Reindeer Experience, Sami Culture, And Short Reindeer Sledding Tour 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

Visit a reindeer camp outside of Troms on this 4 hour tour that introduces you to a little Sami culture. You'll have a chance to feed a herd of 300 reindeer, take a 15-minute reindeer sled ride, and then gather inside a Sami tent for a hot meal and to hear stories about Sami culture around the campfire. A guide also performs a joik, traditional Sami folk song.

Highlights

Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Family friendly

Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Lunch included

Know More about this tour

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

Feed the wild reindeer, enjoy a short reindeer-pulled sled ride (about 10 minutes), and try lasso throwing, if you wish (not on real 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 (a Sami soup) with more coffee and cake. Listen to the sounds of a joik (traditional Sami folk song), and then return to Troms to end your half-day tour.

Inclusions

Pickup and drop-off at designated meeting points

Transportation to camp

Guide

10 to 15-minute reindeer sleigh ride

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

Vegetarian option available

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Infant seats 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

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  • 06-Nov-2022

    I spent my birthday here, and it was brilliant. A little disappointing that there was no snow for sledding, but no-one can control the weather! After a short bus ride, you arrive at the camp and are immediately introduced to the herd. You're given a safety briefing and a bucket of pellets and off you go! Before you know it, you are surrounded by these beautiful animals, some happy to eat from your bucket, some content to just meandre amongst you. There are some serious sized antlers to watch out for! There are Sami reindeer herders around who you can ask questions to, and an endless supply of hot chocolate and biscuits if you get cold. At lunch, everyone goes into one of the lavvos and you are served either reindeer stew or a vegetarian option, and here you are told all about the Sami culture, how things were, how things are, the practicalities of herding reindeer as well as the traditions and beliefs. Hand made artifacts are passed around to look at, stories are told, and a jolk is sang at the end, which is lead by a young Sami herder. A very interesting experience, I could have asked questions all day.

  • 13-Apr-2022

    Incredible experience would highly recommend! My partner and I booked this experience last minute due to issues with another tour, so we were unsure of what to expect and we were so glad we did. The staff; Luna, Anne-Marie and Matilda were all fantastic so welcoming and made us feel at home amongst the reindeer. We were provided with an incredible Reindeer stew (definitely try this!) and Luna shared plenty of stories and facts about the native Sami culture. The reindeer experience was phenomenal, you get to roam around and feed any of the 50-100 reindeer for about an hour and a half before jumping on a leisurely sled ride around the area. This was one of the best things we did in Norway (and Tromso) and we couldn’t be happier with how it was conducted from start to finish!

  • 29-Mar-2022

    Unique experience overall. During the your you may feed the reindeer herd, interact with them, go for a 10 minutes sledding. Afterwards you are invited in a lavvu tent for hot drinks and soup. In the end you get to meet the Sami culture, get information about their traditions and finally wrapping up the tour with joik, traditional Sami culture.

  • 21-Mar-2022

    We had a great time feeding the reindeer and learning about the Sami Culture! The camp is very spacious with lots of reindeer to feed. They also gave us crampons as it was quite icy so we could walk around easily. Enjoy your time with the reindeer, there is plenty of time to feed them and walk around while waiting for everybody to enjoy their sled ride so no need to rush or worry you'll miss something - they'll come find you! The sledding was quite relaxing, and I was nervous about the reindeer stew but it was very good. Our favorite part was learning about the Sami culture. Really recommend this experience and learn about the Sami people during your time in Norway.

  • 20-Mar-2022

    Great tour. You get a good long time to feed the super cute reindeer! I pet some of them. If they got greedy with the food you just pet them near their face and they leave the bucket. Sami culture was interesting, stew was good.

  • 19-Mar-2022

    The trip started at raddison blu hotel, we took a bus to the reindeer camp. We were welcomed heavily by the people. We went inside a huge traditional tent and got a small welcome drink, then we headed to feeding the reindeers and taking photos.we rode the small slead and it was so fun They offered us some pictures, and went back to the huge tents and got a hot chocolate and reindeer stew or vegetable option was available. Afterwards, we started a traditional saami culture knowledge session and it was so interactive. The whole experience was pleasant. I only wish we had the option to buy some saami souvenirs and it was less 💩 on the sleads and the road ( thus for people going there just don't dress fancy cuz everything will get reindeer 💩) But it's highly recommended and very enjoyable

  • 16-Mar-2022

    We thoroughly enjoyed the descriptions of Sami Culture and history, and the difficulties of maintaining their lifestyle. It was new to us and we learned a lot. The presenters were very good. We would have liked to hear a lot more about that. The reindeer stew was excellent. Feeding the reindeer was fun. Transportation was great. We would recommend going for the full experience that included lasooing lessons!

  • 15-Mar-2022

    We loved feeding the reindeer and the sleigh ride. But listening to the Sami women tell their stories of life with the reindeer and the challenges of the infringement of modernization, really made the trip very meaningful. We enjoyed the delicious reindeer stew and getting warm during the snowstorm at the indoor fires. It was an amazing experience! Thank you very much.

  • 15-Mar-2022

    A nice trip to a Sami village to get an impression how they live and learn about their culture. It’s touristic so don’t expect a totally authentic experience but sill it was very nice. We could pet and feed some of the 300 reindeer, did a short ride on a sledge, had a lovely meal and really enjoyed the interesting stories 2 Sami girls told us about their way of living.

  • 13-Mar-2022

    Very nice experience. You learn a lot of the Sami people which was really interesting. Very good rendier stew .

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