Do you want to get an insight of Sami culture and history and also want to experience the mighty mountain plateau winter time? We will take you to the Sami town of Kautokeino.
🗓 September - April
🕙 7 hours
We start from Alta in the morning and heading south towards the town of Kautokeino. On this driv we have the opportunity to see a fantastic light as the sun is on the rise. On the route the guide will tell you local stories about the old Suolovuopmi mountain lodge and small town of Maze and you will get the story of how the little Sami community almost were forced to move from their homes due to the development of a hydropower plant in the early 70`s. After an informative drive you arrive Kautokeino and the first stop is Juhl`s silver gallery, which was the first silversmith in Finnmark. At the silvergallery you will have a guided tour and get an insight into Sami culture and way of life. It will also be possible to buy some souvenir and get some memories for life. After Juhl`s Silvergallery we will take you to a reindeer herder who will introduce you to this reindeers.
Visit Juhl's Silversmith
Visit a reindeer herd
Warm thermo suite can be borrowed
Lunch of local products
Starting point: Our Explorer Store in the city centre. 50 meters from Scandic Hotel and 100 meters from Thon Hotel. Other places on request. Adress: Løkkeveien 33.
Changes can be made regarding weather and light conditions. We have a safe and comfortable van with winter tires with spikes.
Wear warm clothes and shoes according to the season and arctic climate. We recommend woollen underwear. In our Explorer Store you can buy woollen clothing, hats and souvenirs.