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Tromso Arctic Reindeer

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Tromso, Norway
About Tromso Arctic Reindeer
Tromsø Arctic Reindeer Experience is a complete Sami Reindeer experience carried out by traditional Sami Reindeer Herders within a 30 minute drive of Tromsø. We offer a number of packages but with all you will be hosted by Reindeer herders who will show and teach you about Reindeer herding and Sami culture. We have thousands of reindeer in the mountains and a herd of around 200 Reindeer at the camp so you are guaranteed to experience the joy of being close to these wonderful creatures, the feeling of coming into a warm lavvu (Sami tent) and the sounds of the traditional joik (Sami singing). This is a ritual which for us is an important way of life and it is our pleasure and aim to let you feel and experience it. We look forward to welcoming you.
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132 reviews
Enjoy your half-day tour as you invited by Sámi people to partake in their traditions. This tour takes you to a reindeer camp outside of Tromso, where you meet the animals, feed them, and then embark on a sled ride. Afterward, you gather insider a lavvu (traditional Sámi dwelling) for a delicious meal with enlightening conversation about the indigenous people of Northern Norway and to hear joik (traditional song).
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from $144.74
11 reviews
This magical evening tour really has it all—a reindeer ride through the snow, a chance to spot the Northern Lights, and a delicious three-course dinner that includes a traditional Sami stew. Experience the ultimate stress-free evening of Sami culture without any logistics to organize as round-trip transport is included. After a tasty feast and a sleigh ride, round the evening off with songs and storytelling.
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from $196.35
91 reviews
Immerse yourself in Sami culture and feed a herd of 200 reindeer during this 4-hour adventure from Tromsø. With your Sami guides, travel approximately 25 minutes from Tromso to the Sami camp. Enter the lavuu, or traditional Sami tent, for a typical meal with your hosts. Learn about the culture, history, traditions and folklore of the Sami people while sitting around the campfire. Listen as the guides perform a joik, or traditional Sami song. Be sure to bring warm, layered clothing. Round-trip transportation from Tromsø is included.
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from $122.30
98 reviews
You can travel through the Tromso countryside on your own, but it wouldn’t be anything like this reindeer sledding and Sami culture tour. The excursion includes a reindeer-drawn sled ride plus a visit to a traditional lavuu (Sami tent) to enjoy a meal and cultural stories. You’ll also get the chance to stand with a herd of 200 reindeer under close supervision from a guide.
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from $178.40
22 reviews
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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from $162.69
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Reviewed August 10, 2019

What an experience! The Sami people were so warm and accommodating, and their reindeer stew is to die for! The whole experience was packed with interesting activities, such as learning to lasso, feeding the reindeer, going for a sled ride, learning about Sami culture, and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

This was one of the wonderful trip I did in Tromso. the trip was full of funs. Lots of stories about the sami people, Nice traditional sami music, feeding the Rein deers, Rein deer sledge, rein deer dish as lunch, One of the story I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019

This tour is a must if you're visiting Tromso, I was in two minds whether to do it at first but so glad that I did. First I fed the Reindeers which was amazing, they give you plenty of time to do this and get...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed May 10, 2019

The departure from the hotel seemed quite well organised. We were two coachloads of people though, which put me off a bit, as I prefer small groups, but once we got to the reindeer park (15 min), the area was large, so it didn't actually...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed May 4, 2019

We had a specially booked evening tour in late March, so it was still full winter. We experienced a reindeer sled ride in freshly falling snow, a hearty stew dinner in a tepee and got to feed the reindeer. This was truly unique.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 28, 2019

I promise not to post all 500 pictures of the reindeer, but I seriously took about 500 photos. They were so cute! Anyway, the reindeer feeding and Sami Culture tour was great. To be honest though, it's going to be what you make of it....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed April 18, 2019

This was truly an amazing experience and one I would recommend everyone to do while in Tromsø! You get picked up by very friendly staff and driven all the way out to the camp. At the camp you meet even more very friendly staff and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Katri M, Outreach Coordinator at Tromso Arctic Reindeer, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience, it means a lot! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed interacting with the reindeer, going sledding and learning more about the Sami culture and history. Hopefully we get to host you in...More

Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

My partner and I went on the Sami reindeer experience which included feeding the reindeer, sledding and lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed the day meeting the herd and people and learning about the Sami culture-fascinating. Transfer from Tromso was easy and the lunch was very tasty....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Katri M, Outreach Coordinator at Tromso Arctic Reindeer, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2019

Thank you so much for visiting us and for the lovely review! It's nice to hear that you had a great time at the camp feeding the reindeer and learning about the Sami culture. Welcome back again!

Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

Nice staff .....it was good experience about feeding and the view was wonderful .....the soup was okay too

Date of experience: April 2019
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Katri M, Outreach Coordinator at Tromso Arctic Reindeer, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2019

Thank you so much for visiting us and for the great review, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the experience!

Reviewed April 12, 2019

We did the night tour and really enjoyed ourselves. It was cold but they provide warm blankets for on the sled and the inside of the wooden yurt is warm and toasty with big fires and lots of warm food and drink. It was really...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Katri M, Outreach Coordinator at Tromso Arctic Reindeer, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2019

Thank you so much for visiting us and for your kind words! I'm happy to hear that you truly enjoyed the experience and learned more about the Sami culture and history. Warmly welcome back again!

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September 22, 2018|
Response from Pete R | Property representative |
yes, almost all the team at the camp have small kids so we are very used to looking after little ones and will make sure they stay warm and also get to be close but safe when with the reindeer.
February 26, 2018|
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Response from Pete R | Property representative |
Thanks to the trip advsior community for taking care of this one. The reindeer are a beautiful and gentle animal and although they can run fast we do not push them and let them take their time just as was tradition when the... More