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Camp Tamok: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Tromsø: Daytime Dog Sledding at Camp Tamok

1. From Tromsø: Daytime Dog Sledding at Camp Tamok

Join this authentic experience at the wilderness center Camp Tamok, a 90-minute scenic bus drive away from the city center of Tromsø. Upon arrival at the camp, you will first receive warm winter clothes and other required gear for this dogsledding activity. Your guide will then give thorough safety instructions and a practical demonstration on how to steer your own sled. Once you are ready, you will embark on your journey: Two people will share one sled and a dog team. One is the "musher" (driver) while the other can sit back and enjoy the ride. (If your group includes children, please kindly note, that each child must be accompanied by an adult.) You will get the chance to switch places midway during the 10-12 km dog sledding trail. Depending on snow conditions, you will spend up to 1 hour 30 minutes to complete it. After the tour, you will be served a hot meal in a traditional Northern Norwegian setting around the open fire in a reindeer herder's tent. After relaxing and warming up, your daytime sledding adventure has come to an end and it will be time to board the bus back to the city center of Tromsø.

From Tromsø: Camp Tamok Reindeer Sledding & Ice Domes Visit

2. From Tromsø: Camp Tamok Reindeer Sledding & Ice Domes Visit

Go reindeer sledding at a Sami camp and visit the Tromsø Ice Domes on this tour from Tromsø. Take a comfortable and scenic bus ride out into the Arctic wilderness of Tamokdalen. Dress in warm winter clothes and boots upon arrival at Camp Tamok and then head off to explore an ancient part of Sami culture. Try the oldest form of transport in the north on your reindeer sledding adventure. Get an introduction to lasso throwing, learn about the storytelling traditions of the Sami culture, and feed some reindeer. Return to Camp Tamok after your memorable encounter with the Sami people, Feast on a hot meal served around an open fire in a reindeer herder’s tent. Relax and warm up before heading to the Tromsø Ice Domes for more sightseeing. Join a guided tour of the Ice Domes, high in the mountains of the beautiful Tamok Valley. Learn about the processes that went into constructing the ice hotel. Take some free time to walk around and ask your guide some questions. Admire the unique snow and ice art carved by professional artists. Take a complimentary non-alcoholic ice shot at the stunning ice bar.

From Tromsø: Dogsledding Evening at Camp Tamok

3. From Tromsø: Dogsledding Evening at Camp Tamok

Mush your own husky team on this unique dog sledding evening tour through snowy terrain, surrounded by incredible mountain landscapes and scenic fjords. If you're lucky, you might have the magical Northern Lights dancing on top of you. You do not need any previous skills to mush your own husky team. All you need is reasonable physical health and an eagerness to try something new. Join an authentic experience at the wilderness center Camp Tamok, a 90-minute scenic bus drive away from the city center of Tromsø. Upon arrival at the camp, get dressed in warm winter clothes and the other required gear for your dogsledding activity. Your guides will then give thorough safety instructions and a practical demonstration on how to steer your own sled. Once you are ready, you will embark on your journey: two people will share each sled and a dog team. One is the "musher" (driver) and the other can sit back and enjoy the ride. (If your group includes children, each child must be accompanied by an adult.) You will get the chance to switch places midway during the 10 to 12 kilometer dog sledding trail. Depending on snow conditions, you will spend up to 1 hour and 30 minutes completing it. Even though this tour is not focused on hunting the Northern Lights, being outside on a dark winter evening might give a wonderful opportunity to witness the lights. After the tour, you will be served a hot meal in a traditional Northern Norwegian setting around the open fire in a reindeer herder's tent. After relaxing and warming up, board the bus back to the city and reflect on a memorable adventure.

From Tromsø: Northern Lights Visit at Camp Tamok

4. From Tromsø: Northern Lights Visit at Camp Tamok

Have you ever dreamed of experiencing the mystical Northern Lights? The right settings to experience the Aurora Borealis are a dark location, starry sky, previous solar storms, and sitting by a fire outside watching the northern sky while keeping yourself warm. Join in at the wilderness center Camp Tamok which offers a great setting for Northern Lights observation. After a 90-minute bus drive from Tromsø city center, arrive in an untouched wilderness surrounded by darkness. The camp is far removed from the bright city lights and situated in a different climate zone that offers more stable weather and the likeliness of a clear sky. Upon arrival, get dressed in warm winter clothing and listen to a presentation about the Aurora Borealis and how to photograph it. Depending on the weather conditions, head to different locations around the camp (by foot) from where the northern lights can be observed. When it is time to warm up, enjoy a hot meal inside around the open fire in a reindeer herder's tent. After relaxing and warming up, it is time to board the bus again to be driven back to the city center of Tromsø.

From Tromsø: Reindeer Sledding Evening at Camp Tamok

5. From Tromsø: Reindeer Sledding Evening at Camp Tamok

Join an evening experience at the Camp Tamok wilderness center, a 90-minute scenic bus drive away from the city centre of Tromsø. Upon arrival at Camp Tamok, you will first receive warm winter clothes and other required gear for this reindeer sledding activity. As the reindeer herd is some distance away from the barking huskies, this evening activity will start with a short transfer by minibus to the Sami Camp. This fascinating cultural adventure includes reindeer sledding, an introduction to lasso throwing, storytelling about the Sami culture and feeding the reindeer. Even though this tour is not focused on hunting the Northern Lights, being outside on a dark winter evening might give a wonderful opportunity to witness the lights while going out on this adventure. After this memorable encounter with the indigenous Sami people, you will return to Camp Tamok where you will be served a hot meal around an open fire in a reindeer herder's tent. After relaxing and warming up, it is time to head back to Tromsø and reflect on a memorable experience.

From Tromsø: Daytime Reindeer Sledding at Camp Tamok

6. From Tromsø: Daytime Reindeer Sledding at Camp Tamok

Spend a day with the indigenous Sami people and try the oldest form of transport in the North. Learn about local culture, hear their stories, and enjoy a reindeer sledding tour in the wilderness. Join this authentic experience at the wilderness center Camp Tamok, a 90-minute scenic bus drive away from city center of Tromsø. Upon arrival at Camp Tamok, you will first receive warm winter clothes and other required gear for your experience. As the reindeer herd is some distance away from the barking huskies, this activity will start with a short transfer by minibus. Embark on a fascinating cultural adventure that includes reindeer sledding, an introduction to lasso throwing, stories about the Sami culture, and feeding the reindeer. After this memorable encounter with the indigenous Sami people, return to Camp Tamok where you will be served a hot meal around an open fire in a reindeer herder’s tent. After relaxing and warming up, it is time to board the bus and head back to the city center of Tromsø.

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What people are saying about Camp Tamok

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 119 reviews

Amazing experience, however, people should be reminded that this is quite a physical activity…you are not just sitting in the sleds. We had 2 people in our group who really weren’t fit enough and this was a bit frustrating for the rest of us as we had to keep stopping for them. However, the activity itself and the guide were amazing. It was also really nice to see how much he cared for the dogs and their welfare. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely recommend if you have some fitness!

Fantastic experience with the Camp Tamok group. Nice approach to Sami culture and learning about reindeer as animals and as a culture of the people. Also nice is the final moment with the typical soup and hot drinks to refresh yourself before returning. Highly recommended! Reminder: immediately ask who to contact for your tour because on the same bus at the meeting point there are people for different experiences at Camp Tamok.

Camp Tamok was fantastic. Excellent view of Northern lights directly above our heads, a traditional meal in a warm hut with a friendly husky. A real treat.

Excellent trip- our Sami guides were great fun, and I felt like I learned a lot and had a fantastic snowy sleigh ride! Couldn’t recommend highly enough.

Great trip! Really fun. Wish it were a drop longer.