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Experience - Sweden

Insights into the Sami Culture and a Visit to the Arctic Circle

Highlights

  • This experience can only be booked when staying at the Treehotel.

  • Dive into a new culture for the day.

  • Learn about the exciting Sami culture with Lars.

Description

Immerse yourself in Sweden's unique Sami culture! Lars is a Sami who invites guests to his homeland, a place where you will sit around a fire and listen to his exciting stories. From reindeer to handmade crafts and a traditional kitchen, this authentic experience near the Arctic Circle will give you more insight into their everyday life.

Destination

Europe

  1. Sweden

Sami people are a very open culture that wants to teach visitors the traditions and interesting history. According to Sami tales, Lars Eriksson's seven-generation family lived in the rural Flaka mountain, about 80 kilometers from Harads. Today you will visit Lars, who will be happy to give you more insights into the Sami way of life. After driving many kilometers along the wood-lined road, you will cross an invisible border that takes you from present to past.

In this northern village, you will see that the Sami culture is very hospitable and straightforward. Living in the icy and north corners of Sweden, they must be very dependent on reindeer husbandry. You will be able to check out Lars' herd of reindeer when visiting his home because they graze amongst the pastures year-round. Come closer and pet or feed the trusting animals that play an essential role in Sami history.

In the winter, Lars invites you to his cozy log cabin! In summer, sit around a campfire in a tent and receive a delicious lunch prepared for you by his wife, Annette. The pleasant smell of burning wood and freshly prepared food in a friendly atmosphere you will never forget. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to ask Lars and his family more questions about Sami history. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, listen to his exciting stories, and take a piece of Sami life home with you in your memories.

Duration of the trip: Six hours

Minimum number of participants: Two people

Including

  • Private guide

  • Transfer

  • Lunch

  • Homemade pastries

  • Hot & cold drinks

Excluding

  • Meals and personal expenses not mentioned

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