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Tromsø: Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights

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Activity provider: Tromsø Arctic Reindeer

Tromsø: Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights

Activity provider: Tromsø Arctic Reindeer
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From US$ 148.92 per person

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Feed a herd of 300 reindeer, listen to local folklore, and keep a lookout for the northern lights on this day trip from Tromso. Travel in a climate-controlled vehicle and eat a hearty meal.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Feed the reindeer in the nighttime
  • Enjoy a traditional Sami dinner with the Sami reindeer herders
  • Listen to stories about their culture and beliefs
Full description

Discover the traditional Sami way of life on this day trip from Tromso. Have a traditional Sami dinner with reindeer herders while they tell you about their culture and their beliefs. Meet and feed the reindeer and listen to local stories in a traditional tent.

Hop aboard a spacious vehicle at a conveniently-located meeting point in Tromso and transfer to the Sami camp. Step back in time as you see how the reindeer and the Sami have been living and working on this land for centuries. Get to feed the herd of around 300 wild reindeer with some even eating from your hand. Be invited for hot tea, coffee, or hot chocolate around the fire inside a warm candle lit gamme (a traditional Sami hut).

Savor a relaxed three course meal including bidos (a traditional Sami stew which is often served at Sami weddings and other special occasions) cooked over an open fire. A vegetarian option is also possible.

Head to the lavuu (Sami tent) and gather round the fire to listen to stories about Sami culture. Watch your Sami guide will perform a joik (traditional Sami song) for the guests.

Gaze up and if you are lucky and the sky is clear you will have the chance to spot a dazzling display of the northern lights directly above the reindeer camp.

Includes
  • Transfer
  • Guide
  • Three course dinner
  • Storytelling and joik
  • Coffee and snacks
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Hat
    • Gloves
    • Scarf
    • Warm shoes

    Know before you go

    • Bring warm clothes (at least two layers), gloves, a hat, and good winter boots.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 60 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.5/5
    • Transportation
      4.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.1/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5

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    Highly Recommended. The food was delicious, the reindeer were cute and fun to feed. In between you could warm up inside by the fire, there were hot drinks and the guides even let you know when the northern lights were visible. They even offered second helpings so no one went hungry. "Our" Sami Elisabeth was great, she gave a short but very interesting insight into the Sami culture after the meal.

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    March 5, 2022

    Nice time at the reindeer camp. Very good dinner, especially the reindeer stew. Meeting with reindeer. Aurora borealis. I consider the story told by a descendant of the Sami people to be the best point on the agenda. I highly recommend!! short and full of excitement at the same time.

    January 29, 2022

    Excellent welcome from the team. The farm is about 20 minutes away by bus. The herd of reindeer is in semi freedom and the staff distributes buckets with granules to feed them. they are used to it and come to eat without difficulty as soon as we approach. The meal is very good and the atmosphere very warm. Finally, the Sami story is very well told around the fire. We were lucky enough to have magnificent Northern Lights during the reindeer feeding!

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    December 19, 2021

    Product ID: 180830