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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 4 hour tour that introduces you to a little Norwegian culture. You'll have a chance to feed a herd of 300 reindeer, take a 15-minute reindeer sled ride, and then gather inside a Sami tent for a hot meal and to hear stories about Sami culture around the campfire. A guide also performs a traditional song. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking.
Highlights
  • Get an inside look at the traditional lifestyle of the indigenous Sámi people
  • Enjoy a thrilling reindeer-pulled sled ride and feed the animals
  • Savor a delicious home-cooked, traditional Sámi meal
  • Round-trip transportation from Tromso included
What to Expect
At your preselected time, meet the rest of your group in downtown Tromso. Board the coach and settle in for the journey out of Tromso and into the Arctic countryside. Upon arrival at the reindeer camp, meet your herder-guide and the animals. Take the opportunity to feed the reindeer under the guide's supervision. Afterward, board a sled pulled by reindeer and embark upon a thrilling ride across the snow. Next, it's time to head inside the cozy lavvu. Warm up with a hot drink as you hear stories about the culture of the indigenous Sámi people. Savor a delicious meal of traditional Sámi soup (bidos) and cake as your hosts introduce you to the joik. Afterward, return to Tromso, where your tour concludes with a drop-off back at the original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Sjøgata 7, 9008 Tromsø, Norway

Traveler pickup is offered
Please meet at the reception area of the Radisson blu hotel. You will see our guides there waiting for you in blue jackets with our tromso arctic reindeer logo on.
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Pickup and drop-off at designated meeting points
  • Transportation to camp
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Tromso
Exclusions
  • N/A
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • What to bring/wear: Warm clothes (at least two layers), gloves, hat, good winter boots
  • Vegetarian option is possible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 23 June 2019

This tour is a must if you're visiting Tromso, I was in two minds whether to do it at first but so glad that I did. First I fed the Reindeers which was amazing, they give you plenty of time to do this and get...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LtravelR
Reviewed 4 May 2019

We had a specially booked evening tour in late March, so it was still full winter. We experienced a reindeer sled ride in freshly falling snow, a hearty stew dinner in a tepee and got to feed the reindeer. This was truly unique.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank MikeBarry657
Reviewed 28 April 2019

I promise not to post all 500 pictures of the reindeer, but I seriously took about 500 photos. They were so cute! Anyway, the reindeer feeding and Sami Culture tour was great. To be honest though, it's going to be what you make of it....More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank ginger_traveller_88
Reviewed 19 April 2019

This was truly an amazing experience and one I would recommend everyone to do while in Tromsø! You get picked up by very friendly staff and driven all the way out to the camp. At the camp you meet even more very friendly staff and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank eirikmels
Katri M, Outreach Coordinator at Tromso Arctic Reindeer, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience, it means a lot! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed interacting with the reindeer, going sledding and learning more about the Sami culture and history. Hopefully we get to host you in...More

Reviewed 15 April 2019 via mobile

Nice staff .....it was good experience about feeding and the view was wonderful .....the soup was okay too

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Siuyin C
Katri M, Outreach Coordinator at Tromso Arctic Reindeer, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2019

Thank you so much for visiting us and for the great review, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the experience!

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Zeva2010
10 June 2019|
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Response from AndeeChin | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest you boom two tours, one for the reindeer and another one just for the aurora, which I did. As the aurora chase will have higher chance for you to really see the aurora, because the guide/driver will go to... More
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hobbzy85
6 April 2019|
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Response from josepteresa | Reviewed this property |
Hi again. We left the hotel at around 10am and we were back at around 2pm, so approximately four hours in the farm. I hope this helps.
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hobbzy85
6 April 2019|
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Response from josepteresa | Reviewed this property |
We left at around 10am and the event lasts for four hours. Back to the city center at aprox 2pm
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