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Ways to Experience Sami Culture in Tromso

By Viator, March 2018

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The indigenous people of Scandinavia, the Sami, have their own unique language, distinctive customs, and traditional practices, from reindeer herding to handicrafts. Here are just a few ways to experience indigenous culture in Tromso, Norway.

  • Go husky or reindeer sledding across the snow-smothered plains of the Arctic Circle.
  • Listen to a joik (a traditional Sami song) and hear first-hand accounts of Sami culture from local guides.
  • Stay overnight in a lavvo, a traditional teepee-style tent used by the Sami people, at a camp in the wintery wilderness of Northern Norway.
  • Taste traditional Sami dishes, such as bidos, a hearty reindeer meat stew.
  • Feed reindeers, try your hand at lassoing, and learn about the nomadic people’s herding heritage.
  • Search for the Northern Lights and find out how the natural phenomenon features in the beliefs and mythologies of the Sami people during nighttime tours.
  • Look out for local wildlife, such as white-tailed eagles, seals, and harbor porpoises, during a boat tour of the fertile waters off the coast of Kvaloya.
  • Go hiking with huskies and a local Sami guide, then return to their rural camp to  meet playful husky puppies and their parents, and enjoy a campfire-cooked lunch.

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 Reviews

Enjoy the Sami experience of reindeer sledding, where you'll enjoy a long sleigh ride (30 mins) pulled by a wild reindeer. Then feed a herd of 200 reindeer at ...  Read more

Location: Tromsø, Norway
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $201.88
Lapland Husky Sled Safari from Tromso, Tromso, Half-day Tours
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Lapland Husky Sled Safari from Tromso

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 17 Reviews

Love snow? Love speed? Then this 4.5-hour husky safari experience from Tromsø combines them in one adrenaline-rushing adventure. Travel to a husky farm in ...  Read more

Location: Tromso, Norway
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $222.20
Northern Lights Chase Including Possible Bonfire Experience from Tromso, Tromso, Ski & Snow
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Northern Lights Chase Including Possible Bonfire Experience from Tromso

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

We are a family based company that offer the authentic north Norwegian charm in smaller groups up to 16. We pick you up in Tromsø and take you by bus on ...  Read more

Location: Tromsø, Norway
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $133.32
Northern Lights and Reindeer Sledding in Tromso, Tromso, Night Tours
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Northern Lights and Reindeer Sledding in Tromso

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Crackling snow and clear night-time sky printed with green waves from the Northern Lights enjoyed from a sled being gently pulled by a reindeer. This genuine ...  Read more

Location: Tromsø, Norway
Duration: 4 to 5 hrs

From USD $215.21
Reindeer Feeding, Sami Culture, and Short Reindeer Sledding Tour from Tromso, Tromso, Half-day Tours
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Reindeer Feeding, Sami Culture, and Short Reindeer Sledding Tour from Tromso

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Visit a reindeer camp outside of Tromsø on this 3.5-hour tour that introduces you to a little Norwegian culture. You'll have a chance to feed a herd of ...  Read more

Location: Tromsø, Norway
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $163.79
Reindeer Feeding, Lasso Throwing, and Sami Culture Tour Including Lunch from Tromso, Tromso, ... 
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Reindeer Feeding, Lasso Throwing, and Sami Culture Tour Including Lunch from Tromso

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Enjoy a reindeer experience outside of Tromsø on this 3 to 4 hour tour that introduces you to Sami culture. You'll have a chance to feed a herd of 200 ...  Read more

Location: Tromsø, Norway
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $138.40
Reindeer Sledding, Throwing and Sami Culture Including Lunch in Tromso, Tromso, Nature & Wildlife
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Reindeer Sledding, Throwing and Sami Culture Including Lunch in Tromso

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We would like to give you the opportunity to become better acquainted with the Sami culture and join a pleasant and fun Reindeer Sledding in beautiful North ...  Read more

Location: Tromsø, Norway
Duration: 4 to 5 hrs

From USD $215.21
Overnight Stay in Lavvu, Northern Lights and Reindeer Sledding in Tromso, Tromso, Cultural Tours
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Overnight Stay in Lavvu, Northern Lights and Reindeer Sledding in Tromso

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Try reindeer sledding, the oldest means of transportation in the north. The location has little artificial light and excellent conditions to look for the ...  Read more

Location: Tromsø, Norway
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $355.52
Sami Culture Tour Including Reindeer Sleigh Ride and Lasso Throwing in Tromso, Tromso, Night Tours
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Sami Culture Tour Including Reindeer Sleigh Ride and Lasso Throwing in Tromso

The Sami have used reindeer and sled to transport people and equipment for hundreds of years. On this exciting tour, you will learn about how they drive the ...  Read more

Location: Tromsø, Norway
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $184.11
Lapland Lyngen Alps Snowmobile Safari from Tromso, Tromso, Cultural Tours
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Lapland Lyngen Alps Snowmobile Safari from Tromso

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Fancy snowmobiling in one of Lapland's most spectacular regions? If so, this 7-hour daytime or evening snowmobile safari experience from Tromsø will hit ...  Read more

Location: Tromso, Norway
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $227.91

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