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Tromso Arctic Reindeer

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Tromso, Norway
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About Tromso Arctic Reindeer
Tromsø Arctic Reindeer Experience is a complete Sami Reindeer experience carried out by traditional Sami Reindeer Herders within a 30 minute drive of Tromsø. We offer a number of packages but with all you will be hosted by Reindeer herders who will show and teach you about Reindeer herding and Sami culture. We have thousands of reindeer in the mountains and a herd of around 200 Reindeer at the camp so you are guaranteed to experience the joy of being close to these wonderful creatures, the feeling of coming into a warm lavvu (Sami tent) and the sounds of the traditional joik (Sami singing). This is a ritual which for us is an important way of life and it is our pleasure and aim to let you feel and experience it. We look forward to welcoming you.
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Reindeer Experience, Sami Culture, and Short Reindeer Sledding Tour from Tromso

Enjoy your half-day tour as you invited by 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).
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4 hours
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Reindeer Sledding Experience and Sami Culture Tour from Tromso

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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4 hours
from US$169.46

Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso

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.
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4 hours 30 minutes
from US$153.96
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Will Callaghan wrote a review Apr 2022
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions5 helpful votes
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Incredible experience would highly recommend! My partner and I booked this experience last minute due to issues with another tour, so we were unsure of what to expect and we were so glad we did. The staff; Luna, Anne-Marie and Matilda were all fantastic so welcoming and made us feel at home amongst the reindeer. We were provided with an incredible Reindeer stew (definitely try this!) and Luna shared plenty of stories and facts about the native Sami culture. The reindeer experience was phenomenal, you get to roam around and feed any of the 50-100 reindeer for about an hour and a half before jumping on a leisurely sled ride around the area. This was one of the best things we did in Norway (and Tromso) and we couldn’t be happier with how it was conducted from start to finish!
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Zahra W wrote a review Apr 2022
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Amazing!!! I absolutely loved this tour, would highly recommend, it was fantastic to hear about Saami culture from a Saami member themselves and to learn about reindeer husbandry. The reindeer were super cute! I would advise however that the reindeer sledding is unnecessary and if I could go back in time I wouldn’t have done it - you can have plenty of fun just feeding and petting the reindeer, no need to force them to pull you along in a sled.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from Pete R, General Manager at Tromso Arctic Reindeer
Responded 6 Apr 2022
Thank you for your kind words! 😊 We are so happy you enjoyed the tour! Some people do in fact enjoy just spending time with the reindeer, so maybe next time you can do just that!
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Razvan M wrote a review Mar 2022
Bucharest, Romania54 contributions3 helpful votes
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Unique experience overall. During the your you may feed the reindeer herd, interact with them, go for a 10 minutes sledding. Afterwards you are invited in a lavvu tent for hot drinks and soup. In the end you get to meet the Sami culture, get information about their traditions and finally wrapping up the tour with joik, traditional Sami culture.
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Response from Pete R, General Manager at Tromso Arctic Reindeer
Responded 6 Apr 2022
Thank you so much for your visit and your review! We are so happy you enjoyed the time with us. Hopefully we can welcome you again with us in the future. All the best to you from our whole team 🙏
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Harley wrote a review Mar 2022
Cork, Ireland5 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a great time feeding the reindeer and learning about the Sami Culture! The camp is very spacious with lots of reindeer to feed. They also gave us crampons as it was quite icy so we could walk around easily. Enjoy your time with the reindeer, there is plenty of time to feed them and walk around while waiting for everybody to enjoy their sled ride so no need to rush or worry you'll miss something - they'll come find you! The sledding was quite relaxing, and I was nervous about the reindeer stew but it was very good. Our favorite part was learning about the Sami culture. Really recommend this experience and learn about the Sami people during your time in Norway.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Response from Pete R, General Manager at Tromso Arctic Reindeer
Responded 27 Mar 2022
Thank you for the kind and thorough review! Many guests are indeed surprised about how big the camp. We're happy to hear you felt you had enough time to spend with the reindeer - we want all our guests to be able to enjoy and not have to rush anywhere. Welcome back anytime 😊
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Firass AL Lababidi wrote a review Mar 2022
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
The trip started at raddison blu hotel, we took a bus to the reindeer camp. We were welcomed heavily by the people. We went inside a huge traditional tent and got a small welcome drink, then we headed to feeding the reindeers and taking photos.we rode the small slead and it was so fun They offered us some pictures, and went back to the huge tents and got a hot chocolate and reindeer stew or vegetable option was available. Afterwards, we started a traditional saami culture knowledge session and it was so interactive. The whole experience was pleasant. I only wish we had the option to buy some saami souvenirs and it was less 💩 on the sleads and the road ( thus for people going there just don't dress fancy cuz everything will get reindeer 💩) But it's highly recommended and very enjoyable
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Response from Pete R, General Manager at Tromso Arctic Reindeer
Responded 27 Mar 2022
Thank you for the review and kind words! Happy yo hear you enjoyed the tour 😊 Unfortunately due to the weather, there hasn't been so much snow in the past two weeks and hence you could see more traces of the reindeer than usually 😂 We hope it didn't disturb your experience too much. This is the first season that we have the gift shop at the camp, and it has been so popular that we have actually run out of some of the products. That is why there might not be so many items. Thank you again for your visit and welcome back again 😊
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