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Tromsø: Reindeer Sledding & Feeding with a Sami Guide

1. Tromsø: Reindeer Sledding & Feeding with a Sami Guide

Discover the way of life of the Sami reindeer herders on this van day trip from Tromsø. Meet the herders and travel on a sled pulled by reindeer. Savor authentic Sami food as you listen to traditional stories and songs while gathered around an open fire. Be picked up from the city center and relax on a short seaside drive to the reindeer area. Be greeted by your host. Hop on a sled pulled by a reindeer and let your guide lead you on a magical sled ride through the snow. Make your way to the camp and feed the majestic reindeer herd of 300 animals. Gather inside the lavuu (Sami tent) for some warmth and a delicious traditional hot meal. Circle around the campfire as your guide tells stories about Sami culture and sings joiks, which are a form of Sami songs. Return to your meeting point in Tromsø at the end of your tour.

Tromsø: Reindeer Sled, Dinner, and Northern Lights Day Trip

2. Tromsø: Reindeer Sled, Dinner, and Northern Lights Day Trip

Experience the magic of the artic on this nighttime reindeer sledding day trip with a bus or van transfer Tromsø. Enjoy a traditional Sami dinner with reindeer herders while they tell you about their culture and their beliefs. Have the chance to spot the northern lights dancing above you.  Board your bus or van in Tromsø and embark on your artic adventure. Stop at a Sami camp and have a chance to feed the herd of around 300 wild reindeer who will eat from your hands. Feel the thrill of riding on a sled pulled by majestic reindeer. Be invited for a cup of hot tea, coffee, or hot chocolate and warm up around the fire inside a candle lit gamme (traditional Sami hut). Taste a three course meal including bidos (a traditional Sami stew which is often served at Sami weddings and other special occasions) cooked over the open fire. Join your hots in a lavuu (Sami tent) and gather round the fire to listen to stories about Sami culture. Learn what it is like to be a reindeer herder. Watch as your guide performs a joik (traditional Sami song).  Step outside to see if the northern lights appear above the reindeer camp. Return to your meeting point in Tromsø at the end your tour. 

Tromsø: Sámi Reindeer Sledding and Sami Cultural Tour

3. Tromsø: Sámi Reindeer Sledding and Sami Cultural Tour

Meet reindeer and see a Sámi camp with this tour from Tromsø. Try reindeer sledding and enjoy a hearty Sámi lunch. Be picked up from the meeting point and take a scenic drive to the camp at Breivikeidet. Be greeted by your Sámi guide who will take you meet the reindeer that will take you on a sledding tour. Revel in the glory of the Lyngen Alps and the beautiful nature as you ride. Breathe in the crisp arctic air. Warm up with some tea, coffee, and Bithos (a traditional Sami dish that is served for finer meals like celebrations). After lunch, learn more about Sámi life, culture, and clothing. Experience a joik (Sámi folk music). Head back to Tromsø with newfound knowledge.

Tromsø: Norwegian Cuisine and Northern Lights Day Trip

4. Tromsø: Norwegian Cuisine and Northern Lights Day Trip

Explore the Norwegian wilderness in search of the northern lights on this bus day trip from Tromsø. Eat a 2-course dinner and stop for a delicious Norwegian dessert and a hot drink along the way. Stay warm with a thermal winter suit.  Board a comfortable minibus at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Tromsø. Enjoy a scenic ride thorugh the countryside to the mountainside town of Malangen. Hear about the surroundings and the northern lights from your guide as you travel.  Head to the restaurant, but stop to observe the lights if they appear on the way. Sit down to dinner in a heated lavvu (tradtional tent) next to a cozy bonfire. Listen to stories told by your local chef. Savor local flavors during a 2-course dinner paired with a wine, beer, or soda. Try locally-sourced food that has been spiced with herbs from the chef's garden. Partake in a meat starter of ham, local chevre cheese with fruit chutney on top of flatbread, or a vegetarian starter of chevre with fruit chutney served on top of roasted bread spiced with dried leaves of birch. Taste a meat main dish of lamb steak from local farmers served with delicious sauce, stewed sweet peas, vegetables, and almond potatoes. Savor a vegetarian main dish of marinated tofu served with tzatziki and oven-baked vegetables from the farm. After dinner, go out in search of the stunning northern lights and admire views of the mountains and fjords along the way. Your guide will go to places with the clearest skies to increase your chances of spotting the northern lights.  Make a stop for a sweet flatbread snack called lefse and a hot chocolate, coffee, or tea. Get help capturing night photos of the northern lights and have a tripod to use. Return to the Radisson Blu Hotel in Tromsø at the end of your tour. 

Guided Snowshoe Hiking Tour

5. Guided Snowshoe Hiking Tour

Meet your guide in the city center of Tromsø, before receiving your equipment and checking out the Tesla Model X that will be your transport for the day. Enjoy a breathtaking drive along the coast, through the fjords and into the mountains, taking in the incredible natural scenery. Enjoy the comfort of the Tesla Model X, knowing that the beautiful landscape will be kept pristine with zero carbon emissions. Ascend through clean mountain air and untouched fresh snow air, becoming adept with state-of-the-art snowshoes, benefiting from expert guidance along the way. Enjoy stunning vistas and leave your worries at sea level.  Keep your eyes open for spotting wildlife. Seals and orcas can be seen in the sea below, with eagles, reindeer, and other animals roaming the mountains. Snacks and drinks will be provided for you while on the tour. 

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What people are saying about Tromsø

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 748 reviews

An amazing experience that I would recommend having towards the end of your trip as it is more chilled than other activities in Tromso. The best part was sitting around the fire in the Lavvu with hot chocolate and listening to the young reindeer herder tell us all about her life and her Sami culture, from marriage, to education, to childhood, she covered a lot of bases and was more than happy to answer people's questions too. The snow was partly icy so they could only offer everyone the 10 minute sledding ride (to protect the reindeers) and refund those who booked for the longer sled ride. The sledding was well organised and people went in small groups until everyone had a turn.

Great experience with the reindeer and the Sami! Everything worked great, from the transport to the excursion itself - perfect. With our cruise ship, an almost identical excursion would have cost at least €100 more per person. 1000% recommendation!!!

I enjoyed to much being around the reindeer ! They were very hungry haha The lunch was very simple, only a soup. But it was nice to have it next to the fire. I learned a lot about the Saami culture :)

Great experience to see reindeers, Northern Lights, Sami culture, and a warm but satisfying meal.

It was a great experience :) I would definitely do it again.