Karasjok

Travel Guide
Sampi Park

Experience pleasant views and discover the history and customs of the country’s indigenous population in the Sami capital of Norway.

Karasjok is a quaint village overlooking the scenic Kárášjohka River in the northernmost part of Norway. The park in the center of the village pays tribute to the strong indigenous population in the area. Learn about the continued presence of the Sami people in this scenic and fascinating community.

The highlight of the region is Sápmi Park, which is set up to resemble a typical Sami village. Inspect the various huts to learn of their diverse functions. Watch the film in the Magical Theater for an insight into their survival techniques and customs.

Feed reindeer, make your own glassware and enjoy typical indigenous meals focusing on fish and reindeer. Bring your kids to learn how to lasso and listen to traditional songs. The gift shop features intriguing items and souvenirs.

Travel northeast to find the RDM – De Samiske Samlinger, a museum with photographs and artifacts relating to the Sami. Visit the Sami Parliament of Norway, which was inaugurated in 1989 and assembles four times per year. Admire the charming wooden design of its building. The main hall has the shape of a Sami tent. Take a 30-minute guided tour of the building and the starlit library.

In keeping with Sami traditions, one of the most popular activities in Karasjok is dog-sledding. Visit the Engholm Husky Design Lodge in the freezing winter to go dog-sledding through the Arctic wilderness. Summers are fairly warm and green. Gaze up at the array of birds in the sky, including the bluethroat.

Another local landmark is the Old Karasjok Church, built in 1807. Admire its elegant style, with a white façade and red roof and steeple.

Find the community near the Finnish border in northeastern Norway in the county of Finnmark. Drive east from Tromsø for 340 miles (550 kilometers) or from Alta for 120 miles (195 kilometers) to get here.

Enjoy a visit to Karasjok, a quaint village that serves as a gateway to the Sami.

Scandic Karasjok
Scandic Karasjok
3.5 out of 5
Leavnjageaidnu 49, Karasjok, Finnmark
The price is AU$190 per night from 7 Jan. to 7 Jan.
Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sapmi Park and Boble Glasshytte. Maggi beach is 2.6 mi (4.3 km) away.
4/5 Very Good! (213 reviews)
Cosy hotel in Karasjok
"Nice hotel with a good breakfast. Just what we wanted for this stay."

Reviewed on 1 Aug. 2021

Scandic Karasjok
Engholm Husky Design Lodge
Engholm Husky Design Lodge
3 out of 5
Engholm Husky, Karasjok
The price is AU$249 per night from 10 Dec. to 10 Dec.
Situated in Karasjok, this guesthouse is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Maggi beach and within 6 miles (10 km) of Boble Glasshytte and Sapmi Park. Kevo Trail and Sulaojan ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (43 reviews)
Rendez vous with Nature
"The lodge is away from town. You will need a car to get there. Make sure not to arrive on Sundays as all shops and supermarket are closed in town. Nowhere nearby sells food. Meals in-house are expensive. It's quite a unique experience staying there. A rendez-vous with Nature!"

Reviewed on 13 Apr. 2015

Engholm Husky Design Lodge
Karasjok Cabins & Apartments
Karasjok Cabins & Apartments
1 out of 5
Ávjovárgeaidnu 88, Karasjok
Situated in Karasjok, this campsite is within 1 mile (2 km) of Boble Glasshytte and Sapmi Park. Maggi beach is 2 mi (3.3 km) away.
4/5 Very Good! (3 reviews)
"Flott område. Fin beliggenhet på campingen. Veldig fornøyd😊😊"

Reviewed on 12 Jul. 2019

Karasjok Cabins & Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Levajok Fjellstue Adventures
Levajok Fjellstue Adventures
3 out of 5
13 Grenvegen, Tana, Troms og Finnmark
The price is AU$170 per night from 9 Dec. to 9 Dec.
Situated on the riverfront, this cabin is within 32 miles (52 km) of Utsjoki Swimming Pool, Utsjoen Church and Veneranta.
4.5/5 Wonderful! (6 reviews)
Trivelig opphold
"Det var visstnok en mulig lekkasje i hytta vi egentlig skulle ha, så vi ble uten kostnader oppgradert til en større hytte. Alt var veldig rent og fint, og hytta hadde alt man trenger både til kortere og lengre opphold. Siden vi bare hadde én overnatting fikk vi ikke benyttet oss av de øvrige ..."

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2021

Levajok Fjellstue Adventures
Karasjok Cabins & Apartments
Karasjok Cabins & Apartments
1 out of 5
Ávjovárgeaidnu 88, Karasjok
Situated in Karasjok, this campsite is within 1 mile (2 km) of Boble Glasshytte and Sapmi Park. Maggi beach is 2 mi (3.3 km) away.
4/5 Very Good! (3 reviews)
"Flott område. Fin beliggenhet på campingen. Veldig fornøyd😊😊"

Reviewed on 12 Jul. 2019

Karasjok Cabins & Apartments
Vacation home Lemmenliekki 3 in Inari - 4 persons, 1 bedrooms
Vacation home Lemmenliekki 3 in Inari - 4 persons, 1 bedrooms
unnamed road, Inari, Lapland
The price is AU$622 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
Situated on a lake, this holiday home is 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from Lemmenjoki National Park and 6.2 mi (9.9 km) from Lake Menesjarvi. Siida and Sámi Museum are also ...
Vacation home Lemmenliekki 3 in Inari - 4 persons, 1 bedrooms
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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