Entries Tagged ‘Sami’

Sami Week in Tromsø

Sami Week in Tromsø happens around early February every year.  The International Day of the Sami People is celebrated on the 6th of February.  There are seminars and meetings in connection with Tromsø university and the City Council that discuss the Sami culture.  Concerts by Sami artists are held as well as exhibitions around town. […]

Reindeer Herding – A Family Life

sami-and-reindeer-sleighReindeer herding is more than just an occupation, it is a way of life and an integral part of the Sami culture and identity.

Reindeer Racing and the Sami Easter Festival

The Sami Easter festival has something for everyone.  Not only can you get up close and personal with the reindeer but there is a whole array of activities that showcase Sami life and culture.  The festival also includes the Reindeer Racing World Cup, the Sami Film Festival (which is held in an ice-cinema), the Sami […]

Reindeer in Norway

reindeer-headshotToday herding reindeer is synonymous with the Sami culture. It is recently thought that the Vikings were the first people to herd reindeer.

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