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Sami Reindeer Experience

WINTER / 15 NOVEMBER TO 8 APRIl

Experience authentic Sami culture on this trip to a reindeer farm outside Tromsø.

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After meeting you in the city center we will go on a 25 minute seaside drive. Once we've arrived at the camp you will meet the Sami family and get a short introduction into their lives with the reindeer. Following that you'll get the possibility of feeding the reindeer, practice lasso throwing and go on a short reindeer-sledding ride (optional).

You'll be offered warm lunch and hot drinks, followed by a gathering inside the lavvu, where you'll enjoy storytelling and a joik performance, the traditional song of the Sami.

Tour information

Price per person
Adult (13+) 1 090 NOK
Child (7-12) 690 NOK
Child (0-6) Free
Location Pick up and drop off at Radisson Blu Hotel
Time and duration
Pick up at 09:50, drop-off by 14:00 (3 to 4 hours)
Includes
  • Feeding of wild Reindeer
  • Guests can test lasso throwing (but not on real reindeer)
  • Hot drinks (tea, coffee, hot chocolate) around the fire inside a warm candle lit gamme (Traditional Sami Hut)
  • Warm lunch of bidos (a traditional Sami soup) with more hot drinks and cookies (vegetarian option possible)
  • Storytelling of Sami Culture
  • A joik performance (traditional Sami folk song)
Add-on options
Short reindeer sledding (approximately 10 minutes) 200 NOK for adult (13+) and 105 NOK for child (7-12)
BEFORE YOU BOOK

Important Things to Note

Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. For your clothes, we would recommend bringing water resistant and wind proof outer layers, woolen socks and woolen underwear, preferably merino wool. For your shoes, we would advise that you wear shoes that are waterproof, well insulated and something that allows you to wear extra layers of woolen socks in if it gets colder.

  2. The city of Tromsø lies around 69° northern latitude and therefore in the middle of the Aurora belt, which maximizes your chances of seeing the Northern Lights. If the sky is clear, the Aurora can be seen almost every night between September and early April. On our Northern Lights chases we have the possibility to cross into different nearby climate zones. This often gives us good chances to find clear sky, even if the sky above Tromsø is cloudy. Tromsø also offers an international airport, a variety of hotels, museums, restaurants and is surrounded by amazing nature. The gulf stream keeps the city fairly warm throughout the Norwegian winter.

  3. In the city, there are several museums, art galleries, restaurants and cafes to check out. There's also the Arctic Cathedral which is a popular tourist attraction across the bridge. All museums except the Tromsø museum are within walking distance. The most popular museums are the Polaria and Polar Museum and they are both a short walk from the city center. The Tromsø Cable Car also offers a stunning bird’s eye view of Tromsø as you ride up the mountains!

  4. Taxi
    At the airport, you should be able to easily get a taxi from the taxi stand, that is located right outside the luggage conveyor belts. The trip to the city is about 10 to 15 minutes and should cost between 200 NOK to 350 NOK depending on your flight time and the traffic. To order a taxi, you can call Tromsø Taxis at +47 03011.

    Airport Bus
    You can also take the airport bus, Flybussen to the city. The bus cost 90 NOK per adult and stops at 4 stops in the city: Scandic Ishavshotel, Tromsø Prostneset, Scandic Grand hotel and Polaria.

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