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Tromsø: Reindeer Sledding & Feeding with a Sami Guide

Activity provider: Tromsø Arctic Reindeer

Tromsø: Reindeer Sledding & Feeding with a Sami Guide

Activity provider: Tromsø Arctic Reindeer

From US$ 125.22 per person

Enjoy a reindeer sledding experience with this van day trip from Tromsø. Visit a reindeer camp and feed the animals before immersing yourself in Sami cultural stories while enjoy a meal by the fire.

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Duration 4 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Join your Sami guide for a round of reindeer sledding
  • Visit the Sami camp and feed the reindeer herd
  • Gather inside the lavuu (Sami tent) for a traditional hot meal
  • Listen to your guide joik a traditional Sami song
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Transfer
  • Professional guide
  • Reindeer sledding
  • Reindeer feeding
  • Warm overalls and boots if required
  • Storytelling and joik
  • Warm lunch
  • 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

    Pickup is from the Radisson Blu Hotel.

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    Important information

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    • Wear warm clothes (at least two layers) with gloves, a hat and good winter boots
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 626 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Transportation
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Safety
      4.9/5

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    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.

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    April 17, 2022

    This trip is memorable only because of these beautiful reindeers which I got to see from so near. Our guide Luna is simply awesome, the details about Sami and their living, the history it will make you feel so connected. She explained so nicely about Reindeers and how they are by nature, it was so easy for me to feed them, i never fed any animal before but thanks to Luna and team it was so easy.

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    March 31, 2022

    A really great experience. From the bus driver to the guide, everyone put a lot of effort into it. Everything went without time pressure, there was enough time to feed, pet and photograph the very trusting reindeer and to be driven around the camp on a sled. The food was very good and you could get as much as you wanted until you were really full. The two (female) guides impressively described the life of the Sami and patiently answered all questions. With normal school English you could understand everything well.

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    March 21, 2022

    Product ID: 180764