Tromsø, Norway
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Overview

Enhance your experience of Norwegian traditions on a half-day reindeer sledding and Sami culture experience from Tromsø. On arrival at the homestead, you’ll get acquainted with a herd of 200 reindeers during a feeding session. Then, embark on an exciting 10-minute 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. Round-trip transfers from central Tromsø are included.

  • Half-day reindeer sledding and Sami culture experience from Tromsa
  • Feed a herd of 200 reindeer and enjoy a 10-minute sleigh ride
  • Revitalize with classic Sami dishes and warm coffee in a lavuu
  • Listen to cultural Sami stories and witness the performance of a 'joik' (Sami song)
  • Round-trip transfers are included

At a prearranged meeting point in Tromsa city center, you’ll board a coach destined for the reindeer camp — a traditional homestead located in Tromsa’s frozen wilderness. On arrival, greet your guide and enjoy a feeding session with a herd of 200 reindeer.

After getting acquainted with the gentle creatures, you’ll board a sleigh for an exciting ride: as reindeer pull your sleigh over the snow, admire the frozen landscapes and snow-dusted flora of Tromsa.

Next, make yourself comfortable in a lavuu; warm up with steaming coffee and listen to stories derived from ancient Sami culture. In the comfort of the tent, you’ll enjoy a fulfilling lunch of bidos (flavorsome Sami soup) and sweet cake as you witness the performance of a joik (Sami folk song).

When your tour concludes, return to central Tromsa in a climate-controlled coach.

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A
, Sep 2018

enjoyed so much with the reindeer and the sledding, with the story sharing. Good service from all the staff, lunch can be further improve, too salty.

M
, Feb 2018

This was a fantastic trip. All our group enjoyed feeding the reindeers and the sledge ride.
Everyone was super friendly.
Soup and a warm drink were provided, which was much appreciated and very tasty!
Would highly recommend this trip, for young and old.

R
, Feb 2018

A must when visiting Tromso! Once in a lifetime experience, especially with the reindeers!

A
, Aug 2017

This tour was amazing!

I
, Apr 2017

This tour was amazing!

R
, Mar 2017

Brilliant few hours feeding reindeer and going on a slay ride. Must do when in Tromso but be warned it is expensive but everything is expensive in Norway so take loads of money - you will need it!

R
, Mar 2017

Excellent tour. Family business with a very personal, friendly and informative tour.
Well organised and run.
The reindeer were very friendly and enthusiastic too....

S
, Jan 2017

Visiting Tromso has been an experience. It is a small town with a good bunch of friendly people. This sledding tour is an eye opener especially if you are an Asian like me! Going up to the mountains and experiencing a -20 degrees temperature is one unlike any other. You get to see the reindeers and feed them first hand without any gates. You get to experience the Sami culture of eating reindeer meat and/or vegetable soup. There is an option of requesting for vegetarian. For those who are muslims, this is a tour that you can consider without any worries. The tour guide is nice and they will wait for you for about 10mins prior to departure time. My only advise for you is to come prepared with your thermals as NO thermals is provided is in this trip. There is a bonfire and please be ready to experience coldness first hand! :

V
, Dec 2016

I would recommend this unique experience to anyone travelling through northern Norway, especially if you have kids. We were able to start interacting with the reindeer almost immediately. The local Sami herders gave a good description on how to best feed the animals and let us get to it. There was plenty of opportunities for pictures and to interact with the reindeer. They were friendly and would just walk up to you!

After you were done feeding them, the hospital Sami people provided lunch as they interacted with all their guests. They were very nice to talk with and it was interesting to hear their perspective. From what I understand, they've only recently started opening up their land for tours so it's all still very new to them.

With lunch finished, they led us into one of their lavvus and talked about the Sami way of life. I found the talk interesting, especially since they treated us to some of their joiks, which is a form of singing. They lead us back outside to throw lassos onto reindeer antlers before we headed back to Tromso.


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