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Reindeer Sledding and Feeding with Sami Culture Including Lunch in Tromso
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Reindeer Sledding and Feeding with Sami Culture Including Lunch in Tromso

By Tromso Lapland
Recommended by 92% of travelers
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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).
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Ages 0-99, max of 48 per group
Duration: 4–5 hours
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Features animals

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

  • Beverages
  • Driver/guide
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Tromso
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø, Sjøgata 7, 9259 Tromsø, Norway Outside the Radisson Blu Hotel
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 38766P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Reindeer Sledding and Feeding with Sami Culture Including Lunch in Tromso?
Reindeer Sledding and Feeding with Sami Culture Including Lunch in Tromso price starts from $165.87. Discover and book Reindeer Sledding and Feeding with Sami Culture Including Lunch in Tromso on Tripadvisor
What is the Reindeer Sledding and Feeding with Sami Culture Including Lunch in Tromso cancellation policy?
Reindeer Sledding and Feeding with Sami Culture Including Lunch 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 Sledding and Feeding with Sami Culture Including Lunch in Tromso on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Reindeer Sledding and Feeding with Sami Culture Including Lunch in Tromso?
Reindeer Sledding and Feeding with Sami Culture Including Lunch in Tromso is hosted by Tromso Lapland. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Tromso Lapland on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Reindeer Sledding and Feeding with Sami Culture Including Lunch 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: 38766P1

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
    Read more
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

BostonBostonGirl
BostonBostonGirl
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Awful- shameful- cancelled nite before
An avid traveler, I have never encountered such behavior. But it should be like super takes a lot of time and effor
W8013ICkimberlya
W8013ICkimberlya
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A truly unique experience. I can't recommend highly enough! Even my 15 year old son loved it, and he is hard to plea
This was the best experience we had in Norway. 100% worth every penny. Truly unforgettable. Great for kids!
Vidhathrae K
Vidhathrae K
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Sami Reindeer Experience
Fantastic overall experience. Right from the introductions, reindeer feeding, reindeer sled, Sami food and final se
649ka
649ka
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really fun evening
fun night, enjoyed feeding the reindeer who are very gentle. the dinner was delicious. my favorite part was meeting
Chris P
Chris P
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Reindeer feeding an Northern lights
Tour very well organised. Left on time and taken to venue. Guides well informed and helpfully. Dinner superb. Fun f
jadetf15
jadetf15
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Awesome!
This was so cool! The reindeer so cute & staff so nice & knowledgeable! The stew was yummy & the Sami culture stori
PaulandHolly
PaulandHolly
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Better weather cancelled the sleigh ride
As the temperature had been 2 degrees we were told the reindeer sleighing was off when we arrived to get the coach,
maximilianth1986
maximilianth1986
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Beware.. Not recommended
This tour cannot be recommended unfortunately. Having done a few tours throughout our Tromso visit, this one was by
F5115MAfrancescab
F5115MAfrancescab
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Tromsø Lapland is THE place for reindeer sledding in northern Norway!
The guide team was enthusiastic, kind, and generous which made the experience so special. It was truly amazing even
Raymond P
Raymond P
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Definitely worth your time!
We thoroughly enjoyed this excursion! We saw the Northern lights while sledding-it was marvelous. Feeding the deer
jaq64
jaq64
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Cute reindeer
It was a wonderful to be feeding n playing with the reindeer. The sleigh ride was slow n we were blessed with north
Camper738127
Camper738127
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Great evening with the Sami
Thank you so much for the trip. The team’s experience made the evening and help us feel at ease around these beauti
TCairl
TCairl
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A wonderful experience
Such an excellent time, the tour left on time even though a large group was late and came by taxi later. The bus ar
Ostebondo
Ostebondo
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The Highlight of our Trip to Norway
This was the highlight of our trip to Norway. The 30-minute reindeer sleigh ride reminded me of “The Night Before C
i0kan
i0kan
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A tourist trap, but a good one
Utter confusion! Every day, several "sami and reindeer" based tours start at 6 pm from the Radison Blue hotel in Tr
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Linda K
57 contributions
Feb 2023
What a fun day! We rode in a coach with about 40+ other people but when we arrived on the reindeer farm, we were split into two groups. The first group rode the sleds while we each got buckets to feed the reindeer. That was a delightful experience as the reindeer were very friendly and all of them had different personalities. Then, we switched it up and we got to ride the sleds. It was at a walking pace, but that made it very relaxing and we could take time to enjoy the scenery. We then all returned to the heated hut where the owner of this reindeer herd, Per, told us about the Sami culture and the reindeer. The lunch (which included reindeer stew) was excellent, and it was an incredibly educational and enjoyable day. I highly recommend going with this tour for a relaxing and fun day out.
Written March 6, 2023
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PerS662
Thank you for your beautiful words! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed visiting us :)
Written March 7, 2023
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Anna
19 contributions
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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Nina D
Mariposa, CA4 contributions
Nov 2022
Unfortunately we were not able to go sledding due to a lack of snow. That did not spoil our visit with the reindeer and Sami Guides. After a short beautiful drive to the reserve we were met by Sami guides in their native attire. They were very welcoming and made us feel comfortable immediately. Walking among the reindeer herd was very exciting. The information about the Sami way of life and the reindeer herding was excellent. It was the highlight of our cruise to Norway. No one should miss it.
Written November 22, 2022
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charlene_veverka
Wilton, Australia283 contributions
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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Lothlorienlass
Warlingham, UK331 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 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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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 January 5, 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 September 18, 2020
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EmeraldDiva
Victoria, Australia3,466 contributions
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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Benedetta
1 contribution
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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Lisa
7 contributions
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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_candy666682
Eindhoven, The Netherlands5 contributions
Jan 2022
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 January 30, 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 January 31, 2022
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