Ordinary life as a reindeer herder

Experience how life is in a reindeer herding family. Learn about the sámi culture, feed the reindeer and have a traditional sámi lunch in a goathi (sámi tepee). We go by transfer from Camp Ripan to Rensjön, a small sámi village situated 30 kilometer west of Kiruna. After a short walk we reach the paddock with the reindeer where we aquaint us with them and feed them. After this refreshing outdoor activity we have lunch in the goathi by the fire. Traditional sámi soup served with gahkku (sámi bread), all homemade. Coffee is boiled on the open fire. Throughout your stay, you will also get to learn more about the Sami people, its customs, practices and traditions of the past and present. You also get to know more about the reindeer herders living and what relocation of Kiruna means from a Sami perspective.

  • renar

    Photo: Björn Wanhatalo

  • Lavvu eld.

    Photo: Björn Wanhatalo

  • mata renar

    Photo: Björn Wanhatalo

  • Lunch

    Photo: Marja Kuhmunen