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Tromsø: Overnight Trip to Lavvo with Reindeer Sledding

4.6 / 5

23 reviews

Activity provider: Tromsø Lapland

Tromsø: Overnight Trip to Lavvo with Reindeer Sledding

Activity provider: Tromsø Lapland

From US$ 362.10 per person

Try reindeer sledding on this overnight trip from Tromsø to a Sámi camp in Lavvo. Spend the night in traditional fire-warmed lavvo tent. Try to spot the northern lights. Savor some traditional food.

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Duration 17 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Meet a Reindeer and go on a sledding adventure in the artic
  • Try to spot the northern lights dancing across the sky
  • Sleep in a fire-warmed Sami tent surrounded by nature
  • Learn about the indigenous people of Scandinavia
Full description

Enjoy a Sámi adventure with this overnight trip from Tromsø to a Sámi camp in Lavvo. Sleep in a tent surrounded by untouched nature. Ride a reindeer-pulled sled into the artic wilderness. Learn about Sámi culture and try to see the aurora borealis.

Meet your guide and hop on a bus to Breivikeidet. Be greeted by your Sámi guide and meet a reindeer. Feel the thrill of riding a sled through the forest. Take advantage of the low levels of light pollution are and try to view the northern lights. 

After the sled tour, head to a traditional Gamme (Sámi housing) which is decorated with reindeer antlers. Taste bithos, a dish that is very dear to the hearts of the Sami people. Hear about Sámi life and listen to a joik (folk music). 

Next, settle down for the evening in your own tent where a toasty fire is waiting. Return to Tromsø after eating a hearty breakfast. 

Includes
  • Dinner
  • Thermal clothing and shoes
  • Tent and bedding
  • Breakfast
  • Sled tour
  • Transportation from the meeting point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Please arrive at 5:45 pm. Your guide will be wearing a blue poncho

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The sledding activity is dependent on the weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Service
    4/5

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This was a great experience. The sleigh ride with the reindeers is quite a short stroll. However it is then topped off with a great amount of time going to feed the reindeer. The Sami tent was a nice experience, and whilst the staff were lovely and the tent clean- there is reindeer hair everywhere from the blankets- and you have to keep the fire lit all night- otherwise it is freezing. But still such a wonderful experience. The only thing I would say is that even though you are staying the night (and paying quite a bit more) you are very much left to your own devices- so don’t expect any creature comforts.

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December 14, 2022

Came here with my gf and we really had one of a lifetime experience. The reindeers were well taken care of, the surroundings and views were magical and the hosts were very friendly and helpful. It was really nice to meet the Sami host who gave us more info of their culture which is intetesting. The lavvo's were cosy and a memorabele experience just keep in mind you will have to wake up every 1.5h or so to replace logs for heating as it gets very cold inside. However, if the logs were in and the fire is on it can get really nice and warm. All in all, we would recommend this to anyone!

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December 13, 2022

Great experience, everyone was super nice and made this experience so amazing. There was no snow so we did not have the opportunity to do the reindeer sledding but we got a refund for that.. Staying in the tent was such a magical experience but we were unlucky as it was super cloudy so no signs of aurora. Highly recommend the experience, learning about the same culture, feeding the reindeers and staying overnight is on the top of the things we did in Tromso!

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November 13, 2022

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