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Reindeer Experience, Sami Culture, and Short Reindeer Sledding Tour from Tromso provided by Tromso Arctic Reindeer

Reindeer Experience, Sami Culture, and Short Reindeer Sledding Tour from Tromso

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Enjoy your half-day tour as you invited by Sámi people to partake in their traditions. This tour takes you to a reindeer camp outside of Tromso, where you meet the animals, feed them, and then embark on a sled ride. Afterward, you gather insider a lavvu (traditional Sámi dwelling) for a delicious meal with enlightening conversation about the indigenous people of Northern Norway and to hear joik (traditional song).
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Sjøgata 7
Sjøgata 7, 9008 Tromsø, NorwayPlease meet at the reception area of the Radisson blu hotel. You will see our guides there waiting for you in blue jackets with our tromso arctic reindeer logo on.
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    Tromso
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Enjoy a 10-15 minute sleigh ride as the reindeer guide you around the valley and along the coast. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to feed 300 of these magnificent animals before entering the gamme for a hot traditional meal cooked over the fire. Finish the day by gathering around the fire to listen to Sami history, stories and joiking (songs).
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Sjøgata 7
Sjøgata 7, 9008 Tromsø, NorwayPlease meet at the reception area of the Radisson blu hotel. You will see our guides there waiting for you in blue jackets with our tromso arctic reindeer logo on.
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Highlights
  • Get an inside look at the traditional lifestyle of the indigenous Sámi people
  • Enjoy a thrilling reindeer-pulled sled ride and feed the animals
  • Savor a delicious home-cooked, traditional Sámi meal
  • Round-trip transportation from Tromso included
What to Expect
At your preselected time, meet the rest of your group in downtown Tromso. Board the coach and settle in for the journey out of Tromso and into the Arctic countryside. Upon arrival at the reindeer camp, meet your herder-guide and the animals. Take the opportunity to feed the reindeer under the guide's supervision. Afterward, board a sled pulled by reindeer and embark upon a thrilling ride across the snow. Next, it's time to head inside the cozy lavvu. Warm up with a hot drink as you hear stories about the culture of the indigenous Sámi people. Savor a delicious meal of traditional Sámi soup (bidos) and cake as your hosts introduce you to the joik. Afterward, return to Tromso, where your tour concludes with a drop-off back at the original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Sjøgata 7, 9008 Tromsø, Norway
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Pickup and drop-off at designated meeting points
  • Transportation to camp
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks
  • 10-15 minute reindeer sledding
  • Entry/Admission - Tromso
Exclusions
  • N/A
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • What to bring/wear: Warm clothes (at least two layers), gloves, hat, good winter boots
  • Vegetarian option is possible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Taylor P wrote a review 3 Apr
13 contributions1 helpful vote
This exceeded my expectations in every single way, from the magical experience of feeding the reindeer to meeting the lovely Sami people, feeling free to ask them questions, and the delicious lunch. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting the Tromso area.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Strachinaru A wrote a review 3 Apr
Bucharest, Romania2 contributions
It was the best part of our Norway tour. I would recommend to everyone and you wont regret. We didnt, but better choose to also see northren lights, i bet it is amazing
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Linda S wrote a review 2 Apr
Vancouver, WA4 contributions
I was actually with a tour group and this was one of the places we visited. Had a wonderful time. Loved the brief sledding and a especially the feeding of the reindeer. What an experience. Enjoyed the lunch And hearing about the Sami people. Everyone was so nice and
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Cardie Molina wrote a review 2 Apr
Los Angeles, United States3 contributions
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We enjoyed seeing and feeding the reindeer and going in the Sami tent. It was a gorgeous day. The sleigh ride was underwhelming- kind of like a kiddie pony ride as sleds were linked and reindeer were led in a large circle. Lunch served was a tasty reindeer stew, they did have a
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Date of experience: March 2020
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kimfraher wrote a review 2 Apr
Austin, Texas9 contributions
This is a must do experience for all ages!! The Sami People are truly amazing! They share an incredible experience leaning about their culture, tasting a delicious meal, and having the amazing opportunity to be so close to their beautiful reindeer!! I learned so much, thank
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Date of experience: February 2020
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By: Tromso Arctic Reindeer
HengS20
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Enjoyable!
It was a fun day out feeding the reindeers, and going for the reindeer sledding thereafter! The Sami people were ve
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Jfreemire
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Great experience. Lived up to all my expectations. The highlight of my trip to Norway.
It was all great. I enjoyed talking with the Samis to learn about their culture, interacting with the reindeer, the
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Urszula R
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Fabulous day
It was great to wonder and feed reindeer’s. there was some food. Culture talk. Really relaxing experience. Good for
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jojsk
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A dream come true
Feeding the reindeer and being able to touch them and spend some time in the middle of the herd was a dream come tr
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gracehU8956SO
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Amazing !
We visited the camp in Feb 2020. We had so much fun. It was truly an experience to remember. Highly recommend.
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kanelson55
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Fantastic experience
It was a very memorable and enjoyable. Our host was lovely. It was wonderful to learn a little about her culture an
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CatherineT142
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A highlight of our trip to Tromso
We originally wanted to go dog-sledding but quickly realised it wasn't suitable for our young-ish children. The rei
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Saskia2300
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Reindeer feeding & Sami culture
Feeding the reindeer was a great experience. It is great to be in the middle of the herd. Learning about the Sami p
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gian paolo u
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A night together with Sami
It was heavily snowing so no northern lights but the experience and welcome has been fantastic. Great hospitality a
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qsuperman
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Awesome experience
This was an amazing experience. I went twice, the first on Christmas Eve. What better way to spend Christmas Eve
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melodyj395
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Beautiful
It was a last minute decision to do this tour and I am so glad I did. It was a beautiful experience and I would lov
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anetteblum
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Fantastic experience
It was a fantastic and beautiful tour visiting the very cute reindeer and the extremely kind Sami people. We felt s
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Beena P
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Excellent experience
Everything was fantastic and loved each moment. Delicious food too Great to know sami culture. Beautiful experien
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adventure2019qaz
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Visit to Reindeer farm in Tromso
Visit was very enjoyable and was able to Feed and move around with Reindeer Enjoyed the Reindeer Steak and soup se
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stephanemaia
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Amazing experience!
We visited the camp last December (2019) and it was truly an experience to remember. The bus drive from Trømso, eve
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