Luondu – Way of living through nature
Nutti Sámi Siida offers you an exclusive insight into the traditional and contemporary lifestyle of the Sámi, the only indigenous people of Scandinavia. Being out in nature, working alongside animals and sharing knowledge traced back thousands of years is their specialty.
From the village of Jukkasjärvi, the knowledgeable guide will take you by snowmobile sled out to what seems like an untouched wilderness. This area is an extremely vibrant and historically rich area which you will learn a great deal about.
The Sámi culture is based on respect for nature and the animals living there. The knowledge of the Sámi people is not found anywhere else in the world, as traditions have been passed down from generation to generation through storytelling. The Sámi language even has a strong connection to nature, having over a hundred words for describing varying conditions of snow! 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.
During the tour, a traditional Sámi meal of local, seasonal food will be cooked and served around the fireplace. The guide will teach you essential survival skills, fire building techniques and hopefully let you see nature through our eyes: as every tree, path and snowflake have 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. So join Nutti Sámi Siidas Luondu tour and learn about the rich history of Sámi culture and more, through stories about ancient times and the powers of Mother Nature.