Reindeer Visit, And Sami Culture Including Lunch From Tromso

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  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10am
  • Departure Details :
    Sjøgata 7, 9008 Tromsø, Norway
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

The reindeer and the Sami have been living and working on this land for centuries and they have only recently invited guests to be part of their daily life. You will visit their camp and have a chance to feed the herd of around 300 wild reindeer who will swarm all around and some will even eat from your hands. You will then be invited for hot drinks around the fire inside a warm candlelit gamme (Traditional Sami Hut) where lunch, bidos, cooked over the open fire will be served (a traditional Sami stew which is often served at Sami weddings and other special occasions).

After lunch you will be invited into a lavvu (Sami tent) and gather around the fire to listen to stories about Sami culture and how it is to be a reindeer herder. The Sami guide will also perform a joik (traditional Sami song) for the guests.

Highlights

Led by a local guide

Family friendly

Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Lunch included

Know More about this tour

After pickup in Troms in the morning or afternoon (depending on option selected when booking), your tour starts with the 25-minute drive to the reindeer camp.

Feed the herd of reindeer, and try lasso throwing on a practice target (not a reindeer). Then warm up with coffee inside a lavuu (traditional Sami tent), and listen to stories of Sami culture as you enjoy a hot lunch of bidos (Sami soup) with more coffee and cake. Hear a joik (traditional Sami folk song) from one of your guides, and then return to Troms to end your half-day tour.

Inclusions

Pickup and drop-off at designated meeting points

Transportation to camp

Guide

Snacks

Coffee and/or Tea

Lunch

Use of warm overalls

Entry/Admission - Tromso Arctic Reindeer / Sami Arctic Reindeer

Exclusions

Anything not covered in Inclusions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

What to bring or wear: Warm clothes (at least two layers), gloves, hat, and good winter boots

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Infant seats available

Vegetarian option available

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travelers

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

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  • 02-Oct-2022

    We weren’t sure what to expect since we booked this last minute but it was one of our favorite experiences. I was surprised at how gentle the reindeer are and how they let you feed and pet them. The host we generous with their time and spend some moments talking with us and answering questions. Then later sitting by the fire and eating stew I can’t describe it but it puts you at peace.

  • 28-Aug-2022

    We did this as an evening trip back in December 2021 and had a fantastic time. Getting up close and personal with the reindeer was a new experience for us, dodging antlers when feeding them kept us on our toes. The evening was rounded off by a meal in a lavvu (reindeer is an acquired taste) and story telling. Our hosts were very welcoming and took time to explain about their Sami culture and how much the reindeer mean to their people. Recommended.

  • 17-Mar-2022

    Fabulous seeing the reindeers in their natural habitat. Thought it was for children when I booked it but my partner and I had so much fun, got some great pics and learned alot about the indigenous people.

  • 17-Mar-2022

    Loved to see the reindeers in such a vast land where you were able to feed them and pet them and how the Sami shared part of their traditions with songs and the way of dressing. My visit was actually in February 2020, so there was no need of hand sanitizer or masks.

  • 30-Jan-2022

    We took the Reindeer feeding and Sami Culture tour and it was amazing. The reindeers were just lovely and it was great to see them roam around instead of being captive. The hosts were really nice and polite and the food was just YUM. We also came to know a lot about Sami Culture and their history. We were also given YOIK(a Sami song presented to someone as a gift). All in all totally worth it and I can only highly/totally recommend it!

  • 16-Jan-2022

    Very nice experience! The reindeers are very lovely! The Sami culture is very interesting! The staff in the camp are friendly and kind!

  • 30-Dec-2021

    Was an interesting and memorable day. We visited on 28th Dec. The young girl who told us history and about her family of her parents, sisters and reindeers was passionate about the history and really brought it all to life.

  • 29-Dec-2021

    Absolute gem of an activity. The ground was a bit icy, so our guide lent us spikes for our shoes, which made it much easier and less terrifying to walk around. Feeding the reindeer was a lot of fun. The folks working with the reindeer are excited to talk about them, so you learn a lot as you go. Everyone is pretty relaxed about the feeding, so we got to mingle with most of the reindeer. Some were more friendly than others, but really they all just wanted to eat constantly. Who can't relate with that? You get nudged and pushed by antlers a bit, but no fear, it's a language of love. The reindeer don't really want to attack, they just want you to turn around and feed them too. After the feeding, our Sami guide shared some stories and interesting things about his culture. He was also very informative and welcoming, and I remember practicing my lasso skills afterwards. Really cool stuff. All in all, it was a lot of fun. The trip was well organized but relaxed enough to give you a bit of freedom walking around the area. Would definitely recommend, even in not-so-good weather!

  • 22-Dec-2021

    We’re glad we got to feed reindeer and learn about the Sami culture but the overall value wasn’t there. It was worth not even half of what we paid…we wished we had more than 10-15 minutes of information regarding the Sami culture and had about 30 minutes less with the reindeer. The reindeer lost interest after the initial feeding rush so we ended up just walking around waiting for lunch to be ready. Lunch was good for my wife and I but the kids didn’t really eat any of it. We probably wouldn’t have decided to do this knowing what we got out of it. I’m sure it could’ve been a lot better with a little more thought and effort.

  • 22-Dec-2021

    We were very satisfied with all organisation from The start with guide who gave us all information. The experience there was Just awesome,deffinitely remember for life. includding typical lunch and stories told by sami people there.

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