sami woman in traditional clothes surrounded by reindeer


Homestay with Simon Issát

Being a reindeer herder is more than a job, it's a lifestyle
Simon Issát, host, 2022

Simon Issát Marainen invites you home for a unique opportunity to get close to the Sámi lifestyle, simply by living it! Get to experience life as a reindeer herder while you live in a cottage on Simon Issát's yard, help him with the reindeer and listen to his stories. The days are filled with both reindeer herder chores and free time to explore the local area yourself. So come and visit the Marainen family in Nedre Soppero where you can enjoy the barren winter landscape and the warm hospitality in an unforgettable, personal experience.

Contact us to book this tour.
Send an email to or call us on +46(0)98021329

A man and a boy in saami work clothes
Kid feeding reindeer
two saami children


  • Meet Simon Issat and his family
  • Take part of the every day life of a reindeer herder
  • Meet and feed reindeer
  • Learn more about reindeer hearding dogs
  • Enjoy a private jojk from Simon Issát
  • Taste a traditional Sámi meal by the fire

Good to know

  • Price: SEK 16,500 for two people. SEK 8,250 per additional adult. SEK 4,125 per additional child (3-12 years).
  • Period: 9 January - 16 April 2023, upon request only.
  • Start: Day 1, Friday, pick-up 10.00 from Kiruna, 10.30 from Jukkasjärvi.
  • Finish: Day 3, Sunday, drop-off 16.30 in Kiruna, 17.00 in Kiruna.
  • Group size: Min 2, max 4 people. Max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (3-12 years). Only private circles.



  • Lodging: 2 nights in own cottage in Nedre Soppero (Vuolle Sohppar) included.
  • Board: Full board from lunch day 1 to lunch day 3 included.
  • Activities: Visit to reindeer herd and feeding, skiing, cooking and joik entertainment.
  • Equipment: Bed linnen. Winterclothes and skis to borrow.