Day 6 Reindeer sledding and intro to the Sami way of life

Yesterday, we went on the Vuoján tour to learn more about the Sami people, long known as the nomadic reindeer herders of the far north. They are indigenous to northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and parts of Russia. After heading out on a reindeer sled excursion (vuoján is Sami for “reindeer used for transport”), we entered a warm Lavvu, a traditional tent. Our wonderful guide, Therese, cooked reindeer over the fire and prepared delicious souvas for us, while telling us about the culture.

pics to come . . .

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