Reindeer Sledding Excursion at Camp Tamok from Tromsø

Organized by Norwegian Travel
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Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 7 hrs
Spoken languages: English, Norwegian
Minimum age: From 4 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: moderate More info
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Activity description

Try out the oldest form of transport in the North: reindeer sledding! Immerse yourself with the indigenous Sami people and their reindeers in Tromsø. 

If you're looking for an authentic activity in Tromsø, look no further. Come spend the day with the indigenous Sami people and discover the ancient lifestyle of Northern Norway, including the oldest form of transport in the North, reindeer sledding. 

You will meet your guides directly in Tromsø and embark on a 90-minute scenic-ride to the wilderness center in Camp Tamok. Take in the majestic sceneries as you make your way to the camp! Upon arrival, you will receive warm overalls, and all the necessary gear for reindeer sledding. Then, following a thorough safety briefing, you will head out to the Sami Camp to meet your new furry friends!

Lead by the local Sami guides, you will sit back and enjoy a unique ride through the Winter Wonderland of Northern Norway! Reindeer sledding is one of the oldest methods of transport in the Arctic and now it is your time to spend the day like a local and learn all about these majestic and festive creatures! 

Midday, you will make a stop and see a demonstration of lasso throwing, an important part of the Sami culture and the reindeer herders. Once you're back at the camp, you will have some time to get up close with the friendly reindeers and feed them. They are always happy to receive their favorite treats! 

Then, you will sit around the open fire in a Sami tent and enjoy a delicious homemade Norwegian soup or stew, complemented with bread, coffee, tea and water. Taste the local flavors while listening to some fascinating stories about the Sami culture and their connection with the reindeers! Take in the overall beauty of the camp and say your final goodbyes to these incredible creatures before you head back to Tromsø. 

Book your reindeer sledding excursion in Tromsø for a day-long immersion with the reindeers, and the indigenous Sami people. Experience reindeer sledding, lasso throwing and learn all about these majestic creatures and their connection to the Arctic!

Course of events

- Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes in advance 

- Meet your guides and embark on a scenic ride (90-minutes long)

- Arrival at the camp

- Gear up and safety briefing 

- The adventure begins!

- Try lasso throwing 

- Back at the camp 

- Feed the reindeer 

- Warm meal by the campfire 

- Scenic drive back to Tromsø

Special terms

* Please advise us during your booking of any food allergies or dietary restrictions.

  • Transfer by bus from and back to Tromsø
  • Winter overall suit
  • Boots
  • Mittens
  • Warm meal
  • Coffee/Tea
Do not forget to bring
  • Camera
  • Warm clothes
  • Warm shoes
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Wool socks
  • Warm overalls
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Meeting point
Samuel Arnesens gate 7, Tromsø Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
10 days
Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
4 days
Cancellation 4 days or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule


Average rating
4.8 / 5
  • (9)
Very good
  • 5 / 5

We really enjoyed learning about the Sami culture and the raising of reindeer by them. Our guide was terrific, down to earth and very sincere. It was great to spend time with the reindeer and the lunch afterward was fun. We also enjoyed the drive to the camp as we got to see the scenery in that part of the country. The trip was just the right length of time.

  • 5 / 5

This was a great tour. It was very well organised, easy and just the right amount of time. We first spoke with a Sami around a fire, it was fascinating hearing about his life as a blend of traditional and modern ways (and good to not be standing in the cold). We got to lead the reindeer to the sleds and say hello. The sledding itself was very short, I didn't need it to be any longer though. Afterwards we were given a delicious stew and hot beverages in a warm tent.

  • 5 / 5

A well organized and educational experience

  • 5 / 5

Program was very well organised, staff were also amazing! The similarities with Sami people and my ancestors(Turkish) surprised me. Oh. and the deers are soo lovely!! I really recommend!!!

  • 5 / 5

Loved it

  • 4 / 5

Sitting in the lavo and listening to the history of the camp and the Sami was an amazing experience. We wish we had more time to ask questions and hear more stories. We have so many more things we want to learn that we probably would have annoyed everyone by just asking so many questions. The discussion and experience was extremely informative and now we will be researching more about the Sami on my own.

  • 5 / 5

Being so close to the reindeer was fun and the sleigh ride was beautiful. The guide was very informative about the Sami culture, it's saddening how it may slowly disappear in modern society, in spite of changing with the times (drones to watch the herd!) Tasty lunch too.

  • 4.5 / 5

Great discovery of a beautiful culture and wonderful reindeer

  • 4.5 / 5

Cette activité ne vous procure pas de sensations fortes cependant on a passé un très bon moment. Les rennes sont tellement beaux. Petite balade en traîneau, idéal pour les enfants ou entre amis pour bavarder au milieu d'un décor surréaliste. Nous avons également découvert la culture saami et c'était magique.