Tromsø Arctic Reindeer

We're a traditional reindeer herding family in the arctic Norway. We also invite guests to take part of our daily life!

Our Story

Our Story

— Our Story

Our family has been living with reindeer for hundreds if not thousands of years. Although the technology may have changed, our way of life remains the same. We wish to share these traditions with you and leave you with a greater understanding of our culture and history. We also want you to have fun an d experience the joys of being close to the reindeer, the feeling of coming in from the cold into a warm lavvu to the smells of traditional Sami cooking and the sight of the log fire. All this, while surrounded by the sounds of traditional joiking and stories, is an experience we hope you will never forget. These rituals are something that we enjoy and it is our pleasure and aim to share this with our guests. We look forward to welcoming you into our world.

— Sami Culture

Since prehistoric times, the Sami people have lived and worked in an area that stretches over the regions now known as Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Russian Kola Peninsula. They have inhabited the northern arctic and sub-arctic regions of Fenno-Scandinavia and Russia for at least 5,000 years. Petroglyphs and archeological findings such as settlements dating from about 10,000 B.C. can be found in the traditional lands of the Sami. The now-obsolete term for the archaeological culture of these hunters and gatherers of the late Paleolithic and early Mesolithic is Komsa. A cultural continuity between these stone-age people and the Sami can be assumed due to evidence such as the similarities in the decoration patterns of archeological bone objects and Sami decoration patterns, and there is no archeological evidence of this population being replaced by another. Since the Sami are the earliest ethnic group in the area, they are consequently considered an indigenous population of the area.

Tromsø Arctic Reindeer
A Complete Sami Reindeer experience

phone: +47 406 11 448