Reindeer feeding and Sami Culture

Join in the daily feeding of a herd of over 200 reindeer! Enjoy untouched Arctic nature around you as you marvel at the Lyngen Alps and learn more about our ancient culture!

Participate in the daily feeding of a herd of over 200 reindeer! You will be picked up outside Radisson Blu Hotel in Tromsø: Just look for the guide wearing a blue Luhkka (poncho).

After checking in with our guide, you will hop on a 45 minutes’ drive to our camp. On your way, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful Northern Norwegian mountains and upon arrival, you will be greeted by our Sami guide who will guide you to the reindeer fence to start with the reindeer feeding.

Learn more about these amazing animals while enjoying the views with the Lyngen Alps in the background, and enjoy our little patch of Arctic paradise!

Now that the reindeers are full and satisfied, it's your turn to have dinner. You will head to the Gamme (modern-traditional Sami hut) for a hot drink and a warm tasty Biddos, our traditional Sami reindeer stew. Inside the Gamme, our guide will tell you more about life in the Arctic, Sami knowledge and culture, and will show you a collection of Sami artifacts and clothing.

Tromsø Lapland is established by authentic Saami people with long reindeer herding traditions and have the longest experience of running authentic Saami experience and culture tours in Tromsø, being established in 2009.

Number of participants: 8-48.

Level of difficulty: Easy / Family.

Not suitable for wheelchair as the snow/terrain make it difficult to manoeuvre around the location.

Duration: 4.5 hours

What is included:

• Scenic transfers (45 min each way)

• Knowledgeable English-speaking guide

• Entrance to the fence and feeding the herd on our camp

• Hot drinks and hot meal (traditional Sámi stew or vegetarian option)

• Stories about the life and culture of the Sámi people

What to bring:

• Camera

• Warm clothes


Meeting time: 09:45 (9.45am) at Radisson Blu Hotel (Sjøgata 7, 9259 Tromsø)

Departure time: 10:00 (10am)

Afternoon-tour (only on selected dates):

Meeting time: 12:45 at Radisson Blu Hotel (Sjøgata 7, 9259 Tromsø)

Departure time: 13:00 (1pm)

Contact information:

Tromsø Lapland: +47 918 57 635 / post@tromsolapland.no

Last updated: 11/08/2023

Source: Visit Tromsø-Region

Reindeer feeding and Sami Culture

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