Wilderness evening with a taste of Sámi culture!
Welcome to a wilderness evening at Sjåmoen, situated a short distance outside Mosjøen. Now a popular recreation area, the site is also used by Sámi reindeer herders for gathering and sorting their flocks. Sjåmoen lies at the threshold of the wilderness and here, away from the city lights, the night sky is filled with many more stars! We’ll don snowshoes and head for our destination, an easy walk, with headlamps to light our way if needed. Waiting for us is a lavvo, a traditional Sámi tent, and inside it’s warm and cosy. Sitting around the fire we’ll be served a traditional reindeer stew. Delicious!
After our meal, we’ll hear about the ancient culture of the indigenous Sámi people, their reindeer herding, their language, their history, myths and beliefs. Theirs is a way of life that has been passed down through the generations since time immemorial. The reindeer herder’s life is attuned to the seasons, to the wind and weather, and of course to the life cycle of the reindeer. Our Sámi host will be happy to answer questions.
Outside, night will have fallen. If we are lucky, there may be moonlight as we walk back to Sjåmoen – we may even see the dance of the Northern Lights!
We invite you to join us for an unforgettable wilderness evening. This is a unique opportunity to gain insights into an ancient Arctic culture.