Get to know the  Sámi people from Lapland

Get to know the Sámi people from Lapland

Sami People - VisitFinland.com

Sami People - VisitFinland.com

What is the Sámi people in Finland

The Sámi are the only indigenous people within the European Union area and are an indigenous Finno-Ugric people which lived in northern parts of Finland, Norway and Sweden.


The total Sámi population is estimated to be over 75,000, with the majority living in Norway and
the Sámi people are the descendants of nomadic peoples who had inhabited northern Scandinavia for thousands of years.

Until very recently reindeer herding was the basis of the Sami economy and you can still explore the Sami people and see how they have lived together with their reindeer.

 

Map of Lapland in Norway, Sweden and Finland