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Sápmi: Kautokeino and Karasjok

Central Finnmark and Sápmi

The Sami culture and lifestyle is being preserved in Indre Finnmark more than in any other part of “Sápmi” (i. e. Lapland) . The Finnmarksvidda plateau has the widest...  Read more

Sámiid Vuorká-Dávvirat — The Sami Collections

The Sami Collections in Karasjok are part of the extensive museum of Sami history and culture. Why not have a walk around the beautiful artefacts?  Read more

Easter Festival in Kautokeino

The World Championships in Reindeer Racing, the Sami Grand Prix, an impressive programme of concerts and gigantic weddings that cost many reindeer their lives. The Easter Fest  Read more

Sami people – the indigenous people of the north

In the far north of Europe, ancient sounds, unique craftwork traditions and a particular language live side by side with modern technology. The Sami culture is the oldest cult  Read more

Sami Centre for Contemporary Art

The Sami Centre for Contemporary Art is perhaps the best place to find out what's going on in Sami art today. Go there as often as you can, because there's always something ne  Read more

Offroad Finnmark

Offroad Finnmark is the world's toughest off-road bike race, with a 700 kilometre (435 miles) route criss-crossing the untouched wilderness of the Finnmarksvidda plateau.  Read more

Skiing over the Finnmark Plateau

A day's skiing through the pine forest and across the plain near Karasjok is suitable even for skiing novices. Most skiers at all levels can also manage the nine-day trip over  Read more

Wilderness design

Sven Engholm in Karasjok has a closer relationship to his cabins than most hosts — he actually built them himself. You can't stay in many places that are as original as...  Read more

Reindeer, Sami business

There are more than 100,000 reindeer in Northern Norway. You are almost sure to come across one or two during your holiday, especially if you travel through Finnmark.  Read more

Borderlands and Sami Homeland

Plains, islands in the fjord, the Gaissene mountains, the taiga and the harsh Arctic coast — the scenery in Finnmark is varied, with wide horizons. Reindeer Sami, sea Sami,...  Read more

The churches of Karasjok

The old church in Karasjok is a tiny relic of the old Karasjok, which disappeared during the Second World War.  Read more

Kautokeino local museum

Kautokeino local museum is packed full of interesting facts about this special village at the southern edge of the Finnmark plain. An impressive collection of costumes, a smal  Read more

Juhls' Silver Gallery — an oasis on the plain

An unobtrusive building with sweeping lines is a jewel box of traditional Sami silver and modern silver design. This is the life's work of Frank and Regine Juhls.  Read more

The Sami Parliament

The Sami Parliament blends in seamlessly with the forests of Karasjok. But get a little closer and it has some wonderful surprises in store. Join a tour around this symbolic b  Read more

Spring migration—follow the reindeer from plain to coast

In April, hundreds of thousands of reindeer migrate from the inland areas to the coast of Northern Norway, and over 2,000 Sami reindeer herders work day and night. In Karasjok  Read more
 
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