Everyday Life

Sámiland has been home to Sámi people since time immemorial. When visiting Sámi Homeland, you are in a special and precious cultural landscape that has been formed and sustained by everyday life of the Sámi. This living cultural landscape enables the vitality and wellbeing of Sámi culture and transmission of it all to future generations. What may be ‘wilderness’ for a visitor, is home for the local Sámi people, and for many, also a source of livelihood and subsistence economy unconnected to tourism. While there may be no visible signs of human presence in nature, there is not a single place or area in Sámi Homeland that does not have a Sámi name and that has no cultural use or significance related to a season.