Tromsø, Norway
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Overview

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.
  • Learn about the Sami people on this 3-hour cultural tour from Tromsø
  • Feed the camp's herd of 200 reindeer
  • Listen to traditional Sami storytelling and singing
  • Have a meal of typical Sami food inside a warm tent
  • Round-trip transportation from Tromsø is included
Meet your tour group and Sami guides at a centrally located meeting place to start your adventure. Be sure to dress in warm clothing, including gloves and a hat. Board a comfortable vehicle for the 25-minute trip to the Sami camp. 

Upon arrival at the camp, get a chance to feed the herd of over 200 reindeer. This herd is the source of their livelihood, a tradition for the Sami people, who are historically nomadic. Try out some lasso throwing on a practice target, gaining an appreciation of how the Sami manage their herd.

After the feeding, make your way inside the lavuu, or traditional tent, to warm up. Listen to stories and facts about the people's culture, traditions and history. Enjoy a lunch of bidos, a type of soup, and cake with coffee. Hear a performance of a joik, a song in the native Sami style. 

Board your vehicle for the 25-minute return trip back to the departure point in Tromsø city center.

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M
, Jan 2018

Incredible experience!!

L
, Dec 2017

Very enjoyable. However, if you a vegetarian or adverse to eating reindeer stew, bring a snack!

J
, Feb 2017

Really fantastic!!! The reindeers are so CUTE! Eating reindeer soup in Sami tent and listen story about Sami people definetely wonderful.

C
, Mar 2016

Really great experience. We got to spend lots of time feeding the friendly reindeer but also got to learn about the Sami culture. Very interesting and lots of fun.

K
, Mar 2016

The excursion was fun and informative. They are just starting up this business, and in a good way.
The guides Sami people where easy going and gave a good insight to the Sami culture and living, very genuin as promised in the add. Highly recommended for all, especially families with kids. Our kids loved the experience.


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