Kirkenes Local Customs

  • Sami tent
    Sami tent
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  • Samis in traditional dress
    Samis in traditional dress
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  • Sami and reindeer
    Sami and reindeer
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    Welcome to my home

    by Sue08080 Updated Jul 1, 2006

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    Sami tent

    This Sami tent was the location for our evening of dinner and entertainment. There was a large fire in the center with benches around the entire perimeter. Reindeer was the main course, cooked on the fire and passed around to all.

    It was dark and dusky inside the huge tent. The entire evening was unlike anything I had ever experienced.

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    Artic Hospitality

    by Sue08080 Written Jun 30, 2006

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    Samis in traditional dress

    Meeting this Sami family was quite an experience. The grandparents' pride in their grand daughter was evident. The little girl was learning the songs of her ancestors and singing them with gusto! We enjoyed the performance.

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    Local Custom or Tourist Trap

    by Sue08080 Updated Jun 30, 2006

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    Sami and reindeer

    I guess it's all in your outlook. We paid a visit to a Sami village, eating a meal of reindeer and enjoying an evening of Sami entertainment.

    A Sami couple and their grand daughter welcomed us into their tent and proceed to both entertain and serve the meal. They sang their folk songs with enthusiasm. The reindeer dinner was an experience. My husband said it was actually not bad. I'd rather not eat meat especially after meeting it!

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