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Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso
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Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso

By Tromso Arctic Reindeer
Visiting a lavvu (traditional Sámi dwelling) and chatting with reindeer herders is a rare experience. This tour from Tromso takes you to a reindeer camp to meet the herders and their animals and enjoy a home-cooked meal inside a cozy lavvu. Learn about the culture of the indigenous Sámi people and possibly spot the magical northern lights. Round-trip transportation from Tromso is included.
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$141.79
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Ages 0-99, max of 60 per group
Duration:
4h 30m
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Ticket type:
Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Visit a reindeer camp outside Tromso to meet herders and their animals
  • Enjoy a 3-course home-cooked meal inside a lavvu
  • Get outside the city for a better chance of seeing the northern lights
  • Round-trip transportation from Tromso included

  • Pickup and drop-off at designated meeting points
  • Transport to camp
  • Guide
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Dinner
  • Use of warm overalls
What's not included
  • Anything not covered in Inclusions

Your tour begins with an evening pickup from the center of Tromso and a short journey to the reindeer camp. Upon arrival, meet your Sámi guide and the reindeer. Under supervision, you can feed the reindeer. Afterward, head into the lavvu (tent) for a delicious 3-course dinner. Over your meal, your guide introduces you to the culture and history of the Sámi, indigenous people of Northern Europe, and demonstrates the joik (traditional form of song). One your appetite has been sated, head outside to look for the northern lights—far from the light pollution of the city; you are in a prime viewing spot. After experiencing this magical light show, bid your hosts farewell and jump back into the vehicle for the return trip to Tromso. Your tour concludes with a late evening drop-off back at the departure point.

Departure details
  • 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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 29507P4

  • 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
  • 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 60 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • 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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso?
Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso price starts from $153.97. Discover and book Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso on Tripadvisor
What is the Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso cancellation policy?
Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso?
Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso is hosted by Tromso Arctic Reindeer. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Tromso Arctic Reindeer on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso on Tripadvisor
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 29507P4

About the operator

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H1414LKgeorgeo
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An amazing experience
We weren’t sure what to expect since we booked this last minute but it was one of our favorite experiences. I was s
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Wrap up during winter
We did this as an evening trip back in December 2021 and had a fantastic time. Getting up close and personal with t
willcallaghan99
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AMAZING!
Incredible experience would highly recommend! My partner and I booked this experience last minute due to issues w
772razvanm
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Unique and authentic experience
Unique experience overall. During the your you may feed the reindeer herd, interact with them, go for a 10 minutes
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Enjoyable Sami Experience
We had a great time feeding the reindeer and learning about the Sami Culture! The camp is very spacious with lots o
FirassLab
FirassLab
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An experience not to miss
The trip started at raddison blu hotel, we took a bus to the reindeer camp. We were welcomed heavily by the people.
simkieran
simkieran
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Not just for kids
Fabulous seeing the reindeers in their natural habitat. Thought it was for children when I booked it but my partne
511ingridm
511ingridm
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Exactly what I was looking for
Loved to see the reindeers in such a vast land where you were able to feed them and pet them and how the Sami share
leolas03
leolas03
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Meet the Sami people and their reindeer
A nice trip to a Sami village to get an impression how they live and learn about their culture. It’s touristic so d
lcarambola
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Reindeer Feeding Camp
What an amazing trip this was. We learned so much about the Sami Culture, the reindeer, and the Artic region of No
SapzR
SapzR
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A beautiful way to learn about Sami culture
We had a great time feeding the reindeers and learning about Sami people and their culture on this tour. Inga spoke
eileenm362
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A must go on trip
The whole tour was fantastic. Feeding the reindeer, sled, hot chocolate, reindeer soup and the very informative tal
popoversandpassports
popoversandpassports
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Incredible Day and Night Reindeer Sled Ride in Tromsø!
I loved my experience with Tromsø Arctic Reindeer from start to finish! They put a very special education focus on
GrannyMeemaw
GrannyMeemaw
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Education + Fun
We came from Ireland and did this tour outsise of Tromsø. Wonderful combination of education and fun with Sami repr
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Jet46194996938
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Recommend! Reindeers and sami people impressed me a lot, making this trip special and distinctive.
Tips: Wear warm shoes for reindeer feeding. Standing in the snow for such a long time really made me lose feeling o
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Alejo G
4 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
This was such a beautiful activity. Feeding the reindeers was a lot of fun and if you are gentle, you can even pet them. Our guide, Irja, was beyond amazing, with a very nice sense of humor, from whom I learned a lot about her culture.
Don't be afraid to ask her questions and enganing in a conversation, she will gladly reply to you.
The food was delicious.
Special thanks to Irja for sharing with us.
Written January 2, 2022
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Pete R
Thank you so much for your beautiful words! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the tour so much and you learnt something new about the Sami culture! 😊 Welcome back 🙏
Written January 3, 2022
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Leonidastra86
Lunen, Germany2,278 contributions
The day before we were looking for polar lights in the wildness but without success. So we booked the evening reindeer program to have one more chance.
We were not disappointed!
As soon as we arrived they brought us to a cosy tent and offered us hot drinks (coffee, tee and hot chocolate).
Afterwards we had the chance to feed the hundreds of reindeer from a bucket of pellet.
That was a nice experience.

Next came the reindeer sleigh for about half an hour. At that moment came the polar lights and the afternoon become magical.

After the ride we had the chance to take pictures from the lights and then we were served reindeer stew with traditional bread.

The evening was completed with an hour of presentation of the Sami culture in the lavvu next to our tent. We had the chance to learn a lot about their culture and see their hand made clothes, shoes and bags from reindeer skin.

The guides were very nice and helpful.

All in all a very nice experience.
Written December 15, 2021
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Pete R
Thank you so much for your kind words and for visiting us! 🙏 We are so happy to hear you enjoyed all the different parts of the tour - and had a good luck with the Northern lights as well! Welcome back anytime!
Written December 16, 2021
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Veronica Molina
Tromso, Norway2 contributions
Nov 2021
I was on that tour the 19th November and I had such a great time! I went alone and immediately I felt engaged with the guides.
They welcomed us with a brief explanation inside a Sami tent and then had some warm drinks before heading out to feed the reindeers. This was super interesting since there is hundreds of them and they come an ask you for food!

Later we had dinner which is a 3 course meal. Healthy, typical and delicious! There is a vegetarian option but I tried the reindeer stew ;)

The last part consists on the Sami culture where our Sami guide explained a lot about both reindeers, reindeer herding and the Sami people. It was quite a complete explanation and he complements it with some objects that you pass around.

I would definitely come back, thank you Peter, Tore Toran and Yosef <3
Written November 19, 2021
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Pete R
Thank you so much for the kind words and for your visit! 😊 So happy to hear you had such a great time. We look forward to welcoming you back!
Written November 23, 2021
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Laurence T
51 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
After living in Norway for some years I finally managed to visit Tromsø and experience the life up here.
Seeing the reindeers and meeting Sami people was a unique experience and you should try it too. Tor-Andre was more than happy to share his Sami stories with us and teach us how to feel confortable among 300 lovely reindeers. Unfortunately the weather was not on our side but even without being able to see the Northern Lights we had an amazing time. I will return next year and take my picture with reindeers under the Northern Lights.
Written November 17, 2021
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Pete R
Thank you for visiting us and for these beautiful words! The weather is unfortunately sometimes not the best, but we are happy to hear you still enjoyed the experience. Welcome back anytime! Fingers crossed for a better weather and Northern Lights then 😊🤞
Written November 19, 2021
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Gavin
Galway, Ireland6 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
I've never talked to someone about reindeer for a solid 40 minutes while standing in the dark, cold rain before, much less an 18 year old girl, but our amazing Sami host Ilya (Illia?) spoke with such knowledge and passion about all things reindeer that it kept begging for more details.

The whole experience was fantastic. The guides were all very friendly, genuinely interested in the group's experience and attentive to our every need. Special mention to Ilya, who's endearing and natural passion for her heritage and culture really some through. Our bus driver Magne was hilarious. The hungry reindeer were very placid, even in (apparently!) very warm conditions. The food was really delicious, and the campfire smoky, cosy and warm.

Even though there was real cloud cover we were still lucky enough to get a brief glimpse of the northern lights, and our guide kept a look out on our behalf while Ilya regaled us with stories about Sami life.

There was a real sense throughout the whole evening that our custom was really appreciated as a means for the Sami to share their culture with the world and keep it alive. Our 18 year old super-guide's passion is testament to that.

Cannot recommend this highly enough as a wonderful Arctic evening.
Written November 15, 2021
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Pete R
Wow, thank you so much for the beautiful words! We will absolutely forward this to the guides. We are beyond happy that you had such an amazing experience. Thank you again for visiting and for writing so beautifully. Welcome back anytime ❤
Written November 16, 2021
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Steffi
4 contributions
Feb 2020
We had a great time at the Reindeer Camp. We could feed them and take photos with them. Unfortunately the meal was pretty simple and some things were not very tasty. The stories of the Sami were pretty interesting and the people were very friendly.
We did not do the sledding, because of the reviews we read before. They said that the sledding was pretty short (and way too expensive for that) and that's exactly what we were seeing.
Fortunately, we were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights there. That definitely was the highlight of the evening.
In sum, it was a great experience (but a bit expensive).
Written April 23, 2020
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Bico B
3 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
The experience was ok but they booked way too many people for where we went (two coach buses) so it didn’t feel the way it was shown on the picture. Too crowded! Also, the title says chance of seeing northern lights and this was not even mentioned throughout the tour. I know it depends on the weather to see the northern lights but nobody addressed it even. This was totally misleading on the title. If you want to see the northern lights, find a tour that says it is about chasing them and not this one as it isn’t the focus. Food was just fine, light meal. They could have provided a fish option as vegetarian stew didn’t have much in it and I don’t eat deer meat so that was my only option.

There were people who did rein deer sledding as well and I had not idea it was even an option when I booked it. It should have been provided as an option. All of a sudden some people got orange bracelets and when I asked I was told I didn’t book it. Well, I wish I had known!

The culture experience with Sami people were really good and feeding the rein deer was a lot of fun. These are the only reasons I gave three stars and not one.

Overall, it was just fine and nothing impressive. I didn’t see going above and beyond for anything and I felt let down for a few things that I wish I had known before (how big the group was, not even trying to see northern lights, rein deer sledding option). Think you can find other packages for activities that are more clearly defined.
Written December 18, 2019
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Pete R
Thank you for taking your time to review us. We will use the feedback to improve our services. It is a pity to hear that there were things that ruined your experience with us. What was the company you booked the tour with? On all the websites, we provide information about all the activities that we have. And even if you did not book additional activities i.e. sledding in advance, you can book it straight at at the camp, if there is availability. The weather in the North is unpredictable, as well as the Northern Lights, so we cannot promise that you will see them. But there is a high chance you will encounter them during our evening tours, that is why it is mentioned in the title. As for the meals, we are sorry that you did not find a suitable option for you - we always try to meet all of our customers' wishes, which now mainly are either regular with meat (reindeer) or vegetarian. You came during the high season, when there are a lot of guests coming from all over the world. March is rather a better time for a more chill visit. We hope that we could change your mind about another visit to our camp. We would appreciate another chance to turn your experience around. Please feel free to reach us directly to our email.
Written December 20, 2019
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Liam A
Manningtree, UK48 contributions
Had a really great time last night at the Sami Camp, I got to spend as much time with the Reindeer as I wanted as I wasn’t interested in the Sledding, I ended up going through 3 buckets of Reindeer food by the time I had finished outside with them! The meal was lovely, 1st time I’ve had Reindeer Stew (needed abit of seasoning for my taste but not everyone has the same taste) and then we were lucky enough to get not 1 but 2 viewings of the Northern Lights while we were there! All finished off with a with a educational Sami talk, looking through the items they carry/make & a Yoik (which we were all encouraged to join in with)

Overall a fantastic experience, highly recommend!
Written November 30, 2019
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Thank you so much for visiting us and taking some time to leave a review! Happy to hear that you were able to make the most of the tour and spend with the reindeer as much time as you wanted to. If you ever come back again to Tromsø we will be waiting for you! The reindeer too!
Written December 3, 2019
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Natalie H
1 contribution
Nov 2019 • Couples
We liked the experience of feeding the reindeers, en eating in the cosey tent. Also we liked the stories of the sami.
But the food was really simple and not so good , and the sledding was kind of a joke because you just go around a circle around the tent. So we think it is to expensive for what you get.
Written November 25, 2019
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Thank you for your review! We offer traditional Sami food which includes simple ingredients which are easy to get in such a climate, one of the examples is a bidos stew. But we also offer you to try the reindeer meat, which is one-of-a-kind meal. For the sledding, there are two options - Short Reindeer Sledding which lasts for 10-15 minutes (the one you have opted for) and a Long Reindeer Sledding which lasts up to 35 minutes. Maybe you would consider coming again and trying out our Long Reindeer Sledding tour, we will do our best to improve your experience!
Written December 5, 2019
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JaneyVBerkhamsted
Berkhamsted, UK69 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Chance to get up and personal with reindeer as they are brought down in the winter to feed. Also heard from the lovely Ann Marie about Sami life and as an added bonus, saw the northern lights. Had dinner in a really cosy hut. A lovely evening.
Written November 20, 2019
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Thank you for your review. We are glad that you were lucky to see the Northern Lights and we would love to welcome you again!
Written December 5, 2019
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