Tromso Lapland
Tromso Lapland
4.5
Cultural Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
We Sami are the indigenous people of Scandinavia and have been living and working with reindeers for centuries. We have countless generations of knowledge and experience of the fascinating and charming creature that has helped us survive life in this cold and extreme nature of the north. The reindeer is the true hero of the Arctic. We would like to invite you to visit our Sami camp and join us for a genuine and family-friendly reindeer sledding safari with an amazing view of the famous Lyngen Alp mountains. Hopefully you will learn to cherish and respect these curious and furry creatures just like we do! Our expert guides will also tell you about the secrets of surviving life in the Arctic and show you traditional artifacts and treasures from our culture.
Tromso, Norway
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Recommended by 93% of travelers
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Twincams
Portsmouth, UK27 contributions
Mar 2013 • Family
We were there before we knew it! We had settled down for what we expected to be an hour's journey north but stopped at a field near the airport. Not a very promising start, we thought. The reindeer rides were done first and were great fun, not over long but long enough to get the idea. Reindeer are not overly friendly but pull a sled remarkably well. Some members of the group left at this point, disappointed that the rides were not longer and questioning how the remainder of the time was to be filled. What they missed (apart from the point!) was an insight into Sami life and culture from the most sincere, informed and interesting host one could wish for. Sadly we didn't get his name but he runs this outfit singel-handed from what we could see. He served us a simple but very tasty reindeer stew followed by endless coffee while he spoke to us of his life from boy to man, allowed us to handle his most treasured possessions including his childhood tunic, his marriage chest and his father's coat. As his finale, he yodelled a song to us that his father had handed down to him. It was very a moving moment in what had turned out to be a real education and we left feeling humbled by this unassuming man who had taken us into his world and represented his resilient people and their way of life. We had come expecting a reindeer experience, which we got, but we got so much more in addition. Thoroughly recommended.
Written March 18, 2013
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Thanks for this positive review. Since the time this was written, we have made many changes to our business. We have moved our camp away from the airport to a stunning location 45 mins away from Tromso with breathtaking views of the Lyngen Alps. We also now offer a full 45min sled ride to all our guests followed by 45 mins of feeding the reindeer. You most likely had the delight of being hosted by our fantastic guide Ken, we have shown him this message and he is so glad you enjoyed the entire experience.
Written November 20, 2018
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Claire B
1 contribution
Mar 2018 • Friends
This was truly a once in a lifetime experience! So many new things into a single night: discover a new culture, a different animal, and the aurora.

An absolutely beautiful setting just a very short distance from Tromso. We arrived and put all the warm clothes they provided (thermal overalls, boots, hats, mittens) before going straight for the sleds. The sledding happened after nightfall but we could still see quite well and the backdrop of the mountains was beautiful. Everything was very silent so all you can hear is the noise of the wooden sled on the fresh snow and the hooves of the reindeer. The ride is slow so you can enjoy the surroundings.

After the sledding we had dinner in a large tent (reindeer is quite tasty and tender and the warm food and drinks really hit the spot) while they told us about Sami culture and sang traditional songs. A member of the team remained outside during our dinner to spot the aurora and came to tell us when they were out. And we got very lucky because they were amazing and stayed out for hours.

A part of the group is only here for the sledding and dinner. Only 3 of us were staying overnight last night so it was small and intimate, which was awesome. They made a fire in the snow for us by our tent - gave us a reserve of wood to keep going - and laid out some reindeer skins for us to sit on. Between those and the clothing they provided, we did not get cold at all despite staying out til the wee hours of the morning. They also let us keep the camera and tripod all night to try to take photos. It was the full moon, we could hear the huskies howling, the lights were dancing in the sky, and the fire was keeping us warm. It really doesn't get any better than that.

The setup inside the tent is much more elaborate than I expected. There is a wood heater at the center and thin mattresses around it on wooden planks raised above the ground for isolation. Nice pillows, warm sleeping bags. We had to keep feeding the heater some wood throughout the night but were quite comfy. In the morning the sunrise made the mountains look pink all over and we hung out with the reindeer before grabbing breakfast in the home of our guides. The smoked salmon they served us was to die for and everything else was great as well.

The staff is very professional and friendly. They always answered our emails in a timely manner and were quite flexible with needing a vegetarian meal and leaving the camp a little early the next day to catch a flight. They even dropped us off at the airport rather than in town as planned.

Overall we would highly recommend the experience. Absolutely unforgettable and a great value for the price (sledding and aurora tour separately are very pricey, hotel and meals as well, so this whole package is a steal). Check out their actual website, it gives a very good idea of what to expect.
Written March 4, 2018
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Dear Claire, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a lengthy review. We are just so happy to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your time here. We work very hard to make this place the best experience it can possibly be for our guests who come from all over the world, so thank you for recognizing all this and putting it in to words. We look forward to welcoming you back one day. Warmest regards, Tromsø Lapland
Written October 24, 2018
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NYCtravelstyle
New York City, NY51 contributions
Jan 2015 • Family
Oh my gosh, how much fun. My four year old daughter and my 81-year0old mother and I on a sled pulled by a reindeer. Not in my wildest dreams. Butdreams do come true. We went to Norway to see friends, but to get my four year old excited we told her we were going to search for Elsa. Well we found Sven. And he pulled our sleigh. The experience was fantastic. And learning about the Sami culture was amazing. It was well worth the money. Keeping this history alive is so important and they are doing a great job. One important tip. Book direct with the operator and not through visit Norway. email them at post@tromsolapland.no or call (+47) 91857635
Written January 6, 2015
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Piotrek
1 contribution
Jan 2020
3 out of 12 reindeers were breaking down in the middle of the tour totally exhausted! As the guide didn't react to the shoutings of the guests the three reindeers were pulled behind the sled by the head harness until our pulling reindeer got unconscious. The other two reindeers 'just' got strangled. Some other reindeer jumped and people almost fell out of the sled. What a horrible experience!
I felt like that none of the reindeers liked their job as the first reindeer really got pulled to it's position by force. It felt like that they panic just seeing the guide.
I feel like that Tromsø Lapland is not really an animal friendly company.
The landscape around was really nice though
Written January 31, 2020
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Elai
Hong Kong, China26 contributions
Feb 2014 • Couples
We joined the Day Trip Reindeer Sledding. It was fun and special. The guys are very nice and the sami soup is excellent. I tried Dog Sledding and Reindeer Sledding and both are fun and special. But this trip we can learn and know more Sami Culture. It's really interesting.
Written February 8, 2014
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TheWEAP
1 contribution
Dec 2016 • Solo
I have had the WORST experience ever with Tromso Lapland's Reindeer Sledding and Northern Lights tour, and particularly their employee, Anita. This is absolutely the worst experience I have ever had with an organized tour company. DO NOT book with them! If anything goes wrong, they will not take any responsibility for their error. They will blame you and they will call you a liar. Worst of all, they will not have the common decency to apologize, offer a replacement activity or refund your money. Long story short, I booked the Tromso Lapland Reindeer and Northern Lights Tour online and arrived at the Radisson Blu Hotel lobby, their pickup point, 15 minutes early. In fact, I am staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel so there's no reason for me to be late or not show up. There were 100s of waiting tourists and many guides, both inside and outside. I looked around, both inside and outside for the Lapland guide. I looked for a sign. I asked everyone. I asked bus drivers. I waited for almost an hour when finally one of the guides told me to call Lapland. Anita answered the phone and proceeded to tell me that the tour had long ago left without me. She said she called me (there are no calls or messages from her or anyone at Lapland Tours on my phone). She said she called out my name (which seems implausible since I was there all along). Anita was extremely rude and took no responsibility for her error. Instead she said that I was a no-show, that I would not get a refund and in effect, called me a liar. Should you decide to take this tour, BUYER BEWARE. My personal advise, DO NOT book with them! There are so many other tour companies in Tromso that you can choose from. The true rating of a tour company is not how they handle the perfect situations, it's how they handle their mistakes and disappointed customers. I came to Tromso to experience nature, the environment, the good people of Tromso, and if lucky enough, to see the Northern Lights. Instead, I sat in my hotel room watching BBC and feeling very disappointed and sad about the entire experience. Tromso Lapland Tours and their employee, Anita, should be ashamed of themselves!
Written December 29, 2016
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We value this feedback greatly as we see all feedback as constructive. Since the time of this review, a lot of changes has been made to our company. We have a lot of new staff members and our booking system and pick up process is a lot more smooth and we have done all we can to ensure that mistakes like this should never happen again. We are so sorry you had such an unfortunate experience with us. We hope to welcome you back one day if you ever return to Tromsø. Warmest regards, Tromsø Lapland
Written October 23, 2018
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sambaliverbird
Liverpool, United Kingdom162 contributions
Jan 2013 • Couples
My husband and I went on the Tromso Lapland daytime Reindeer sledding with Sami culture tour on Sun 20th Jan and it was a great decision. Our host (in full Sami costume) was so knowledgeable and friendly, making us very welcome from the start. He picked us up from Tromso city centre and took us to their Sami tepees outside of Tromso.
We saw the reindeer from the minute we arrived and the were so beautiful, if a bit timid! The two tepees were so impressive and the whole snowy scene was set off by the pink glow of the morning sun behind the mountains on the horizon. A truly beautiful scene. You can imagine how excited we all were and we were given all the time we wanted to take pictures. Our hosts were only too happy to oblige when we asked for photos and they even took some for us too.
We were all given a ride for around 15 mins on a reindeer sledge drawn by one reindeer and led by one of our hosts. It was at times a bumpy ride but these small animals were so strong and it was very enjoyable.
When we came back to the tepees, we were given a lesson in lasso throwing - a skill used by the Sami for catching and controlling the reindeer. This was optional but we had a go and managed it!
We were then taken into the smaller tepee and sat around a fire on reindeer skins and branches to listen to our host telling us about the Sami traditions and stories. We also had the chance to see some real Sami artifacts. It was so cosy inside the tepee.
We then went to the larger tepee and were treated to some traditional Sami singing and gained more knowledge about this amazing, tough people of the north. You really do have an insight into the way of life of these people and how important their relationship with the environment and the animals around them is to them. We also learnt about the threat to the Sami people and lands from modern society.
We then all sat down around a huge fire to some home made reindeer stew (delicious and should be tried at least once), chocolate, coffee, water and lemonade. We had a really nice chat to not only our guides but also the other tourists on the trip.
We were then given some time to take some more pix and watch the reindeer tucking into their food before being taken back to Tromso city centre.
The whole trip lasted three hours and was great from start to finish. It really was an insight into Sami culture and is definitely one for the culuralists. We loved it as we are fascinated by different cultures. However, I would have liked to have had more time with the reindeer and sledding as I dont think 15 mins is long enough really, considering the cost of the excursion. This was the most expensive excursion that we did. We did a dog sledding trip with another company the following day and had a much longer ride. But, you should definitely give Tromso Lapland a try as it is lovely to do during the day and our guide was so enthusiastic.
A lovely morning's activity.
Written January 25, 2013
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PerS662
Dear Sambali, Thank you so much for the kind review. We hope to see you again in the future! Best regards, Team Tromsø Lapland
Written November 20, 2020
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Jacqnfra
St. Albans, UK24 contributions
Dec 2012 • Family
We booked to go reindeer sledding for a half day and thought the Sami culture experience would be a nice add on. The Sami experience was amazing, our two girls loved it! The reindeer sledding was fantastic too. The talks on Sami culture (normally not my thing) were really engaging and appealed to all ages. We loved it and would highly recommend it to anyone.
Written December 31, 2012
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PerS662
Dear Jacqnfra! Thank you so much for the kind review. We hope to see you again in the future! Best regards, Team Tromsø Lapland
Written November 20, 2020
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Lone J
Aarhus, Denmark26 contributions
Dec 2012 • Family
We have been on a trip with Per Stian from Tromsø Lapland. This was one of the best decisions ever. In Tromsø there's many companies offering trips tp see the Northern Light and to drive with a dog sledge. With Per Stian you drive with a Reindeer sledge and we spend the night in the real Lavo. Everything,around the trip was based on the foundation in the Samish culture and the wish to show and teach us all about it. Per Stian is a true Samish man and it was exiting to spend time with him, as he's also a great storyteller.
He did absolute everything possible to make our trip an unforgettable experience and we can only give him our full recommendation - not for his sake, but for those of you who want to have as original an experience as possible.
Written December 16, 2012
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PerS662
Dear Lone J, Thank you so much for the kind review. We hope to see you again in the future! Best regards, Team Tromsø Lapland
Written November 20, 2020
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HFJ747
Trier, Germany75 contributions
We did the reindeer tour today and were totally satisfied. Drove to the camp in about 50-55 min. Warm clothes were offered if needed. Then we did a 30 min. reindeer sledding. After that we got heaps of information on the reindeers and were able to feed them. Afterwards we went into a huge tent with a great atmosphere...a fireplace in the middle...nice tables and benches...little lights on the tables...everything nice settled for the guests. Had the choice of hot chocolate or tea and reindeer stew and bread with butter was served. We heard a lot of story’s and information about Sami culture, before driving back to Trømso.

I would like to point out, that all of the guides and employees...Ken, Jan, Jan Peter, and ALL the others which names I can‘t remember, gave us the feeling to be welcomed. They seemed to try everything that we go home and enjoyed the tour, what we definitely did! THANK YOU!!!
Written January 3, 2018
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