Reindeer Sledding & Lavvu Experience

Go reindeer sledding in Norway
This overnight excursion leaves from the city of Tromsø to a Sami camp in the nearby wilderness. The Sami are a northern Norwegian indigenous group who live on this part of the tundra above the Arctic Circle and enjoy a humble way of life. One cultural tradition that's an integral part of their community is reindeer herding. 

Guests of the camp will stay in traditional Sami tents called lavvus—which North Americans will recognize as similar to teepees—that can sleep groups of up to eight people. Once settled in, the next activity on the itinerary is a reindeer sled-ride through the snow—a singular experience in the world. The day concludes with a home-cooked Sami dinner served with hot beverages. Be sure to keep an eye out at night, as this camp is an optimal spot to view the northern lights.
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Tours that Include Reindeer Sledding & Lavvu Experience

Spend a good portion of this trip exploring the Lofoten Islands.
Norway Winter Wonderland Tour - 14 Days

Expect uninterrupted snowscapes and Northern Lights sightings on this Arctic adventure. The trip starts in Tromsø, the 'Paris of the North' and your base for several snow activities. Then set sail on the Hurtigruten to the Lofoten Islands before heading to Trondheim, the UNESCO-listed village called Røros, and finally a night in cosmopolitan Oslo.

Prime territory for spotting the Northern Lights
Map of Tromsø & Alta Winter Adventure - 7 Days
Tromsø & Alta Winter Adventure - 7 Days

This exciting and less-traveled winter adventure takes you deep into Norway's boreal territory. Your weeklong tour between November and April begins in the quietly sophisticated city of Tromsø, where you can sled with huskies and reindeer during the day and chase the Northern Lights after dark. Continue to Alta by car or bus for snowsports in the Arctic wilderness and a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprised of rock carvings. To up the Alta adventure factor, spend your last two nights in a nearby hotel made of snow and ice!

Explore wintry villages in the Lofoten Islands like this one
Ultimate Winter Tour in Norway's Arctic - 14 Days

This two-week adventure from late September to late March covers a great deal of Norwegian ground for an unforgettable winter trip. You'll experience snow-covered scenery as you visit Norway's lower half (Oslo, Flåm, Bergen) before flying north to the Arctic Circle. From Bodø, you'll catch a ferry to the Lofoten Islands—the southwestern point of this dramatic archipelago with granite mountains shooting up from the sea. Finish the tour with an overnight coastal steamer and enjoy unique activities in Tromsø and Alta before returning back to Oslo for one more night on the town.

A clear day overlooking Tromsø's marina
Map of Tromsø Winter Adventure - 6 Days
Tromsø Winter Adventure - 6 Days

This exciting and less-traveled itinerary takes you into Norway's boreal territory for spectacular snowcapped scenery in the Arctic region. Base yourself in the quietly sophisticated city of Tromsø (Northern Norway's largest), where you can sled with huskies and reindeer during the day and chase the Northern Lights after dark. At the end of the adventure, you'll spend a memorable night in a traditional 'lavvu' tent and learn about the Sami indigenous culture before returning to 'Paris of the North' for one more night on the town.