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Go sledding with reindeer on the Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau, Northern Norway - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life - Visitnorway.com
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Go sledding with reindeer on the Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau, Northern Norway Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life - Visitnorway.com

Land of the Sami

Visit the Sami heritage centre in Karasjok. Drive a snowmobile or go sledding with dogs or reindeer on the Finnmarksvidda Mountain Plateau.
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Go sledding with reindeer on the Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau, Northern Norway - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life - Visitnorway.com

Land of the Sami

Visit the Sami heritage centre in Karasjok. Drive a snowmobile or go sledding with dogs or reindeer on the Finnmarksvidda Mountain Plateau.

Land of the Sami

Source: Visitnorway

Explore the land of the Sami

Top 10 attractions in the land of the Sami

The attractions on the Norwegian tundra all reflect Sami history, heritage and life today. No wonder, as nine out of 10 people here are Sami.

Top 3 summer activities in the land of the Sami

Try canoeing on the Karasjohka River and sleeping in a Sami lavvo out in the wilderness. Or visit a bunch of friendly huskies in their kennel.

Top 10 winter activities in the land of the Sami

Go dog sledding, reindeer sledding or skiing on the rugged Finnmark plain. At night, wonder at the northern lights dancing above your head.

Food and souvenirs in the land of the Sami

Reindeer stew, traditional local steak or more modern dishes. Reindeer is at the heart of Sami food, alongside trout, char and whitefish.

Popular places to stay in the land of the Sami

From a husky lodge to more traditional hotels and camp sites in Karasjok and Kautokeino you will find a range of accommodation on the Finnmark plain.

Getting to the land of the Sami

Fly into Alta or Lakselv and travel by bus or car around the inner parts of Finnmark.

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