Sarahkkas Sámi Indigenous Festival
17th, 18th, and 19th of June, 2022
Friday: at 10:00–23:00
Saturday: at 10:00–24:00
Sunday: at 10:00–18:00
Café: Sale of vegetarian food, reindeer dinner bidoš, kakes, coffee, tea, og soft drinks.
The festival is a non-alcoholic arrangement
The Sáráhkkás Sámi Indigenous Festival is a place where people across cultures meet, with the human place of meeting being the heart.
Sáráhkká is the Sámi goddess of love and fertility. She kindles the fire in your heart to help you get in touch with your own powers of love, and with your consciousness. This kindling results in what you carry and what you "give birth to" — what you bring into this world.
Sáráhkká is closely related to the creation of animals and humans. By focusing on her power we gain focus on the good power which is inherent to us all. In this way we gain harmony with Mother Earth, animals, plants, and all life associated with creation and production. We then create a life that is in harmony with ecological consciousness, so that we can live in line with the values of nature.
How does today's modern man experience nature? What about our own inner nature when met with the outer environment?
At the Sáráhkkás Festival you can share your experiences with others. Here, you will get the opportunity to create, bring joy, or just exist in the moment.
There will be music, workshops, shops, ecological food, stories, seminars, entertainment, and talks.
At the festival you will have the opportunity to visit exciting exhibitors from Norway, Sápmi, and other traditions from other countries — everything shamans, performers, and artists.
At the festival you can participate in:
Making your own rattle of reindeer skin
Indian dance workshop
Making your own shaman drum with traditional reindeer skin
Ceremonies, summer solstice, and water ceremony
Summer solstice ceremony
Sámi nature understanding
Mantras, songs, and chanting
Creation with nature spirits
The inheritance of the Vikings
The many worlds of nature
Power animals and shamanism
Communication with animals
Sáráhkkás ceremony of love
Course in joik
Sámi indigenious insight
Ritual nature walk
Take part in drum journeys
Joint drum journeys around the fireplace
Discussion of indigenous perspectives and old traditions
Methods of healing using nature's elements
Silent journey with shaman staff
Workshop, mini course
Children's parade (opening ceremony)
Workshops for children and adults
Walk and meditation among plants
Children's opera in Sámi: The Hunt for the Northern Lights
Shinrin-Yoku arose in Japan in the 80s and means to absorb the woodland atmosphere.
Aktiv Eidsfoss offers canoe activities. They have 8 canoes available during this year's festival, for both children and adults.
The drum circle of the world
Make your own drum or rattle with reindeer skin:
There is limited space for this activity, so please sign up early.
When you sign up to make your own drum, everything is included (reindeer skin, frame, horns for handles, and components for drumsticks). The price is 2,800 NOK. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you sign up to make your own rattle, everything is included (reindeer skin and other components). The price is 500 NOK. Send an email to email@example.com.
Sale of books, duodji (Sámi hand crafts), art, hand crafts, hand made knives, home made products, rattles, drums, shaman shawls (silkii), stones, crystals, necklaces, and more.
Sale of Sámi Wisdom Cards — 48 magical cards
Sáráhkkás Guiding Cards Version I
Channeled from the other side
Sáráhkkás Guiding Cards Version II
The wisdom cards will help you get in touch with your subconscious self
Would you like to rent a sales booth? Do a talk, entertainment, or worshop at the festival?
Please get in touch
Mobile phone: +47 441526642
Astrid Ingebjørg Swart
ACCOMMODATION IN TENTS AT INDICATED PLACES ON EIDSFOSS:
Free of charge for festival attendants
Bring your own tent. It is 200 meters to walk to the festival area. It is free of charge, but you will have to inform Solvår for the offer to be valid.
Sandviken by Eikern:
There is space to stay overnight in tents at Sandviken, 700 meters from the festival area. Bring your own tent or hammock. It is free of charge but you will have to inform Solvår for the offer to be valid.
Football grounds by Vassbotn:
If you arrive by motorhome/camping van, you can park it here. There is plenty of space. Let Solvår know.
Those who stay overnight at Bettum verksted can use the toilets at Pålsbua. Those who stay overnight at Sandviken can use the outdoor toilets at Sandviken.
PS: Those who stay overnight in tent/motorhome/camping van/hammock are responsible for the area. Please clean up after yourselves. Collect any trash, so it will be welcoming to the next visitors. Look after each other, take care, and show consideration.
Sign up for staying overnight in tent/motorhome/camping van
Contact: Solvår Ramsberg
Mobile phone: + 47 47057923
Other overnight options at Eidsfoss, contact:
Thorrud Camping, phone: +47 33057099
Eikernveien camping: +47 92837766
Visit Eidsfoss and Visit Holmestrand offer more options
AirBnB, hotels, inn, guesthouse, cabins, camping spaces
Holmestrand, 20 minutes
Hokksund, 20 minutes
Kongsberg, 35 minutes
Asker, 40 minutes
Tønsberg, 40 minutes
Drammen, 40 minutes
Oslo, 1 hour
TRAVEL AND PARKING
There is plenty of parking space outside the festival area. We advice multiple people to travel together, to spare the environment.
For trains, visit www.vy.no for an overview of train times.
For buses, visit www.vkt.no and plan your journey.
Directions to Eidsfoss:
Many roads lead to Rome, but we are going to Eidsfoss
Follow E18 towards Drammen. Follow the road towards Tønsberg. Turn off towards Sande and follow the signs to Eidsfoss.
Gamle Eidsfoss Markerudveien 10, Hallen sceneområde
IF YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS, GET IN TOUCH WITH:
Thorill Jansen, mobile phone: +47 41526642
SÁRÁHKKÁS FESTIVAL IS SPONSORED BY:
Our partners are:
Org. nr.: 925 883 182
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