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A couple in a sleigh pulled by a reindeer, held by a Sami man A couple in a sleigh pulled by a reindeer, held by a Sami man
Reindeer sledding in Finnmark.
Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/ Visitnorway.com

The Sami way of life

Join a dogsled expedition, learn to throw a lasso, and experience the Sami culture first hand in Karasjok and Kautokeino.

People watching the northern lights at Kautokeino, Finnmark
Northern lights in Kautokeino
Terje Rakke/Nordic Life - Visitnorway.com
Reindeer feeding in Kautokeino
Ørjan Bertelsen / www.nordnorge.com
Traditional Sami cooking in Lavvo, Kautokeino
Traditional Sami cooking in Kautokeino
Ørjan Bertelsen/www.nordnorge.com
Reindeers at the Finnmark mounatin plateau
Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Visitnorway.com
Sami culture in Finnmark
Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Visitnorway.com
Lavvo in Kautokeino
Terje Rakke / Nordic Life / Visitnorway.com

Getting here and around

Get in-depth travel information on Northern Norway’s official website.

Northern lights forecast

Read more about the northern lights.

Weather icon white Seasons and climate

  • In Kautokeino and Karasjok, the climate is cold and temperate.
  • During summer (June–August), daytime temperatures typically range between 10 °C and 25 °C.
  • During hard winter (December–February), temperatures can drop as far as -45 °C and beyond.
  • The yearly average temperature over the last 30 years is -2.7 °C.
  • During five weeks of summer, the sun doesn’t set, and during six weeks of winter, the sun doesn’t rise.
  • Average precipitation is 360 millimetres per year.
  • Get the latest weather forecast on yr.no.

Land of the Sami offers …

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