Tours and Tickets

Reindeer Sledding and Sami Culture Including Lunch in Tromso provided by Tromso Lapland

Reindeer Sledding and Sami Culture Including Lunch in Tromso

Reindeer Sledding and Sami Culture Including Lunch in Tromso
4.5
from ₱9,569.51 per adult
Book in advance
from ₱9,569.51 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 28 Aug 2020
A note from Reindeer Sledding and Sami Culture Including Lunch in Tromso
Reduced capacity - fewer guests for a more personal and safer experience. All participants will have to fill out a contact form.
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Go sledding with reindeer and experience Norway's indigenous Sami culture on a half-day tour from Tromsø. Ride in a sled pulled by reindeer and led by a Sami guide, keeping warm with the provided thermal suit. Learn about the history and culture of the Sami from your guide, and take in the spectacular arctic landscape. Afterward, sample local food and listen to joik (traditional Sami song).
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Round-trip transportation provided from central Tromsø
Includes sled ride, traditional lunch, and hot drinks
Hear live commentary from the guide
Stay warm in the arctic climate with use of the thermal winter suit
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 38766P1
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
Beverages • Driver/guide • Round-trip shared transfer • Lunch
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
Sjøgata 7, 9008 Tromsø, Norway Outside the Radisson Blue Hotel
Inclusions
Beverages • Driver/guide • Round-trip shared transfer • Lunch
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Sjøgata 7, 9008 Tromsø, Norway Outside the Radisson Blue Hotel
Duration
4h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant seats available
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
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 24 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Sjøgata 7
    Sjøgata 7, 9008 Tromsø, Norway
    Outside the Radisson Blue Hotel
    See address & details
  • 1
    Tromsø Lapland
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Reindeer and Saami people
    Read more
  • You'll end at
    Sjøgata 7
    Sjøgata 7, 9008 Tromsø, Norway
    Outside the Radisson Blue Hotel
    See address & details
+
Popular mentions

4.5
81 reviews
Excellent
65
Very good
10
Average
5
Poor
1
Terrible
0

EmeraldDiva
Victoria, Australia3,414 contributions
Disappointing
Feb 2020
The sled ride was exactly as you see on the website, not exciting, but a good experience anyway. Feeding the reindeer is great, just to be able to be so close to them was a thrill.
Lunch was awful, a watery brown broth with the odd bit of vegetable, really tasteless. There was fresh bread but that was it. I would rather not have bothered. The talk was also disappointing. The guide was lovely but it was mostly about traditional clothing and very little about life as a reindeer herder which was what I was hoping for. Also be prepared, they call this a Sami camp and the toilets are 'primitive'.
So, great to see reindeer but overall I was let down by this tour.
Written 25 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

fatzmo
Johannesburg, South Africa96 contributions
Enjoyed the reindeer sledding
Mar 2020
It was a different activity , reindeer sledding which is quite calm and moves slowly but the views all around are beautiful just being in nature with the snow scenery, the peace and serenity surrounding u its just amazing!
It is cold whilst doing the ride, so make use of the suits they give u that does help!
After u get to feed the reindeer, everyone enjoyed this !
The go into the tent with a warm fireplace and have a lovely warm vegetable soup with bread and coffee/hot choc and biscuits, and hear all about the Sami culture
Its interesting to hear about their culture and way of daily life living in those extreme weather conditions
So overall a great experience and enjoyed it
Written 24 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

charlene_veverka
Wilton, Australia212 contributions
Sami Experience with Reindeer
Dec 2019
It was a great experience to see the Sami culture and learn about their traditional way of life. I enjoyed the simplicity as well as appreciated the hardship that they can encounter during the very cold winters. Reindeer sledding was nice to experience, but it was a shame that there were no lights along the sleighs to see better in the dark. I found the ride very cold (and I had two layers on), so I would recommend still using one of their thermal suits you can borrow FOC.

It was great to experience a traditional Lavu and try reindeer stew - very tasty. They ended evening with a a joike demonstration.

The family are wonderful hosts, the only downside was I found the dinner side of the trip was a bit short lived - not a lot of time to socialise with the locals towards the end.

Overall, it's still worth experiencing whilst in Tromso - especially if you are a culture buff!
Written 8 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Spiedie
Antwerp44 contributions
Amazing experience with reindeers, Sami-culture and Northern lights
Feb 2020
Booked a trip via hotel Clarion The Edge. The busride itself was already an adventure with meters of snow next to both sides of the road.
Very warm welcome at arrival, thermal suites and boots available when needed. Reindeersledding in the dark surrounded by mountains was very nice. Afterwards first a bit warm up around a bonfire and then feeding reindeers was great (also with kids). When everyone started freezing we were welcomed in a big warm tent in which soup with bread was served, hot chocolate/tea/coffee. Very interesting explanation of the Sami-culture + they checked if there were nothern lights while we were inside the tent. We got luck and it was not a problem to stop the explanation for a while so we could go out and take pictures.
Well worth the price!
Written 4 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lisa
7 contributions
Okay, but not impressed
Feb 2020 • Couples
The scenic transfer is really beautiful, as well as the views ‘on set’. The reindeer were lovely, and we were friendly welcomed. However, the ‘saami’ culture was pretty disappointing, as everything seemed a bit ‘fake’ and veeeery touristy, so not really authentic. I expected a sami village, but there were no lavvi tents and the sami lady told us more about the saami culture such as clothing etc, but no real exciting stories. It was very touristy and expensive for what you get. It’s okay for reindeer feeding and sledding, but don’t expect the real authentic sami experience.
Written 28 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Álvaro
Pinto, Spain6 contributions
An amazing experience for all the family
First of all, we want to thank all Tromsø Lapland staff that today have been with us during the excursion.
Reindeer sleeding has been an incredible adventure. Furthermore, feeding the animals afterwards has been an experience that we will not easily forget.
Additionally, the sami dish that was prepared for us was delicious. We want to especially thank our Sami guide, Niels, for that brief master class about Sami culture.
Guys, thank you for looking after those reindeers and spread Sami culture.
Written 27 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anna
14 contributions
Essential Tromso experience!
Jan 2020
Reindeer sledding is a must-do if you're visiting Tromso and this tour includes plenty of interaction with the animals along with a fantastic insight into Sami culture from the hosts.

Situated in a peaceful valley, you will enjoy some stunning scenery while taking a gentle sled ride before being given the chance to feed the reindeer. Our hosts were happy to take photographs for us and to answer any and all questions about reindeer herding and the Sami way of life.

Lunch is provided in a warm and welcoming environment, where we were served a traditional Sami lunch of bidos (reindeer stew) while our host Lena told us more about Sami customs and how they have changed over time. To close out the tour we were treated to some traditional joik singing. The tour was well planned and hosted brilliantly.
Written 15 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Benedetta
1 contribution
Beautiful experience with competent people
Jan 2020 • Couples
The experience has been really great.
We enjoy the reindeer sledding, the free interaction with the animals with competent people on our side that could explain us many things and answer to our questions.
It has been nice to enjoy the traditional food in a good place and with a Sami that told us stories about his culture.
The group was not so big (about 15 people) and we enjoy that.
Written 15 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Oguzhan K
2 contributions
Amazing Experience
Jan 2020 • Solo
I highly recommend this tour. Everyone who working is super nice and kind i felt very peaceful. All activities were so much fun
Written 15 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

DaisyDot24
Atlanta, GA1,065 contributions
Informative and Fun
Dec 2019
We had a great afternoon with the Sami people and the reindeer. We were surprised by how eager the reindeer were in interacting with the people. The lavu tent was very warm and comfortable, and the lunch was delicious. It was the best reindeer stew we had while in Tromso. I do think the price was slightly on the high end, but most things in Norway are.
Written 11 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 53
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Tromso Lapland
KateyOB
KateyOB
00
Amazing Experience
We had an amazing evening! Reindeer sled riding, overnight in a Sami tent, traditional Sami dinner and the Sami gu
83cezard
83cezard
00
Sleeping in Lavu is great, deer sledding is not that cool
Staying in the Lavu is a great experience. Cozy and warm. The dinner was not that tasty. We had only the vegetarian
kazeve1966
kazeve1966
00
Highlight of my trip
I stayed in February 2020. Had a great time, spent an hour with the reindeers sledding and feeding them. This was
Bronwen C
Bronwen C
00
Also sleigh ride
What a great experience! We so enjoyed the sleigh ride and did this at night time. Then reindeer feeding and a love
mss0045
mss0045
00
Extremely disappointing
Reading other reviews, I’m not sure if we just went on an off night or what, but our experience was extremely disap
Madzinek_j
Madzinek_j
00
Overnight in Saami Lavvu
My best experience ever. Best option for the people who spend all life in the city. Delicious reindeer meal, cozy l
wimheene2015
wimheene2015
00
A worthwhile experience
Very nice trip starting from Tromso. We had bad weather but in spite of that we truly enjoyed the area, the hospita
Piotrek1980ps
Piotrek1980ps
00
The reindeers were suffering
3 out of 12 reindeers were breaking down in the middle of the tour totally exhausted! As the guide didn't react to
Cecile S
Cecile S
00
Incredible experience
We slept in the lavvu after dinner and a tour in a sledge tracked by reindeers. We were able to feed them as well.
LaniG87
LaniG87
00
Incredible Experience!
The reindeer feeding and sledding were so much fun! Afterwards, we had reindeer stew for dinner while learning abou
TrikS2
TrikS2
00
Wonderful reindeers and captivating culture!
We only did the reindeer feeding and enjoyed the wonderful animals immensely! The stew was tasty and the sami guide
mrsspots
mrsspots
00
A Memorable Night.
Upon arriving at the site, we suited up in an arctic jumpsuit and boots, which kept us amply warm. We were then her
Sarah_Hampshire69
Sarah_Hampshire69
00
Fun and informative
This was a great evening’s entertainment. My son loved feed the reindeer whilst the adults in our party were fascin
Miguel Angel U
Miguel Angel U
00
Great Experience, a little too rushing
We enjoyed a lot the tour. The reindeer Sledding under a sky full of stars and a beautiful aurora was certainly an
NickT1976333
NickT1976333
00
Sami culture at its best
A very engaging and welcoming activity for all. Lovely hosts and we left not only understanding more about the Sami
Frequently Asked Questions about Reindeer Sledding and Sami Culture Including Lunch in Tromso