Arctic Environment

Many visitors arriving in Sámi Homeland in Finland may have very different understanding and idea of nature and culture, and their survival strategies and conduct in Arctic conditions vary greatly from those of the Sámi in Sámi Homeland. Therefore, it is advisable to find out accurate information about destination’s culture, customs, everyday life, and surrounding nature before arriving in Sámi Homeland. Climate change affects strongest the fragile Arctic nature. The weakening of predictability of weather and increasing numbers of extreme weather events challenge visitors outdoors. Today, Arctic environment may surprise even local people not to mention visitors unaccustomed to demanding environment.