Visit the Sami & Reindeer in Jukkasjärvi
Explore Kiruna’s premier open-air museum, a tribute to and managed by the indigenous people of Swedish Lapland—the Sami community.
This unique and unforgettable experience grants you the privilege of visiting Kiruna’s premier open-air museum, lovingly curated and operated by the indigenous Sami community of Swedish Lapland. Embark on an exhilarating day trip that offers you a direct connection to Sami craftsmanship and, most notably, an immersive encounter with the captivating Sami way of life. To add to the excitement, you’ll have the opportunity to step inside a genuine reindeer corral, getting up close and personal with Lapland’s most iconic inhabitants—the reindeer.
Within the open-air museum’s welcoming embrace, you’ll discover a wealth of knowledge about Sami culture, with a particular emphasis on the art of crafting traditional buildings, the intricacies of the Sami way of life, and the profound connection between the Sami people and their natural surroundings. As an added delight, you’ll have the opportunity to acquire a bag of Arctic moss and engage with the reindeer, creating the perfect setting for capturing a once-in-a-lifetime photograph with these majestic creatures!
After all this excitement, you’re bound to work up an appetite! Your visit also grants you entry to a delightful café nestled within a snug wooden teepee, lovingly owned and run by the local Sami community. Here, you can indulge in hot beverages, sandwiches, and savor the classic Swedish Fika—all available for purchase.
While lunch is not part of the package, you have the option to enjoy a meal at Café Sápmi for an extra charge.
It is essential to dress warmly, including wearing hats and gloves, and don’t forget to keep your feet snug with insulated winter boots.
Minimum age allowed for this activity is 5 years old.
- Round-trip transportation is provided from your hotel in Abisko/Björkliden to Jukkasjärvi, situated just outside of Kiruna, where you’ll find Nutti Sámi Siida.
- Entrance ticket to access the Nutti Sami Sida open-air museum, Café Sápmi, and the Handicraft shop.
- Up-close-and-personal rendezvous with the fascinating reindeer!
- Abisko hotels: 9:15 – 9:30 am (Please go to the lobby of your hotel by 9:15 am at the latest).
- Björkliden hotels: 9:00 am (Please go to the lobby of your hotel by 8:50 am at the latest).
- Departure from Jukkasjärvi at 2:00 PM.
- All guests will be back at their hotels by 4:00 PM.