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Sami culture and dinner

workshop

Sami culture and dinner

6 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 7 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English, Norwegian
workshop

Sami culture and dinner

workshop

Sami culture and dinner

6 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 7 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English, Norwegian

What you'll do

This is an unique chance to learn about Sami culture and experience the true northern hospitality in Bergen. This is 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 and we will have a look at my private collection of Sami handicrafts and art. Maybe you would like to buy a bracelet? You will learn about the Sami traditional singing, 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 want to learn about the Sami costume; Kofte. Did you know that you can tell where a Sami originates 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? Bring your camera! We will end the evening with a 3 course traditional Sami dinner: starting with salmon, followed by the traditional Sami bidos with reindeer, which is always served in Sami weddings, and the dessert will be based on local berries. Over dinner we will talk about anything you want to know about the Sami culture and people

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. I have a passion for cooking and I have attended cooking classes with Laila Spik, a Sami Chef who has inspired modern cooking gourmet restaurants like Noma. 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 traditional Sami dinner including, reindeer. The menu may be adjusted based on your preferences. A vegan meal may also…
Drinks
Soft drinks , coffee or tea

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Where you'll be

We will stay in a typically Norwegian wooden house for this event. It is located close to the airport with easy access with the tram/bybane/light rail.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 18 and up can attend. You must be comfortable around dogs, as we have a little Australian terrier, Monty.

More tips

The event is very informal and you can ask all the questions you like as we go along. We welcome all guests as friends, believing that a stranger is just a friend we have not yet met.

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Elin
Sami culture and dinner
6 reviews
From ₹4,783/person
6 reviews
From ₹4,783/person