Sapmi

Sapmi

A magical land of snow and northern lights, Sapmi is an exotic dream destination. Sapmi is among the famous wildernesses in Europe and charms every single visitor with its charms. It is a perfect blend of physical and natural balance. A perfect destination for hikers, skiers, and nature lovers, the Lapland region hosts numerous national parks inhabited by wild animals. Sapmi is sometimes referred as Lapland.

Enjoy the local Sami culture and unique nature while skiing in one of the many skitrails or just go where the wind takes you. Skikiting on one of the alpine plateaus, trekking through wilderness observing wildlife, canoeing through one of the many rivers or lakes, arctic bushcraft… Adventure is waiting for you!

Sapmi’s wildlife

Sapmi extends itself over four countries: Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. Sapmi is a largely unspoiled region with a magnificent array of flora, fauna and wildlife. You will have the chance to see large carnivores as the brown bear, the wolverine the wolf or even the lynx. It is possible to see othe mammals as the elk, the red squirrel, the flying squirrel, the arctic hare, the roe deer, the white-tailed deer, the wild forest reindeer, the otter, the red fox, the muskrat, the raccoon dog and the beaver. The beluga whale can be observed at the Russian White Sea.

The people

The Sami people, also known as Sámi, Saami, Lapps and even Laplanders, are the indigenous people of northern Europe who live in Lapland. They are believed to have settled in the north of the Scandinavian Peninsula almost 4,000 years ago. During the Middle Ages, the Vikings are known to have pushed the Sami population to the northern part of the Artic circle. They strongly believe that anything living in nature such as trees, animals, minerals, has a soul. These are part of their religious beliefs. Their economy is based on fishing, reindeer farming, hunting and handicraft.

Climate

Sapmi is above the Arctic Circle, so it is extremely cold. Temperatures are usually below the freezing point, ranging from -7C to -40C in December. There is thick snow during this month, though you should be prepared for moderate snow even between October and May. There are limited hours of daylight or perpetual twilight between 10.30 and 15.00, while the rest of the time is night.

Places to visit

Härjedalen – It is one of the highest above sea level located provinces in Swedish Sapmi.

Sylan – Is the name of the border mountains between Trøndelag county and the Jämtland mountains of Sweden.

Funäsdalen – Sweden’s third largest ski area. The Funäsdalen mountains constitute the southernmost bare mountain area in Sweden, with numerous peaks rising higher than 1,000 metres. Helags, at 1,798 metres, shelters the southernmost Swedish glacier.

Kola Peninsula – The Kola Peninsula is the northernmost territory of European Russia, located in the north of the 66th Parallel. The territory extends itself 550 kilometres from west to east, and400 kilometres from north to south. The Peninsula is bordered by the White Sea in the southeast and by the Barents Sea in the north and northeast. Karelia lies to the south, Finland to the west, and Norway to the northwest.

Who travels with us to Sapmi?

Travelers and adventurers looking for natural wonders and wilderness.

 

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