Tromsø: Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights

Product ID: 180830
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A unique evening experience just outside of Tromsø in which you will be able to feed a herd of 200 reindeer, listen to local folklore and potentially even witness the northern lights.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live guide
English
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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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
A package experience to feed the reindeer in the evening and partake in a traditional Sami dinner with the Sami reindeer herders while they tell you about their culture and their beliefs. The reindeer and the Sami have been living and working on this land for centuries, and have only recently invited guests to be part of their daily life.

After a 25-minute drive from the city center, you will visit their camp and have a chance to feed the herd of around 200 wild reindeer who will swarm all around you, with some even eating from your hands. You will then be invited for hot drinks (tea, coffee, hot chocolate) around the fire inside a warm candle lit gamme (a traditional Sami hut). Here you will also be served 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.

After dinner you will be invited into a lavuu (Sami tent) and gather round the fire to listen to stories about Sami culture and how it is to be a reindeer herder. The Sami guide will also perform a joik (traditional Sami song) for the guests. If you are lucky and the sky is clear you will have a chance to see the northern lights directly above the reindeer camp.
Includes
  • Transfer
  • Guide
  • Three course dinner
  • Storytelling and joik
  • Coffee and snacks

When you get there

Meeting point

Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø

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Know before you go
Bring warm clothes (at least two layers), gloves, a hat, and good winter boots.