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Night Reindeer Sledding, Dinner & Chance of Northern Lights

Night Reindeer Sledding, Dinner & Chance of Northern Lights

From US$ 199.91 per person

This is an experience to feed the reindeer and go reindeer sledding in the nighttime, have a traditional Sami dinner with the Sami reindeer herders while they tell you about their culture and their beliefs.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Feed the reindeer and go reindeer sledding in the nighttime
  • Enjoy a traditional Sami dinner with the Sami reindeer herders
  • Listen to stories about their culture and beliefs
Full description
This is an experience to feed the reindeer and go reindeer sledding in the nightime. You will also have 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 they 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 and some will even eat from your hands. You will then be invited for hot drinks (tea, coffee, hot chocolate) around the fire inside a warm candle lit gamme (traditional Sami hut) where you will then be served a relaxed three course meal including bidos cooked over the open fire (a traditional Sami stew which is often served at Sami weddings and other special occasions). 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 above the reindeer camp.
Includes
  • Transfer
  • Guiding
  • 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, Sjøgata 7, 9259 Tromsø, Norway

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    What to bring

    • Warm clothing

    Know before you go

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

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 178 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.5/5
    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.1/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5

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    It was such a surreal experience. From the reindeer feeding to the sledding and we even saw a little of the northern light. I was bold enough to feed the reindeer directly from my palm (although I was wearing winter gloves haha) but it was so cool!!! The food was great and learning about the Sami culture from a Sami person was so interesting. 10/10 recommend :)

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    January 26, 2022

    The facilities were very nice. The location is not far from Tromso. Sledding was in two groups and there was lack of information on what is happening next. The sleigh rides were done without any charm from the organizers in a "just do it" concept. I would recommend another similar event that is further from Tromso so that the chances of seeing the northern lights are better.

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    January 10, 2022

    We had a great experience at the reindeer farm: feeding the animals, taking a sledding tour (this was about 15 min, but that was enough, considering the low temperatures outside), the dinner, the firecamp, the explanations about the Sami culture… The staff was nice and they even marked the fact that it was my birthday - what a nice touch! All in all, a one of a kind experience. Don’t look at the budget too much - just do it!

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    December 30, 2021

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