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

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

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Overview

Enhance your experience of Norwegian traditions on a half-day reindeer sledding and Sami culture experience from Tromso. On arrival at the homestead, get acquainted with a herd of about 300 reindeer during a feeding session. Then, embark on a short and exciting reindeer sleigh ride through picturesque frozen landscapes. Warm up with coffee and classic Sami dishes inside a ‘lavuu’ (traditional Sami tent) and listen to stories and songs derived from ancient cultural traditions.
  • Half-day reindeer sledding and Sami culture experience from Tromso
  • Feed a herd of reindeer and enjoy a sleigh ride
  • Revitalize with classic Sami dishes and warm coffee in a lavuu
  • Listen to cultural Sami stories and witness the performance of a 'joik' (Sami song)
  • Round-trip transfers from central Tromso included
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Pickup and drop-off at designated meeting points
Transportation to camp
Guide
10 to 15-minute reindeer sleigh ride
Snacks
Coffee and/or Tea
Lunch
Use of warm overalls
Anything not covered in Inclusions

Departure Point

Sjøgata 7, 9008 Tromsø, Norway

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 Tromsø Arctic Reindeer logo on.

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
At a prearranged meeting point in Tromso city center, board a coach destined for the reindeer camp—a traditional homestead located in Tromso’s frozen wilderness. On arrival, greet your guide and enjoy a feeding session with a herd of around 300 reindeer.

After getting acquainted with the gentle creatures, board a sleigh for an exciting ride: as reindeer pull your sleigh over the snow, admire the frozen landscapes and snow-dusted flora of the region.

Next, make yourself comfortable in a lavuu; warm up with steaming coffee and listen to stories derived from ancient Sami culture. In the comfort of the tent, enjoy a fulfilling lunch of bidos (flavorsome Sami soup) and sweet cake as you witness the performance of a joik (Sami folk song).

When your tour concludes, return to central Tromso in a climate-controlled coach.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Tromsø
After meeting in front of the Radisson Blu Hotel take the bus for a 25-minute drive by the nice coast of Tromsø to arrive at the destination, the Sami camp, where the reindeer and the rest of our guides will be waiting for you.
Stop At:  
Tromso Arctic Reindeer / Sami Arctic Reindeer
Enjoy a 10-15 minute sleigh ride as the reindeer guide you around the valley and along the coast. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to feed 300 of these magnificent animals before entering the gamme for a hot traditional meal cooked over the fire. Finish the day by gathering around the fire to listen to Sami history, stories and joiking (songs).
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Tromso
Drive back to the city centre. The bus will stop at the same place where you met our guides at the beginning of the tour.
  • 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
  • Vegetarian option available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tromso Arctic Reindeer
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Reindeer Experience, Sami Culture, and Short Reindeer Sledding Tour from Tromso?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Reindeer Experience, Sami Culture, and Short Reindeer Sledding Tour from Tromso?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Reindeer Experience, Sami Culture, and Short Reindeer Sledding Tour from Tromso?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Reindeer Experience, Sami Culture, and Short Reindeer Sledding Tour from Tromso?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Reindeer Experience, Sami Culture, and Short Reindeer Sledding Tour from Tromso.

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  • "Short 30 mins journey from city centre saves a lot of time as well" See review
  • "Good service from all the staff, lunch can be further improve, too salty." See review
  • "For muslims and vegetarians, they provide vegetarian soup, which is awesome!" See review

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star-5
The trip was very well...
Olena_B
, Jan 2022
The trip was very well organized. The guide also gave a nice presentation about Sami culture, worth hearing :)
star-4
Excellent but too many people
Stephanie_L
, Jan 2022
Interesting discovery of Sami culture but there were too many people for the activity. Too bad because the welcome and the meal were excellent. The sleigh ride is also too short.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you for your reply! So sorry to hear you felt that there were too many people. The camp is quite big so it shouldn't feel crowded. For the sleigh ride, there are actually two options: short (10-15 min) or long (25-30 min). Still happy to hear you enjoyed the tour and hopefully we can welcome you back some time in the future!
star-5
Fabulous
ALBIN_M
, Dec 2021
Amazing tour among reindeers with an enlighting experience of Sami's folklore. Thanks a lot! We will surely be back again.
star-5
The greeting guide was...
Louise_H
, Dec 2021
The greeting guide was efficient and friendly making sure the group was suitably allocated. Our Sami guide was so interesting to listen to and open to questions, and the reindeer were hungry and keen to eat!
star-5
So much fun with our young kids!
Kate_M
, Mar 2021
We took our three young kids (4, 7 and 10) on this trip and they loved it! It was amazing to be able to interact with and feed the Reindeer herd. The kids enjoyed the sled ride and were singing Christmas songs the entire time (despite it being February). The Sami culture talk and singing was very interesting and the lunch, snacks and warm drinks were excellent. The tour really drove home what an issue climate change is for us all.
star-5
Unforgettable experience. Loved it!
Neria_K
, Jan 2021
An absolutely incredible experience to be able to meet the friendly reindeers and learn about the Sami culture. We had an unforgettable day and brought back memories that'll last a lifetime! The organisers were brilliant as well at Viator and locally -- all made this tour from the planning day till the end an excellent experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing!
Christina_G
, Dec 2020
Amazing experience. A highlight of our entire trip. Would tell everyone to do this if you have the chance.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Thank you so much for your review and thank you for visiting us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at the camp. We hope to see you again in the future! Kind Regards, -Tromso Arctic Reindeer Team
star-5
Superb Experience
Rupsa_S
, Mar 2020
Excellent team of experts from the Sami tribe. Their love for the animals is evident and infectious! Really enjoyed ourselves a lot.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2020
Thank you so much for your review! We are really happy to hear that you have enjoyed your time at our camp. Hope to have you as our guest again one day!
star-5
Authentic reindeer, Sami experience in Tromso
Lee_F
, Mar 2020
We had the best time. It was interesting and authentic, not cheesy. Loved it and highly recommend it. Just wish I had known of the long sled ride when booking.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you have had a wonderful experience at our camp! We have Sami guides from Sami families, who have been working and living with reindeers for years. The long sledding is offered on our website and by or partners, but we do also offer long sledding on site. We are sorry to hear that you have missed it. We are welcoming you to Tromso Arctic Reindeer again!
star-5
Amazing
Mel
, Mar 2020
This was the most amazing experience all the guides were nice and knowledgeable. I would easily do this again. Well worth the value
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thank you so much for your kind comment. Our team was very to hear such a feedback. It was awesome to have you as our guest and we hope to see you again soon!

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