Experience the rich culture of the Arctic during this 4.5-hour dinner with the 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 the Sami, 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.
Enjoy an evening dinner and (if you're lucky) a Northern Lights viewing with the Sami Reindeer Herders
Explore the cultural traditions of the Sami, an indigenous Scandinavian tribe that lives near the Arctic
Explore the Sami reindeer camp and help them feed their herd
Dig into a three-course dinner inside a traditional 'lavuu' (Sami tent)
Get a chance to view the spectacular Northern Lights (weather permitting)
Great way to immerse yourself in the traditional culture of the Arctic
Immerse yourself in beautiful scenery and rich cultural traditions of the Arctic during this 4.5-hour dinner and Northern Lights viewing experience with the Sami Reindeer Herders. It’s a great opportunity to get a better sense for the indigenous cultures of Scandinavia and see a spectacular display courtesy of Mother Nature.
Leave Tromso in the evening, traveling for 30 minutes to the Sami’s reindeer camp outside of town. Once you arrive, you’ll have time explore the site with your hosts, including an opportunity to feed the reindeer. Once you’ve worked up an appetite from completing your “chores,” head to the camp’s central “lavuu” (traditional Sami tent) to join the tribe for a delicious three-course dinner. As you eat, enjoy lively conversation with your hosts, including an introduction to the Sami belief system and their spiritual connection to the Northern Lights.
With your belly and mind now full from the evening’s entertainment and food, head outside to have a look at the colorful waves of light that frequently dance across the nighttime sky. With any luck, weather conditions will be right to enjoy this mystical nocturnal display. You’ll travel back to central Tromso before midnight to finish your trip.
Please note: this trip is seasonal and runs daily from 01.12 2017 until 31.03 2018.
What to bring: Warm clothes (at least two layers), gloves and hat and good winter boots.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Close to the Reindeers
, Mar 2019
It was very intersting to see reindeers and to feed them. We enjoyed to hear the Sami guide talking about his culture.
This tour was really fun and informative. We got to feed and interact with the reindeer it was so cool. The food was so delicious, three courses from the land. I would highly recommend this tour. We even saw the northern lights!
John and Thor were wonderful guides and hosts! They were personable and gave us so much interesting information on the reindeer. On our trip we were lucky enough to view the northern lights. Inside our camp we had an outstanding dinner with the main course being reindeer stew. We learned a lot about the Sami culture,the clothes they wore, how they survived and how they are living now. We had a warm fire and great fellowship. My husband looked a little cold so they dressed him up in authentic outerwear. He said he was toasty. I recommend this trip to anyone and everyone!
Great organisation and a really nice experience! We really enjoyed feeding the reindeers and our Sami host was really nice as well as were the other guides. He explained about his culture and then we had a 3 course diner. It was snowing a lot, but as soon as it stopped snowing we were treated with the amazing northern lights. Truly a fantastic experience and highly recommened.
This was a wonderful evening, simple, homely, heartfelt friendliness sitting round the fire in the picture above, laughing and joking with our Sami host and learning about his special way of life. We were a small group so it was easy to chat together, comparing photos and trying on the Sami traditional hats, after a steaming bowl of reindeer stew, and salmon wraps. Feeding the reindeer was an experience never to forget, out In the snow by lamplight, we had buckets of food ready as they emerged from the darkness, antlers everywhere, pushing their noses hard into the buckets. Makes for some interesting photos if you are trying to control the camera in the other hand. I loved this evening and would certainly recommend it.