ÁRBI SUOHPAN -

Sami Experience & Reindeer

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This is a great opportunity to learn more about the reindeer and the Sami people in our area. We'll take you to the Sami village of Rávttas where you will encounter reindeer herders, feed the reindeer, throw the lasso and make a short ride with the reindeer sled. We offer this tour on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays from Dec 2, 2019 – March 28, 2020.

 

We will do our best to give you insight in the traditional life of the mountain Sami in this fantastic landscape classified as Natura2000 by the EU. The rich biodiversity in the area is a prerequisite for reindeer and other animals, like the moose. Here our ancestors lived as nomads and eventually built small houses. Rávttas is now the home of several Sami families with reindeer in the area. Some of our reindeer are fed and cared for in corrals during the wintertime. You will get close to them and the tame ones will eat from your hand. You can learn how to throw the lasso like a reindeer herder. After some instruction everyone can go for a ride with the reindeer sled around the track. You will notice that there are different reindeer characters! Some are lazy and some like to compete... You will steer your own sled around the track, unless you want to ride together with someone else.

 

After the ride we will enjoy our lunch with ecological, smoked and fried reindeer meat (suovas), bread and coffee in the lávvu. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and listen to stories as we relax around the fire.


Are you interested in a longer tour with the reindeer sled? We offer Árbi Vuoján - Excursion with Reindeer sledding on Tuesdays and Thursdays from January to March.

PRICE
2 095 SEK/adult

995 SEK/children (3-12 years)

 

DEPARTURES
Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays from Dec 2, 2019 – March 28, 2020
10 am – approx. 1.30 pm

 

INCLUDING
Transfer, guide, snow mobile suit, lunch (please tell us beforehand if you don’t eat meat)

 

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
Min. 2 – Max. 21 persons

 

MEETING PLACE
Alternative 1: Pick up from your hotel in Kiruna C or the tourist office at 10.00 am
Alternative 2: Arrival from Abisko (Partner: Visit Abisko)


Choose Day tours or Tours from Abisko when booking!
 

 

Giron Travel is a family business that was established in 2003. Giron means ptarmigan and is the Sami word for the town of Kiruna. We are experts on reindeer, Sami culture & history, the mountain area and the weather conditions in the Arctic.

© Giron Travel & Products

Giron Travel & Products

Box 196

SE-981 24 KIRUNA

SWEDEN
 

Phone: +46-70 649 18 87

Email: info@girontravel.se

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