Reindeer Sledding with Saami Culture

Reindeer Sledding with Saami Culture

Try the oldest form of transportation in the North and explore the Arctic on a reindeer sled! Learn more about reindeer and the Sami Culture and how the two have worked together to thrive in the Arctic.
Tromsø
Prices from 1695 NOK
Get to know the herd of 300 reindeer as a few of them go with you on a sled tour in real, untouched Arctic nature. Enjoy the view of the Lyngen Alps on a ride that takes approximately 30 minutes. After the sled tour, you can go into the reindeer fence and join the daily feeding with the big herd - many of the reindeer will even eat from your hand! Afterwards, it is time for dinner, and you're heading into the Gamme. Here you can enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy Bithos - a traditional Sámi dish. After dinner, your guide will tell you more about the Sámi culture and history, and show you some Sámi artifacts and clothing. There is also time for questions, so feel free to ask!

* If conditions change, 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 behavior of 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.
* Sleds are shared, two participants on one sled.
* Alternative: The Reindeer Sledding is subject to snow and if weather conditions don't allow us to run the sled-ride we will offer you a partial refund.

Number of participants: Up to 50.
Level of difficulty: Easy / Family.
Not suitable for wheel-chair as the snow/terrain make it difficult to maneuvre around the location.
Duration: 4-5 hours

Included:
• Scenic transfers (45 min each way)
• Knowledgeable English-speaking Sámi guide
• Thermal winter suit, warm boots, hat and mittens
• Reindeer sledding (approx. 30 min)
• Feeding the herd of hundreds of reindeer
• Storytelling
• Hot traditional Sámi meal (bithos) and hot drinks. Vegetarian option available on request.

What to bring (optional):
• Camera


Latest meeting time and place: 09:50 (9.50am) at Radisson Blu Hotel, Sjøgata 7
Departure time and place: 10:00 (10am) from Radisson Blu Hotel

After getting picked up at the departure location you will head on to the scenic landscapes at the edge of Tromsø, 45 km from the city center. This mountainous area close to the Lyngen Alps is home to magnificent coastal sceneries and idyllic villages.

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