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    Beiwe Festival The Sami People.....The Saami People the indigenous people of Finland, Norway, Sweden worship Beiwei, the Sun Goddess of fertility and sanity, who travels through the sky in a structure made from reindeer bones with her daughter Beiwei- Neia to herald back the greenery on which their reindeer feed.

    NORWAY: Sámi girl. The Sami people, also spelled Sámi or Saami, are the Arctic indigenous people inhabiting Sápmi, which today encompasses parts of far northern Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Kola Peninsula of Russia, and the border area between south and middle Sweden and Norway. The Sámi are Europe's northernmost and the Nordic countries' only officially indigenous people.

    NORWAY: Sami man

    Stockholm, Sweden

    Northern Lights over a graveyard in Kabelvaag, Nordland Fylke, Norway • photo: nb_harstad on Flickr

    A Sami woman and child with their reindeer. Finland. Lappish costume and culture on its best !

    The People Who Walk With Reindeer | English Russia Sami

    Sami people

    Map of Helsinki, Finland. The highlighted areas are public parks. Helsinki Central Park is 10 km long!

    Laila Tobiassen in traditional beaded West Greenlandic costume. Ilulissat, Greenland

    Jokkmokk, Sweden. There are roughly 70,000 indigenous Sami people who live in the Arctic and subarctic areas of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the humanity - sapmi - russian kola peninsula (collectively known as the Sápmi region). 20,000 of them live in Swedish Lapland.

    Finnish Sami girl from Lapland in traditional dress.

    Sami girl in a traditional hat and peske at the Jokkmokk Winter Market. Sweden

    Sami bride | The Sami people, one of the largest indigenous groups in Europe, lives in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. Their traditional languages are the Sami languages, which are members of the Finno-Lappic group of the Uralic language family. | © samisknettverk

    Sami of Finland

    so beautiful...

    ...Western Siberia, Russia...


    Oslo: The Capital of Norway. Vintage travel poster.

    The Sami people, inhabiting the Arctic parts of far northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Kola Peninsula of Russia...