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Sàmi Reindeer Spring Migration in Norway

Explore the beauty of the Arctic Tundra while living with a local Sami family and trying your hand at herding reindeer.


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Expedition Details

Join a family of Sàmi Reindeer herders in the Arctic area of Norway during spring migration. Learn of the tradition and try your hand at herding reindeer while living with the herders on this multi day journey through the tundra. Stay in traditional nomadic huts while exploring the beauty of Northern Norway and following in the footsteps of your herders reindeer as they move from their winter pastures to their summer islands.

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the amazing beauty of the Arctic nature
  • Try your skills on reindeer herding
  • Live with a native Sami family
  • Join the unique tradition of reindeer migration
  • Sleep in a traditional Sami “lavvu” tent
Minimum of 2 travelers  – Max Group: 8

5 Day Migration 

  • April 15-20, 2021 (Sold Out) 

  • April 22 – 27, 2021

  • April 29 – May 4, 2021

19 Day Migration

  • April 7 – April 24, 2021

This trip flows with nature and the migrating pattern of the reindeer. The Sami reindeer spring migration is a unique tradition in which the reindeer move from winter pastures to summer pastures. The Sami and the guests joining the migration move on snowmobiles while following the reindeer.

During the migration, the Sami family and guests sleep in a tent which is set up in different locations. Migrating further into the tundra to follow the reindeer.  Your hosts will take equipment, tents, and food to the next area and you will help in setting up camp, cooking and herding the reindeer.

Guests can enjoy traditional Sami skiing and ice-fishing when the reindeer herding duties allow it. You will also learn first hand the traditions and cultures of the Sami people while dining under the stars, cooking camp coffee around the fire and roaming the tundra on this immersive and once in a lifetime experience.

All Trips will start with a pickup at the local airport in Finnmark, where you will be escorted by vehicle or snowmobile to meet your Sami family.

3 Dates offered for 6 day/5 night 

19 Days/18 Nights 

This trip really is once in a lifetime. As climate change reduces snowfall, migrations through snow or becoming more rare.  Join this migration for the full experience of Spring migration from tundra to summer islands. An amazing experience for photographers, nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Available Dates
Sàmi Reindeer Spring Migration in Norway

Apr 22 - Apr 27, 2021
From $2800 USD
Apr 29 - May 04, 2021
From $2800 USD
Apr 07 - Apr 24, 2021
From $6330 USD
Jan 01, 1970
From $ USD

Why we love Visit Natives

Visit Natives’ mission is to support sustainable tourism that benefits indigenous peoples directly. Visit Natives brings positive change in the world because it matters how we travel. Our cause is to help indigenous peoples like Sami reindeer herders to maintain their culture and traditional reindeer herding livelihood through sustainable indigenous tourism.  By booking with Visit Natives, travelers become part of an effort to preserve indigenous cultures and to respect the fragile nature. Visit Natives works to advance our understanding of the world’s indigenous peoples and the nature they have a close relationship with.

Visit Natives FAQ’s

What’s Included on your Sami Spring Migration ? 

  • Pick up and drop off at the Alta airport Norway
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in a tent including all camping supplies
  • Traditional Sami meals and drinks: Full Board – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • All transfers and transport by a car and snowmobile
  • warm outwear clothing (overalls, hat, mittens, and boots)

  • A native Sami family as guides
  • All the activities with the Sami family
  • Flights and airport taxes
  • Items of a personal nature

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