List of Sami dishes

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Thinbread from northern Sweden. On the left one made of wheat, rye and yeast. On the right one made of barley and milk.

This is an incomplete list of Sami dishes and other dishes related to the culture of the Sami people, which spans Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia as well.



  • Gáhkko - Soft flatbread, baked in a frying pan or on a flat stone.[1]
  • Gárrpa - Thin, crusty bread.
  • Ståmpå - Loaf


  • Cloudberries - Eaten both fresh and as jam. Cloudberry jam goes well warm with ice cream.
  • Coffee with leipäjuusto
  • Guompa - angelica mixed with milk and left in barrels to ferment.
  • Gumppus - Blood cakes and blood sausages boiled with potatoes and meat.
  • Jåbmå - Leaves of Mountain sorrel cooked to a stew, usually served with sugar and milk.

Fish dishes[edit]

Meat dishes[edit]

  • Bierggomales - Cooked meat of various kind, chops and sides are common. Also tongue, marrow bones, liver are a part of the Sami cuisine. The dish is more like a five-course dinner, with various parts served in order with hot broth straight from the pot.
  • Bierggojubttsa - A soup containing meat, potatoes, carrots or other root vegetables.
  • Guorppa - A kind of sausage made of minced meat wrapped in omentum.
  • Gåjkkebierggo - Dried meat, eaten as it is or in soup with potato and rice.
  • Mallemárffe - Blood sausage[2]
  • Sautéed reindeer
  • Slåbbå - Blood pancakes[3]
  • Suovasbierggo - Smoked meat, eaten as it is or fried
  • Smoked reindeer

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Annica Grundström, Karin Baer (27 October 2014). Survival in Samiland: Cultural cookbook and stories after seasons. BoD - Books on Demand. p. 24. ISBN 978-9174635683.
  2. ^ "What Food Do You Just Have To Try On A Trip To Lapland?". Archived from the original on 3 February 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  3. ^ Torrents, Anna. "21 Cosas que no sabías de los Sami". Retrieved 12 June 2015.

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