04 February 2021

Every year on the 6th of February Sami People's Day is celebrated. This holiday is dedicated to the culture and traditions of the Sami and is celebrated in countries such as Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Russian Federation.

The Sami are a people that live in northern countries: in Norway, numbering about 40 thousand people, in Sweden - 18 thousand people, in Finland - 4 thousand people, in the Russian Federation (on the Kola Peninsula) - 2 thousand people.

The date of celebration of the Day of the Sami people was chosen due to the fact that on the 6th of February 1917 in Trondheim the first meeting of the Sami was held, at which the issues of unification of the Sami of the Nordic countries and their cooperation across borders were considered.

The Sami retain their faith in the spirits – the Masters of lakes and rivers. There is a veneration of sacred stones (cliffs, large boulders) associated with the patronage of crafts and honoring of ancestors.

We, MIR Travel Company, invite you to get acquainted with the incredible culture of the Sami people on a tour to Murmansk. Where we will visit an open-air museum "Sami village" and see the life of the local indigenous Sami people. In addition, in Murmansk you can see the northern lights, go dog sledding, see a “dragon eggs beach”, feed a reindeer and much more.