Artists and shamans 2017

Wimme & Rinne

Wimme & Rinne is the artists saturday night at Isogaisa the 26. august. Wimme Saari has been loved for many decades for high quality music experiences with the sound of meditation, ecstasy and eternity. The sami way!

Listen to Wimme

 Ande Somby

This year the people of Isogaisa, will learn to know Ande Somby.
He is a Sami writer, musican and lawyer living in Tromsø.
He has been an activ joiker since 1976, and published 5 CD's with joik.
His joik is deep rooted in the tradisjons of joiking, in the direction of the mountain Sami in East Finnmark and to the Sami in Tanadalen.
At Isogaisa, he will tell about the origin, and also be the musican in the cave concert. There are the sounds of the nature a part of the music.

So when we dance the special Isogaisa dance, it will be to the music of Ande!

Eirik Myrhaug

Eirik Myrhaug is one of "the elder" in Isogaisa. He is Sami, healer and shaman who grew up in Gratangen near Lavangen, where Isogaisa is taking place.
Isogaisa he will lead a hike to a sacred place int he mountain. He also gives lectures about the Saami symbols and their meaning in the present, and we will be with him on the drum journey.

Eirik has devoted much of his life to develop an ecological economic model that won widespread acclaim and he is considered a pioneer for this in the Nordic region.
In 1992 he started on his shaman way, to bring forward the knowledge from his parents. He created course series "Shaman Healing" and became famous as the shaman who stopped the blizzard in the north. He has helped thousands of people with close and distant healing and has educated many healers.

Erena Rasfield Rhose

Erena is an excellent ceremony master who uses song to work with water and air to Mother Earth. This is her fourth time visiting Isogaisa. She is a Watershaman, Hou Tau Arouhanui, from Aotearoa in New Zealand, but she has been living in Sweden in over twenty years together with her Swedish husband. 

Erena is a Doctor of Maori Traditional Medicine and is known as a spokeswoman for the worlds minorities and indigenous people, which has led her to invitations and meetings including with pope Dalai Lama. Erena is an action woman who gets us to realize the impact of the spiritual world of indigenous people. 

 Sainkho Namtchylak

Sainkho Namtchylak is a person of culture for them that realy have given over to the world of throate song! She comes from Tuva, in the easth Sibir. And as in the neabor country, Mongolia, tradisions with throaete songs.
Sainkho did recive the hounor from Republic of Tuva (russia) in 2011 for hers role in the republice.

She will have a concert and work-shops - and also participate in rituals and sermonies.

Listen to Sainkho

Robert A. Vars-Gaup


Robert is going to hold a drum journey and together with Fredrik Prost they have a task to make a fire ritual in Sarahkkas spirit, especially for Isogaisa. Robert has got his skills from his Sami roots and by learning from his family and forefathers. He uses both old Sami traditions and reading methods, and also newer methods for practice of shamanism, and has become an established and recognized course holder and healer.

Jane & Per

Sweat lodge is a traditional you can see in many cultures. There in the darknes, you will be cleaned as well inside, outside and spiritly.

Jane Folsted and her husband, Per Søager from the Mother of Earth Garden in Denmark, will lead their sweat lodge at wedensday and friday. Jane is also a member of the Shaman counsil.

Anna-Katariina Hollmérus

Anna-Katariina Hollmérus  is this years festival artist. Her art is close related to her spiritual path. She went at the Ailo Gaup - Saivo Shaman School - and followed him close his last years. Greatful and very happy to have you with us!


Moon Far Away is the band number one at the Russian neofolk scene. MOON FAR AWAY took part in folk, rock, world music, jazz and contemporary art international festivals.

The philosophy of the band is the combination of traditional European culture and the magic soundscape of the Russian North with technology and new media. All carefully combined with the centuries old melodies and poetry reflecting the heritage where Pagan traditions meet Christianity, and where West meets the East.

Listen to the group

 Nadezdha Lyashenko

Nadezdla, or Nadia Fenina comes from a traditional reindeer hearding family, from the village if Shongui, a couple of miles outside Murmansk. Her engagement as a cultur mediator has led her around all the whole Sovjet, and to many indigenous socities in the north. Nadia Fenina has published severels books about sami tradition and shamanism. For the moment only in Russian. Througout her special king of song and drumming, she takes us far, far away.

Eero Peltonen

Eero Peltonen is a singer and a voice & performance coach. He works also as a healer and a facilitator of personal and group transformation. He lives in Hämeenlinna, Finland. 

Eero has developed and lead a 10-month course in Finnish tradition where handcrafts, folk art, myths and celebrations are interwoven into the cycle of the year. He has training in Playback, community and music theatre. He has co-led two ritual theatre performances – The Bear Wedding and The Tree of Life.

At Isogaisa Eero will share the wisdom of his roots – the mythic stories and songs in the Kalevala and the shamanistic elements of Finnish mythology.  He will give three talks as well as individual healing sessions.

Eero is proud to be one of the Nordic links in the worldwide chain of healers, artists and leaders.

Aage Solbakk


Seminars with base in historical facts is something new this year. Aage Solbakk is a historian and wants to tell about Sami rituals and understanding of the holy in Sami areas, starting from the North Sami area. Aage lives near Tana River in Norway and is a salmon fisherman, outfield performer, publishing editor and writer in ČálliidLágádus, Authors Publisher. The publishing house has released the most interesting book about practice of shamanism in the North, which is called ‘Powerful Forces’ and is written by Ingjerd Tjelle.

 Peter & Eva Armstrand

Make your own shaman stick! Peter "Fourbears" Armstrand and Eva Armstrand are craftmens with a long experience to make tools for shamanism and the art of volve. At Isogaisa this year, they will lead a workshop. There you can make your own shaman/seid/sorcery stick. You will be provided for what you need to make your own stick.

Kjetil Kvalvik

We are looking forward to have Kjetil Kvalvik at Isogaisa 2017.
He will lead the morning meditation. He will also lead workshops, which he named "the heart of the shaman".
He shares his wisdom and experience how to use the hearts unic intelligens and power to create the life you dream about and deserve. Also how to easy reforme your relations and how to develop deeper intuition and contact with the nature.

Francis Joy

Francis Joy is a Body Therapist working with a specific focus on addiction.Originally from England, Francis has worked extensively as a healer and therapist for 20 years, including running a healing clinic in Helsinki, Finland, beforemoving to Rovaniemi, where he is currently engaged in academic study.