"Sami-culture at the Nordkapp" Top 5 Page for this destination Arctic Local Custom Tip by globetrott
Arctic Local Customs: 9 reviews and 16 photos
The Sami-tribes are living as nomads in the north of europe and on your way to the Nordkapp you will see some Sami living next to the road togeather with their herds of reindeers.More and more of them obviously rather prefer to work as a "tourist-attraction" , showing their tents and a single reindeer to the tourists going to the Northcape. We had a stop there of half an hour to take a look around, take photos and do some shopping in their Sami-souvenirshop .
I especially liked their traditional costumes !
The tents of the Sami are quite interesting, most of them are round and they had a stove inside. Just imagine living there all year long in summer and winter and take these tents down, pack them and build them the other day again at a place that has enough grass for the rendeer-herds. These tourist-Sami are certainly living in a real flat closeby and come to their shop only for the tourists.
Take a look inside the tents, they are set up there for the tourists only !
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