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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.

Breivikedet: Fun and Easy Dogsledding Adventure

2. Breivikedet: Fun and Easy Dogsledding Adventure

Drive your own team of huskies in an extraordinary experience and a must-do for anyone visiting Northern Norway. Get up close to raw Arctic nature and try this adventurous way of travel. Be welcomed by the activity staff upon arrival at the camp in Breivikeidet. Put on thermal suits, boots, hats, and mittens before heading out to meet the huskies, hear the safety instructions, and be taught the basics of driving the sled. Enjoy a fun and easy and a great way to experience Northern Norway's unparalleled landscapes. Two people will share one sled: one as a driver and the other as a passenger, with the chance to swap halfway through the tour.

Tromsø: Lyngen Alps Snowmobile Safari

3. Tromsø: Lyngen Alps Snowmobile Safari

Experience the thrill of a snowmobile ride through the Lyngen Alps on this guided tour. You’ll see the beauty of an arctic fjord, take in an amazing mountain view, learn local history from your guide – and then warm up with delicious soup at a fishing village.  Departing from Tromsø, you’ll take a bus through arctic scenery and then transfer to a ferry to cross Ullsfjorden. After being escorted to the fishing village, you’ll get ready for the tour with driving and safety instructions, and be outfitted with warm clothing and safety equipment. Taking turns driving the snowmobile with a partner, you’ll follow the tour guide through epic nature with mountains surrounding you. Throughout the 2-hour trip there will be various stops at viewing points for photos and to learn the history of the area.  Once the trip is over, you’ll return to the fishing village for a warm homemade soup with fresh bread in a restaurant with a panoramic view. A warm drink and sweet cake will be the perfect end to a memorable day.

Tromsø: Ice Domes Guided Tour and Reindeer Visit

4. Tromsø: Ice Domes Guided Tour and Reindeer Visit

Treat yourself to a guided tour of the magical winter wonderland of Tromsø Ice Domes. Enjoy a scenic bus ride from the city center of Tromsø, discover the construction process of the domes, and marvel at intricate ice sculptures. Begin your day with a comfortable drive to the Tromsø Ice Domes in the mountains above Tamok Valley. Each year at the start of the winter season, new Tromsø Ice Domes are constructed. Upon arrival, join a guided tour through the domes, passing beautiful ice sculptures and snow carvings lit with magical special lighting effects. Learn about the typical northern Norwegian themes of the snow and ice sculptures, featuring the Northern Lights, Sami culture, and Arctic animals. Learn about the construction process of the domes and the impact the snow has on all life in the Arctic. After the guided tour, enjoy some free time to explore on your own, visit the herd of reindeer near the Domes, and have a non-alcoholic ice shot at the ice bar. Warm up around a fireplace and relax in a warm wooden lavvu (traditional Sami dwelling) while enjoying a traditional Norwegian soup or stew.

From Tromsø: Daytime Snowmobile Safari at Camp Tamok

5. From Tromsø: Daytime Snowmobile Safari at Camp Tamok

Join an unforgettable snowmobile safari above the Arctic Circle, at wilderness center Camp Tamok, only a 90-minute scenic bus drive from Tromsø. Experience the magical winter landscape and the spectacular fun of snowmobiling. Upon arrival, you will be directed to the equipment room, where you will be provided with warm clothes and other required gear for the day. Here you can also leave anything you don’t need on the tour. Listen to a safety briefing filled with practical demonstrations on how to drive. You will drive in pairs with one driver and one passenger per snowmobile, with the opportunity to switch places during this two-hour snowmobiling adventure between the snow-covered mountains up to a frozen lake. After driving back down the trail and parking the snowmobiles, enjoy a hot meal in a traditional North Norwegian setting around the open fire in a reindeer herder’s tent. After relaxing and warming up, it is time to head back to Tromsø and tick another adventure off your bucket list.

Tromsø: Self-Drive Husky Dog Sledding Adventure

6. Tromsø: Self-Drive Husky Dog Sledding Adventure

Embark on a guided sledding experience from Tromsø. Take turns directing the sled or simply enjoy the incredible Arctic scenery. After, trade stories around a warm fire with some hot chocolate and cake. Hop on the comfortable minibus and drive to the kennel on the island of Kvaløya. Once kitted out, head to the kennel and see the 130 Alaskan Huskies, who are always excited to meet guests. Get a short demonstration on how to drive a sled and feel free to ask any questions. Then, follow your guide and meet your huskies. Each pair, one passenger, and one driver will have their own sled. Enjoy several opportunities to swap between roles once the trip starts. Finally, head out to the snow and follow the guide along the trail. Take photos throughout the trip and take in the incredible landscapes. After your 90-minute sledding adventure, make your way into the Sami Lavvo for hot drinks and Hege's famous homemade chocolate cake. Trade stories from the trip around the cozy fireplace until it is time to change out of your suits and hop back on the bus. You will be returned to the pickup point. 

From Tromsø: Reindeer Ranch and Sami Culture Tour

7. 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.

From Tromso: Small-group Snowshoeing Tour

8. From Tromso: Small-group Snowshoeing Tour

Northern Norway has a unique nature, which changes with varying colors and light of the four seasons. This tour takes you right in the middle of these amazing landscapes. The tour starts from Tromso city center, from where you will head to the coast on the west side of Tromso. With a small group size, 8 people maximum, you will have an intimate and cozy experience. Be driven to the countryside of Tromso. Depending on the snow conditions and weather, the walk will be done either with or without snowshoes. In the autumn months of October and November, you'll get to enjoy the colorful countryside before it is covered with a thick layer of snow. In the winter, the landscape will be white with snow to play in. After the drive, stretch your legs on a nice walk up a small mountain. The Arctic nature offers you an unforgettable experience. During the walk you can view wildlife and when you reach the summit you will be provided with lunch. Your guide will take photos on the tour and share them with you after the trip, free of charge. Just enjoy the hike.

From Tromso: Snowmobile Safari in Lyngen Alps with Meal

9. From Tromso: Snowmobile Safari in Lyngen Alps with Meal

Enjoy a nice and quiet Snowmobile safari surrounded by the beautiful fjords and mountains of the Lyngen Alps. Start your tour with a convenient morning pickup in Tromso. Hop into the van and set out towards the Green Gold Villa in the Lyngen Alps.  Upon arrival, receive warm clothes and a brief training session. Then, jump onto your snowmobile and drive along the fjords and mountains for 2 hours. Take a break and warm up with a meal after your exhilarating snowmobile experience before starting your panoramic drive back to Tromso for a later afternoon arrival. 

Tromsø: Husky Sled Self-Drive with Traditional Lunch

10. Tromsø: Husky Sled Self-Drive with Traditional Lunch

Experience the wilderness of Tromsø from the most authentic perspective on a half-day dog sled experience. Learn the art of mushing and let a team of husky dogs pull you across the snow. Jump aboard the sled and shout the command to make the dogs move. Each sled will be pulled by our trained athletic dogs but don't forget, sometimes you will have to help them out and push a sled a little bit. Feel the fresh air on your face and get incredible views along the way. Each sled is shared with a passenger, and at the half-way mark you will get the chance to swap places. Return to camp for a warm meal and time around an open fire of delicious Bidos, a traditional Sami reindeer stew. Sip on something hot to drink and a piece of signature chocolate cake will await you in the Gamme-hut (vegetarian options available by prior request).

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4.8 / 5

based on 133 reviews

Amazing experience. We booked this last minute and it was the most magical end to our holiday. The people were lovely and can’t do enough for you. The Sami culture chat was so interesting and good fun as well especially the yoik. The reindeers were lovely and it was so much fun feeding them. You get unlimited food for them and trust me they keep going and going. The sleigh ride was also so magical, and we were even lucky enough to see the lights. The meal was lovely and had GF and DF options and vegetarian. Thank you so much for the experience it was so lovely.

We loved this! Our family of 4, including a 9 and 11 year old enjoyed every minute, in fact, probably the highlight of our trip. The dogs were so fun, the staff was so friendly and helpful. We had plenty of time to be outdoors and were lucky to see the lights, with the best guides of how to find them. The food was great and the warming tents incredible. If you only do one tour in Tromso, this is it!

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.

An exciting adventure! Highly recommend! We got more than expected. Organization at the highest level. Nature beauty!

relaxed experience learning a little about Sami culture and a fun experience reindeer sledding