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The Sami Tour - A historic tour of native people in Gallivare

Have an interesting tour with the guide whose ancestors have lived in the area of Jiellevárre since ancient times. The Sami people have been living off reindeer herding, hunting, fishing, picking berries and herbs. The reindeer has and still provides not only meat but also materials for making clothes and objects from bone and antler.At the turn of the century 1700, the first settlers arrived for farming and in the mid-century, a church was built along Váhtjerjåhkå with the intention to Christianise the Sami people. In late 1800 the iron ore mining started and a huge amount of Swedish speaking people was settled down in the area which has had an impact on the culture and the language of the Samis.The tour will end at the top of Váhtjerduottar (Dundret) the mountain close to Gällivare with a view over the areas that have been used by the Samis for reindeer herding since ancient time.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Visit a Sami village, get to know the culture and the history

A day of knowledge and experience a reindeer herder in action. Get a glimpse of the traditional life, come close to the reindeer's and feed some of them. Compare the characters of them and learn how to throw a lasso. Have a short ride with the reindeer sledge and a lunch at in a Sami tent, a traditional suovas slightly smoked and fried reindeer meat.A guided tour to the famous ICEHOTEL is on the bucket list when visiting Lapland, Enjoy the ice sculptures and beautifully furnished rooms, all produced from the clear water of river Torneå.The church in Jukkasjärvi was built in 1608 with the aim was to replace the traditional Sami religion with Christianity. During the visit, you will get an insight of the ancient Sami religion and the impact the Swedish community has had on the culture and tradition.On the way back to Gällivare we´ll have a dinner at Lappeasuando a cosy restaurant in the forest close to the river of Kalix.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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