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Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso provided by Tromso Arctic Reindeer

Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso

Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights in Tromso
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About
Visiting a lavvu (traditional Sámi dwelling) and chatting with reindeer herders is a rare experience. This tour from Tromso takes you to a reindeer camp to meet the herders and their animals and enjoy a home-cooked meal inside a cozy lavvu. Learn about the culture of the indigenous Sámi people and possibly spot the magical northern lights. Round-trip transportation from Tromso is included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 29507P4
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • Pickup and drop-off at designated meeting points
  • Transport to camp
  • Guide
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Dinner
  • Use of warm overalls
Exclusions
  • Anything not covered in Inclusions
Duration
4h 30m
Departure details
  • Sjøgata 7, 9008 Tromsø, Norway Please meet at the reception area of the Radisson Blu Hotel. You will see our guides there waiting for you in blue jackets with our Tromsø Arctic Reindeer logo on.
Additional information
  • 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
  • Vegetarian option available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers
Inclusions
  • Pickup and drop-off at designated meeting points
  • Transport to camp
  • Guide
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Dinner
  • Use of warm overalls
Exclusions
  • Anything not covered in Inclusions
Departure details
  • Sjøgata 7, 9008 Tromsø, Norway Please meet at the reception area of the Radisson Blu Hotel. You will see our guides there waiting for you in blue jackets with our Tromsø Arctic Reindeer logo on.
Duration
4h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Vegetarian option available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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4.5
25 reviews
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Veronica Molina
Tromso, Norway2 contributions
Wonderful evening plan
Nov 2021
I was on that tour the 19th November and I had such a great time! I went alone and immediately I felt engaged with the guides.
They welcomed us with a brief explanation inside a Sami tent and then had some warm drinks before heading out to feed the reindeers. This was super interesting since there is hundreds of them and they come an ask you for food!

Later we had dinner which is a 3 course meal. Healthy, typical and delicious! There is a vegetarian option but I tried the reindeer stew ;)

The last part consists on the Sami culture where our Sami guide explained a lot about both reindeers, reindeer herding and the Sami people. It was quite a complete explanation and he complements it with some objects that you pass around.

I would definitely come back, thank you Peter, Tore Toran and Yosef <3
Written 19 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pete R
Thank you so much for the kind words and for your visit! 😊 So happy to hear you had such a great time. We look forward to welcoming you back!
Written 23 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Laurence T
51 contributions
A heart-warming experience
Nov 2021 • Couples
After living in Norway for some years I finally managed to visit Tromsø and experience the life up here.
Seeing the reindeers and meeting Sami people was a unique experience and you should try it too. Tor-Andre was more than happy to share his Sami stories with us and teach us how to feel confortable among 300 lovely reindeers. Unfortunately the weather was not on our side but even without being able to see the Northern Lights we had an amazing time. I will return next year and take my picture with reindeers under the Northern Lights.
Written 17 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pete R
Thank you for visiting us and for these beautiful words! The weather is unfortunately sometimes not the best, but we are happy to hear you still enjoyed the experience. Welcome back anytime! Fingers crossed for a better weather and Northern Lights then 😊🤞
Written 19 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gavin
Galway, Ireland6 contributions
Hungry for more (me and the reindeer!)
Nov 2021 • Solo
I've never talked to someone about reindeer for a solid 40 minutes while standing in the dark, cold rain before, much less an 18 year old girl, but our amazing Sami host Ilya (Illia?) spoke with such knowledge and passion about all things reindeer that it kept begging for more details.

The whole experience was fantastic. The guides were all very friendly, genuinely interested in the group's experience and attentive to our every need. Special mention to Ilya, who's endearing and natural passion for her heritage and culture really some through. Our bus driver Magne was hilarious. The hungry reindeer were very placid, even in (apparently!) very warm conditions. The food was really delicious, and the campfire smoky, cosy and warm.

Even though there was real cloud cover we were still lucky enough to get a brief glimpse of the northern lights, and our guide kept a look out on our behalf while Ilya regaled us with stories about Sami life.

There was a real sense throughout the whole evening that our custom was really appreciated as a means for the Sami to share their culture with the world and keep it alive. Our 18 year old super-guide's passion is testament to that.

Cannot recommend this highly enough as a wonderful Arctic evening.
Written 15 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pete R
Wow, thank you so much for the beautiful words! We will absolutely forward this to the guides. We are beyond happy that you had such an amazing experience. Thank you again for visiting and for writing so beautifully. Welcome back anytime ❤
Written 16 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Steffi
4 contributions
Great Experience
Feb 2020
We had a great time at the Reindeer Camp. We could feed them and take photos with them. Unfortunately the meal was pretty simple and some things were not very tasty. The stories of the Sami were pretty interesting and the people were very friendly.
We did not do the sledding, because of the reviews we read before. They said that the sledding was pretty short (and way too expensive for that) and that's exactly what we were seeing.
Fortunately, we were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights there. That definitely was the highlight of the evening.
In sum, it was a great experience (but a bit expensive).
Written 23 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bico B
3 contributions
Just ok
Dec 2019 • Couples
The experience was ok but they booked way too many people for where we went (two coach buses) so it didn’t feel the way it was shown on the picture. Too crowded! Also, the title says chance of seeing northern lights and this was not even mentioned throughout the tour. I know it depends on the weather to see the northern lights but nobody addressed it even. This was totally misleading on the title. If you want to see the northern lights, find a tour that says it is about chasing them and not this one as it isn’t the focus. Food was just fine, light meal. They could have provided a fish option as vegetarian stew didn’t have much in it and I don’t eat deer meat so that was my only option.

There were people who did rein deer sledding as well and I had not idea it was even an option when I booked it. It should have been provided as an option. All of a sudden some people got orange bracelets and when I asked I was told I didn’t book it. Well, I wish I had known!

The culture experience with Sami people were really good and feeding the rein deer was a lot of fun. These are the only reasons I gave three stars and not one.

Overall, it was just fine and nothing impressive. I didn’t see going above and beyond for anything and I felt let down for a few things that I wish I had known before (how big the group was, not even trying to see northern lights, rein deer sledding option). Think you can find other packages for activities that are more clearly defined.
Written 18 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pete R
Thank you for taking your time to review us. We will use the feedback to improve our services. It is a pity to hear that there were things that ruined your experience with us. What was the company you booked the tour with? On all the websites, we provide information about all the activities that we have. And even if you did not book additional activities i.e. sledding in advance, you can book it straight at at the camp, if there is availability. The weather in the North is unpredictable, as well as the Northern Lights, so we cannot promise that you will see them. But there is a high chance you will encounter them during our evening tours, that is why it is mentioned in the title. As for the meals, we are sorry that you did not find a suitable option for you - we always try to meet all of our customers' wishes, which now mainly are either regular with meat (reindeer) or vegetarian. You came during the high season, when there are a lot of guests coming from all over the world. March is rather a better time for a more chill visit. We hope that we could change your mind about another visit to our camp. We would appreciate another chance to turn your experience around. Please feel free to reach us directly to our email.
Written 20 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Liam A
Manningtree, UK40 contributions
Worthwhile Trip
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 I’ve had Reindeer Stew (needed abit of seasoning for my taste but not everyone has the same taste) and then we were lucky enough to get not 1 but 2 viewings of the Northern Lights while we were there! All finished off with a with a educational Sami talk, looking through the items they carry/make & a Yoik (which we were all encouraged to join in with)

Overall a fantastic experience, highly recommend!
Written 30 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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!
Written 3 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Natalie H
1 contribution
Not as good as we thought
Nov 2019 • Couples
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 expensive for what you get.
Written 25 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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!
Written 5 December 2019
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JaneyVBerkhamsted
Berkhamsted, UK68 contributions
Reindeer!
Nov 2019 • Couples
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.
Written 20 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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!
Written 5 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

nolamap
New Orleans, LA157 contributions
An experience we'll remember
Mar 2019 • Friends
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 reindeer, which was fun. We were then divided into groups and given a ride on a sleigh pulled by a reindeer while other reindeer played and jumped in the area. After everyone had gotten their sleigh ride we were taken inside for a delicious Sami dinner. After dinner we were taken to another teepee where the Sami culture and reindeer herding was explained and we were allowed to ask questions. A wonderful experience. There were a couple of things I wish would have been done differently. First we got there at dusk and didn't really have a chance to take good photos of the herd of reindeer. By the time we got to feed them it was dark and photos weren't great. Also we almost missed our sleigh ride because we didn't know what group we were supposed to be in - maybe letting the people know which group to be ready for would be a good idea.
Written 1 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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!
Written 1 April 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anne B
Dartford, UK18 contributions
Feeding raindeer in a snow storm!
Feb 2019 • Family
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 the the whole experience, but one not to be missed.
Written 19 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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!
Written 20 February 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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an Amazing experience with the Sami people looking after the reindeer herd keeping they safe and happy and heal
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Great experience but not covid safe
Had a great experience feeding the reindeers eating reindeer stew and learning about the Sami culture. My only cr
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Great experience and the reindeers and learning about Sami culture
Really great experience with the Reindeers and learning about Sami culture. The reindeers are really cute and nice,
Karen F
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A magical experience
Despite the lack of snow and the fact we couldnt do the sledding this was a magical experience for all ages. The r
madam82
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Great experience
A great day out learning about reindeer and the Northern Sami people. Easy pickup from Tromso with a great informat
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Brilliant day out
Excellent day out, lots of time with the cute reindeer which isn’t limited, then a nice lunch with veggie option in
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A wonderful experience!
This was such an amazing experience! The reindeer were beyond adorable and our hosts were incredible- we had so muc
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Amazing experience with reindeers and learn about sami culture
Amazing experience to feed the reindeers and to learn more about the sami culture! The host is really welcoming and
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Very nice experience! Recommend!
Very nice experience by meeting and feeding reindeers. Very friendly people and a lot of good stories about Sami cu
ErinB7656
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A great day!
The guide was just fantastic and gave so many interesting information about Sami culture. I only wish we would have
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Amazing trip
I didn’t expect it to be so beautiful! It really made my day! When we got to the reindeers’ farm, two beautiful Sa
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Wonderful
The place is amazing, and people are so nice. We had a beautiful time. I highly recommend this activity if you tra
euronas
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Best day
It was such an amazing experience, from start to finish. First of all - the reindeers were adorable and totally mad
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Nice experience
Very nice experience. It as well organized and the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The reindeer were fun to
LeyaKheira
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Very good
I did the visit the 28 of December 20. I had a great time ! The Bidos was excellent and the place was wonderful ! I
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