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Ways to Experience Sami Culture in Tromso

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Ways to Experience Sami Culture in Tromso
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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Lapland Husky Sled Safari from TromsoWinter Sports

Lapland Husky Sled Safari from Tromso

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Delight in the wintery wonderland of Norway on a 4.5-hour husky safari experience from Tromso. Combine stunning scenery with an adrenaline-fuelled adventure as you undertake a breathtaking journey across Breivikeidet. Head to a husky farm located in the snow-smothered wilderness of Tromso, and then climb aboard your sleigh for an exhilarating ride. After your fun-filled ride, revitalize with a hot drink and a sweet cake in a teepee-like tent before returning to the city.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Reindeer Sledding Experience and Sami Culture Tour from TromsoDining Experiences

Reindeer Sledding Experience and Sami Culture Tour from Tromso

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Get acquainted with traditional Sami culture and reindeer on a half-day tour from Tromso. Alongside your guide, experience the joy of reindeer sledding through Tromso's picturesque, and snow-shrouded landscape. After feeding a herd of 200 reindeer, take a comfortable seat inside a ‘lavuu’ (Sami tent) to listen to stories about Sami culture around a campfire. Revitalize with delicious Sami dishes while listening to your guide perform a ‘joik’ (traditional Sami song).
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
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Reindeer Experience, Sami Culture, and Short Reindeer Sledding Tour from TromsoDining Experiences

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

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Enhance your experience of Norwegian traditions on a half-day reindeer sledding and Sami culture experience from Tromso. On arrival at the homestead, get acquainted with a herd of about 300 reindeer during a feeding session. Then, embark on a short and exciting reindeer sleigh ride through picturesque frozen landscapes. Warm up with coffee and classic Sami dishes inside a ‘lavuu’ (traditional Sami tent) and listen to stories and songs derived from ancient cultural traditions.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
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Lapland Lyngen Alps Snowmobile Safari from TromsoWinter Sports

Lapland Lyngen Alps Snowmobile Safari from Tromso

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Experience the exhilaration of snowmobiling over one of Lapland’s most spectacular landscapes during a daytime snowmobile safari from Tromso. Enjoy a tranquil ferry ride across Norway’s glittering fjords to the Lyngen Alps. Climb aboard your snowmobile and follow winding trails through dramatic valleys and over frozen peaks. Soar through the bright or darkened area, depending on the start time selected, and then revitalize with some hot soup and steaming beverages before sailing back to Tromso.
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  • 7 hours
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Overnight Stay in Lavvu, Northern Lights, and Reindeer Sledding in TromsoNature and Wildlife

Overnight Stay in Lavvu, Northern Lights, and Reindeer Sledding in Tromso

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Stay overnight at a comfortable camp on the island of Kvaløya during this overnight tour from Tromso. Stay in a traditional Sami lavvu (tent), and have excellent viewing conditions if the Northern Lights come out. Take a ride on a reindeer sled, try a traditional dish, and learn about indigenous culture from your Sami guide.
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  • 17 hours
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  • 17 hours
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Reindeer visit, and Sami Culture Including Lunch from TromsoHalf-day Tours

Reindeer visit, and Sami Culture Including Lunch from Tromso

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Immerse yourself in Sami culture and feed a herd of 200 reindeer during this 4-hour adventure from Tromsø. With your Sami guides, travel approximately 25 minutes from Tromso to the Sami camp. Enter the lavuu, or traditional Sami tent, for a typical meal with your hosts. Learn about the culture, history, traditions and folklore of the Sami people while sitting around the campfire. Listen as the guides perform a joik, or traditional Sami song. Be sure to bring warm, layered clothing. Round-trip transportation from Tromsø is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
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Tromsø Ice Domes Guided Tour and Reindeer Visit Package TourPhotography Tours

Tromsø Ice Domes Guided Tour and Reindeer Visit Package Tour

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Experience the winter wonderland of Tromsø Ice Domes without the hassle of planning how to get there. This tour includes coach pickup in the city center and takes you into the Arctic wilderness where the Ice Domes are set among the towering mountains of theTamok Valley. You can see the ice bars, ice cinema, and the ice bedrooms and ice restaurant, which are designed to reflect themes ranging from Indigenous Sámi culture to the Northern Lights.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Ice Climbing for Beginners

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In winter, Norway’s striking mountains are encrusted in ice, revealing a stark and dramatic landscape. This tour shows off the best of this winter moonscape. You’ll start the day with a scenic drive and ferry ride toward the Lyngen Alps, followed by a hike through the snow. After strapping on crampons, you’ll learn to ice climb a frozen waterfall. Finish by warming up in a traditional Sami Lavvu, an arctic tipi.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours

Dogsledding, Ice Domes Tour, and reindeer visit combination tourWinter Sports

Dogsledding, Ice Domes Tour, and reindeer visit combination tour

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Experience the Arctic in the traditional way: from a sled being pulled across the snow and ice by a team of happy huskies. After your dog-sledding experience, this small-group tour takes you to explore the Ice Domes, a stunning and artistic architectural feat built anew from ice each year.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Frozen Fjord CruiseSailing

Frozen Fjord Cruise

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An all inclusive sustainable fjord cruise aboard Tromsø’s only large luxurious sailboat amongst beautiful arctic scenery and wildlife.  Sail into a frozen fjord through the ice, and relax in warmth, comfort and safety aboard Tromsø’s only ice class ship with a former Norwegian Coast Guard Sea Captain.  The crew will share information about landmarks, history, and the local environment.  Enjoy traditional Norwegian and Sami cuisine made from scratch with local produce. Some time for fishing will be allotted.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Night Reindeer Sledding with Camp Dinner and Chance of Northern LightsWinter Sports

Night Reindeer Sledding with Camp Dinner and Chance of Northern Lights

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Immerse yourself in Sami culture on an evening tour. Transportation from the heart of Tromso takes you to the camp, where you can feed the herd of reindeer by hand. Take a short sled ride through the snow, then enjoy hot drinks and a three course dinner complete with a typical Sami stew. Afterwards, listen to Sami stories and traditional music by the fireside in an Iavuu (Sami tent).
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Northern Lights and Reindeer Sledding in TromsoNature and Wildlife

Northern Lights and Reindeer Sledding in Tromso

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Go on a Tromso reindeer-sledding adventure to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights in traditional Sami fashion. On this nighttime adventure, start out riding a sled led by reindeer, and then stop at a lavvu tent for a meal. Enjoy a traditional Sami stew and a hot drink to keep warm, and then head outdoors to try to see the bright Northern Lights before the night ends.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in TromsoDining Experiences

Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso

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Experience the rich culture of the Arctic during this dinner with Sami Reindeer Herders and, if you’re lucky, a chance to see the Northern Lights. Settle in for a night of cultural immersion and conversation with some Sami people, an indigenous Scandinavian group that inhabits the region’s far north. After exploring their reindeer camp you’ll dig into a tasty three-course meal, capping it off by attempting to view an Aurora Borealis light show. A guide, dinner and round-trip transport from Tromso are included.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Lapland Northern Lights Tour from TromsoHalf-day Tours

Lapland Northern Lights Tour from Tromso

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Go in search of the elusive Northern Lights during an evening tour from Tromsø. Leave the city lights behind and head to a specially selected viewing location. Watch the night sky from the comfort of a teepee-style tent or wooden hut with a campfire nearby and, with luck, catch the eerie glow of the Northern Lights. Enjoy hot drinks and snacks, or upgrade to enjoy a hot meal, like reindeer stew or fish soup
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Reindeer Sledding and Sami Culture Including Lunch in TromsoNature and Wildlife

Reindeer Sledding and Sami Culture Including Lunch in Tromso

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Immerse yourself in Sami culture on this tour of Norway's arctic pursuits from Tromsø. Go sledding with reindeer, learn to throw a lasso, and hear about the culture and history of the Sami, the indigenous people of the arctic. Taste the local food and hear joik, or traditional Sami singing. Round-trip transportation from central Tromsø included.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Summer in samicampPorts of Call Tours

Summer in samicamp

Visit Our SamiCamp and learn about samiway of living
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
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Tromso Island's Amazing Sailing TourSailing

Tromso Island's Amazing Sailing Tour

An all inclusive sustainable northern light cruise with dinner included aboard Tromsø’s only large luxurious sailboat.  Learn about this spectacular natural phenomenon and enjoy traditional Norwegian and Sami cuisine made from scratch with local produce, warm drinks, and the serenity of sailing in the polar night. Relax in warmth, comfort and safety aboard Tromsø’s only ice class ship with a former Norwegian Coast Guard Sea Captain. 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
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Reindeer Sledding - DaytimeNature and Wildlife

Reindeer Sledding - Daytime

Keen to meet the indigenous Sami people, hear their stories and have a close-up encounter with their reindeer? Participate an authentic Sami culture and reindeer sledding experience at our wilderness centre Camp Tamok. Upon arrival at Camp Tamok, we dress in warm winter clothes and boots and then head off to explore the ancient part of Sami culture and try the oldest form of transport in the north. As our reindeer herd is some distance from our barking huskies, your adventure will start with a short transfer by minibus to our Sami Camp. This fascinating cultural adventure includes reindeer sledding, introduction in lasso throwing, storytelling about the Sami culture and feeding the reindeer. After this memorable encounter with the indigenous Sami people, you will return to Camp Tamok where we will serve you a hot meal around an open fire in a reindeer herder’s tent. After relaxing and warming up, it is time to head back to Tromso and reflect on a memorable experience.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
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Reindeer Sledding - EveningNature and Wildlife

Reindeer Sledding - Evening

Keen to meet the indigenous Sami people, hear their stories and have a close-up encounter with their reindeer? Join Lyngsfjord Adventure for an authentic Sami culture and reindeer sledding experience at our wilderness centre Camp Tamok. The daytime adventures offer wonderful views while the evening tours offer excellent opportunities to experience the majestic Northern Lights. As our reindeer herd is some distance from our barking huskies, your adventure will start with a short transfer by minibus to our Sami Camp after the clothing. This fascinating cultural adventure includes reindeer sledding, introduction in lasso throwing, storytelling about the Sami culture and feeding the reindeer. After this memorable encounter with the indigenous Sami people, you will return to Camp Tamok where we will serve you a hot meal around an open fire in a reindeer herder’s tent. After relaxing and warming up, it is time to head back to Tromso and reflect on a memorable experience
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Reindeer feeding in small groupsHalf-day Tours

Reindeer feeding in small groups

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We would like to invite you to visit our Sámi camp and join us for a family-friendly reindeer interaction tour surrounded by stunning scenery and the famous Lyngen Alp mountains. Lunch and busride is included in the price.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Northern Lights Chase to Aurora CampsPhotography Tours

Northern Lights Chase to Aurora Camps

With 10 years’ experience in Northern Lights tourism, our focus is on quality, comfort and ensuring our guests have a once-in-a-lifetime experience! We set off by bus from Tromsø to chase the Northern Lights. Where we head depends on the latest aurora and weather forecasts. Our experienced guides will find the best photo stop with excellent conditions and a scenic backdrop. Our guides are also professional photographers and will help you with your camera settings so you can take your own photos. Our camps each have two comfortable lavvus (Sami tents), toilet facilities are located on the bus. Once we arrive to the basecamps, We divide into two smaller groups (with max. 20 guests per group), each with their own lavvu and English-speaking guide. We leave the decision of which camp we go to as late as possible so we can see where the Northern Lights are dancing.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
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7-Day Self-Drive-Tour Senja Island from Tromsø - Nature & Culture HolidayMulti-day Tours

7-Day Self-Drive-Tour Senja Island from Tromsø - Nature & Culture Holiday

This self-driven tour is really at your own pace. You can stop as you please and for as long as you prefer. This tour has a focus on the cultural aspects of Senja and Tromsø that are often over looked by travellers as they are not well known. Guests will be provided with a detailed information package after purchase providing information on each out, links to our maps with great spots for hikes or all levels, photography locations and other important points of interest.
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  • 7 days
  • Taking safety measures
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