Vindelfjällen och Vindelkroken
There may be different nationalities in the group, our guides speak English and possibility of German guide.
Visit and experience Sámi culture in our summer settlement Vindelkroken. Share everyday Sámi life and enjoy traditional Sámi food. You need to be fit generally but there is no need for mountain experience.
Vindelkroken i situated in the Vindelälven nature reserve, 4 kilometres from the Norwegian border. Here the rapids of Vindelälven run swiftly before the river makes a bend flowing on leisurely down the valley of Ammarnäs. Vindelkroken is the summer pasture land of Gran Sami settlement. Here, every herder family has its own sami hut or cottage. The summer settlement is where we live during the calf branding period..
Leave roads and everyday hustle and stress behind and experience the silence and calm of wide open spaces, walking the paths that Sámi herders and reindeers have used for thousands of years.
When you join a one-week tour to Vindelkroken you choose a package of mountain trekking, Sami culture and traditional Sami food.
There is a great variety of activities in Sami everyday life, depending on weather conditions, the time of the year and the location of the herds. We hike in the mountains, and cook our dinner on an open fire. We spend the night in a Sami kåta or in a herder’s hut.
At the Vindelkroken you become part of Sami everyday life. Enjoy simple, practical chores like fishing or cooking and baking your own food over a fire and then go to sleep in a Sami hut at night. Or learn about the mountain flora and fauna/plants and animals/ while walking about. To stay or live at Vindelkroken is to experience the wonders of fells, streams and sky and also a spiritual experience. Once you have been there you will understand.
For time schedule and prices, please contact us.