Luondu – Way of living through nature
We want to offer you an insight in the traditional and contemporary lifestyle of the Sámi, the only indigenous people of Scandinavia. Being out in the nature, working alongside animals and sharing knowledge traced back thousands of years, is our specialty.
From the village of Jukkasjärvi our knowledgeable guide will take you by snowmobile sled out to what seems like an untouched wilderness. This area is for us an extremely vibrant and historically rich area which we will tell you all about.
The Sámi culture is based on respect for the nature and animals living there. The knowledge of the Sámi people is not found anywhere else, as traditions have been passed on from generations through storytelling. The Sámi language has hundreds of words for describing different snow conditions and the culture a rich history of stories about ancient times the powers of Mother Nature.
You will learn to use tools crafted in and constructed for the climate we live in, such as knives, snowshoes and lassos that are necessary for managing everyday work. You will have great photo opportunities and possibly meet some of our friends from the animal kingdom.
Traditional Sámi meal
During the tour a traditional Sámi meal of local seasonal food will be cooked and served around the fireplace. Our guide will teach you essential survival skills, fire building techniques and hopefully let you see the nature through our eyes: as every tree, path and snowflake has its own part in a bigger context.
Luondu means both “nature” and “way of being” in the Northern Sámi language, which greatly summarizes this soft adventure tour in one word.
The price includes:
- Traditional Sámi meal
- Knowledge about the lifestyle of the Sámi people
- Loan of warm clothes if needed (warm outer layers, gloves)
Place: Gather at Meeting Point.
Equipment: Dress according to weather.
Who is it suitable for: Suitable for everyone.