The Sami have inhabited northern Scandinavia and Finland since ancient times, with archaeological evidence dating back some 10,000 years. Today they represent the northernmost group of indigenous peoples in Europe, and are the only indigenous people of Scandinavia. The Sami are protected
by international conventions, which aim to preserve their culture and way of life in today’s largely industrial and technological world.
Their way of life has always relied on a close relationship with the land, and livelihoods are dependent on a wonderfully reciprocal approach to nature. The pursuits of coastal fishing, sheep herding and fur trapping are common amongst Sami people, though reindeer breeding is perhaps their most recognized industry, and one that is visible today across some 43 Sami villages.
The Lappish Explorer short break was born not only out of a love for adventure but also as a way into the magnificence of the Lappish wilderness; its lakes, fells, frozen swamps and silence in the depth of nature. The 70km snowmobile safari will take you to the worshipping grounds of ancient times and the largest gorge lake in Scandinavia. The full day husky safari takes you to the edge of Europe’s largest wetland, the Teuravuoma before heading east to the old taiga forests. Finally you explore the forest by snowshoes walking 8km to the top of Kellostapuli fell looking out for animal tracks on the way.
6th – 27th January & 2nd – 21st April 2018
27th January – 2nd April 2018