The one day excursion 'Meet the Saami of Russian Lapland' on Kola Peninsula we organize from cities Murmansk, Monchegorsk and Olenegorsk. It includes transfers, guide and translation service, excursion and lunch at the Saami settlement. You will meet the Saami in their original colourful clothes and many northern animals. You can taste the culture and the food of the Saami!
The Saami settlement is a place of reindeer grazing areas in Murmansk region on Kola Peninsula. The Saami in Russian Lapland live a way of life which almost has not changed over the last century. The primary occupation of the Saami is reindeer farming, but they are also very skilled fishermen and hunters and they know the Russian tundra intimately. Saami possess a rich, unique folklore and many still wear the distinctive and colourful traditional Lappish clothing. In the Saami settlement are some traditional dwellings with floor covered by reindeer fur (Kuvaksa) standing at the place. Several beautiful reindeers are always in the settlement and they like to be stroked and fed by carrot and bred. Also there are different kind of northern foxes including the polar fox and hairs, a falcon, and a big black raven. A reindeer man will tell us interesting stories about the past and the present days of Saami people, legends and songs. It will be offered to play some Saami traditional games and try your hand at throwing a lasso. We will have a traditional lunch in Kuvaksa around a fire place. It is possible to put on Saami clothes and make photos with reindeers. It is possible to buy reindeer fur, items made of reindeer horns, stones and wood, special northern souvenirs. If it is Winter time you can and take a ride on a sledge pulled by reindeers as well as snowmobiling.
|Group size:||From 1 person|
|Duration:||7 hours including transfers|
|Dates:||The whole year round on request.|
The transfer includes: two ways transport and waiting at the parking.
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