The Sámi year begins in May when the reindeer calves are born. Reindeer herding is a central part of the Sámi culture. Get to know these semi-domesticated animals at reindeer farms, in the wild, or at reindeer races.
You can fish like the Sámi, even in winter in the salmon rich Teno River or in the Inari Lake. Or you can hunt and pick wild mushrooms and berries like the rare golden colored cloudberry. Hike to the sacred fells, like Saana in the Kilpisjärvi area, or to the seitas, the holy stones and gateways to the spirit world.
In the picturesque village of Hetta, where the Sámi culture is alive and strongest, the Fell-Sámi Visitor Centre points you to the right trails, and to Raittijärvi, the last genuine Sámi village, which has no access by road.