Gränslandet is a Sami cultural landscape. Reindeer graze here and the area is a workplace for reindeer herding Sami.
Climate and seasons have always played a significant role in Sami culture. The Sami reindeer herding year is based on eight seasons, included in the Sami language. Read more »
Sami cultural landscape
Sami people have lived in Gränslandet for a long time. This is a Sami cultural landscape, but the traces may be difficult to spot for an untrained eye.
Sami villages and reindeer grazing districts
There are six Sami villages in Gränslandet, but a Sami village is not a village in the sense of a cluster of houses. Read more »
Don’t disturb the reindeer!
Reindeer graze in Gränslandet and the area is a workplace for reindeer herders. Frightened reindeer can stray far away and lose valuable energy. Reindeer are easily disturbed, and are particularly sensitive during April, May and June. This is the period before, during and after calving.
When you are in reindeer pastureland remember:
... is the Sami area that stretches across four countries, Russia, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Sami have lived here since time immemorial.