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Tromsø: Reindeer Feeding with Chance of Northern Lights

4.6 / 5

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Activity provider: Tromsø Arctic Reindeer

Tromsø: Reindeer Feeding with Chance of Northern Lights

Activity provider: Tromsø Arctic Reindeer
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From US$ 155.42 per person

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Feed a herd of 300 reindeer, listen to local folklore, and keep a lookout for the northern lights on this day trip from Tromso. Travel in a climate-controlled vehicle and eat a hearty meal.

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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 meal with the Sami reindeer herders
  • Listen to stories about their culture and beliefs
Full description

Discover the traditional Sami way of life on this day trip from Tromso. Have a traditional Sami dinner with reindeer herders while they tell you about their culture and their beliefs. Meet and feed the reindeer and listen to local stories in a traditional tent.

Hop aboard a spacious vehicle at a conveniently-located meeting point in Tromso and transfer to the Sami camp. Step back in time as you see how the reindeer and the Sami have been living and working on this land for centuries. Get to feed the herd of around 300 wild reindeer with some even eating from your hand. Be invited for hot tea, coffee, or hot chocolate around the fire inside a candle-lit lavuu (a traditional Sami tent or hut).

Savor a relaxed meal including bidos (a traditional Sami stew that is often served at Sami weddings and other special occasions) cooked over an open fire. A vegetarian option is also possible.

Head to the lavuu and gather around the fire to listen to stories about Sami culture. Watch your Sami guide will perform a joik (traditional Sami song) for the guests.

Gaze up and if you are lucky and the sky is clear you will have the chance to spot a dazzling display of the northern lights directly above the reindeer camp.

Includes
  • Transfer
  • Guide
  • Three course dinner
  • Storytelling and joik
  • Coffee and snacks

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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

    4.6 /5

    based on 72 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.2/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5

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    We first fed the queens for around 1 hour, absolutely too cute, they are not shy and very gentle with us. Then we were served a meal with starter, queen stew and blueberry choco cake And a sami told us the minimum about sami and queens. A very good evening, and the staff very helpful and jovial!

    January 18, 2023

    Very nice trip. The Sami host was very nice, she made us discover her culture and the meal served was very good. The reindeer are very beautiful and we had the opportunity to feed them "at will". The only downside is the very tight, even military, timing imposed by the company (which prevented us from speaking with the host and going to see the little shop)...too bad.

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    December 2, 2022

    Highly Recommended. The food was delicious, the reindeer were cute and fun to feed. In between you could warm up inside by the fire, there were hot drinks and the guides even let you know when the northern lights were visible. They even offered second helpings so no one went hungry. "Our" Sami Elisabeth was great, she gave a short but very interesting insight into the Sami culture after the meal.

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    March 5, 2022

    Product ID: 180830