9-Day Sami-Summer Experience

By YaMax Travel

  • Experience an Sami summer up near the Arctic circle
  • All-inclusive at your convenience
  • Accommodation, food, and all programmed activities included
Overview

Enjoy an authentic Sami-summer fantastic experience! The summer in the Sami region of the polar circle is fantastic. Come join us as we bring you out to nature, closer to incredible places in Lulea, Sweden.

What to expect?

In this tour, you can learn from the stories of your Sami guides and have the opportunity to explore the vast forest region on foot, over the water, or draisine.


We will bring you out to nature and the incredible places there. You can learn from the stories. You will have the opportunity to explore the vast forest region by foot, over the water, or draisine.

ITINERARY:

Day 1: Arrival day and transfer

Arrival and transfer from the airport - Check-in. Visit our NORRSKEN LODGE Sami-Swiss Lounge, and welcome drinks will be served on the terrace on the beach. We'll let you know about the week's program. Afterward, you will be done dinner with three courses in the restaurant. The evening will end on the Restaurants' terrace or on the beach.

Day 2: Sami Wilderness at the Arctic Circle

A breakfast buffet with full provisions will await you in the morning. After enjoying breakfast, we go deep into the forests of the arctic tundra at the Arctic Circle and discover the untouched Sami wilderness. We follow the tracks of moose and reindeer. Who knows-- we might even see a bear! You will learn what you can eat in the forest and what better not to be. We will do some fishing and cook our catch. Maybe you can also find out if you can build a fire without a lighter? Moreover, you will have the opportunity to jump into the forest lake to refresh. This tour takes about 5-6 hours. At the end of the trip, a 3-course dinner awaits you back at the Norrsken Lodge's restaurant.

Day 3: Waterways of Sami
As usual, a breakfast buffet will be served. This day is in signs on the waterways. We discover the Sami wilderness by water--canoeing, kayaking, or SUPing (standup paddle boarding). The river takes us to a fireplace, where we have our lunch prepared. After that, we will learn about the river's history, the importance of the water here in Tornedal, and the dangers. The tour takes about 3-4 hours. In the end, a 3-course dinner awaits you at the restaurant back at the lodge.

Day 4: Hiking to Sami Fjällen in Finland
Breakfast - Buffet. The hike goes directly to Finland. The tour leads to the hill of Aavasaksavaara, where the hunting lodge of the last Russian Tsar's Romanov and a high observation tower are expected. From this, you have a fantastic 360-degreeoramic view of the whole valley and Sami wilderness. Are you discovering the NORRSKEN LODGE? Then there is a Fika in the restaurant of the Aavasaksa and the lovely hostess Jaana. We strengthen ourselves for the way back. Back at the lodge, we serve a three-course dinner at the restaurant.

Day 5: Sami culture
A breakfast buffet will be served. Then we meet at the entrance to Aunusgården Home Museum, next to the NORRSKEN LODGE. Mysterious treasures from old times are to be found there. On the drive towards the polar circle, we meet at the Särkilax church. The last stop will be crossing the Arctic Circle. At the end of the tour, you can enjoy dinner in the restaurant with three courses.

Day 6: Cozy day
Breakfast buffet - maybe you feel like a morning walk or would like to rent a canoe or kayak again? In the afternoon Mika is waiting for you. He is the Lord of the Forest Jewel, a company that for generations has been producing wooden kåsa. From him, you will learn how to make your own Sami Kåsa and take it home with you. A charming souvenir. Back at the lodge, a three-course menu is served in the restaurant. Tip: Finish off by the fire and on the beach.

Day 7: Free day
Breakfast - Buffet in the restaurant. You decide for yourself what you experience want. A walk or a kayak ride? You might want to take some more pictures for memories around the area. We would be happy to show you the most beautiful places. Back at the NORRSKEN LODGE, we serve a 3-course menu for Dinner. We can end our day at the beach or on the terrace.

Day 8: day 8 - Tresine
Breakfast - Buffet, and afterward, drive to Riipibo, where the Tresine is waiting for you. Your picnic basket is ready, and you'll make it into the Sami nature. On the old railway tracks, we go through the woods and the old tunnels. A beautiful experience for the whole family. Once we return to the NORRSKEN LODGE, you can enjoy dinner with three courses and end the day at the beach or terrace.

Day 9: Last Day
Breakfast - Buffet. We say goodbye and thank you for a fantastic time. But we will not let you go empty-handed. Hoping you had the best 9-day excursion with us. We arrange your transfer to the airport in Rovaniemi or Luleå. And as we say it, Hej då!
What's Included?
  • All-inclusive at your convenience
    Transfer airport Luleå 
    Overnight stay in double rooms or newly renovated cabins with 4 beds 
    Breakfast, snack, and a 3-course dinner 
    All activities according to the program, such as hiking, canoeing, wilderness, draisine, outdoor cooking, fishing, bike rental 
Guided languages

English
Swedish

Cancellation policy

Full refund if canceled 24 hours or more before the event

Meeting point

Luleå Airport, Lulea, Sweden

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Details
  • Effort level Low
  • Duration 9d
  • Meals No
  • Family friendly Yes