Northern Lights and Reindeer Sledding with Sami Guides
Join us on an adventure of a lifetime at the edge of Tromso. Reindeer sledding is the oldest transportation method in northern Norway and now is your chance to try it. Since the location has almost no artificial light, it makes for a great place to chase the Northern Lights.
On this exciting tour, you will learn about how Sami people drive the reindeer sled and also gain a real insight into the fascinating Sami culture. Sami people are known for herding reindeer, their distinctive handicrafts, and affinity for nature. Their homeland extends from the middle of Norway to north-western Russia, including northern Sweden and northern Finland. All your guides are authentic Sami guides that come from reindeer herding families. They will let you know how they combine traditional lifestyle into the modern world. The reindeer herders symbolize the culture and are dependent on vast areas of wilderness. Up until today, Sami people still living in a nomadic lifestyle, following the reindeer migrations from the plains to the coast.
Don't get scared by our giant friends; these reindeer are calm and shy. They may sometimes stop, and you have to wait till they are ready to continue, so the speeds can vary as the reindeer decides; usually, it stays moderate. The sledding is not a tourism industry innovation, but an ancient Sami way of getting around. Your Sami guide will educate you about how they take care of them and the way they can use the reindeer for handicrafts, clothes, and of course, food for everyone. After going sledding, you'll be served a traditional Sami meal and told stories about the Sami culture. We will also show you a display of cultural artifacts, and you'll get to hear a traditional Sami song (joik).
Try something different this winter, be like Santa and join an eco-friendly tour that no petrol is used to take you around. This authentic Sami culture tour not only lets you experience the nomadic lifestyle but also gives you a close face to face chance with friendly reindeer. Check the availability before it fills up!
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If conditions change, we keep the right to amend the duration of the reindeer sledding
The Reindeer Sledding is subject to snow and when there is not enough snow we offer Reindeer Feeding and Sami Culture instead.