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  • Johan Wildhagen / Visit Norway

Siida

The sami way of living

In the middle of the Sami cultural park you can find a summer siida (dwelling) and a winter siida. The dwellings are built in the traditional way. They demonstrate how the reindeer Sami lived, either in a lavvo (the Sami tent) or in turf huts. A reindeer-herding Sami family acts as a host in Siida. Here you can buy duodji (genuine Sami handicrafts) and observe how these are made. There is a reindeer enclosure next to the dwellings where you can try your hand at and learn about the art of lasso throwing. A guided tour in Siida and many other activities can be booked in advance.