled fishermen and hunters and they know the Russian tundra intimately. Saami possess a rich, unique folklore and many still wear the distinctive and colourful traditional Lappish clothing. In the Saami settlement are some traditional dwellings with floor covered by reindeer fur (Kuvaksa) standing at the place. Several beautiful reindeers are always in the settlement and they like to be stroked and fed by carrot and bred. Also there are different kind of northern foxes including the polar fox and hairs, a falcon, and a big black raven. A reindeer man will tell us interesting stories about the past and the present days of Saami people, legends and songs. It will be offered to play some Saami traditional games and try your hand at throwing a lasso. We will have a traditional lunch in Kuvaksa around a fire place. It is possible to put on Saami clothes and make photos with reindeers. It is possible to buy reindeer fur, items made of reindeer horns, stones and wood, special northern souvenirs. If it is Winter time you can and take a ride on a sledge pulled by reindeers as well as snowmobiling.

Meet the Saami of Russian Lapland excursion itinerary:

  • At 09.00 meet a guide at the hotel/harbour.
  • Transfer to the Saami settlement (approx. 1,5h one way).
  • Program at the Saami Settlement. Historical fact, feeding reindeers, watching polar animals, playing Saami games and lasso throwing, in winter ride on the reindeer sledge and banana pulled by snowmobile.
  • Traditional Saami lunch during program.
  • Possibility to buy Saami Souvenirs.
  • At about 14:00 transfer back to the hotel/harbour.
  • Around 16:00 planned to be back at the hotel/harbour.

Meet the Saami of Russian Lapland excursion details

Accommodation:Not applicable.
Level:Not applicable.
Group size:From 1 person
Duration:7 hours including transfers
Dates: The whole year round on request.
Price: Prices are depending on group size and rouble exchange rate. Please contact us for an up-to-date proposal.

The transfer includes: two ways transport and waiting at the parking.

Price includes:
  • Transfers to/from the Saami Settlement.
  • Program at the Saami Settlement.
  • Traditional Saami lunch.
  • Guide and interpreting services.
Other possibilities:
  • Lovozero:
    • Visit a Saami settlement close to Lovozero village.
      Meet the Lovozero Saami in Russian Lapland. Learn about their culture and their traditions. Feed, hug and make selfies with the reindeers.  More information
    • Visit a Husky Farm close to Lovozero village.
      In the winter you can participate on sledging with huskies and reindeers. In the summer you can hike with huskies.  More information
    • 3-day hiking excursion in Lovozero Tundra.
      The mystic of Lovozero Tundra on Kola Peninsula. The hiking excursion leads to Seidozero (Saint Lake). Meet a dancing shaman 'Kuiva' on the rocks!.  More information

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