The fire is lit and starts to crackle under the coffee pot while the guide tells you more about current and ancient Sami life. Coffee tastes extraordinary with a twist of dried reindeer meat in your cup. A sense of genuine simplicity arises when you sit inside
Join our visit to a Sámi camp and see how Sámi in the Abisko area lived in the late 1800's. The Sami are an indigenous people who lived by hunting, fishing and herding reindeer. They moved from inland winter pastures to summer grazing in the mountains, everything governed by the seasons and the natural migration of reindeer. Thanks to a contribution from SJ, a Swedish train company, the Swedish Tourist Association could erect a reconstruction of a Sami Autumn and Spring camp at this location.
During the guided tour, we'll look at traditional Sami construction techniques and see other objects from the time when the Sami lived a nomadic life. After a tour of the camp, you will have learnt more about the unique way of life that belongs to Sámi history. It is now time to light the fire in the traditional Sámi hut and enjoy some coffee boiled over the open flame.
Guide, coffee, and reindeer meat
Duration: 3 hours
(Walking) Distance: 1km
Other requirements: No special skills required
Bring with you: Clothes suitable for a half-day outdoors.
Meet at: Reception at latest 15:00 (back around 17.00)
Other information: Max 16 persons
Online at least three days prior to visit or at Abisko Mountain Station no later than 12:00 on day of visit (to Sami camp).
Reservation for changes
Read more about how to get to Abisko under ”directions”, direct link: https://www.swedishtouristassociation.com/facilities/stf-abisko-mountain-station/directions/