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A couple in a sleigh pulled by a reindeer, held by a Sami man
Reindeer sledding in Finnmark.
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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.
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Reindeer feeding in Kautokeino.
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Traditional Sami cooking in Lavvo, Kautokeino
Traditional Sami cooking in Kautokeino.
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Reindeers at the Finnmark mounatin plateau.
Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Visitnorway.com
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Sami culture in Finnmark.
Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Visitnorway.com
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Lavvo in Kautokeino.
Photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life / Visitnorway.com
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Getting here and around

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

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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. Read more about the northern lights.

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