Sami spring

April 1, 2018

Spring in Norway’s largest and northernmost county, Finnmark, is a time when the Sami people, who call this region Sápmi, celebrate confirmations and baptisms in resplendent, traditional attire.As the bitter cold and long darkness of winter fade…it is also a time for music festivals…

reindeer racing…lasso competitions…

and snowmobile motocross… even for tiny wannabes!Tourists converge to enjoy daytime skiing and nighttime viewing of Northern Lights. There is even an ice hotel, easily accessible to cruise passengers making port at the regional center of Alta. From nature to culture, it is one of the most exciting times of year in northern Norway.

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