• Location: Tromsø, Norway
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 207.03 View price calendar

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Get acquainted with traditional Sami culture and reindeer on a half-day tour from Tromsa. Alongside your guide, you’ll experience the joy of reindeer sledding through Tromsa’s picturesque, and snow-shrouded landscape. After feeding a herd of 200 reindeer, you’ll 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 dance).

Highlights

  • Half-day reindeer sledding and Sami culture experience from Tromsa
  • Ride on a reindeer-driven sleigh through the picturesque landscapes of Tromsa
  • Feed a herd of 200 reindeers
  • Enjoy a Sami meal and listen to Sami stories and songs around a campfire in a traditional tent
  • Round-trip transfers from Tromsa are included

What You Can Expect

Reindeer Sledding, Feeding, and Sami Culture Tour from Tromso

Walking among the reindeer

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 make yourself comfortable in a sleigh pulled by wild reindeer.

Marvel at the beauty of the snow-dusted landscape as you glide through the forest and feel the refreshing breeze in your hair. After a 45-minute ride, disembark your sleigh and feed a herd of 200 wild reindeer.

After all of the action, you’ll be ready to refresh with a coffee inside a warm lavuu while listening to captivating stories from Sami culture. Pleasure your palate with bidos (a hearty Sami soup) and sweet cake, and delight in the performance of a joik by your Sami guide.

When your tour concludes, you’ll be transferred back to your original departure point in Tromsa.

Customer Reviews

Ilana W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was so much fun and everyone was so nice!! GREAT EXPERIENCE!

Siti Adinda A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

this is the best tour ever, warm and friendly tour guides!

Amirah A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

It rained on the day so we didn't get to go sledding which was sad, but the rest of the experience with meeting and feeding the reindeers, the herders, Sami people, listening to stories and having lunch together in their little hut made everything so magical. Thank you for the experience!

Belinda L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great tour and very eventful within the 4 hour duration. The Sami people are so welcoming and given a well in depth story about their lives as a herder. The tour is exactly how it described, quite a lot go on but you still get plenty of time to take photos aroud the place.

AM

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

This tour was amazing! The reindeer came up to us as soon as they saw the food so there were plenty of opportunities to take photos. The sled ride (or sledge as they call it) was also very peaceful and a great way to see the scenery. Food was good as well. The reindeer we helped feed have been herded by the same family for a few generations now, so they knew the land well. We got to hear about traditional Sami culture and their nomadic lifestyle. It was interesting to hear how they balance their traditions with the more modern Norwegian ones. We were also happy to hear that tours like these help show the need for environmental policies and protections. Overall wonderful, unique experience!!

Arne P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

So far one of the best tours I have done! The guys are really enthusiastic about their work and take much time to share details and answer questions. We would always go for it again!

Laura G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

We really enjoyed our visit here. The reindeer were very friendly and so cute! Great picture opportunities. Our kids liked trying the lasso, tasting reindeer stew and hearing about the Sami culture as well. The sledding is short but a fun experience nonetheless. The hosts were very friendly and accommodating. Our kids said it was one of they favorite activities we've done while traveling in Europe. Dress warm!

ivessna

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

The tour was amazing! They pick you up from Radisson Blue hotel and in about 30 minutes you are out of Tromso in a Sami camp. After a short introduction by a bonfire you will go to feed the reindeers. I never thought it was so much fun! After feeding the animals you can go sledding with them or take a hot drink with cookies while you wait. Then they serve an amazing reindeer stew and a Sami will tell you about his heritage. The whole experience was just great, highly recommended for people of all ages!

Rodney P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This is a great authentic tour. It is hard with so many tours to know which one to book. Luckily we didn't hear that the tour was going to start an hour later so we had the cahnce to meet Peter and learn all about how he set up this business just last year wth a Sami friend.
Not only is it authentic but all the team seem to really enoy having us to visit. Feeding the reindeer was wonderful as was the reindeer ride. Peter explained that they use real wild reindeer not trained reindeer. So if you want an authentic tour this is the one to take.
Only slight downer was watching the driver reading his iphone with no hand at all on the steering wheel for about five minutest l!!! Not one of the tours employees!!!

Patricia H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

The reindeer were such interesting and gentle animals. The Sami culture was explained in detail, along with historical perspective. A delicious lunch of reindeer soup was provided, and followed by a short reindeer pulled sleigh ride.

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