Who are the Sámi People of Lapland ?
Many of our Lapland travelers ask us the same question: who are the Sámi people ? The Sámi, also spelled Saami, or Same are indigenous people of the Arctic who live in the Northern parts of Finland, Norway, Sweden and the Kola Peninsula of Russia. The Sámi are the descendants of nomadic peoples who had inhabited northern Scandinavia for thousands of years. You might know them as the reindeer-herding people of the north that wear colorful traditional clothing, but the Sámi people and culture is so much more than that. Sápmi, the land of the Sámi, holds a richness of tradition, religion, knowledge and culture.