Posted on 11/11/2020
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Entertain yourself to a unique reindeer sledding and Sami culture experience from the town of Tromsø. Explore the Norwegian traditions and local culture and enjoy close moments with the Sami people and herds of wild reindeer.

◾ Explore the Arctic’s authentic Sami culture and enjoy close encounters with herds of wild reindeer
◾ Indulge in a traditional warm meal, served inside a warm candlelit Gamme (Traditional Sami Hut)
◾ Listen to traditional Sami stories and view the performance of a 'joik' (Sami song)

Good to know before you go

DURATION: 4 hours
STARTING TIME: 10.00 am & 13.00
MEETING POINT: Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø city center
LANGUAGES: English
MOBILE TICKET: Use your phone or print your ticket
OPENING SEASONS: 13th of November until the 11th of April
CUT OFF TIME: 24 hours
WHO CAN COME: Reindeer Sledding Experience is suitable for the whole family. Good for avoiding crowds

What is included

✔ Pick up /drop-off service from Tromsø City Centre
✔ A reindeer sledding ride
✔ Hot drinks (tea, coffee, hot chocolate)
✔ Warm lunch of bidos (a traditional Sami soup)
✔ Storytelling of Sami Culture
✔ A joik performance (traditional Sami folk song)

Description - What to expect

After picked up from Tromso city center, you’ll board a coach for a 25 minutes drive to the reindeer camp, a traditional farm placed in Tromso’s frozen wastelands. On arrival, your local guide will introduce you to the traditional Sami lifestyle and culture and will make sure that you get a glimpse of life in the Arctic.

Your experience starts with a reindeer feeding session. After getting used to these noble creatures, you’ll board a sleigh for an exciting sledding ride of approximately 10 to 15 minutes, enjoying the magnificent landscape around the frozen valley.

Next, you will get enough time around the fire, inside a warm candlelit gamme (Traditional Sami Hut) to taste a hot traditional Sami soup cooked over the fire and warm up with steaming coffee, tea, or hot chocolate while listening to stories from ancient Sami culture. Your experience will be concluded with aJoik performance, an authentic Sami folk song.

The tour concludes with a 25 minutes ride back to central Tromso.

Tour itinerary
◾ Pick up from Radisson Blu Hotel in Tromsø city center
◾ Departure at 10.00 am or 13.00
◾ 25-minute bus drive to the reindeer camp
◾ 10 to 15-minute reindeer sledding ride
◾ Feeding of wild reindeer around the camp
◾ Guests can test lasso throwing (but not on real reindeer)
◾ Warm drinks inside a warm gamme (traditional Sami hut)
◾ Warm lunch of bidos (a traditional Sami stew) with more hot drinks and cookies. A vegetarian option is also possible
◾ Storytelling of Sami culture
◾ A joik performance (traditional Sami folk song)
◾ 25 min bus ride back to Tromsø city center
◾ Back in Tromsø at around 14.00 or at around 17.00 (afternoon tour)

Not included/Bring with you

Please wear warm clothes, gloves, hat, sunglasses and good winter boots

Important Info

This activity requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to bad weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

COVID-19 - Update information

General
◾ Hand sanitizers are available for use for both travelers and staff
◾ Cleaning of public areas with appropriate disinfectant products has been enhanced

​Guests
◾ Group sizes have been reduced to make sure that 1-meter distance can be kept
◾ Face masks provided for travelers if needed

Staff
◾ All staff has been trained on the necessary COVID-19 behaviors and protocols
◾ Health & sickness policy in place for all staff
◾ Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
◾ Regular temperature checks for staff
◾ Guides required to regularly wash hands.

Transport
◾ Drivers are provided with their own personal protection and hand sanitizer
◾ Hand sanitizer provided at the entrance to the coach
◾ Coaches are cleaned and sanitized between trips following the transport company’s guidelines

Food and beverages
◾ We reserve the right to amend meals, drinks, and snacks provided on the activities according to the local regulations
◾ We will make sure that while enjoying the meals, our guests can keep a safe distance from those that don’t belong to their party