Just lean back under your reindeer pelt and let the magic winter landscape zoom by! Afterwards, we’ll sit by the fire, savouring the warmth and silence, letting the day’s impressions sink in. These memories are forever.
We, Heidi Kamilla and Nils Eira, will meet you at the parking lot by Niitosjohka in Karasjok. From here it’s just a few minutes’ walk to our Sámi reindeer camp, which in our language is called a siida. Here, in our cosy lavvo, a pot of reindeer meat is cooking on the fire, and later we’ll hang the coffee kettle above the embers.
During our meal, we’ll share the story of our family, how our ancestors have been herding reindeer and using reindeer sleighs since ancient times, and how we do things today. We will also give you tips on how to behave amongst our reindeer. Outside you can get acquainted with the reindeer that we use to pull our sleighs. Then we’ll harness the reindeer to the sleigh, and ride though our snow-covered woodlands! At the outset, the ride lasts about fifteen minutes, but if you wish we can make it longer.
The Eira family welcomes you to their siida!
Midt Finnmark Siida
Phone: +47 917 68 070
Where: Niitosjohka in Karasjok, by the woodlands at Niitosjogas 49
Duration: 3 hours
When: By agreement, from 15 May to 20 April.
Price: NOK 2500 per person. Included: a reindeer sleigh-ride, a traditional meal of hot reindeer meat in our cosy lavvo. (Alternatively, the reindeer sleigh-ride is available for NOK 1700 per person, or you can book the sleigh-ride with coffee in our lavvo for NOK 2000 per person.)
Participants: 2–12 people
Clothing: Warm winter clothing: winter boots, winter trousers, warm winter jacket, scarf, cap and mittens.
Level: Easy, not strenuous at all.
Suitable for: Everyone!