Sami is the name of the indigenous people of Sápmi, which refers to the Arctic regions of Scandinavia. The Sami Week in Tromsø is an annual festival held in connection to the Sami National Day on February 6th. The Sami Week program is a lively and interesting mix of various cultural happenings, such as exhibitions of Sami art and handcrafts, lectures, seminars and concerts.
During the weekend the Main Square is where it’s happening. Get a real taste of the Arctic at the Arctic Market where several Sami vendors sell traditional garments, handicraft and food. On Saturday the scene is set for the thrilling Norwegian Championship in Lasso Throwing. Sunday is the spectacular and very popular Norwegian Championship in Reindeer Racing . Reindeer sprinting through Tromsø City Center truly is a sight to behold! Bring out those big lenses and dial your shutter speed because the chances of great action shots are very high!
The Sami Week in Tromsø is a unique display of the fusion of modern city life and traditional Sami values, all wrapped up together in picturesque Tromsø¸ during a few intense winter days. We hope to see you there!
Due to the covid-19 pandemic we have to cancel the Sami Week in Tromsø. This includes the lasso throwing, Reindeer race and the Arctic Winter Marked that should take place 6th and 7th of February 2021. However, there are still some digital events going on, please follow the program for more information.
Sami week in Tromsø will be visually marked with lighting of Alfheim in Sami Colors throughout the week from 1st to 7th Februar. In addition, there will be lighting of the Cable Car station and the City Hall on the Sami National Day on 6th February.