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From Tromsø: Reindeer Ranch and Sami Culture Tour

Activity provider: Tromsø Arctic Reindeer

From Tromsø: Reindeer Ranch and Sami Culture Tour

Activity provider: Tromsø Arctic Reindeer
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Hand feed reindeer near Tromsø and learn more about the Sami people. Get invited into their traditional dwellings and enjoy a meal cooked over a fire. Gather around to listen to stories and songs.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a ranch to feed a herd of around 300 wild reindeer
  • Enter a traditional Sami hut to enjoy a home-cooked meal
  • Listen to folk songs and stories at a Sami tent
  • Learn what it is like to work as a reindeer herder in the Arctic wilderness
Full description

Enjoy a magical experience feeding reindeer in Tromsø and have an unforgettable day visiting a ranch. Tuck into a tasty home-cooked meal, listen to folk songs and hear stories about the Arctic wilderness.

Depart Tromsø and travel to a nearby ranch where you will have the chance to feed a herd of around 300 wild reindeer. Marvel as the friendly animals swarm around you and eat straight from your hands. Learn more about the Sami culture of the Arctic. They have been living and working on this land for centuries and have only recently invited guests to be part of their daily lives.

Get invited inside a typical game (hut) and be served warm drinks and a traditional meal that has been cooked over the fire (vegetarian option available). Then, gather around the fire at a traditional Sami lavuu (tent) to listen to stories about their culture. Hear what it is like to live as a reindeer herder, and watch a performance of a traditional joik (song) before making your way back to Tromsø.

Includes
  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Transport by bus / coach, van

  • Food & drink
    • Lunch

    • Tea, coffee

    • Not included: alcoholic drinks

  • Equipment
    • Warm clothing

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Meeting point

Meet your instructor at the Radisson Blu Hotel Hotel in Tromsø to begin your activity

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  Wear warm clothes in at least 2 layers, gloves, a hat, and good winter boots
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 416 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Meeting point and transport great. Arrived at the farm, there was a brief information. afterwards you could feed the reindeer. The area is very spacious and the nature is fantastic. Food was ok. two variants available. various hot drinks and biscuits. Then some information in the tent by the fire

January 22, 2023

The tour starts with a short bus transfer to the farm. After a short introduction we had the oportunity to feed the reindeer. There were lots of the cute animals, which was nice. Feeding was a bit funny when they battle a bith with each other with their antlers. For those freezing (icy wind..), it was able to warm up in one of the huts. The lunch with either reindeer stew or tomato soup was well organized and the food quite tasty. The best (after all the animals.. ;)) was the informational talk that one of the Sami gave afterwards. She was very nice and funny. To sum up - a nice trip, but with some length and in my eyes not absolutely recommandable but okay.

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December 27, 2022

After about 25 minutes of driving (2 coaches, about 120 people) you will be warmly welcomed and informed about the procedure. Then you get time with the animals and can move freely in the huge enclosure (about 250 animals). In between there is the sleigh ride. We didn't have any and were very happy about it, because depending on the booking you only drive 1 or 2 laps at walking pace in a circle in the enclosure. You can always warm up in one of the lavvus. There are also hot drinks and biscuits throughout and then reindeer stew. Finally there is a (superficial) lecture by a Sami about their culture. In spite of the high number of participants, it was very easy to get lost in the large area and you could always find a free spot to take photos without other people. The animals were very tame (maximum is a little shoved). When petted, they retreat, otherwise they are not at all shy. Above all, the closeness to the animals makes this excursion very special.

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January 10, 2023

Product ID: 180818