In the far reaches of Northern Europe, an unspoiled wilderness awaits. Step into a wintry landscape to explore the culture, traditions, and spirituality of the Sami — Europe’s only Indigenous people. This is a special opportunity to connect with a Sami reindeer herding family who invite us into their Lavvu tent. Indulge in a traditional feast of creamy yogurt, cloudberries and salmon smoked over an open fire. Delight in the community of a storytelling circle that reveals cultural heirlooms. Witness the spiritual practice of yoiking — a form of otherworldly singing that expresses a vibrant relationship between the singer and the land. You’ll learn about the migration routes of Ice Age Peoples, and discover the Indigenous heritage of modern Europeans. We’ll zip across the frozen tundra in a reindeer sleigh, then get cozy by the fireplace with hot cocoa to watch the shimmering northern lights. If you long to connect with the animistic worldview of Europe’s First Peoples and explore the living spirituality of the Sami, this pilgrimage is for you.
"We the Sami people walk into the future in the footprints of our ancestors. If you wipe out our footprints, our future is wiped out."Stefan Mikaelsson, President of Sami Parliament
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