The Sámi Site

The Sami used a turf or sod building called goahti, or gamme (plural gammer) as the Norwegians call it. This type of building was used wherever the Sami lived, from Hedmark in southeastern Norway to Finnmark in the north. The gamme could be used as a barn or as a dwelling. In some places people and animals shared a gamme.

  • The Sami Settlement at Norsk Folkemuseum
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    The Sami Settlement at Norsk Folkemuseum Anne-Lise Reinsfelt / Norsk Folkemuseum