The Sami are indigenous people living in the very north of Europe, in Sápmi, which stretches across the northern parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola Peninsula.

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In Norway, in the village of Karasjok,  the Sami have their own parliament, the Samediggi  which was opened on 9 October 1989

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The Samediggi works on issues it considers relevant to the Sami people and promotes political initiatives

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In Finnmark, where the majority of the Sami People live, you may come across a winter dwelling – “Bealjegoahti”

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Reindeer herding has been an integral part of Sami traditional lifestyle

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Traditional Sami clothing is an essential part of Sami culture

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Flags of the Sami People, Norway, Sweden and Finland are raised side by side

DSC_1868In Kautokeino you can visit Juhls’ Silvergallery where you can find fascinating artistic craft and jewellery

Juhls’ Silvergallery developed from a workshop set up in the wilderness in the 1950s by Frank and Regine Juhls  – at that time there were no roads across the tundra yet and they started to build up a workshop with empty hands

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You can enjoy beautiful view of the village and the river from Juhl’s Silvergallery

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Sami dinner by the fire accompanied by Sami traditional music – “joik” is truly an unforgettable Arctic experience

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