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Short Reindeer Sledding, Feeding and Sami Culture

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Short Reindeer Sledding, Feeding and Sami Culture

NOK 1290 per person

Join Sami guides for an unforgettable reindeer experience. The reindeer and the Sami have been living and working on this land for centuries and they have only recently invited guests to be part of their daily life.

After a 25-minute drive from the city centre, you will visit their camp and have a chance to feed the herd of around 200 wild reindeer who will swarm all around and some will even eat from your hands. Guides will also teach you how to use the lasso (but not on real reindeer).

You will then be given some guidance and history about reindeer sledding and go on a short sledding ride (5 – 10 mins) near the sea with the mountains in the background. All the reindeer at the camp live wild for most of the year and are only at the camp for a few months over winter to protect them from predators and harsh winter conditions.

You will then be invited inside a gamme (a traditional sami hut) where you will be served warm drinks and a traditional Sami meal will be cooked over the fire (vegetarian option available).

After lunch you will be invited into a lavuu (Sami tent) and gather round the fire to listen to stories about Sami culture and how it is to be a reindeer herder. The Sami guide will also perform a joik (traditional Sami song) for the guests.

Adults: 1,290 NOK | Children: 795 NOK | Children (under 6): FREE

Trip itinerary
  • Pick up from Radisson Blu Hotel in Tromsø City Centre at 10 am and 25 min drive to Reindeer Camp
  • Feeding of wild Reindeer
  • Guests can test lasso throwing (but not on real reindeer)
  • A reindeer sledding ride
  • Hot drinks (tea, coffee, hot chocolate) around the fire inside a warm candle lit gamme (Traditional Sami Hut)
  • Warm lunch of bidos (a traditional Sami soup) with more hot drinks and cookies (vegetarian option possible)
  • Storytelling of Sami Culture
  • A joik performance (traditional Sami folk song)
  • 25 min bus ride back to Tromsø City Centre.
  • Back in Tromsø at around 2pm
Key information
  • Departure
    Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø
  • Departure Time
    10am
  • Return Time
    2pm
  • Dress Code
    Warm clothes (at least two layers), gloves and hat, good winter boots.
  • Included
    Coffee and snacks
    Guiding
    Storytelling and joik
    Transfer
    Warm lunch
  • Not Included
    50% discount next day if we don’t spot the lights
    A drive by our one of our professional mushers
    Bonfire
    Dinner
    Guided tour along the trip
    Hot beverages and cookies
    Hot drinks
    Hot drinks and snacks
    Hot lunch
    Instructions on how to take photos
    Kick start tips for a good photo
    Photos from the tour
    Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation on Tromsøya island
    Rain clothes and rubber boots
    Sandwiches (vegetarian options available)
    Scenic Views
    Snowshoes and poles
    Thermal suits and boots (on request)
    Three course dinner
    Tour in a small group (max 8)
    Transportation
    Tripods
    Warm clothes
    Warm overalls and boots (if required)
    Wi-Fi on board