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

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Reindeer Sledding and Sami Culture Including Lunch in Tromso

Reindeer Sledding and Sami Culture Including Lunch in Tromso
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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
  • 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
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
  • 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 +1 855 275 5071
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, 9008 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 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 48 travellers
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Driver/guide
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Tromso
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø, Sjøgata 7, 9008 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 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 48 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø
    Sjøgata 7, 9008 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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Lothlorienlass
Warlingham, UK297 contributions
Lack of snow but still great experience.
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 November 20, 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 November 24, 2021
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EmeraldDiva
Victoria, Australia3,424 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 March 25, 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 September 7, 2020
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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 March 24, 2020
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Bernhard S
Dear fatzmo, Thank you for the great feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us and got to experience the duality of the cold, serene nature and the nourishing, warm fire. Welcome back! :) Best, Bernhard
Written September 7, 2020
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charlene_veverka
Wilton, Australia225 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 March 8, 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 September 7, 2020
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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 March 4, 2020
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Bernhard S
Dear Spiedie, Thank you for the great feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. :) Best, Bernhard
Written September 7, 2020
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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 February 28, 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 September 11, 2020
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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 January 27, 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 September 15, 2020
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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 January 15, 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 September 17, 2020
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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 January 15, 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 September 17, 2020
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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 January 15, 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’re happy to hear that you enjoyed the whole tour and especially the peaceful atmosphere here at the valley. Best, Bernhard
Written September 17, 2020
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By: Tromso Lapland
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
Piotrek1980ps
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
Cecile S
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.
LaniG87
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
TrikS2
TrikS2
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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