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Reindeer Feeding, Sami Culture, and Short Reindeer Sledding Tour from Tromso

Highlights
  • Get an inside look at the traditional lifestyle of the indigenous Sámi people
  • Enjoy a thrilling reindeer-pulled sled ride and feed the animals
  • Savor a delicious home-cooked, traditional Sámi meal
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Reindeer Feeding, Sami Culture, and Short Reindeer Sledding Tour from Tromso
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Overview
Consider it a once-in-a-lifetime experience when invited by the Sámi people to partake in their traditions. This tour takes you to a reindeer camp outside of Tromso, where you meet the animals, feed them, and then embark on a sled ride. Afterward, you gather insider a lavvu (traditional Sámi dwelling) for a delicious meal with enlightening conversation about the indigenous people of Northern Norway and to hear joik (traditional song).
What to Expect
At your preselected time, meet the rest of your group in downtown Tromso. Board the coach and settle in for the journey out of Tromso and into the Arctic countryside.

Upon arrival at the reindeer camp, meet your herder-guide and the animals. Take the opportunity to feed the reindeer under the guide's supervision. Afterward, board a sled pulled by reindeer and embark upon a thrilling ride across the snow.

Next, it's time to head inside the cozy lavvu. Warm up with a hot drink as you hear stories about the culture of the indigenous Sámi people. Savor a delicious meal of traditional Sámi soup (bidos) and cake as your hosts introduce you to the joik.

Afterward, return to Tromso, where your tour concludes with a drop-off back at the original departure point.
Reviews (99)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Interesting Sami facts

It was a nice experience. You have to understand that the reindeer are wild so they will only come to you when you feed them. It felt like we did a lot of just standing around as it was a big group and it took...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ioana T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
You patted, fed and then you ate them

It sounded weird when you told people you did reindeer sledding, then you ate them for lunch as stew, I had the funny looks thrown at me. It was a good experience listening to the Sami guides telling us their ways of life and their...More

1  Thank AndeeChin
Katri M, Outreach Coordinator at Tromso Arctic Reindeer, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for visiting and for the review! It's great to hear you had a good experience and enjoyed learning more about the Sami culture. Welcome back!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Experience

This is a wonderful experience. To know about reindeers, to know about Sami culture and all. I actually enjoyed the feeding and sledding. Learning about the Sami culture was also very interesting to me. You must dress very, very warmly. There’s plenty of coffee, tea...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Srishti G
Katri M, Outreach Coordinator at Tromso Arctic Reindeer, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for visiting and for sharing your experience! I'm happy to hear that you had a great time on the tour and enjoyed interacting with the reindeer and learning more about Sami culture. Warmly welcome back!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Very great time

It was a really great time with Sami people and reindeers !! We are free to go where we want between reindeers, to enjoy beautifull landscape! Sami people are so nice ! Thank you very much !

1  Thank Happiness404279
Katri M, Outreach Coordinator at Tromso Arctic Reindeer, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us and for the amazing review! I'm happy to hear that you had a great time meeting the reindeer and the Sami people. All the best and welcome back again!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Better than expected!

This trip was better than expected, esp. given I booked last minute. It said it was full online, however I walked into Pukka Travel and was able to book. I only had the one day in Tromso and wanted to do something so said, why...More

1  Thank nelsoli
Katri M, Outreach Coordinator at Tromso Arctic Reindeer, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us, for sharing your experience and also for the feedback! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the sledding, interacting with the reindeer and learning about Sami culture and overall had a great time. Warmly welcome back again!

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sheilab63
1 February 2019|
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Response from natalieturnernc | Reviewed this property |
They pick you up right downtown at the Radisson Blu - so if you get off the ship downtown, it's a short walk.
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sheilab63
1 February 2019|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
It’s only a short walk from the docks to the pick up point.
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