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Tromsø: Reindeer Sledding & Feeding with a Sami Guide

1. Tromsø: Reindeer Sledding & Feeding with a Sami Guide

Discover the way of life of the Sami reindeer herders on this van day trip from Tromsø. Meet the herders and travel on a sled pulled by reindeer. Savor authentic Sami food as you listen to traditional stories and songs while gathered around an open fire. Be picked up from the city center and relax on a short seaside drive to the reindeer area. Be greeted by your host. Hop on a sled pulled by a reindeer and let your guide lead you on a magical sled ride through the snow. Make your way to the camp and feed the majestic reindeer herd of 300 animals. Gather inside the lavuu (Sami tent) for some warmth and a delicious traditional hot meal. Circle around the campfire as your guide tells stories about Sami culture and sings joiks, which are a form of Sami songs. Return to your meeting point in Tromsø at the end of your tour.

From Tromsø: All-Inclusive Whale and Sea Bird Boat Cruise

2. From Tromsø: All-Inclusive Whale and Sea Bird Boat Cruise

Embark on a boat tour through the waters of Tromso and Skjervoy and watch for whales and wildlife as you gaze at the beautiful landscapes of Norway. Spot different animals, in particular, the Orca, and learn the history from your guide. Begin the tour at 8 AM and be the first boat into the whale-watching area from Tromso. Take your time admiring the majestic Orca whales in complete silence for the ultimate chance to hear their charming calls. While on board, delight in food and snacks, and sip on a hot drink. Look out over the landscape and hear the crew's stories and information about the whales, and other wildlife such as seagulls, the white-tailed eagle, guillemots, wider ducks, and cormorants. Discover the coast of Tromso and SKjerboy, widely considered among the best areas in the region for spotting whales. Be on the lookout for the inquisitive humpback and killer whales swimming and feeding on herring. Frame all the action through the lens of your camera. With outdoor decking and indoor seating on board the heated boat, you can enjoy an up-close experience with Norway’s native wildlife. 

From Tromsø: Reindeer Ranch and Sami Culture Tour

3. From Tromsø: Reindeer Ranch and Sami Culture Tour

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.

Tromsø: Arctic Fjords and Reindeer Experience

4. Tromsø: Arctic Fjords and Reindeer Experience

Experience the beauty of Kvaløya island on this tour from Tromso. Enjoy a delicious local lunch at the Sommarøy Arctic Hotel. Be surrounded by hundreds of reindeer and have the opportunity to feed them. Be picked up at the meeting point in Tromso and relax on the comfortable journey to the island of Kvaløya. Have the chance to stop and take pictures of local wildlife that you spot along the way.  Once you arrive at the island, be surrounded by snow-capped mountains and arctic fjords. Stop for a lunch made with local ingredients at the Sommarøy Arctic Hotel, which has views overlooking the water. Hear stories and facts about the indigenous Sámi people. Find out how life has changed for these people. Take some time to explore the fishing community on a short walk.  Head off to meet a local Sámi reindeer herder. Watch how the herder calls his herd using a bell. View how the reindeer are free to roam in the wilderness. After a quick safety briefing, feed the reindeer.   Gather in a lavvo (Sámi traditional tent) and sit around a bonfire to enjoy joiking (Sámi folk songs). Listen as your hosts tell you more about their culture and traditions. Relax in the lavvo tent, before heading back to Tromsø. 

Tromsø: Skjervøy RIB Whale Watching Tour with Drinks & Snack

5. Tromsø: Skjervøy RIB Whale Watching Tour with Drinks & Snack

Enjoy a whale-watching adventure on a RIB speedboat. Search for humpback whales and orcas frolicking in their natural habitat as you sip on hot drinks admiring the views. Start by meeting in central Tromsø where you will join your fellow explorers on the bus route to the island of Skjervøy. Relax on the 4-hour journey on a comfortable, air-conditioned bus with WiFi and toilets onboard. Meet your guide in Skjervøy which is the town closest to the feeding grounds of the whales. Be escorted to the dressing room where you will put on your protective thermal gear. Then, board the speedboat and begin the search. Look out for humpback whales and orcas in their natural habitat. Learn about them and other local marine life with an experienced guide, and warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and tasty Norwegian sweet bread. After approximately 3 hours onboard the rib boat, you will return to harbor and warm up with tea and coffee in the dressing room. From here, your guide will escort you back to the bus, give you a packed lunch of a baguette and bottled water to enjoy on the relaxing journey back to Tromsø.

Tromsø: Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights

6. Tromsø: Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights

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 warm candle lit gamme (a traditional Sami hut). Savor 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. Head to the lavuu (Sami tent) and gather round 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.

Tromsø: Reindeer Feeding and Sami Cultural Experience

7. Tromsø: Reindeer Feeding and Sami Cultural Experience

Take an unforgettable guided excursion in the north of Tromsø where you will get up-close and personal with friendly reindeer as you hand feed them, learn about the Sami culture, and enjoy a warm lunch with hot drinks. After being picked up in Tromso, take in the scenic views on the way. When you arrive, meet the gentle reindeer. Hand feed them, pet their furry coats, and get plenty of time to capture magical photos with them. Be welcomed into a lavvo-hut (Sámi tent) to warm up. Inside you will be served a range of hot beverages to drink (coffee, tea, chocolate) and a warm meal for lunch. Listen as your guide tells you about the Sami way of life with reindeer. See cultural Sami artifacts and learn some secrets of how to survive in the extreme Arctic environments.

From Tromsø: Reindeer Sledding Evening at Camp Tamok

8. From Tromsø: Reindeer Sledding Evening at Camp Tamok

Join an evening experience at the Camp Tamok wilderness center, a 90-minute scenic bus drive away from the city centre of Tromsø. Upon arrival at Camp Tamok, you will first receive warm winter clothes and other required gear for this reindeer sledding activity. As the reindeer herd is some distance away from the barking huskies, this evening activity will start with a short transfer by minibus to the Sami Camp. This fascinating cultural adventure includes reindeer sledding, an introduction to lasso throwing, storytelling about the Sami culture and feeding the reindeer. Even though this tour is not focused on hunting the Northern Lights, being outside on a dark winter evening might give a wonderful opportunity to witness the lights while going out on this adventure. After this memorable encounter with the indigenous Sami people, you will return to Camp Tamok where you will be served a hot meal around an open fire in a reindeer herder's tent. After relaxing and warming up, it is time to head back to Tromsø and reflect on a memorable experience.

From Tromsø: Daytime Reindeer Sledding at Camp Tamok

9. From Tromsø: Daytime Reindeer Sledding at Camp Tamok

Spend a day with the indigenous Sami people and try the oldest form of transport in the North. Learn about local culture, hear their stories, and enjoy a reindeer sledding tour in the wilderness. Join this authentic experience at the wilderness center Camp Tamok, a 90-minute scenic bus drive away from city center of Tromsø. Upon arrival at Camp Tamok, you will first receive warm winter clothes and other required gear for your experience. As the reindeer herd is some distance away from the barking huskies, this activity will start with a short transfer by minibus. Embark on a fascinating cultural adventure that includes reindeer sledding, an introduction to lasso throwing, stories about the Sami culture, and feeding the reindeer. After this memorable encounter with the indigenous Sami people, return to Camp Tamok where you will be served a hot meal around an open fire in a reindeer herder’s tent. After relaxing and warming up, it is time to board the bus and head back to the city center of Tromsø.

Lyngseidet: Arctic Distillery Guided Whisky Tour

10. Lyngseidet: Arctic Distillery Guided Whisky Tour

Book a guided tour at the worlds Northern most distillery - Aurora Spirit. This unique tour includes complimentary tastings and you will learn about making premium alcohol in the Arctic circle. Great views, local tastes and interesting facts guaranteed! The Distillery Tour will be given by a qualified staff member who will guide you through the process of manufacturing various types of spirits such as vodka, aquavit, gin and whisky. You’ll get a glimpse into the mysterious past of Viking age drinking customs and learn about hi-tech alcohol production on top of the world. During this exciting guided tour, you will see, feel and smell Arctic ingredients all used in their production. I

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I can fully recommend this seller. Due to catastrophic weather conditions, the other providers could not go because the boats were too weak. However, we were warned that if you are sensitive or seasick, you should not ride today and that those people will get their money back. Nevertheless, most of them stayed on board, then almost everyone vomited. The provider was well prepared, took good care of all patients and in the end we were rewarded with great experiences with killer whales. It is a mystery to me why some people want to go out to sea, even though they are obviously sensitive to seasickness. Chewing gum and pills are available without a prescription in the numerous surrounding pharmacies, but tourists probably don't think about that anymore. I'm not a roller coaster fanatic myself, but this boat ride in the storm with the rocking was really awesome! The provider did everything right and gets 10/10 points!

We so enjoyed this excursion, went during the day and did the long sleigh ride. Beautiful scenery and we loved feeding the reindeer after, especially the kids! The warming huts were great with big fires and hot drinks and cookies. The lunch was delicious, all of us loved it, including kids. But the best was listening to our Sami guide talk about her life and her people by the fire.

I was an amazing activity. We have managed to see humpback whales. We were lucky with the weather conditions, were enjoying with a watching of picturesque nature and this beautiful creatures in peaceful and absolutly amazing atmosphere.

An unforgettable experience. Our guide was really knowledgeable and knew where to go for us to admire the beauty of the orcas and whales. The whole activity was well organised, and we were also offered a sandwich and hot chocolate

super nice stuffs and clear instructions, great cookie and hot drinks on the boat