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Tromsø: Reindeer Sled, Dinner, and Northern Lights Day Trip

1. Tromsø: Reindeer Sled, Dinner, and Northern Lights Day Trip

Experience the magic of the artic on this nighttime reindeer sledding day trip with a bus or van transfer Tromsø. Enjoy a traditional Sami dinner with reindeer herders while they tell you about their culture and their beliefs. Have the chance to spot the northern lights dancing above you.  Board your bus or van in Tromsø and embark on your artic adventure. Stop at a Sami camp and have a chance to feed the herd of around 300 wild reindeer who will eat from your hands. Feel the thrill of riding on a sled pulled by majestic reindeer. Be invited for a cup of hot tea, coffee, or hot chocolate and warm up around the fire inside a candle lit gamme (traditional Sami hut). Taste a three course meal including bidos (a traditional Sami stew which is often served at Sami weddings and other special occasions) cooked over the open fire. Join your hots in a lavuu (Sami tent) and gather round the fire to listen to stories about Sami culture. Learn what it is like to be a reindeer herder. Watch as your guide performs a joik (traditional Sami song).  Step outside to see if the northern lights appear above the reindeer camp. Return to your meeting point in Tromsø at the end your tour. 

From Tromsø: Dogsledding Evening at Camp Tamok

2. From Tromsø: Dogsledding Evening at Camp Tamok

Experience a unique mode of transport in northern Norway on an evening dog sledding adventure through a snowy terrain, surrounded by arctic mountain landscape and scenic fjords. If you are lucky, you will have the magical Northern Lights sky dancing above. You do not need any previous skills to mush your own husky team. Start with pickup from central Tromsø, and travel for 90 minutes to the wilderness center in Camp Tamok. Upon arrival at the camp, receive warm winter clothing and learn about the safety instructions and a practical demonstration from the guides. Two people will share each sled and a dog team. One is the “musher” (driver) and the other can sit back and enjoy the ride. If your group includes children, each child must be accompanied by an adult. You can switch places midway during the 12-kilometer dog sledding trail. After this outdoor adventure, you will be served a hot meal in a traditional northern Norwegian setting around the open fire in a reindeer herder’s tent. After relaxing and warming up, you can board the bus back to the city and reflect on a memorable adventure.

Tromsø: Reindeer Sledding & Feeding with a Sami Guide

3. 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.

Tromsø: Reindeer Feeding and Sami Cultural Experience

4. 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.

Tromsø: Dog Sledding and Guided Ice Domes Visit

5. Tromsø: Dog Sledding and Guided Ice Domes Visit

Combine a dog sledding adventure followed by a guided visit to the magical Tromsø Ice Domes. Set among high mountains in the beautiful Tamok Valley, the Tromsø Ice Domes are built every year as the Polar Night approaches. For this tour you will be picked up from the city center of Tromsø, from which you will be taken to the wilderness center in Camp Tamok. Upon arrival at Tromsø Ice Domes, receive warm winter clothing and learn how to steer the dog sled. Dog sledding with the Alaskan huskies is an active experience. The sled team consists of two and two people on one sled sharing a team of huskies. Teamwork is essential in dog sledding and together with the team, you will help to push on parts of the tour. After the dog sledding, visit the Ice Domes where the ice bar, cinema, and suites have themes ranging from local Sami culture to the Northern Lights conveyed through beautiful colored lighting and wonderful ice sculptures. Join a guided tour and learn about the construction process of the ice hotel and the impact the snow has on the survival of Arctic animals. There will be time to walk around freely and ask questions to the experienced guide. A non-alcoholic ice shot at the stunning ice bar is complimentary. You will be able to purchase other drinks, which will be served in the ice restaurant or ice bar. Visit the small herd of reindeer located at the Ice Domes for reindeer feeding, before heading back to Tromsø.

Tromsø: Reindeer Feeding and Meal with Northern Lights

6. Tromsø: Reindeer Feeding and Meal with Northern Lights

Discover a Sámi reindeer camp with this unique tour from Tromsø. Travel to the camp at Breivikeidet to feed the reindeer. Have the chance to see the northern lights and experience eating Bithos (a traditional Sámi dish). Meet your guide and travel to camp Breivikeidet which is surrounded by mountains. Step off the bus and admire the view of the Lyngen Alps. Follow your guide to the reindeer fence to pet and feed the reindeer. Learn about these animals from your guide. Spot the dancing Aurora should it be out. It's an excellent place to spot the Aurora in the night sky above your head as there is little artificial light. Continue to an authentic Gamme (traditional Sámi housing). Get cozy as you savor Bithos, which is a meal only reserved for special occasions. Hear about what life is like in the Arctic for the Sámi people. Listen to a joik (Sámi folk music). Return to Tromsø.

Tromsø: Overnight Trip to Lavvo with Reindeer Sledding

7. Tromsø: Overnight Trip to Lavvo with Reindeer Sledding

Enjoy a Sámi adventure with this overnight trip from Tromsø to a Sámi camp in Lavvo. Sleep in a tent surrounded by untouched nature. Ride a reindeer-pulled sled into the artic wilderness. Learn about Sámi culture and try to see the aurora borealis. Meet your guide and hop on a bus to Breivikeidet. Be greeted by your Sámi guide and meet a reindeer. Feel the thrill of riding a sled through the forest. Take advantage of the low levels of light pollution are and try to view the northern lights.  After the sled tour, head to a traditional Gamme (Sámi housing) which is decorated with reindeer antlers. Taste bithos, a dish that is very dear to the hearts of the Sami people. Hear about Sámi life and listen to a joik (folk music).  Next, settle down for the evening in your own tent where a toasty fire is waiting. Return to Tromsø after eating a hearty breakfast. 

From Tromsø: Reindeer Sledding Evening at Camp Tamok

8. From Tromsø: Reindeer Sledding Evening at Camp Tamok

Enjoy an Arctic nature experience at the wilderness center of Camp Tamok, a 90-minute scenic drive from downtown Tromsø in northern Norway. Embark on an evening reindeer sledding tour offer excellent opportunities to experience the majestic Northern Lights. Upon arrival at Camp Tamok, dress in warm winter clothes and boots and then head off to explore the ancient part of Sami culture and try the oldest form of transport in the north. As the reindeer herd is some distance from the barking huskies, your adventure 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. After this memorable encounter with the indigenous Sami people, you will return to Camp Tamok where we will serve you 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.

From Tromsø: Camp Tamok Reindeer Sledding & Ice Domes Visit

9. From Tromsø: Camp Tamok Reindeer Sledding & Ice Domes Visit

Go reindeer sledding at a Sami camp and visit the Tromsø Ice Domes on this tour from Tromsø. Take a comfortable and scenic bus ride out into the Arctic wilderness of Tamokdalen. Dress in warm winter clothes and boots upon arrival at Camp Tamok and then head off to explore an ancient part of Sami culture. Try the oldest form of transport in the north on your reindeer sledding adventure. Get an introduction to lasso throwing, learn about the storytelling traditions of the Sami culture, and feed some reindeer. Return to Camp Tamok after your memorable encounter with the Sami people, where a hot meal will be served around an open fire in a reindeer herder’s tent. Relax and warm up before heading to the Tromsø Ice Domes for more sightseeing. Join a guided tour of the Ice Domes, high in the mountains of the beautiful Tamok Valley. Learn about the processes that went into constructing the ice hotel. Take some free time to walk around and ask your guide some questions. Admire the unique snow and ice art carved by professional artists. Take a complimentary non-alcoholic ice shot at the stunning ice bar. p>

Tromsø: Sámi Reindeer Sledding and Sami Cultural Tour

10. Tromsø: Sámi Reindeer Sledding and Sami Cultural Tour

Meet reindeer and see a Sámi camp with this tour from Tromsø. Try reindeer sledding and enjoy a hearty Sámi lunch. Be picked up from the meeting point and take a scenic drive to the camp at Breivikeidet. Be greeted by your Sámi guide who will take you meet the reindeer that will take you on a sledding tour. Revel in the glory of the Lyngen Alps and the beautiful nature as you ride. Breathe in the crisp arctic air. Warm up with some tea, coffee, and Bithos (a traditional Sami dish that is served for finer meals like celebrations). After lunch, learn more about Sámi life, culture, and clothing. Experience a joik (Sámi folk music). Head back to Tromsø with newfound knowledge.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 123 reviews

An amazing experience that I would recommend having towards the end of your trip as it is more chilled than other activities in Tromso. The best part was sitting around the fire in the Lavvu with hot chocolate and listening to the young reindeer herder tell us all about her life and her Sami culture, from marriage, to education, to childhood, she covered a lot of bases and was more than happy to answer people's questions too. The snow was partly icy so they could only offer everyone the 10 minute sledding ride (to protect the reindeers) and refund those who booked for the longer sled ride. The sledding was well organised and people went in small groups until everyone had a turn.

It was the most exciting adventure ever. The staff were amazing and the location is breathtaking. I want everyone I know to experience this!

Awesome experience dog sleighing and the most beautiful scenery. Great food and friendly people. The ice castle is impressive

The guides were so helpful and the lamb stew lunch was delicious!

It was a great experience :) I would definitely do it again.