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Tromsø: Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights

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Tromsø: Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights

Activity provider: Tromsø Arctic Reindeer

From US$ 155.40 per person

A unique evening experience just outside of Tromsø in which you will be able to feed a herd of 300 reindeer, listen to local folklore and potentially even witness the northern lights.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Feed the reindeer in the nighttime
  • Enjoy a traditional Sami dinner with the Sami reindeer herders
  • Listen to stories about their culture and beliefs
Full description
A package experience to feed the reindeer in the evening and partake in a traditional Sami dinner with the Sami reindeer herders while they tell you about their culture and their beliefs. The reindeer and the Sami have been living and working on this land for centuries, and have only recently invited guests to be part of their daily life. After a 25-minute drive from the city center, you will visit their camp and have a chance to feed the herd of around 300 wild reindeer who will swarm all around you, with some even eating from your hands. You will then be invited for hot drinks (tea, coffee, hot chocolate) around the fire inside a warm candle lit gamme (a traditional Sami hut). Here you will also be served a relaxed three course meal including bidos (a traditional Sami stew which is often served at Sami weddings and other special occasions) cooked over an open fire. A vegetarian option is also possible. After dinner 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. If you are lucky and the sky is clear you will have a chance to see the northern lights directly above the reindeer camp.
Includes
  • Transfer
  • Guide
  • Three course dinner
  • Storytelling and joik
  • Coffee and snacks
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Hat
    • Gloves
    • Scarf
    • Warm shoes

    Know before you go

    • Bring warm clothes (at least two layers), gloves, a hat, and good winter boots.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 60 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.5/5
    • Transportation
      4.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.1/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5

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    Nice time at the reindeer camp. Very good dinner, especially the reindeer stew. Meeting with reindeer. Aurora borealis. I consider the story told by a descendant of the Sami people to be the best point on the agenda. I highly recommend!! short and full of excitement at the same time.

    January 29, 2022

    La actividad de interacción y alimentación con los renos es entretenida, pero mucha gente al rato se aburrió o se puso nerviosa por ver tanto reno (que en momentos pelean o te acosan por comida). Por otro lado, el servicio de calefacción, alimentación y transporte fue impecable. Sobre la exposición del pueblo sami, la anfitriona, perteneciente a los sami, fue muy clara a dar a conocer sobre su pueblo, actividades y como viven hoy. Sin embargo, sobre la posibilidad de ver auroras boreales, no existe mayor esfuerzo y el espacio no está preparado para eso. Existen unos focos, a lo lejos, que impiden ver cualquier aurora y no se puede apagar porque, según entendí, otros eran los dueños.

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    November 19, 2021

    Short journey from Tromsø, a nice welcome and a friendly team. The reindeer were hungry and enjoyed our feeding. We were well prepared for the onslaught :-) Sometimes the animals ate out of the hand in a relaxed manner. Dinner was simple but delicious. The reindeer stew in particular was really good and we were happy to serve you up. Then we sat together in a Lavuu and learned a lot about the culture and life of the Sami. Unfortunately I don't remember the name of our seed. His story was very entertaining, interesting and humorous - we could have listened to that even longer :-) Please remember that you sit in rooms or tents with an open fire for a while. You and your clothes smell a bit like smoked reindeer afterwards ... But it was definitely worth it!

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    March 8, 2020

    Product ID: 180830