Árbi Suohpan – Sami Experience & Reindeer
This is a great opportunity to learn more about the reindeer and the Sami people in our area. We’ll take you to our Sami village where you will encounter Sami people, feed the reindeer, throw the lasso and make a short ride with the reindeer sled. You will get an insight in the traditional life of the mountain Sami in this fantastic landscape classified as Natura2000 by the EU.
Rautas is now the home of several Sami families with reindeer in the area. Reindeer have always been tamed for different uses; milking, carrying, transportation. Some of our reindeer are fed and cared for in corrals during the wintertime (in April we´ll let them go to graze in the mountains and roam freely).
You will get close to them and the tame ones will eat from your hand. You can learn how to throw the lasso like a reindeer herder. After some instruction everyone can go for a ride with the reindeer sled around the track. After the ride we will enjoy our lunch with ecological, smoked and fried reindeer meat (suovas), bread and coffee in the hut. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and listen to stories as we relax around the fire.