Sami homestays in Norway

This item appears on page 57 of the October 2019 issue.

Travelers can stay in a Sami community in northern Norway, participating in daily activities, through Visit Natives (Tiilipojanlenkki 4 A, 01720 Vanta, Finland; phone +358 443 773303,

Three experiences can be booked: a 4-day, 3-night reindeer-herding experience ($2,340 per person between December and March), a 5-day, 4-night reindeer-calving experience ($2,980 per person in July) and a 6-day, 5-night reindeer-migration experience ($2,800 per person in April and May).

Accommodations are basic — tents or cabins without water or electricity.

All of the Sami families speak English well.

Visit Natives also offers stays in Maasai communities in Tanzania.