Ordinary Life as a Reindeer Herder (Ripan)

from £126
3.5 hours Dec-Apr
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Introduction

The only indigenous people of Scandinavia, the Sami have made the northern reaches of Europe their home for centuries, herding reindeer and surviving in a harsh area of northern wilderness.

Set off from Camp Ripan by minbus to a small Sami Village situated 30km west of Kiruna in Rensjon. You will be met by a local Sami family who will teach you about the life of a Sami family and the traditions of reindeer herding.

You will be lead to the Reindeer paddock, here you will have the opportunity to feed the reindeer and your guide will talk to you about the past and present of the Sami people.

Enjoy a traditional Sami lunch (homemade soup and gahkku (bread)) around an open fire before returning back to Ripan Resort.

Duration: 3.5 hours
Price: From £126 per adult; from £72 per child (4-12 years)
Departures: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 09:30 (Winter 2018-19)

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