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Northern Lights and Reindeer Sledding in Tromso provided by Tromso Lapland

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Overview
Most visitors to Northern Norway don't get an authentic taste of Sámi culture, but you will on this tour from Tromso that's led by a Sámi reindeer-herder guide. You are introduced to animals, invited into a lavvu (like a tipi), and told stories about the culture of the Sámi, the indigenous people of Northern Europe. Enjoy sledding through the pristine Arctic wilderness, spot the northern lights, and savor a delicious meal inside the lavvu.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø
    Sjøgata 7, 9259 Tromsø, Norway
    See address & details
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    Tromso Lapland
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    Immerse yourself in Sami culture and reindeer herding on this tour of Norway's arctic pursuits from Tromsø.
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  • You'll end at
    Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø
    Sjøgata 7, 9259 Tromsø, Norway
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • This tour from Tromso is led by a Sámi reindeer-herder
  • Your guide introduces you to Sámi culture
  • A home-cooked meal and hot drinks are included
  • Convenient round-trip transportation from Tromso
What to Expect
Your tour begins with a pickup from Tromso city center. Meet your guide and settle into the vehicle for the journey out of the city. Upon arrival at the destination, don your provided thermal suit and jump aboard a sled for an adventure through the snow. Afterward, spend some time getting to know the reindeer. Under careful supervision from your reindeer-herder guide, you may pet and feed the animals. Next, enter a lavvu, a temporary dwelling used by the Sámi people, and warm up with a traditional stew and hot drinks. Listen as your guide tells you stories about the Sámi, the indigenous people of Northern Europe. Afterward, head outside to (hopefully) spot the northern lights. Relax on your journey back to Tromso, where your tour concludes with drop-off back at the original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø, Sjøgata 7, 9259 Tromsø, Norway
Duration
4–5 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Evening-meal
  • Driver/guide
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Entry/Admission - Tromso Lapland
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 24 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Marina S wrote a review Feb. 2020
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Reading other reviews, I’m not sure if we just went on an off night or what, but our experience was extremely disappointing. We were picked up by a bus at a hotel in Tromso, which was 30 minutes late. We get it, things happen, but after that the entire night felt rushed. When we
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Response from LeneS977, General Manager at Northern Lights and Reindeer Sledding in Tromso
Responded Jul. 22, 2020
Dear Marina, we are truly sorry that our tour did not meet your expectations. We are a small family business who relies on a supplier for transport, who again is depended on road conditions, which can change very suddenly here in the Arctic. That the tour felt rushed after the initial delay is something we will work on - thank you for bringing this to our notice. Reindeer sledding is a slow and relaxed activity, as it says in our tour-description - huskies are the ones that run fast. If we would force our reindeer to run while pulling sledges, they would indeed be unhappy. Maybe I did not make myself clear enough about my feelings towards my culture and it was misunderstood somehow. Naturally I do not feel guilty for participating in my own culture, but I do feel guilty for not learning it properly, in this case the technique of joiking, since my grandmother was Christened in the early 1900's and was taught that joyking was "wrong" and never allowed us to learn it either. A lot has been lost in the centuries of colonization of Sápmi, and it is the task of us, the young generation, to rebuild and revive our culture, language and traditions. Projects like Tromsø Lapland give us an important platform for doing so, by working with, reflecting about and sharing our culture. If you ever visit Tromsø again, we are happy to give you a free tour and hopefully a better experience.
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Sarah_Hampshire69 wrote a review Jan. 2020
Romsey, United Kingdom154 contributions40 helpful votes
This was a great evening’s entertainment. My son loved feed the reindeer whilst the adults in our party were fascinated by the talk about Sami culture delivered by our friendly, engaging host. Good coffee, delicious food. Highly recommended.
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Response from Bernhard S, Guest Relations Manager at Northern Lights and Reindeer Sledding in Tromso
Responded Sep. 18, 2020
Dear Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are really happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit to us. Best, Bernhard
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Miguel Angel U wrote a review Dec. 2019
Bogota, Colombia4 contributions3 helpful votes
We enjoyed a lot the tour. The reindeer Sledding under a sky full of stars and a beautiful aurora was certainly an unforgettable experience. The food and the sami culture introduction were also very good. I would only suggest to allow visitors 15 minutes (you don't need more) to
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Nick T wrote a review Dec. 2019
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A very engaging and welcoming activity for all. Lovely hosts and we left not only understanding more about the Sami culture, but also a fantastic night of sledging, great food, music but also we saw the Northern Lights! Definitely recommend and not a commercially run event which
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Wendy S wrote a review Dec. 2019
Auckland Central, New Zealand64 contributions58 helpful votes
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Omg, just returned from this trip this evening. We got to go reindeer sledding, feed the reindeer and then had reindeer stew in a lovely tent while we learned about the Sami. An added bonus was seeing the northern lights while we were sledding. Would definitely recommend this
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Date of experience: December 2019
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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
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EmeraldDiva
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Disappointing
The sled ride was exactly as you see on the website, not exciting, but a good experience anyway. Feeding the rein
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fatzmo
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Enjoyed the reindeer sledding
It was a different activity , reindeer sledding which is quite calm and moves slowly but the views all around are b
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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
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charlene_veverka
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Sami Experience with Reindeer
It was a great experience to see the Sami culture and learn about their traditional way of life. I enjoyed the simp
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Spiedie
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Amazing experience with reindeers, Sami-culture and Northern lights
Booked a trip via hotel Clarion The Edge. The busride itself was already an adventure with meters of snow next to
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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
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Lisabelgium
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Okay, but not impressed
The scenic transfer is really beautiful, as well as the views ‘on set’. The reindeer were lovely, and we were frien
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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
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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
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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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Piotrek1980ps
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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
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ASG1989
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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
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Cecile S
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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.
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LaniG87
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Incredible Experience!
The reindeer feeding and sledding were so much fun! Afterwards, we had reindeer stew for dinner while learning abou
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