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Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso

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Overview
The reindeer and the Sami have been living and working on this land for centuries and they have only recently invited guests to be part of their daily life. You will visit their camp and have a chance to feed the herd of around 300 wild reindeer who will swarm all around and some will even eat from your hands. You will then be invited for Hot drinks around the fire inside a warm candle lit gamme (Traditional Sami Hut) where you will then be served a relaxed three course meal including bidos cooked over the open fire (a traditional Sami stew which is often served at Sami weddings and other special occasions).

After dinner you will be invited into a lavuu (Sami tent) and gather round the fire to listen to stories about Sami culture and how it is to be a reindeer herder. The Sami guide will also perform a joik (traditional Sami song) for the guests. If you are lucky and the sky is clear you will have a chance to see the northern lights above the reindeer camp.
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Sjøgata 7
Sjøgata 7, 9008 Tromsø, NorwayPlease meet at the reception area of the Radisson blu hotel. You will see our guides there waiting for you in blue jackets with our tromso arctic reindeer logo on.
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    Travel out into the wilderness and walk among 300 reindeer (with the opportunity to feed them too). Afterwards, enter a candlelit Gamme to enjoy a relaxed three-course meal followed by the sounds of joiking (songs), Sami history and stories. On a clear night, you might be lucky enough to catch the majestic northern lights.
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Highlights
  • Visit a reindeer camp outside Tromso to meet herders and their animals
  • Enjoy a 3-course home-cooked meal inside a lavvu
  • Get outside the city for a better chance of seeing the northern lights
  • Round-trip transportation from Tromso included
What to Expect
Your tour begins with an evening pickup from the center of Tromso and a short journey to the reindeer camp. Upon arrival, meet your Sámi guide and the reindeer. Under supervision, you can feed the reindeer. Afterward, head into the lavvu (tent) for a delicious 3-course dinner. Over your meal, your guide introduces you to the culture and history of the Sámi, indigenous people of Northern Europe, and demonstrates the joik (traditional form of song). One your appetite has been sated, head outside to look for the northern lights—far from the light pollution of the city; you are in a prime viewing spot. After experiencing this magical light show, bid your hosts farewell and jump back into the vehicle for the return trip to Tromso. Your tour concludes with a late evening drop-off back at the departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Sjøgata 7, 9008 Tromsø, Norway
Departure Time
6:00 PM
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Local guide
  • Pickup and drop-off at designated meeting points
  • Transport to camp
  • Coffee and snacks
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • What to bring or wear: Warm clothes (at least two layers), gloves, hat, and good winter boots
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Had a really great time last night at the Sami Camp, I got to spend as much time with the Reindeer as I wanted as I wasn’t interested in the Sledding, I ended up going through 3 buckets of Reindeer food by the time I had finished outside with them! The meal was lovely, 1st time
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Response from TAR_Adriana, Client Outreach Coordinator at Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you so much for visiting us and taking some time to leave a review! Happy to hear that you were able to make the most of the tour and spend with the reindeer as much time as you wanted to. If you ever come back again to Tromsø we will be waiting for you! The reindeer too!
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We liked the experience of feeding the reindeers, en eating in the cosey tent. Also we liked the stories of the sami. But the food was really simple and not so good , and the sledding was kind of a joke because you just go around a circle around the tent. So we think it is to
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Response from TAR_Adriana, Client Outreach Coordinator at Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso
Responded yesterday
Thank you for your review! We offer traditional Sami food which includes simple ingredients which are easy to get in such a climate, one of the examples is a bidos stew. But we also offer you to try the reindeer meat, which is one-of-a-kind meal. For the sledding, there are two options - Short Reindeer Sledding which lasts for 10-15 minutes (the one you have opted for) and a Long Reindeer Sledding which lasts up to 35 minutes. Maybe you would consider coming again and trying out our Long Reindeer Sledding tour, we will do our best to improve your experience!
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Chance to get up and personal with reindeer as they are brought down in the winter to feed. Also heard from the lovely Ann Marie about Sami life and as an added bonus, saw the northern lights. Had dinner in a really cosy hut. A lovely evening.
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Response from TAR_Adriana, Client Outreach Coordinator at Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso
Responded yesterday
Thank you for your review. We are glad that you were lucky to see the Northern Lights and we would love to welcome you again!
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We were on a cruise, but had booked this tour independently. Well worth it. We were picked up at a hotel close to the pier and transported to the site. We got there at dusk and were introduced to the Sami owner. We were then given a bucket of food pellets to feed the
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Response from Katri M, Outreach Coordinator at Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso
Responded 31 Mar 2019
Thank you so much for the great review and the feedback, we really appreciate it! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. We do also offer daytime tours which are ideal if you'd like to take photos - hopefully we get to welcome you on one of them next time you are in Tromso!
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Highlight of the night was feeding the reindeer dispite the bad weather. Tasty food provided for both me and my vegan son. Would have liked to have spent more time learning about the Sami. Replacement of single use plastic and paper bowls with some thing more authentic would add
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Response from Katri M, Outreach Coordinator at Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso
Responded 18 Feb 2019
Thank you so much for visiting us and for the constructive feedback! I'm happy to hear that despite the challenging weather you had a great time on the tour, enjoyed meeting the reindeer and learning about Sami culture. Warmly welcome back!
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  • Duration: 4h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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