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Tromsø: Reindeer Feeding and Sami Cultural Experience

4.7 / 5

95 reviews

Activity provider: Tromsø Lapland

Tromsø: Reindeer Feeding and Sami Cultural Experience

Activity provider: Tromsø Lapland
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From US$ 119.84 per person

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Experience a daytime feeding session with a herd of cute reindeer, learn about the traditions of indigenous Sami people, and enjoy a tasty lunch with warm drinks.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Norwegian, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Hand-feed friendly reindeer and capture magical photos with them
  • Warm up with a hot meal and beverages inside a traditional Sámi tent
  • Learn about the Sami people and their fascinating culture
  • Take in breathtaking views during the transfer from Tromsø
Full description
Take an unforgettable guided excursion in the north of Tromsø where you will get up-close and personal with friendly reindeer as you hand feed them, learn about the Sami culture, and enjoy a warm lunch with hot drinks. After being picked up in Tromso, take in the scenic views on the way. When you arrive, meet the gentle reindeer. Hand feed them, pet their furry coats, and get plenty of time to capture magical photos with them. Be welcomed into a lavvo-hut (Sámi tent) to warm up. Inside you will be served a range of hot beverages to drink (coffee, tea, chocolate) and a warm meal for lunch. Listen as your guide tells you about the Sami way of life with reindeer. See cultural Sami artifacts and learn some secrets of how to survive in the extreme Arctic environments.
Includes
  • Reindeer feeding
  • Guide
  • Warm meal (vegetarian options available)
  • Warm drinks (coffee, tea, chocolate)
  • Transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

• Meet outside the Radisson Blu Hotel located at Sjøgata 7. • Arrive 15 minutes before the departure time. • Your guide will wear a blue poncho with our logo.

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What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Gloves
  • Warm shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 95 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5

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Actual Sami people that have a reindeer farm that they take great care of. It was a 45 mins drive to the place from Tromso central, and we totally loved it. Everyone gets a bucket filled with food and gets to feed the beautiful animals that are very friendly, even though sometimes they get a bit too excited about the food:)) You can upgrade to a reindeer sledding as well but if you don't you get extra time with the reindeers in the farm. After that you get a warm meal in the tent - reindeer stew and the sami people out there tell you a little bit abiut their traditions. They are super open to questions and always trying their best to make sure everyone has a great time.

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March 18, 2022

Nice experience, book it with a sled tour, because the group with and without a sled tour are together. Then you will be asked if you want to upgrade for the tour and it will cost €60 on the spot. For a 20 minute trip. Think carefully about this. The feeding is fun, the sleigh ride is fun and the information about the Sami culture is fantastic.

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March 5, 2022

We skipped the sleigh ride and were so lucky to be able to spend twice as much time with these lovely animals. A super organized experience, at the beginning there is a welcome and briefing and then armed with the feeding buckets we go straight into the fray. Such trusting and kind animals that will even eat out of your hand. Sometimes there's a bit of bickering about who gets to eat first, there's a lot of hustle and bustle! Incidentally, thermal clothing can be hired on site if required. We recommend merino wool, fleece and insulated jackets and pants and definitely mittens. It's much colder here than in the city! After feeding the animals we go to the warm hut for hot drinks and delicious reindeer stew (or a vegan version). In addition to the history and culture of the Sami, the hosts try very hard to ensure that all guests are well and that nothing is missing. A very interesting insight into a completely different way of life.

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December 31, 2021

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