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!