Siida experiences for the whole family

Be side by side with the Sami and their reindeer in a stunning landscape filled with traditions.

A unique experience of Sami culture

On arrival, you will be by welcomed by traditionally dressed Sámi hosts. You get to meet the reindeer and step into a 'Lavvu', where examples of different Sámi costumes, equipment, and utensils.

We offer out-of-the-ordinary dining experiences. You can choose whether you want to enjoy traditional food and refreshments of tea or coffee and cake in our new restaurant or if you'd rather sit in the Lavvu and enjoy the bonfire heat before your next stop.

Reindeer ride

"The Northern Lights Mystery with Reindeer"

Reindeer ride in the evening   

Duration 2 hours

Take a traditional Sami sledding trip with the reindeer. Our experienced guides will take you on an unforgettable tour of spectacular natural surroundings near Alta.

Experience the most beautiful dance in the sky and get to know the magic of the Northern Lights.

After the tour, you will be served bonfire coffee/tea with cake by the fire in the lavvo. The hosts will tell stories about Sami culture and history and end their tour with the performance of yoik.

Reindeer sledding in the siida

Sledding with up to 2 adults per sled. Warm clothes recommended, gloves and beanie. We have warm overalls that our guest can use.

Season:

Winter, pre-booking

Price:

1980 NOK / 990 NOK for children under 12 years

The best of Sápmi (winter)

We are Sami reindeer herders, reindeer is our life.

 

We welcome you to our camp, we will show you around and teach you more about the Sami people, indigenous people of the arctic north, our culture, history and lifestyle.

 

Our reindeers are ready for sledding, join them for a trip around the Sami siida camp. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to feed these magnificent reindeers.

 

Later on we serve you traditional Sami food, Biđus, in the lavvu.

While eating, listen to stories and joiking around a campfire.

 

Maybe we are so lucky to catch the Northern Lights dancing up above.

 

This is what you can experience at Sami siida in Alta.  

Price:

975 NOK / 490 NOK for children under 12 years

Pure Sápmi

Guided tour of the siida: Here you will hear about Sami history, culture and traditions. After the guide you will be entertained with yoik, which is the Sami way of singing. The tour includes serving bonfire coffee/tea and Siida cake.

  • All activities include serving with bonfire coffee and Siida cake
  • Additional - food and beverages (soft drinks, alcohol) and transportation to Siida Camp

Season:

All year round, pre-booking

Duration:

1 hour

Price:

700 NOK / 350 NOK for children under 12 years

Food experience

Next to the Sami camp you can enjoy a good meal. Choose from traditional Sami dishes and Norwegian home cooking from our restaurant, from the plateau, rivers and fjords. On the menu you will always find reindeer and salmon.

Stop by our cozy eatery for a Sami dining experience. We also have cakes, desserts, bonfire coffee and lavvupub.

If you are planning to have a seminar, meeting, birthday party, confirmation, or other events, just contact us and we will arrange it!

A 3-course dinner can also be ordered.

Pre-book your food experience

1. Bidus with buttered bread NOK 240,-

Traditional dish with reindeermeat, carrots and potatoes. (1, 2, 5)

2. Cut reindeermeat NOK 255,-

with mashed potatoes. carrots, brussel sprouts, bacon and lingonberry jam. (2)

3. Suovasbiergu / Smoked reindeer NOK 390,-

with salad, lingonberry sourecream and potatoes or mashed potatoes (2, 6)

4. Fried salmon NOK 240,-

with boiled potatoes, lemon, lemon sour cream salad, carrots and cucumber (2, 4, 6)

5. Reindeer meatballs NOK 255,-

potatoes, carrots and peastew (3, 2, 6)

6. Verdde fishburger NOK 175,-

mashed potatoes and coleslaw (2, 4, 6)

7. Steʒan NOK 255,-

with mashed potatoes, salad, onions and lingonberry sour cream (3, 2, 6)

Stezan = reindeermeat snitzel

Allergens:

1. Gluten, 2. Milk, 3. Onions, 4. Fish, 5. Egg, 6. Citrus

Workshop and seminar

Events must be pre-booked. Receive prices upon request.

Option 1:

«History of Sami reindeer herding»

Seminar about the Sami history, culture and traditions (duration 2 hours)

Option 2:

«Sami handicraft»

Course in traditional sewing (duration 3 hours)

Option 3:

«Sami traditional cuisine»

Cooking classes (duration 4 hours)

Exclusive offers

On request, Sami Siida offers exclusive experiences that take you even closer to the Sami people. Get a deeper insight into the Sami lifestyle and traditional culture.

Contact us for planning and price.

1. Staged performance of Sami traditional yoik and poetry in the Siida.

2. Stay with a Sami family in their home.

3. Experience the most beautiful adventure of the year – spring migration, where reindeer herders move with the herd from winter to summer pasture.

4. Reindeer slaughter - only available in periods (groups max 4 people).

5. Sale of small-scale food products and souvenirs from own reindeer husbandry.

6. Take a trip to the reindeer herd with the reindeer herders and experience their everyday life in the mountains.

The best of Sápmi (summer)

When you arrive at Sami Siida, you will be greeted by a real Sami reindeer herder. You will get a tour of the Siida, where you can learn more about the Sami culture, history and lifestyle.

Throwing lasso is an important tradition for the reindeer herders. The host will show you how to throw lasso in the traditional Sami way. The host will invite you into a lavvo, where you will be served Bidus. This is a traditional Sami meal, made from reindeer meat, carrots and potatoes. This dish is served with bread and water/juice. After the meal you can relax with a coffee around the bonfire.

While you are sitting by the fireplace, you will experience traditional entertainment by host (yoik-the Sami way of singing).

Additional drinks (soft drinks, alcohol)

Price:

745 NOK / 380 NOK for children under 12 years