The reindeer is a herd animal with a nomadic way of life, ie it makes larger or smaller migrations between different seasonal pastures. During the period May / June to October our herd normally stays on the Norefjell mountain plateau. Of course, we cannot guarantee that you will see the reindeer herd, but we do cooperate with the local wild reindeer inspection authorities, who at all times know where the herd is staying.
Wild reindeer safari is a full-day mountain hike that requires you to be in moderate physical shape. Remember to bring a backpack with packed lunch, plenty of drinking water and extra clothing. Dress according to the weather conditions and wear hiking boots with good support. Bring binoculars and camera if you have.
This tour is priced per day and is best suited for smaller groups up to 15 people, photographers and others especially interested. We will contact you to arrange the exact meeting place and time, as this may depend on the location of the reindeer herd and weather conditions on that day.
The Norefjell-Reinsjøfjell wild reindeer area is characterized by hilly mountain terrain, with adjoining forest areas. The Norefjell Massif in the southeast is a high mountain plateau with soft and calm lines and well-visible mountain peaks. The area has a typical inland climate with cold winters and relatively little snowfall, which provides good conditions for the reindeer, throughout the year.
The herd is managed via regulated hunting, where the goal is to keep the herd at a level of 570 animals each winter. The reindeer calves in May-June, and the hunting season is usually from August 20 to September 30.