Lapland’s Culture: Reindeer & Sami

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There is no other sound except crunching of snow under their feet and tinkling of sleigh bells tied around their neck. I am cozily snuggled in a wooden sled with a rug casually thrown over me. It is half past midnight with temperature dipping to around minus 20 degrees. There is a chill in the air as expected. We are passing through a snow covered forest and the reindeer are gently pulling my sleigh moving in line. Reindeer, sleigh and snow … that’s what one expects in a Nordic region during peak winter. ..