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Reindeer Experience, Sami Culture, and Short Reindeer Sledding Tour from Tromso provided by Tromso Arctic Reindeer

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Reindeer Experience, Sami Culture, and Short Reindeer Sledding Tour from Tromso

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 22/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Enjoy your half-day tour as you invited by Sámi people to partake in their traditions. This tour takes you to a reindeer camp outside of Tromso, where you meet the animals, feed them, and then embark on a sled ride. Afterward, you gather insider a lavvu (traditional Sámi dwelling) for a delicious meal with enlightening conversation about the indigenous people of Northern Norway and to hear joik (traditional song).
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Sjøgata 7
    Sjøgata 7, 9008 Tromsø, Norway
    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 Tromsø Arctic Reindeer logo on.
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    Tromso
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    Tromso Arctic Reindeer / Sami Arctic Reindeer
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Enjoy a 10-15 minute sleigh ride as the reindeer guide you around the valley and along the coast. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to feed 300 of these magnificent animals before entering the gamme for a hot traditional meal cooked over the fire. Finish the day by gathering around the fire to listen to Sami history, stories and joiking (songs).
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    Tromso
  • You'll end at
    Sjøgata 7
    Sjøgata 7, 9008 Tromsø, Norway
    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 Tromsø Arctic Reindeer logo on.
    See address & details
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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
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Pickup and drop-off at designated meeting points
  • Transportation to camp
  • Guide
  • 10 to 15-minute reindeer sleigh ride
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Use of warm overalls
  • Entry/Admission - Tromso Arctic Reindeer / Sami Arctic Reindeer
Exclusions
  • Anything not covered in Inclusions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • What to bring or wear: Warm clothes (at least two layers), gloves, hat, and good winter boots
  • Vegetarian option available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Eurona S wrote a review 6 Feb.
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It was such an amazing experience, from start to finish. First of all - the reindeers were adorable and totally made our day and trip! It was also really interesting to see and learn about sami culture. We were lucky enough to be there on the actual "Sami peoples day" and so it
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Anna de Vries wrote a review Dec. 2020
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Clever organized. We got to be around the reindeers and could go in and out of the lavos as we liked. Then a nice meal and we learned about the sami culture by the fire. Very friendly staff.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Pete R, Front Office Manager at Reindeer Experience, Sami Culture, and Short Reindeer Sledding Tour from Tromso
Responded 28 Dec. 2020
We are delighted to hear you had a great time with us! Thank you for the kind words. We & the reindeer hope we can welcome you with us sometime again in the future!
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Megan F wrote a review Apr. 2020
Fort Collins, Colorado1 contribution
This was an incredibly memorable experience! We were there on a day when the arctic winter weather was definitely in full force, yet everything went on as planned. Of course, we were able to get inside as needed to warm up but the experience was still so neat. Being able to
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Helma wrote a review Apr. 2020
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The feeding of the reindeers and the chat with Sami people. It was a very interesting visit and I learnt a lot. Thank you very much
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Pete R, Client Outreach Coordinator at Reindeer Experience, Sami Culture, and Short Reindeer Sledding Tour from Tromso
Responded 8 Apr. 2020
Thank you for your review! We appreciate it a lot. We are very happy to hear that you found the tour interesting and you learned a lot about the reindeer and Sami culture. Thank you again for being our guest and we hope to welcome you at our camp again!
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Taylor P wrote a review Apr. 2020
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This exceeded my expectations in every single way, from the magical experience of feeding the reindeer to meeting the lovely Sami people, feeling free to ask them questions, and the delicious lunch. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting the Tromso area.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Pete R, Client Outreach Coordinator at Reindeer Experience, Sami Culture, and Short Reindeer Sledding Tour from Tromso
Responded 8 Apr. 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words and recommendation! It means a lot to us. We are very happy to hear that the tour exceeded your expectations and you had a magical experience! It was great to have you as our guest. Thank you again for visiting us, and we hope to see you again!
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evavash
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Wonderful
The place is amazing, and people are so nice. We had a beautiful time. I highly recommend this activity if you tra
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CanadaNorway
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Nice experience
Very nice experience. It as well organized and the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The reindeer were fun to
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LeyaKheira
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Very good
I did the visit the 28 of December 20. I had a great time ! The Bidos was excellent and the place was wonderful ! I
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denisecT838QI
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Amazing experience!
This is a must do if you are in Tromsø! Wonderful experience for all ages and abilities. We learned so much about
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Hiker1408
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Interesting!
Very nice getting to walk freely around the reindeers. There was enough time to spend with them. It was also warm a
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891_arid
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Cute reindeers and interesting introduction to Sami culture
We were a bit skeptical at the start but ended up really enjoying this experience. We got to feed the hungry reinde
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Dwellerinanightmare
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Excellent and well worth the money!
This was a great choice for an introduction to the rich and fascinating Sami culture. Our host, Lone, was extremely
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Queizan
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No worth it
I was so excited to go there but once I arrive there I found a tourist trap. Good plan for family and kids. For a
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Steffi597
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Great Experience
We had a great time at the Reindeer Camp. We could feed them and take photos with them. Unfortunately the meal was
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HengS20
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Enjoyable!
It was a fun day out feeding the reindeers, and going for the reindeer sledding thereafter! The Sami people were ve
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Jfreemire
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Great experience. Lived up to all my expectations. The highlight of my trip to Norway.
It was all great. I enjoyed talking with the Samis to learn about their culture, interacting with the reindeer, the
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Urszula R
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Fabulous day
It was great to wonder and feed reindeer’s. there was some food. Culture talk. Really relaxing experience. Good for
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jojsk
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A dream come true
Feeding the reindeer and being able to touch them and spend some time in the middle of the herd was a dream come tr
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gracehU8956SO
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Amazing !
We visited the camp in Feb 2020. We had so much fun. It was truly an experience to remember. Highly recommend.
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kanelson55
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Fantastic experience
It was a very memorable and enjoyable. Our host was lovely. It was wonderful to learn a little about her culture an
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