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Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso

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Overview
Visiting a lavvu (traditional Sámi dwelling) and chatting with reindeer herders is a rare experience. This tour from Tromso takes you to a reindeer camp to meet the herders and their animals and enjoy a home-cooked meal inside a cozy lavvu. Learn about the culture of the indigenous Sámi people and possibly spot the magical northern lights. Round-trip transportation from Tromso is included.
Highlights
  • Visit a reindeer camp outside Tromso to meet herders and their animals
  • Enjoy a 3-course home-cooked meal inside a lavvu
  • Get outside the city for a better chance of seeing the northern lights
  • Round-trip transportation from Tromso included
What to Expect
Your tour begins with an evening pickup from the center of Tromso and a short journey to the reindeer camp. Upon arrival, meet your Sámi guide and the reindeer. Under supervision, you can feed the reindeer. Afterward, head into the lavvu (tent) for a delicious 3-course dinner. Over your meal, your guide introduces you to the culture and history of the Sámi, indigenous people of Northern Europe, and demonstrates the joik (traditional form of song). One your appetite has been sated, head outside to look for the northern lights—far from the light pollution of the city; you are in a prime viewing spot. After experiencing this magical light show, bid your hosts farewell and jump back into the vehicle for the return trip to Tromso. Your tour concludes with a late evening drop-off back at the departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Sjøgata 7, 9008 Tromsø, Norway

Traveler pickup is offered
Please meet at the reception area of the Radisson blu hotel. You will see our guides there waiting for you in blue jackets with our tromso arctic reindeer logo on.
Departure Time
6:00 PM
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Local guide
  • Pickup and drop-off at designated meeting points
  • Transport to camp
  • Coffee and snacks
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • What to bring or wear: Warm clothes (at least two layers), gloves, hat, and good winter boots
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We were on a cruise, but had booked this tour independently. Well worth it. We were picked up at a hotel close to the pier and transported to the site. We got there at dusk and were introduced to the Sami owner. We were then given a bucket of food pellets to feed the
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Response from Katri M, Outreach Coordinator at Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso
Responded 31 Mar 2019
Thank you so much for the great review and the feedback, we really appreciate it! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. We do also offer daytime tours which are ideal if you'd like to take photos - hopefully we get to welcome you on one of them next time you are in Tromso!
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Highlight of the night was feeding the reindeer dispite the bad weather. Tasty food provided for both me and my vegan son. Would have liked to have spent more time learning about the Sami. Replacement of single use plastic and paper bowls with some thing more authentic would add
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Response from Katri M, Outreach Coordinator at Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso
Responded 18 Feb 2019
Thank you so much for visiting us and for the constructive feedback! I'm happy to hear that despite the challenging weather you had a great time on the tour, enjoyed meeting the reindeer and learning about Sami culture. Warmly welcome back!
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I had an amazing time learning about the Reindeer & the Sami people. The food was delicious & comforting. The team of guide & cooks were informative & passionate. I had a fantastic night. I choose to take the sled ride and I loved it, could have stayed on the sled all night &
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Would recommend this to everyone, we were lucky enough to see a fantastic Northern Lights display while we were there but the whole experience was a lovely introduction to the Sami culture and lifestyle. Both our driver and host were genuine and welcoming people. We fed the
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This is an absolute must if you visit Tromso, just like you might learn about Aborigines in Australia or Native Indians in America, I would encourage anyone to learn about the Sami people in this part of the world and on this excursion you will certainly achieve that! The
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  • Duration: 4h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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