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Night Reindeer Sledding, Dinner & Chance of Northern Lights

Product ID: 180836
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This is an experience to feed the reindeer and go reindeer sledding in the nighttime, have a traditional Sami dinner with the Sami reindeer herders while they tell you about their culture and their beliefs.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 6:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Feed the reindeer and go reindeer sledding in the nighttime
  • Enjoy a traditional Sami dinner with the Sami reindeer herders
  • Listen to stories about their culture and beliefs
Full description
This is an experience to feed the reindeer and go reindeer sledding in the nightime. You will also have 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 they 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 300 wild reindeer who will swarm all around and some will even eat from your hands.

You will then be invited for hot drinks (tea, coffee, hot chocolate) around the fire inside a warm candle lit gamme (traditional Sami hut) where you will then be served a relaxed three course meal including bidos cooked over the open fire (a traditional Sami stew which is often served at Sami weddings and other special occasions). 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 above the reindeer camp.
Includes
  • Transfer
  • Guiding
  • Three course dinner
  • Storytelling and joik
  • Coffee and snacks

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Meeting point

Radisson Blu Hotel, Sjøgata 7, 9259 Tromsø, Norway

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Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
Know before you go
Please bring warm clothes (at least two layers), gloves, hat, and good winter boots.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 114 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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This was an amazing opportunity to meet the Sami people and learn about their culture, it gives you and incredible insight into reindeer farming and the new challenges they are facing with climate change. the reindeers are in great condition and not there to be used as a tourist trap, they are there for you to meet and learn about. the entire night was very well put together and educational. food was great too!

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March 17, 2020

One of the most amazing experiences to have! On this trip we got extremely lucky and saw the Aurora, hung out with hundreds of Reindeers (who were friendly and excited to see us), had delicious traditional food and a glimpse into the Sami culture. The ability to hear about the Sami’s will be something I can’t recommend enough!!

January 17, 2020

The bus started on time, the driver drove safely through ice and snow. On arrival at the camp we were greeted very friendly by a Sami and after a short safety briefing we started feeding the reindeer; that was really fun. Afterwards we went on a short sleigh ride, but it was totally enough to get to know the feeling. The food was delicious, hot drinks and cookies were on top. Finally, we learned a lot about the Sami culture, which was very interesting. Conclusion bonus: We could actually see some dim aurora borealis in the sky. The trip was really worth it! Special point for the friendly and warm crew !!

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December 31, 2019

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Tromsø Arctic Reindeer

Product ID: 180836