Address: 9008 Tromsø
Join the Sami for an unforgettable reindeer experience including a short reindeer sled ride. 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 life.
The Reindeer Camp is located a 30-minute drive from Tromsø city centre and here you can feed the herd of around 200 reindeer who will swarm all around and even eat from your hands.
After some explanation about reindeer sledding, you go on a short sled ride. The reindeer live wild for most of the year and are at the camp for a few months over winter to protect them from predators and harsh conditions. We therefore only do a short sled ride not to work the reindeer too hard.
Inside a gamme (a traditional Sami hut) warm drinks and a traditional Sami meal will be cooked over the fire and then served. Afterwards you are invited into a lavvo (Sami tent) to gather round the fire and listen to stories about Sami culture, life as a reindeer herder and a joik (traditional Sami song).
*Reindeer sledding is subject to snow conditions.
Alternative tour: Since the reindeer sledding is subject to snow conditions, we offer the Sami Reindeer Feeding instead when there is not enough snow.
Season: Daily from 1 December 2017 to 31 March 2018
What to bring: Warm clothes and boots as well as hat, mittens and scarf
Pick-up time and place: 10:00 (10am) from Radisson Blu Hotel
• Scenic transfers (30 min each way) by comfortable coach
• Knowledgable English-speaking guide
• Reindeer sledding (10 min)
• Storytelling and joik
• Hot traditional Sami meal (bidos), hot drinks and snacks (Vegetarian option possible)
Duration: 3-4 hours
Number of guests: 2-40