Sámi culture

The Sámi way of life in the past and in modern times.

  • Samisk lue fra Karasjok (Foto/Photo)
    Sámi cap from Karasjok Anne-Lise Reinsfelt / Norsk Folkemuseum

The emphasis of the exhibition is on traditional livelihoods such as hunting and trapping, fishing, farming and herding.

A separate section deals with the more recent conditions in Lapland / Lapland, with glimpses of the Alta controversy around 1980, the establishment of the Sami Parliament in 1989, and new cultural expressions in literature, music, film and theater.