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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
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Tour snapshot
Round-trip transportation provided from central Tromsø
Duration:
4–5 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
48
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
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: 4-5 hours
  • 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
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • 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
  • 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
What to expect
Need help booking?
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Driver/guide
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Tromso
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
4–5 hours
Departure details
  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø, Sjøgata 7, 9259 Tromsø, Norway Outside the Radisson Blu Hotel
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
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Driver/guide
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Tromso
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø, Sjøgata 7, 9259 Tromsø, Norway Outside the Radisson Blu Hotel
Duration
4–5 hours
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
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • 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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø
    Sjøgata 7, 9259 Tromsø, Norway
    Outside the Radisson Blu Hotel
    See address & details
  • 1
    Tromsø Lapland
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    Reindeer and Saami people
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Anna
14 contributions
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
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Bernhard S
Thank you for the great feedback! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear that you enjoyed the whole tour. Best, Bernhard
Written 17 September 2020
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charlene_veverka
Wilton, Australia255 contributions
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
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Bernhard S
Dear Charlene, Thank you for the great feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. The lack of lights on the sledges is to reduce light pollution to allow for a better view of the Northern Lights. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us. Best regards from a fellow culture buff, Bernhard
Written 7 September 2020
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Lothlorienlass
Warlingham, UK311 contributions
Great fun despite lack of snow. It felt unfair to knock a point off for not being able to sledge! It was mild for the time of year and the herders are much concerned with climate change here as it has a profound impact. Feeding them is huge fun if you are confident around animals as they do barge you and you have to dodge the antlers! Very interesting chat about the Sami culture and tasty reindeer stew. I would thoroughly recommend.
Written 20 November 2021
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PerS662
Hello and thank you very much for your honest review! The reindeer are indeed an exciting animal, even though we have quite tame ones they are still somewhat mischievous sometimes... :) It was really a shame that we couldn't to sledding due to the snow, but we hope you get the opportunity to go back to Tromsø some day and come try the oldest form of transportation here in the North! We and our reindeer will for sure be ready. :)
Written 24 November 2021
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Ildiko
Budapest, Hungary15 contributions
Small group of people divided into two parts: everyone has the chance to enjoy reindeer sledding and reindeer feeding. No crowd, our Sami guide, Annele (hope wrote her name correctly:)) is professional in providing all the information we need. She also made a super informative presentation about the Sami’s culture, life, history. The food, bidos was delicious. The singing way, the joik was fabulous, we even learned to sing together. I wish we had more time there to get to know their culture more deeply, to speak and to sing together.
Written 5 January 2020
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Bernhard S
Thank you for the great feedback! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. It is great to hear that you enjoyed meeting the reindeer, as well as the cultural presentation. Welcome back! :) Best, Bernhard
Written 18 September 2020
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EmeraldDiva
Victoria, Australia3,438 contributions
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
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Bernhard S
Dear Emerald, Thank you foryour balanced and honest feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the sledding and had an overall positive experience. Our reindeers do their best, and so do we. We're sorry that you didn't like the soup. In case someone needs to season theirs, there is always some fresh pepper and salt available. Best, Bernhard
Written 7 September 2020
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Benedetta
1 contribution
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
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Bernhard S
Thank you for the great feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. This season we will only have small groups to allow for social distancing. Welcome back! :) Best, Bernhard
Written 17 September 2020
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Lisa
7 contributions
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
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Bernhard S
Dear Lisabel, We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. Sami people are not an uncontacted tribe. There is technology, and Sami people do not live in reservations. At our camp you can see how people who work with reindeers live and work today, and during the cultural presentation you also get a glimpse into the past. Best, Bernhard
Written 11 September 2020
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_candy666682
Eindhoven, The Netherlands5 contributions
We did this tour on the 28th of January 2022. It was a great honor to get to know the rich Sami culture (e.g.Sami's spiritual connection with nature, and their sustainable lifestyle) and how they preserve their own culture. The Reindeers sledding experience was great and the reindeers there were friendly and lovely. They were well taken care of in this Sami camp. A thumb up to Tromso Lapland and the guides working in this reindeer camp.
Written 30 January 2022
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PerS662
Thank you for your kind review! It is important for us that both our reindeer and guests are happy. Hope to see you back again on your next visit to Tromso. Kind Regard Ingvild
Written 31 January 2022
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LosÁlvaros&CO
Pinto, Spain107 contributions
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
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Bernhard S
Thank you for the great feedback! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and it was great having you visit. Best, Bernhard
Written 15 September 2020
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Tarn77
Northampton, UK152 contributions
A great experience from the moment we arrived. A lovely welcome and then fed the reindeer, sled ride and the lunch and a talk about Sami culture. Everyone was friendly and made you feel welcome. Thank you.
Written 6 March 2022
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PerS662
Hi, thank you so much for your honest review! We are excited to hear that you had a memorable experience with us. Hope to see you again on your next visit to Tromsø
Written 7 March 2022
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By: Tromso Lapland
rhallphd
rhallphd
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Pick another tour company
It is like they phoned in this tour. We were first put on reindeer sleds with no explanation of the history or cult
I3146IOcharlotteb
I3146IOcharlotteb
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Disappointed
I felt the trip was overpriced for what it was. The reindeer ride was literally a figure of 8 around a field on you
988annmariec
988annmariec
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A Night with Reindeer, Sámi, and Camping with the Lights
Our first night in Tromsø (4 Jan 2022) and we wanted to start with the Sámi. Spending time at the Reindeer camp, le
merigreiz
merigreiz
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One-of-a-kind experience we’d truly recommend
They were all friendly and accommodating. We weren’t able to see the Green Lady that day but the reindeer sledding
travelkhp
travelkhp
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Great experience
Overall a great experience and would recommend. Lavvo tent was cosy and we were shown how to keep it warm. Logs ha
crinuta_tina
crinuta_tina
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Mass tourism, quite a disappointment
It felt like a money making machinery, not like a guest but like a mass tourist. Sorry but among many other activit
lara-capuano74
lara-capuano74
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Amazing place
I stayed at your farm on December 5. ❤️ It was a great experience, I thank you all, especially the guy in the pict
katerynao433
katerynao433
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Great
Reindeer are so awesome and there are lot of them! Lunch is tasty. Visited two times - I totally recommend this tou
KateyOB
KateyOB
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Amazing Experience
We had an amazing evening! Reindeer sled riding, overnight in a Sami tent, traditional Sami dinner and the Sami gu
83cezard
83cezard
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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