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530x397 Lauritzen

530x397 Lauritzen

Sápmi, the land of the Sami .. the area the Sami call their land Sápmi and it is quite a large area; about the size of Sweden, but spread out over Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russian Kola Peninsula. The Sami inhabited the region long before the concept of national borders existed. Most experts agree that the Sami culture can be traced back to around 2000 to 2500 years.

Sápmi, the land of the Sami .. the area the Sami call their land Sápmi and it is quite a large area; about the size of Sweden, but spread out over Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russian Kola Peninsula. The Sami inhabited the region long before the concept of national borders existed. Most experts agree that the Sami culture can be traced back to around 2000 to 2500 years.

NORDIC Goahti - the traditional dwelling of the indigenous Sami people of northern Fenno-Scandinavia.

NORDIC Goahti - the traditional dwelling of the indigenous Sami people of northern Fenno-Scandinavia.

Lavvu is a temporary dwelling used by the Sami people of northern Scandinavia.  About 20,000 Sami live in Sweden – with their own cultural heritage, language, flag and parliament. Photo by; Lola Akinmade

Lavvu is a temporary dwelling used by the Sami people of northern Scandinavia. About 20,000 Sami live in Sweden – with their own cultural heritage, language, flag and parliament. Photo by; Lola Akinmade

The Sami people, also spelled Sámi or Saami, are the indigenous people inhabiting the Arctic area of Sápmi, which today encompasses parts of far northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Kola Peninsula of Russia, and the border area between south and middle Sweden and Norway.

The Sami people, also spelled Sámi or Saami, are the indigenous people inhabiting the Arctic area of Sápmi, which today encompasses parts of far northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Kola Peninsula of Russia, and the border area between south and middle Sweden and Norway.

A Gamme, the traditional house of the Sami people of Norway.

A Gamme, the traditional house of the Sami people of Norway.

Swedish Petroglyph. A petroglyph is an imaged carved into rock. This bronze age petroglyph was found in western sweden in 1972.

Swedish Petroglyph. A petroglyph is an imaged carved into rock. This bronze age petroglyph was found in western sweden in 1972.

Saami-style tools including needle case, knife holster and watercup

Saami-style tools including needle case, knife holster and watercup

Saami: A Cultural Encyclopaedia

Saami: A Cultural Encyclopaedia

ANCIENT VIKING RUNE STONE LUNAR CALENDAR 1000 AD Norway / My viking blog: bibliotecaMV.com

ANCIENT VIKING RUNE STONE LUNAR CALENDAR 1000 AD Norway / My viking blog: bibliotecaMV.com

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