From Tromsø: Reindeer Ranch and Sami Culture Tour

Activity provider: Tromsø Arctic Reindeer

From Tromsø: Reindeer Ranch and Sami Culture Tour

Activity provider: Tromsø Arctic Reindeer
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Hand feed reindeer near Tromsø and learn more about the Sami people. Get invited into their traditional dwellings and enjoy a meal cooked over a fire. Gather around to listen to stories and songs.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Visit a ranch to feed a herd of around 300 wild reindeer
  • Enter a traditional Sami hut to enjoy a home-cooked meal
  • Listen to folk songs and stories at a Sami tent
  • Learn what it is like to work as a reindeer herder in the Arctic wilderness
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Enjoy a magical experience feeding reindeer in Tromsø and have an unforgettable day visiting a ranch. Tuck into a tasty home-cooked meal, listen to folk songs and hear stories about the Arctic wilderness.

Depart Tromsø and travel to a nearby ranch where you will have the chance to feed a herd of around 300 wild reindeer. Marvel as the friendly animals swarm around you and eat straight from your hands. Learn more about the Sami culture of the Arctic. They have been living and working on this land for centuries and have only recently invited guests to be part of their daily lives.

Get invited inside a typical game (hut) and be served warm drinks and a traditional meal that has been cooked over the fire (vegetarian option available). Then, gather around the fire at a traditional Sami lavuu (tent) to listen to stories about their culture. Hear what it is like to live as a reindeer herder, and watch a performance of a traditional joik (song) before making your way back to Tromsø.

  • Transportation
  • Guides
  • Warm overalls and boots (if required)
  • Storytelling and songs
  • Warm lunch
  • Coffee and snacks

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    Meeting point

    Meet your instructor at the Radisson Blu Hotel Hotel in Tromsø to begin your activity

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    •  Wear warm clothes in at least 2 layers, gloves, a hat, and good winter boots
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    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 450 reviews

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    This was the most amazing experience!! The reindeer are so cute and fun! They love getting treats and will surround you and follow you around. I felt like a Disney princess. Ha! Learning about the Sami People was fascinating. The food was delicious. This was the best experience of our whole trip. 1000/10 recommend!

    March 24, 2023

    Excellent experience if you are looking to get up close with beautiful reindeers who love people, if you love nature and if you are looking to learn about the Sami people and how/why they have come to be premium reindeer herders of Norway. The time spent here was a highlight and I would not miss this adventure!

    March 24, 2023

    The tour starts with a short bus transfer to the farm. After a short introduction we had the oportunity to feed the reindeer. There were lots of the cute animals, which was nice. Feeding was a bit funny when they battle a bith with each other with their antlers. For those freezing (icy wind..), it was able to warm up in one of the huts. The lunch with either reindeer stew or tomato soup was well organized and the food quite tasty. The best (after all the animals.. ;)) was the informational talk that one of the Sami gave afterwards. She was very nice and funny. To sum up - a nice trip, but with some length and in my eyes not absolutely recommandable but okay.

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    March 24, 2023

    Product ID: 180818