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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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Lapland Husky Sled Safari from Tromso, Tromso, null
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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 $220.49
Reindeer Sledding, Feeding, and Sami Culture Tour from Tromso, Tromso, Ski & Snow
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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 $200.34
Overnight Stay in Lavvu, Northern Lights, and Reindeer Sledding in Tromso, Tromso, Half-day Tours
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Overnight Stay in Lavvu, Northern Lights, and Reindeer Sledding in Tromso

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

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 $352.79
Reindeer Sledding and Sami Culture Including Lunch in Tromso, Tromso, Night Tours
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Reindeer Sledding and Sami Culture Including Lunch in Tromso

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

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 $213.57
Northern Lights and Reindeer Sledding in Tromso, Tromso, Cultural 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 $213.57
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 $162.54
Lapland Lyngen Alps Snowmobile Safari from Tromso, Tromso, Half-day 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 $226.16
Midnight Sun RIB Cruise from Tromso, Tromso, Ski & Snow
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Midnight Sun RIB Cruise from Tromso

Embark from Tromsø on a nighttime cruise beneath the magical midnight sun. You’ll sail along the waters of the Norwegian Sea, passing beside Kvaløya ...  Read more

Location: Tromsø, Norway
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $154.98
Hiking With Huskies from Tromso, Tromso, Day Cruises
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Hiking With Huskies from Tromso

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Our two greatest loves are huskies and life outdoors, experiencing nature with a faithful four-legged friend is the best combination. The huskies are highly ...  Read more

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

From USD $124.74
Reindeer Feeding, Lasso Throwing, and Sami Culture Tour Including Lunch from Tromso, Tromso, Hiking ... 
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Reindeer Feeding, Lasso Throwing, and Sami Culture Tour Including Lunch from Tromso

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

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 $137.34

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