Sami Autumn – Hurtigruten land excursion

Sami people by Orjan bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Join the excursion “Sami Autumn” and learn about the Arctic nature’s “pantry and pharmacy”.

This is an optional land excursion which you can add to your Hurtigruten cruise booked through Fjord Travel Norway. The land excursion will appear during the cruise booking process, with prices and details.

Picking cloudberries by Christian Roth Christensen, Visit Norway

Cloudberry picking

The Sami are renowned for herding reindeer, for distinctive handicrafts and for their affinity with nature. You often hear the Sami say “Nature is our culture.” Traditional food such as reindeer meat, fish and berries are still an important part of the Sami diet today. That the Arctic nature is also rich in herbs and medicines, is not as well known to people.
On this excursion, you get an insight into Sami culinary traditions and medicinal herbs one finds in the arctic nature, both presented and served by an experienced Sami reindeer herder. You will also taste a selection of dishes and herbs. Furthermore, you will hear about Sami culture and handicrafts as well as listening to joiks and tales about the Sami Shaman (noaidi).

The excursion goes across Europe’s northernmost mainland and in the bus, you will hear about the Nordkyn peninsula; its nature, seasons, weather, climate and everyday life in the two fishing villages of Kjøllefjord and Mehamn.

Traditional Sami tent by Christian Roth Christensen, Visit Norway

Traditional Sami tent

Practical information:

Duration: 2 hrs 15 mins
Included: Taste of local specialties
Transportation: Bus
Clothes/footwear: Comfortable shoes and warm clothing
Available: September 6- November 5
Land excursion #6E

Sami woman preparing food by Christian Roth Christensen, Visit Norway

Sami woman preparing food

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