The sun has just returned after a two-month absence. The light at this time of the year is something that has to be seen to be believed – the blue Arctic light is truly unique. The “blue hour” last a long time and we also have the chance to catch a glimpse of the winter sun in the end of January. In the evening, there is a high probability of experiencing the magical Northern Lights in the night sky. All of this is in addition to the dog sledding trip, looking after your ”own” dog team, staying at Jotka Fjellstue (mountain lodge) and delicious food.
We wish to set off early so we can make use of the available daylight. We will pick you up at your hotel, if you are not staying here at Trasti & Trine. We pack the sleds and you will be given a list of the names of the dogs that will be in “your” dog team. We will provide a brief and precise instruction on how to drive a sled then everything is ready.
We set off directly from the kennel at Trasti & Trine and for the first 4 km we drive along the Alta River. The first 3 km are steep and we need to help the dogs a little. That’s the hard part out of the way. We continue to climb upwards but the hills become gentler and we drive over some lakes. It’s then time for lunch. We light a fire, relax and enjoy a hot meal.
We are now up on the Finnmarksvidda Mountain Plateau. On the final 10 km before we reach the mountain lodge we can simply enjoy the nature and the Arctic light. On arrival at Jotka, we arrange stabling of the dogs, prepare their food and attend to them before they rest for the night. We then prepare our own dinner and wait for the Northern Lights! Will they appear tonight?
We feed and take care of the dogs. While they are digesting the food, we eat breakfast and plan the day’s leg. We have several options and select the route based on the prevailing snow and weather conditions. You play a part in deciding where and how long we drive. We also eat today’s lunch outside around an open fire. When we return to the mountain lodge, we feed and take care of the dogs. Then dinner is served for the two-legged participants before we wait for the Northern Lights to appear.
We feed the dogs, eat breakfast and pack up our gear before we set off back down to Trasti & Trine. Today we get to try the breaks as we head down all the hills we climbed up on day one. We stop for lunch en route.
On arrival back at the kennel, we remove the harnesses and return the dogs to their respective kennels. We enjoy a light meal and summarize the trip before we wish you a safe trip home.
Please refer to the tour programme, equipment list and our guarantee.
The tour price includes: Hire of warm thermal suit, winter boots and mittens, accommodation, meals, sled, dogs and guide, as outlined in the tour programme.
The tour price excludes: flights, pre and post tour accommodation and meals, and any alcoholic beverages.
We can arrange pre and post tour accommodation in unique conditions at Trasti & Trine. Please contact us for further information and a quote.
Price per guest: NOK 8 500 (one person per sled)
Availability: 23rd - 25th of January 2017 and 28th - 30th of January 2017
Group size: minimum 3, maximum 8 guests
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
We wish you a warm welcome!