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Reindeer Sledding, Reindeer Feeding and Sami Culture - Afternoon

Try the oldest means of transport from the arctic and join the daily feeding of a herd of over 200 reindeer! Enjoy the Arctic landscape in this daytime tour and learn more about reindeers and the Sami culture.

This tour is conducted by Tromsø Lapland

Get to know our herd of 200 reindeer and join on a 30 minutes sled ride while enjoying our beautiful, untouched arctic nature and the Lyngen Alps in the background.
After the sled tour, you will head towards the fence and feed our lovely reindeers (many of the reindeer will even eat from your hand!). Right after, it is time for dinner. We will gather in our Gamme (Traditional Sami hut) Where you will enjoy some hot drinks and taste our traditional reindeer stew (Biddos).
When we are all settled and comfortable, our Sami guide will tell you more about the Sami culture and history, they will show you some of our traditional handicrafts and clothes too. There will be also time for questions, feel free to participate and ask our guide!

Important! - If the snow conditions are unfavourable, we keep the right to amend the duration of the reindeer sledding.
- All animals used for these services are trained for the activity, however, the behaviour of these animals can be unpredictable and therefore it is essential that all participants follow all given instructions for their safety, and the safety of others.
- The sledding takes place as a "raid" where each reindeer and sled are bound together in a long row with the lead reindeer in the front. This means that sleds are shared, two participants per sled.
- Alternative: The Reindeer Sledding is subject to good snow conditions and if the weather does not allow us to run the sled-ride we will offer you a partial refund.
- Not suitable for wheelchair as the snow/terrain make it difficult to manoeuvre around the location.

After getting picked up at the departure location you will head hop on a scenic ride of approx. 45 minutes where you can enjoy the beautiful and natural landscapes on the outskirts of Tromsø. This mountainous area close to the Lyngen Alps is home to magnificent coastal sceneries and idyllic villages, fasten your seatbelt and enjoy!

The afternoon tour departs at 1:00 PM (13:00).

General information:
Availability period: This Tromsø Lapland tour is available from 1st November 2024 to 15th April 2025.

Departure time and place: Meet at latest 12:45 by Radisson Blu Hotel (Sjøgata 7, 9259, Tromsø). Departure at 1:00 PM (13:00).
Duration: 4.5 hours.
Number of participants: 6 – 50
Level of difficulty: Easy / Family friendly

Included: - Scenic transfers (45 min each way).
- Knowledgeable English-speaking guide.
- Entrance to the fence and feeding of the herd at our camp.
- Reindeer Sledding for 30 minutes approximately.
- Hot drinks and hot meal (traditional Sámi stew or vegetables soup).
- Stories about the life and culture of the Sámi people.

Please bring: - Camera
- Warm Clothes (Hat, scarf, gloves)

Food: Biddos: a traditional Sami stew consisting on reindeer meat, potatoes, carrots and brown sauce (contains cream and flour). Vegan soup: a hearty vegetable and lentils soup containing carrots, green beans, green peas, broccoli, cabbage, onion, potatoes, leek. Gluten and Lactose free. Snacks and hot drinks are also included.

Last updated: 04/11/2024

Source: Visit Tromsø-Region

Reindeer Sledding, Reindeer Feeding and Sami Culture - Afternoon

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