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|Capacity:||Minimum 20; Maximum 100|
|One way transport time:||1.25 hours|
|Time at supplier:||1.5 hours|
The Sami, the indigenous people in northern Norway, have a vibrant and colorful culture, both past and present. This tour provides an opportunity for guests to learn more about their old ways and modern life.
The group will travel by guided bus to the tiny Sami village of Maze, around an hour’s journey south of Alta. Along the way, their guide will entertain the travelers with stories about many aspects of the history and life in Alta and Norway.
When the group arrives in Maze, they are greeted by members of a Sami reindeer-herding family. They will be brought to a large tepee (called a “lavvo”) where they will sit around a central fire on warm reindeer pelts on the ground. Over spiced Maze cake, dried reindeer meat and fire-brewed coffee, the group will hear descriptions and stories about old Sami traditions and experiences, as well as learning more about their traditional clothing and modern life. They will even hear a sample of “joiking”, the ancient-sounding Sami form of singing.
At the end of the tour, guests will bid their hosts farewell and return to Alta by guided bus. The tour requires about 75 meters of walking between the bus and the activity area. Most participants will sit on reindeer hides on the ground, though a few chairs can be made available if needed.