Northern light activity week. 5 days
An adventure week in Arctic Norway, the Land of the Northern Lights. Experience different winter activities like snow shoe hiking/cross country skiing, icefishing, visit to a reindeer herder, dogsledding and northern light safari. Here you can experience Sámi culture in combination with environmentally friendly and exiting winter activities while you stay comfortably at the truly unique Engholm Husky Lodge.
This adventure is also well suited for families with children.
- Travel to Norway and arrival at Engholm Husky Lodge (EHL)
- Going through the program
At EHL you are lodged in design cabins with double rooms. Single rooms/cabins and cabins with guarantied privat bathroom are available for an additional cost. Dinner is served in the lodge kitchen and after that we go through the program for the week. In the evening there will be time to explore the peculiar design at the husky lodge and the surroundings around the lodge.
- Snow shoe hike with ice fishing
- Lunch outdoors around an open fire
After a Norwegian breakfast we go out and fit our snow shoes. Our goal for the day is a lake where we will try ice fishing for brown arctic char. We will make a fire and enjoy our lunch outdoors. After our return to the husky lodge there will be time to your own disposal. Dinner will be served in the lodge kitchen.
- Dog sled tour
- Lunch outdoors around an open fire
The morning is spent provision of arctic snowsuits, boots etc. Organizing the teams of huskies and learning the basics of caring for your team and driving the sleds. On the daytrip we will drive in varied terrain, beyond the beaten tracks. It is good chance to see moose. We stop for a lunch break around an open fire. Close-up nature impressions together with a guide, who likes to share his knowledge and admiration of nature and outdoor-life with you. A reasonable level of fitness, concentration and a sense of balance are the key attributes needed. You will have your "own" sled and responsible for 4 -6 dogs. For participants who have experience with dog sledding, it is common to drive single dog team. With participants without previous experience of dog sledding, we normal start out the first day to driving a tandem team with 2 sleds and 8 - 10 dogs. You share a dog team with a partner or the guide. The guide and participants decide together whether it is best with double or single team. 25-47 km
- Visit to a Sámi reindeer herder
This day will be memorable. We travel beyond the beaten tracks by snowmobile to a winter settlement for Sámi reindeer herders who pursue their livelihood here on the winter pasture. We may spend the day together with them and join their daily life with their reindeers and get insight in their way of living and herding. This adventure is a unique privilege made available for few by a Sámi family from Karasjok.
The Sámis are the only people in Europe with indigenous status and this day will give you a unique opportunity to learn more about their centuries’ old traditions and their way of life today.
- Program ends after breakfast
Northern light safari one of the evenings.
The Northern light safari starts at 8pm and takes you to the holy Mountain Halde. The Karasjok area is one of the best places in the world to see the magical Aurora Borealis. This is due to the nature given climatically and geographical conditions of inner Finnmark. The 1,5 kilometres hike from the husky lodge takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes. From Mt. Halde you have a 360 degree view to the sky and if the strange lady decides to show herself, this is the perfect stand. On this northern light safari you will also learn about the old Sámi religion and culture and about the northern lights.
We would like to encourage you to stay one or more extra days to see more of what Karasjok and the neighboring town Kautokeino have to offer.
We highly recommend that you spend some extra days in Karasjok. At the Husky Lodge there is always many things happening and you can, among other things, take part in the daily handling of the husky sled dogs. You can visit the sights of Karasjok or you can relax with a good book from the “mushers library”. Karasjok is the Norwegian Sàmi capitol and there are many things to explore. You can visit the Sàmi parliament and get a guided tour or you can visit the Sàmi museum. You can explore and purchase Sàmi arts and handcraft at the local silversmith or knife smith. Your guides will also help you if there are other activities that you wish to do.
|Warm winter boots||1 pair*|
|Wind proof jacket (and preferably also waterproof e.g. GoreTex, BreTex or similar membrane fabric) or ski jacket||1|
|Windproof pants (Like the jacket)||1|
|Thick woollen sweater or fleece jacket||1|
|T-shirts, thin woollen shirts or other technical underwear||2|
|Warm underwear (longjons and top with full length arms). Preferably wool or woollen terry||1-2 set|
|Warm and wind proof hat that also protects your ears in the wind||1*|
|Warm and wind proof mittens. Preferably wool or down mittens with wind proof over mittens. NOT gloves||1 pair*|
|Thick woollen socks||1 pair*|
|Scarf and/or balaclava||1|
|Back pack (40 litres +/- 20 litres||1|
|Toilet articles and other private equipment|
* can be provided by Turgleder on request.
- Please note that this is the minimum required clothing and equipment for this holiday. You are of course welcome to bring other clothes and equipment in addition to this.
Turgleder will provide:
Warm arctic trousers, leather anorak/jacket (not thermal) to put outside your own warm clothes, one pair of warm winter boots, hat and mittens and other common equipment necessary for this holiday.
Can be booked from 13th December to April (minimum 2 guests)
Private trips on request
The price includes
- All food and lodging from arrival on day 1 to the program ends after breakfast on day 5.
- Accommodation in double room. Single room/ private cabin with bathroom are available for an additional cost.
- Transportation to and from activities included in the program (not including activities during time at your own disposal).
- All equipment needed for activities mentioned in the program.
The price does not include
- Activities during time at your own disposal
- Travel from home/from Karasjok.
- Travel insurance
- Alcoholic beverages
You will be lodged at the truly unique Engholm Husky Lodge in double rooms in design cabins with one or two rooms.
Single rooms/cabins are available for an additional cost.
Extra days in Karasjok:
We would like to encourage you to stay a few extra days at Engholm Husky Lodge to explore Karasjok and the neighbouring town Kautokeino. At the Husky Lodge there is always many things happening and you can, among other things, take part in the daily handling of the husky sled dogs. You can visit the sights of Karasjok or you can relax with a good book from the “mushers library”. You can also experience the Sami culture by visiting the Sámi Museum, buy Sámi art and hand craft, visit the local Sámi knife smith or get a guided tour at the Sami parliament. You can aslo book a dog sledding trip or a trip to visit a reindeer herder.
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If you need more information about this adventure before you make your reservation/booking, please feel free to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +47 90855556 (Liv).
When you are ready to book, please go to “booking” under the «general information» tab and fill in and submit the booking/registration form. When we receive your booking/registration form we will reserve a place for you and send you a booking confirmation also including some questions if necessary. When all details surrounding your participation are in place, we will send you an invoice. Your reservation is valid for 7 days after the invoice is sent.
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