The Sami are the indigenous population of northern Scandinavia whose ancestors first migrated there as the last ice age receded. Sápmi is a nation and a people unconstrained by borders, as the Sami have the right to pursue reindeer husbandry in Sweden. They have their own language with four distinct dialects. The northern Sami region is characterized by birch forests, beautiful lakes, arctic tundra and tall mountains. Its people practice a nomadic mountain culture and way of life. Here are a few images of this extraordinary part of the world.