Tromsø: Traditional Sámi Reindeer Sledding & Northern Lights

3.9 / 5

9 reviews

Activity provider: Tromsø Lapland

Tromsø: Traditional Sámi Reindeer Sledding & Northern Lights

Activity provider: Tromsø Lapland

From US$ 158.40 per person

Experience the indigenous Sámi culture and see a nighttime sky illuminated by the green waves from the Northern Lights as you take a sled ride being pulled by reindeer.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Norwegian, English


  • Experience an unforgettable reindeer sled ride
  • Get the chance to see the fascinating Northern Lights
  • Learn about the Sami culture from your Sámi guide
  • Enjoy a warm traditional meal of Sámi Bidos and warm drinks
  • Take in breathtaking views during the transfer from Tromsø
Full description
Take an unforgettable reindeer sled journey through snow-covered landscapes under the Northern Lights, learn about Norway’s Sámi culture, and enjoy a traditional warm meal on a guided excursion from Tromso. After being picked up in Tromso, take in the scenic views on the way. Once you arrive, experience reindeer sledding, the oldest known form of transport in the north and central part of the Sámi culture. Meet the gentle reindeer, the true icon of the arctic, and jump aboard the sled, which takes place as a "raid" where each reindeer and sled are bound together in a long row with the lead reindeer in the front. Learn about the indigenous Sámi people from your Sámi guide. Get to know their past, present, and future history, see Sámi artifacts, and hear traditional stories. Enjoy a warm Sámi traditional meal called Bidos and have some drinks to get warmed up. If you are lucky you will have the chance to spot the natural phenomenon of the Northern lights.
  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Reindeer sledding
  • Chance to see the northern lights
  • Warm drinks (coffee, tea)
  • Traditional Sámi Bidos meal (vegetarian options available)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcohol
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

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Meeting point

Get picked up outside the Radisson Blu Hotel located at Sjøgata 7.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Gloves
  • Warm shoes

Know before you go

  • The duration of the reindeer sledding may change be depending on weather conditions on the day of the tour
  • The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and can never be guaranteed
  • Photos often depict the Northern Lights colors as stronger than you may see them with your eyes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 9 reviews

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March 12, 2022

Although the Sami was very nice and informative, the sleigh ride (I did this in the evening, with the chance of seeing the northern lights) was little more than a round on the adjacent meadow. Would have liked to do more myself, than just sit on the sled. Maybe the general feeling would have been different if I had done this activity during the day? The food on offer was also delicious!

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March 3, 2022

Great people, really nice place, the view from the slide wasn’t perfect due to the thick snow but this made the whole adventure just more romantic

February 12, 2022

Product ID: 392529