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Excursion to Norwegian Lapland

16

11 h

Full day

Levi, Lapland

8

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English

Easy

3+

Group

Unique cultural experience in indigenous Saami people homeland and visiting famous Juhls Silver gallery

One of the main cities of the Saami people


In this cross-border excursion, our destination is Norwegian Kautokeino - one of the main cities of the Saami people, the last aborigines in Europe. It's located about 3 hours from Levi City. We will first visit the famous Silver gallery/workshop JUHLs, then go visit a local Saami reindeer camp for the authentic experience.


Silver Gallery JUHLs is a life's work of Frank and Regine Juhls. It all started in the 1950s when the couple began to take on work repairing Sami silver jewelry, none of which had been made by the Sami; it had found its way north through trade. The silver gallery building is full of surprises, such as the little hen and sheep barn, separated from the exhibition only by a glass wall.


One room is devoted to the Juhls family's travels in Afghanistan where they found a nomad culture that bore many similarities to the Saami culture. A small wing is also a museum for old objects that were discarded in the fifties and sixties when plastic and steel came into vogue. It contains costumes, cheese-making molds, and bone spoons — old items that no one needed anymore. Learn more.


WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Transfer. 

  • Guiding. 

  • Tour around Juhl's silver gallery. 

  • Coffee and a sweet bun in Juhls café. 

  • Visit Saami reindeer camp. 

Competitions: race on reindeer sleds and lasso throwing with prizes. 

Traditional dinner made by locals in Saamen lava (teepee) with storytelling and joking performance of Saami woman.


NOT INCLUDED

Warm winter clothing.


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