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Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso provided by Tromso Arctic Reindeer

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Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Sjøgata 7
    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.
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    Tromso
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    Tromso Arctic Reindeer / Sami Arctic Reindeer
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Travel out into the wilderness and walk among 300 reindeer (with the opportunity to feed them too). Afterwards, enter a candlelit Gamme to enjoy a relaxed three-course meal followed by the sounds of joiking (songs), Sami history and stories. On a clear night, you might be lucky enough to catch the majestic northern lights.
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    Tromso
  • You'll end at
    Sjøgata 7
    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.
    See address & details
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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
What to Expect
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Sjøgata 7, 9008 Tromsø, Norway
Duration
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Pickup and drop-off at designated meeting points
  • Transport to camp
  • Guide
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Dinner
  • Use of warm overalls
  • Entry/Admission - Tromso Arctic Reindeer / Sami Arctic Reindeer
Exclusions
  • Anything not covered in Inclusions
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Steffi wrote a review Apr 2020
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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,
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Bico B wrote a review Dec 2019
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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
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Pete R, Client Outreach Coordinator at Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso
Responded Dec 20, 2019
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.
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Liam A wrote a review Nov 2019
Manningtree, United Kingdom40 contributions7 helpful votes
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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
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Response from TAR_Adriana, Client Outreach Coordinator at Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso
Responded Dec 3, 2019
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!
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Natalie H wrote a review Nov 2019
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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
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from TAR_Adriana, Client Outreach Coordinator at Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso
Responded Dec 5, 2019
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!
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JaneyVBerkhamsted wrote a review Nov 2019
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom68 contributions24 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from TAR_Adriana, Client Outreach Coordinator at Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso
Responded Dec 5, 2019
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!
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About the operator

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By: Tromso Arctic Reindeer
Sunshine798552
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Amazing trip
I didn’t expect it to be so beautiful! It really made my day! When we got to the reindeers’ farm, two beautiful Sa
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evavash
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Wonderful
The place is amazing, and people are so nice. We had a beautiful time. I highly recommend this activity if you tra
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euronas
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Best day
It was such an amazing experience, from start to finish. First of all - the reindeers were adorable and totally mad
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CanadaNorway
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Nice experience
Very nice experience. It as well organized and the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The reindeer were fun to
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LeyaKheira
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Very good
I did the visit the 28 of December 20. I had a great time ! The Bidos was excellent and the place was wonderful ! I
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denisecT838QI
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Amazing experience!
This is a must do if you are in Tromsø! Wonderful experience for all ages and abilities. We learned so much about
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Vriesanna
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Great setup
Clever organized. We got to be around the reindeers and could go in and out of the lavos as we liked. Then a nice m
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Hiker1408
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Interesting!
Very nice getting to walk freely around the reindeers. There was enough time to spend with them. It was also warm a
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891_arid
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Cute reindeers and interesting introduction to Sami culture
We were a bit skeptical at the start but ended up really enjoying this experience. We got to feed the hungry reinde
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Dwellerinanightmare
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Excellent and well worth the money!
This was a great choice for an introduction to the rich and fascinating Sami culture. Our host, Lone, was extremely
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Queizan
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No worth it
I was so excited to go there but once I arrive there I found a tourist trap. Good plan for family and kids. For a
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Megan F
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A wonderful experience
This was an incredibly memorable experience! We were there on a day when the arctic winter weather was definitely i
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783helmar
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It's worth a visit
The feeding of the reindeers and the chat with Sami people. It was a very interesting visit and I learnt a lot. Tha
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HengS20
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Enjoyable!
It was a fun day out feeding the reindeers, and going for the reindeer sledding thereafter! The Sami people were ve
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Jfreemire
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Great experience. Lived up to all my expectations. The highlight of my trip to Norway.
It was all great. I enjoyed talking with the Samis to learn about their culture, interacting with the reindeer, the
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