EXPLORE THE FROZEN LANDSCAPE AND THE SAMI CULTURE
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.
Time: 08:30 - 15:30 - daily
Period: September - April
Lenght: 7 hours
Distance: 130 km each way
Price: 1790 NOK (Children under 12 years: 990 NOK)
Visit Juhl`s Silversmith
Visit to a reindeer herd
A confortable and safe ride in our VW Highline 4WD Multivan
Lunch of local products
Starting point: Our Explorer Store in the city centre, 100 meters from Scandic Hotel. (Løkkeveien 33). Other Places on request.
We start from Alta in the morning and heading south towards the town of Kautokeino. After 20 minutes we leave one of the biggest forest on the Northern hemisphere and drive up on the flat mountain Plateau of Finnmark. Here we have the opportunity to see a fantastic light as the sun is on the rise. From the end of November to the end of January the sun doesn't reach the horizon before it goes down again. But in spite of this, the light can be an experience itself!
On the route we will pass several historical places. The guide will tell you about the old Suolovuopmi mountain lodge and the traveling rout over the Finnmark plateau in the old days. You will also pass the 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 established in 1959 and was the first silversmith in Finnmark. Juhls bases its work on Sami culture and in 2009, the owners were awarded the Finnmark County Cultural Prize for their work with Sami culture. 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 have a lunch of local produced commodities, the taste of Finnmark, before we drive to a reindeer herd. Here we will meet up close to the reindeers and you will be able to feed them. Now only your home trip remains and you will now see the mountain landscape in a completely different light
Phone: +47 909 83 186