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

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
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Reindeer Feeding, Sami Culture, and Short Reindeer Sledding Tour from Tromso
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Overview
Consider it a once-in-a-lifetime experience when invited by the 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).
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.
Reviews (87)
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Reviewed 4 days ago
A fun afternoon!

We chose the half day tour without the sledding and it was still a really fun afternoon. I was extremely excited for this activity but I knew my husband was apprehensive and thought it was a tourist trap. Yes, it is a tourist activity as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank brookevds
Katri M, Outreach Coordinator at Tromso Arctic Reindeer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for visiting and for the great review! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience of meeting the reindeer and learning about Sami culture. Warmly welcome back!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Good experience

We really enjoyed our time at the reindeercamp. Very friendly people. Feeding the reindeers was great, also taking tour with them was great, even with the snow wind. Would definitly recommend

1  Thank Anne-Marie V
Katri M, Outreach Coordinator at Tromso Arctic Reindeer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for visiting! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the Sami experience.

Reviewed 1 week ago
great experience

This was a lovely start to our holiday. It was great to learn about the Sami culture and feed the reindeer, especially the shy ones. It's actually quite meditative and relaxing watching and feeding the reindeer. The welcome and hospitality is warm and relaxed and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank foxfireinBrighton
Katri M, Outreach Coordinator at Tromso Arctic Reindeer, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for visiting and for the great review! I'm happy to hear that despite the challenging snow conditions you enjoyed the experience of getting to know more about the Sami culture. Warm welcome back!

Reviewed 1 week ago
It went by so fast

I was at first a little skeptical that this could take more than an hour and keep me entertained especially with drizzling rain in the forecast. Yet, between the short bus ride and roughly three hours we spent there, I don't know where the time...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 945byronc
Katri M, Outreach Coordinator at Tromso Arctic Reindeer, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and for sharing your experience! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed everything from meeting the reindeer and sledding to learning about the Sami culture. Welcome back again anytime!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great Experience

This was a great experience for us. Rode the reindeer sled, fed the reindeer, and had a traditional Sami dinner and heard about their history. Overall, great experience. We were there during polar nights and northern lights did not make an appearance that particular night.

1  Thank evelyna1988
Katri M, Outreach Coordinator at Tromso Arctic Reindeer, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for visiting and for the great review!

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wititas
9 January 2019|
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Response from natalieturnernc | Reviewed this property |
I went on the 10 am trip and was back by 2 pm.
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Manasa L
26 November 2018|
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Response from penelopejax85 |
Hey, Saw no response, I just checked my mobile ticket and duration is set to 3-4hours, Hope that helps! PJ
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