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Sami handicrafts at the Easter Festival in Kautokeino in Northern Norway - Photo: Jørn Tomter / www.nordnorge.com / Kautokeino
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Sami handicrafts at the Easter Festival in Kautokeino in Northern Norway Photo: Jørn Tomter / www.nordnorge.com / Kautokeino

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.

Duodji is Sami for 'crafts'. A Sami knife, silver or modern arts and crafts - take something home that could only have come from the Finnmark plain. 

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Last updated:  2013-07-25
Serving of local food at Storgammen in Karasjok in Finnmark, Norway - Photo: Jørn Tomter/nordnorge.com
Serving of local food at Storgammen in Karasjok in Finnmark, Norway

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Sami handicrafts at the Easter Festival in Kautokeino in Northern Norway - Photo: Jørn Tomter / www.nordnorge.com / Kautokeino

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.

Food and souvenirs in the land of the Sami

Source: Visitnorway

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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