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culture walk

Sami cultural experience

culture walk

Sami cultural experience

Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Transportation
Hosted in
English
culture walk

Sami cultural experience

culture walk

Sami cultural experience

Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Transportation
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

This is an unique chance to learn about Sami culture in Bergen, something you will not be able to find in a museum. We will first have a short presentation about the Sami people for some background information. You will learn about the Sami people, the way of living, the traditional singing called joik, which is a kind of chanting, like heard in the Norwegian song "Spirit in the sky" in the Eurovision song contest 2019. Did you know that all Sami children are given their own joik at birth? Would you like to learn to joik? This evening is for you: you decide. You will also learn about the Sami costume; Kofte. Did you know that you can tell where a Sami originalens simply by looking at the colours on the kofte? How would you look in a kofte? Would you like to try on a traditional Sami kofte (for women) for a nice photo shoot? We will have a look at my private collection of Sami handicrafts and art and you will have the opportunity to buy some of the beautiful home made Sami bracelets. A delicious, Sami meal can be arranged on request.

Your host

Learn more about Elin

Elin

I am Elin and I am sami - the only indigenous people living in Norway. For centuries the Norwegian government has suppressed the Sami people, making it shameful to be Sami. Luckily, this is changing. Sami culture is now on the rise again and our king has apologized publicly for the way the Sami people has been treated. I am proud to be Sami and happy to share my culture with you. I grew up in a sea Sami family and even though I work as an engineer, the sami culture is still part of me. If the dates of this event does not suit you, please send a message and I will try to arrange something for you if possible.

What's included

Food
A light Sami snack and soft drinks or tea/coffee
Transportation
I Will pick you up at Birkelandskiftet light rail terminal and bring you back after the event.

Where you'll be

We will stay in my private home, a traditional Norwegian wooden house located close to the airport and the Birkelandskiftet light rail terminal

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

We have a small dog, so all guests must be comfortable around dogs. I will arrange to pick you up at Birkelandskiftet terminal

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

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    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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Elin
Sami cultural experience
New experience
$45/person
New experience
$45/person