August 4, 2015

Coast of Norway - Meet the old Sami Nils Somby close to North Cape

There is app. 40 000 samis in Norway. 
Nils we met by the road along Porsangerfjorden from North Cape. 

For more of Nils Somby: Look him up at Google. He is probably the worlds most photographed Sami.... 

 Here are some more of this people: 

Wiki: The Sami people (also Sámi or Saami), traditionally known in English as Lapps or Laplanders, are an indigenous Finno-Ugric people inhabiting the Arctic area of Sápmi, which today encompasses parts of far northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Kola Peninsula of Russia, and the border area between south and middle Sweden and Norway. The Sami are the only indigenous people of Scandinavia recognized and protected under the international conventions of indigenous peoples, and are hence the northernmost indigenous people of Europe.

Nils is living on the same island Magerøya where you also find North Cape - The northernmost point of Europe.
Here some tourists at the monument out on this outpost of our mainland.

The Madam enjoyed meeting the old Sami up there in the North....

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