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Winter 2021-2022

Experience the Sámi culture in the winter

Give this winter a sparkling feeling and get to know the Sámi culture and meet the reindeer in Grövelsjön in Idre. Experience the feeling of the reindeer's soft mule eating out of your hands or warm yourself with a cup of Sámi coffee. At Renbiten you get to learn more about Sámi culture, the eight seasons and life as a reindeer herder.

Experience the reindeer

Meet our tamed reindeer, feed them and be fascinated by stories about how fantastic reindeer are – fully adopted to the artic climate. Did you know that they can see things our eyes can´t?

Suitable for both children and elderly as well as people with disabilities
Remember to dress to be outdoors for about an hour

When: Monday to Fridays 10.00 - 11.00
Price: 250 kr for adults, 190 kr for kids up to 12 years
Family price: 2 adult and 2 kids, 790 kr
Gathering place: At the shop Renbiten in Storsätern, Grövelsjön

Reindeer snowshoe hike

With snowshoes on your feet and a reindeer in your hand! Together with our domestic reindeer, we walk through the old forest. In the meantime, we get to learn more about the life of the reindeer and the reindeer herder during the eight seasons.

We stop on the way to enjoy the peace with a cup of Sámi coffee and delicacies of reindeer meat. The hike is suitable for both adults and children from 6 years.

When: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 14-16
Bring: Clothes to be outdoors for about 2 hours
Gathering place: The shop Renbiten in Storsätern.
Price: SEK 550 per adult, SEK 290 for children 6-12 years
Family price: SEK 1500 for 2 adults and 2 children

Guided tours summer

Learn more about the Sámi culture in summer

Enrich the summer with new knowledge and memorable interactions with Sámi (Sweden's indigenous people) and reindeers in Grövelsjön, Idre. Come meet and pet the reindeers or go for a walk with them - a fun experience for both kids and adults. If you want an exraordinary treat try Taste of Sápmi - a Sámi dinner cooked on open fire - with an additional choice to spend the night in a Sámi cot. Read more about the various experiences below and book directly with Renbiten.

Book your activity below

Meet the reindeer

ACTIVITY 1: Meet our tame reindeer and this years calf. Have them eat from your hand and feel their soft mules. Learn all about this amazing animal and how it has adjusted to the arctic climate. 

Date & Time summer 2021: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10-11am.

Price: SEK 140 pp.

Meeting point: Renbiten, Storsätern at Grövelsjön, Idre.

Booking and more info: Call or e-mail directly to Renbiten. See below.

Walk with reindeers

ACTIVITY 2: Walk through the beautiful old forest together with the reindeers. Experience ant-hills as high as yourself and thick lichen hanging from the trees. A favourite tour for the whole family in a slow pace. A ”Sámi snack” is included as well as stories of our culture and the reindeer herding life.

Date & Time summer 2021: Wednesday and Friday, 2pm - 4pm.

Price: adults SEK 390, children 6-12 yrs SEK 250, children 3-5 yrs SEK 150.

Meeting point: Renbiten, Storsätern at Grövelsjön, Idre.

Booking and more info: Call or e-mail directly to Renbiten. See below.

Ol Antas goathi

ACTIVITY 3: In the early 1900's Ol Anta was stationed on the west side of Grövelsjön to guard the Norwegian border. We will visit his Sami hut - goathi - and listen to stories about the life he led there. In the summer of 2016 we found another old settlement together with an archaeologist, that we will also visit. 

Date & Time summer 2021: Wednesdays, 1pm - 4pm.

Price: SEK 390.

Meeting point: Renbiten, Storsätern at Grövelsjön, Idre.

Booking and more info: Call or e-mail directly to Renbiten. See below.

Maadther Ajjas summer place

ACTIVITY 4: Enjoy a magical experience, where you learn about the historic life with reindeers. Learn about Maadther Ajjas and his summer goathi/hut where he lived with his 10 children, farmhands and dogs a very long time ago. We enjoy a sami meal and coffee prepared on the fire. The hike takes about 30 min (one way).

Date & Time summer 2021: Mondays, 2pm-6pm.

Price: adults SEK 550. For children, please contact Renbiten for price.

Booking and more info: Call or e-mail directly to Renbiten. See below.

Taste of Sápmi

ACTIVITY 5: Enjoy a 4-course Sámi meal in front of an open fire inside a big Sámi hut, surrounded by nature. This tasty treat is accompanied by stories about the Sámi food culture - a memorable experience for all senses. Suitable also for anyone having trouble walking. 

For an additional SEK 1000 you will have your own hut to spend the night in, on a soft reindeer fur throw. 

Date and time summer 2021: Wednesday & Friday, 6pm - 8pm.

Price: adults SEK 890, children up to 12 yrs SEK 445.

Want to cook your own food? Get at basket filled with preparations for a fantastic 3-course dinner filled with love to reindeer meat and the mountains - to cook yourself. Price: SEK 450 / pp. Lunch basket: SEK 250 / pp.

Booking and more info: Call or e-mail directly to Renbiten. See below.

Vacation in the mountains

More summer at Idre Fjäll

See all our summer activities

Contact info Renbiten


Please contact our partner Renbiten directly for booking or any inquires about the Sámi and reindeer activitites. 

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About Renbiten

Renbiten is a small Sámi family business in Grövelsjön, slightly north of Idre, run by Peter and Helena Andersson - one of four families collaborating in Idre Sámi village - Sweden's most southern Sámi village. 

Renbiten is located in Storsätern, in Grövelsjön, a place with magnificent nature in the roadless countryside close to the Norwegian border. At Renbiten you will also find a small shop with local reindeer produce as well as handicraft and wild-caught fish. There is also a café with tasty treats.

To go there by car from Idre Fjäll takes about 45 minutes and you will use your own car for transportation.