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Reindeer Sledding Experience and Sami Culture Tour from Tromso
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Reindeer Sledding Experience and Sami Culture Tour from Tromso

By Tromso Arctic Reindeer
Recommended by 92% of travellers
92% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
You can travel through the Tromso countryside on your own, but it wouldn’t be anything like this reindeer sledding and Sami culture tour. The excursion includes a reindeer-drawn sled ride plus a visit to a traditional lavuu (Sami tent) to enjoy a meal and cultural stories. You also get the chance to stand with a herd of 200 reindeer under close supervision from a guide.
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Ages 0-99, max of 70 per group
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • See a herd of 200 reindeer during this guided sledding and Sami culture tour 
  • Travel through Tromso’s countryside on a reindeer-drawn sled 
  • Grab a traditional Sami meal by a campfire as you learn about Sami culture 
  • Round-trip transfers from central Tromso included

  • Pickup and drop-off at designated meeting points
  • Transportation to camp
  • Guide
  • 30-minute reindeer sleigh ride
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Use of warm overalls
What's not included
  • Anything not covered in Inclusions

Meet your guide in central Tromso for your tour and head to a reindeer camp. Hop in a sled pulled by reindeer and ride through the forest for a while until you get to an area with around 300 reindeer. Get out and under the close supervision of your guide, stand with the reindeer and even take part in an optional feeding. Afterward, head to a lavuu (a Samil tent), and warm up with a coffee and traditional Sami soup while you listen to stories about Sami culture. Once your tour is over, return to your originals departure point.

Departure details
  • Samuel Arnesens gate 12, 9008 Tromsø, Norway Please meet our pick up team in front of the Rorbua Pub next to Radisson Blu Hotel (Samuel Arnesens gate 12). The pick up team wear blue jackets with the logo of Tromso Arctic Reindeer on them.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 29507P3

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • What to bring or wear: warm clothes (at least two layers), gloves, hat, good winter boots
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Vegetarian / vegan option available
  • Gluten free option available
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Reindeer Sledding Experience and Sami Culture Tour from Tromso?
Reindeer Sledding Experience and Sami Culture Tour from Tromso price starts from €145.60. Discover and book Reindeer Sledding Experience and Sami Culture Tour from Tromso on Tripadvisor
What is the Reindeer Sledding Experience and Sami Culture Tour from Tromso cancellation policy?
Reindeer Sledding Experience and Sami Culture Tour from Tromso cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Reindeer Sledding Experience and Sami Culture Tour from Tromso on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Reindeer Sledding Experience and Sami Culture Tour from Tromso?
Reindeer Sledding Experience and Sami Culture Tour from Tromso is hosted by Tromso Arctic Reindeer. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Tromso Arctic Reindeer on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Reindeer Sledding Experience and Sami Culture Tour from Tromso on Tripadvisor
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Tromso Arctic Reindeer
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Tromso, Norway

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  • 304lynetteb
    304lynetteb
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    Beautiful reindeer
    Reindeer feeding was lovely. We went at 1pm and the combination of the beautiful light in the sky and gorgeous scenery was very special. The experience feesing the reindeer was very enjoyable. Would love to have heard more about early Sami life and culture. Food wasn't warm enough but given the temperature that was understandable. The staff organising the buses are the reason for only 3 stars.
  • 962emmyr
    962emmyr
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    Fully recommend this
    Was an amazing experience, I didn’t know anything about Sami , I would recommend 100 percent to do this activity, if you are afraid cuz you think they are cruel to the animals, we help them a lot to pay for their food and to keep the Sami family still going strong …
  • Derik M
    Derik M
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    Reindeer experience
    Five out of five the guides were very nice and accommodating to our family, which strongly recommend us to anybody Even get a history lesson
  • Shivabalan K
    Shivabalan K
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    Nice trip to see reindeers and learn Sami Culture
    Wonderful experience to see the reindeers and learn the Sami Culture. The reindeers were many and I got to take nice pics and videos with them. The food was good too and learning the culture was lovely in the way the Sami move around in their daily lives
  • vishvachi
    vishvachi
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    Amazingly beautiful!
    The reindeer experience was just out of this world. Fed beautiful reindeers and heard amazing stories about Sami culture!
  • H4952DQkatiek
    H4952DQkatiek
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    Amazing
    Plenty of time to interact with tons of sweet reindeer. Gorgeous views, great food and drinks, awesome to learn Sami culture!
  • 30AdamS
    30AdamS
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    Great intro to Sami culture and got to see northern lights
    The two young Sami girls were delightful and we enjoyed hearing their stories. During the talk one of the guides, who had kindly been keeping watch outside, alerted everyone to the presence of northern lights and we raced outside the hut to see the beautiful Aurora borealis before our own eyes. Overall the experience was slightly disorganised, the group size was much larger than expected (50-60 people), we could have done without the sledding to be honest - although it may be a better experience during the day. It’s just in an open field. Some of the staff seemed like they were new, particularly the one who spilt a hot drink on me as the tabletops aren’t even, The stew was nice and it was awesome fun feeding the reindeer, although you really need watch out for those antlers. Is a visit to the Sami reindeer worth it? Definitely. There’s just some room for improvement.
  • smiler145
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    A perfect evening!
    WOW! What a fantastic night, picked up on time, greeted by some of the lovely Sami people. The Northern lights were out in full force for about 3 hours. The sledging was good fun, fed the reindeer then a delicious 3 course meal. Tasty hot chocolate and cookies to warm you up then stories and singing from the Sami people. Dropped back on time. A brilliant evening. 😊Would definitely recommend.
  • kerrylC1543UA
    kerrylC1543UA
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    Special experience
    I absolutely loved this!! Was the highlight of my trip. The reindeers are adorable and very keen to be fed! I really enjoyed hearing about the Sami culture and having a delicious lunch.
  • Danielle H
    Danielle H
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    Fab tour!
    This was a fantastic trip! Even though we didn’t get to go on a sleigh with the reindeers because of safety with lack of snow, the trip is still so amazing. Feeding wild herd of reindeers, all the stories and facts you learn, the meal and conversation. Really fantastic experience! Highly recommend!
  • narcisa m
    narcisa m
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    Excellent activity!
    Excellent activity, we have the chance to see the animals in their own habitat and feed them. The rein deers were very friendly and it was a unique experience. The Sami people gave us an interesting presentation of their habits and cooked a delicious rein stew and served hot drinks.I can warmly recommend this activity.
  • Caron F
    Caron F
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    Brilliant night!
    We headed out by bus which took about half an hour. We were welcomed by a lovely Sami lady & had a short introduction. We then had loads of time with the reindeers feeding them & mingling. Unfortunately not enough snow to sleigh ride but it didn’t matter. You can warm up inside in one of the huts with lovely open fires & had plenty of hot drinks & cookies. Then we actually got to see the northern lights which was amazing!! A nice meal is then served in the cosy huts then some traditional folklore around the fire to end a once in a lifetime experience. Fab we loved it.
  • StephenAP999
    StephenAP999
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    Reindeer stew so tasty
    Just fantastic from the time we were picked up to the end. 25 min drive to The reindeer Park amd we all had a bucket to feed them, the sami talk was great, the reindeer stew tasty and the coffee and snack great 3 course dinner was excellent for all, even saw the lights.
  • KarenGiacaman
    KarenGiacaman
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    Fun and interesting morning!
    Love it! It was super fun to be with the reindeers and learn about the Sami culture. We really enjoyed our day, the food and the warm experience. The guides and the sami people where super friendly and attentive to our needs. I would recommend this for sure!
  • Michael C
    Michael C
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    Great experience but freezing cold
    We had a really great experience with the Sami and their reindeer. It was bitterly cold and a blizzard was blowing but it was still a wonderful trip/
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Anaco_Angler
Anacortes, WA211 contributions
Feb 2023
Tromsø was experiencing uncharacteristically wet and windy weather the day of our tour, so we knew ahead of time that there would be no reindeer sleigh ride. There was no snow, only wet ground. The wind was so strong on the plateau where the Sami camp is located and it was very difficult to walk. Even the reindeer hunkered down away from where we were supposed to interact with them, sheltering from the wind under trees. Eventually they were coaxed to come to where we could feed them, and that was entertaining. You learned quickly to stay clear of their antlers. Once the feeding was ended we went into a big hut, a lavvu, for reindeer stew (or a vegetarian option), hot drinks, and cookies. The vegetarian stew was very tasty. After our lunch one of the Sami tribe members gave an excellent presentation on the Sami lifestyle, culture, and their challenges within Norwegian society.
When we first arrived we felt the tour should have been canceled because of the wind. We still fell that way but we did appreciate the insight into the Sami people.
Written 17 February 2023
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Pete R
Dear guest, Thank you for your insightful review! These are indeed very unusual weather conditions for Tromsø in February, and in such circumstances we offer all of our guests a chance to cancel the tour at any time for a full refund. We still hope that you spent a great time with us, and it's a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed the Sami storytelling part of the tour! Welcome back again 🦌
Written 2 March 2023
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Stephane Maia
3 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
We visited the camp last December (2019) and it was truly an experience to remember. The bus drive from Trømso, even though it’s a bit long, it’s very comfortable and warm. It was an okay distance for my kids (3 and 7 years old).
Arriving there, we were welcomed by the Sami people, everyone was very friendly and nice. We heard stories, sang, fed the reindeers, learned how to throw a lasso, ate a delicious reindeer soup, cookies and hot cocoa. It was a very pleasant day.
Of course, sledding was the high point of the visit. It’s slow and the kids were happy about that. We did the short ride and was quite enough for us, because it was freezing cold that day (feeling like -15C).
The one thing that could be improved is the bathroom. I understand that it’s the middle of nowhere but taking a 3 year old girl to pee there was a challenge... specially by the end of the tour, the bathroom was really very disgusting. That’s why I docked a star there, because the place was completely neglected. If it had been cleaned a bit during the day, I imagine it wouldn’t be so horrible.
Other than that, it was a blast. We will never forget it!
Written 2 April 2020
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Pete R
Thank you so much for your detailed review! We are very glad that your family enjoyed your time at the camp even though the day was cold. About the bathrooms, we pay close attention to the comments and will use it for our further improvement, so thank you for the feedback! Hope to see welcome you as our guest again one day!
Written 7 April 2020
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NikJMarsh
Cheltenham, UK13 contributions
Jan 2022
We were a little worried on booking this trip and seeing how popular it was that it would be too touristy.

These thoughts were quickly put to rest, with the warm welcome onto the buses and at the Sami village. The site is beautiful and large enough, so that you can spend some quality time, almost as if by yourself, with the wonderful reindeer, whilst also experiencing some of the Sami culture. The cabins with roaring fires and warming food and drink, just adds to the experience.

We would definitely recommend a visit, even if your visit to Tromso was meant to take you more off the beaten track. It is wonderfully run by friendly and professional people that have the best interests of the Sami community and the animals themselves at heart.
Written 15 January 2022
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Pete R
Thank you so much for the kind words! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the tour so much and glad that the whole tour was such a positive surprise for you. Sharing Sami culture is one of the key elements in our company and there's always at least one Sami guide at the camp to tell about Sami culture. Our whole team makes huge effort every day to create a one of a kind experience for all guests. We look forward to welcoming you again with us! 😊
Written 17 January 2022
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Sue P
London, UK9 contributions
Feb 2020
A truly memorable experience. The Tromso Safari staff, drivers and Sami people were very friendly and knowledgable. They gave a great insight into the history of the Sami lifestyle and also the herd of reindeer that are integral to their way of life.
Written 26 February 2020
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Pete R
Thank you so much for your review. We are glad to hear that you were warmly welcomed, and received useful information from our partners, Tromso Safari. It is great that you have had not only fun, but also an informative tour with us. Hope to welcome you in Tromso again!
Written 28 February 2020
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jennifer M
8 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
This was so much fun. We were able to feed the reindeer by walking into the herd with a bucket of feed and you could refill the food as many times as you want. We did the full experience which included the sleigh ride which lasted about 20 minutes. Then the wonderful staff served us traditional reindeer stew cooked over a fire and hot chocolate and cookies. We then had 2 Sami women tell us about their culture and share some of their traditions with us as we sat around a warm fire in a traditional Sami tent. This was well worth it
Written 31 December 2022
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Pete R
Dear guest, Many thanks for your sharing your experience from our camp! We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed the Sami storytelling, warm lunch and the reindeer experience. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!
Written 4 January 2023
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Mel
Zurich, Switzerland7 contributions
Jan 2020
We had a great time with the reindeers and the team. The sami-story from an authentic sami was an extraordinary experience. evan the food was delicious. And first of all, we where very happy that the animal are kept in an healthy environment. I know, the tour was for tourists, but I had not the feeling.
Written 28 January 2020
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Pete R
Thank you so much for your kind words about our camp. We are very happy to have had you as our guest, it was a pleasure for us. We always strive to make sure that each guest is warmly welcomed. We truly care about our reindeers - the Sami families have been working and living together with them for decades. So it is not just a job for us, it is a way of living; culture and heritage. We try our best to protect it, and at the same time introduce it to people from different parts of the world. Thank you again for visiting us, and we hope to see you again. Our reindeers cannot wait to meet you again too!
Written 7 February 2020
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Michelle B
26 contributions
Jan 2023
What a wonderful experience! I learned so much about the Sami culture, which I had no prior knowledge of. We all sat in a traditional Sami home around a campfire after a tasty traditional meal as we listened & learned. Many people asked questions, which was a nice way to learn even more. Plus, the reindeer are adorable, and it was a unique experience getting to ride them & go for a short sled ride! I would definitely recommend this as a cultural experience when in Tromso/northern Norway.
Written 2 February 2023
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Pete R
Dear Michelle, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so happy that you got to learn more about the Sami culture and experience the Nordic lifestyle with us. Our reindeers already miss you - welcome back!
Written 3 February 2023
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Evan S
1 contribution
Mar 2023
This was a true highlight for our trip. A great experience for little kids. Grandma was completely blown away by the sights and the great stories. The reindeer are a little assertive, but it always felt safe even with the two year old.
Written 27 March 2023
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Pete R
Dear Evans, Many thanks for your kind review! We are very happy to hear that your whole family enjoyed the visit to our camp - the activity is indeed a great experience for everyone 🦌 Welcome back!
Written 28 March 2023
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Menishka Rau
7 contributions
Apr 2023
A beautiful and heart warming experience. It was a memorable experience to interact and feed the reindeer and the sleigh ride was fun. Our hosts were kind and generous with their time and knowledge of the Sami people and their way of life, the meal prepared was tasty and vegetarians were catered for as well.
Written 7 April 2023
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Pete R
Dear guest, Many thanks for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to have you with us and we're happy to hear that you enjoyed all parts of the experience. We hope to see you again in Tromsø! 🇳🇴
Written 8 April 2023
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Martin V
5 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Add this to your list of things to do. a very well organised 4 hour experience. There is a desire to see we had a good time. All elements, reindeer sledding, reindeer feeding and cultural input was great fun.could not have wished for a better day.
Written 23 November 2023
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Pete R
Dear guest, Thank you for your fantastic review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed every part of the activity and spent a marvellous day at our camp. It was a pleasure to have you with us, and we hope to see you again soon!
Written 25 November 2023
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