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3-Day Experience

Try your hand at dog sledding along the Alta River and on the mighty Finnmarksvidda. Enjoy short-travelled food and unique accommodation with great conditions for seeing the northern lights. Experience Alta and the Finnmark plateau at its best!

Season: February, March, April

Opening days: Thursday-Sunday

What is the experience?

Day 1

  • Transport from Alta city center or Alta Airport to Holmen Husky (+NOK 180 per person)
  • 16:00 check-in Lavvu or Dome
  • Dressing, instructions and preparations for dog sledding over the mountains
  • Dog sledding along the Alta River (approx. 1 hour drive, varies with conditions)

When the guide has completed the instruction, the trip goes to the dog yard where you and your partner will get the team ready. We show how to harness and put the dogs in the team. The trip is completed with two people per sledge, along the way there will be time to change drivers and take photos. If the group number is odd, one of our guides will follow you.

  • Sauna & Jacuzzi
  • Arctic dining experience at Trasti & Trine

Johnny Trasti is the brain, hand and heart behind most of the taste experiences at Trasti & Trine. Over 30 years in the kitchen have given the man experience, knowledge and instinct for crafting unique tastes made of short travelled food. He is still forever looking for the perfect meal with the best ingredients and most unique flavors. Experience the real taste of Finnmark! Transport included.

  • Accommodation

The choice is between one of our six Lavvos or our one Dome. The lavvos are not equipped with bathroom / shower / toilet, but our Dome is. Rooms without toilets have the nearest toilet 10-20m from the room, and shower facilities are 40-50m from the room.

Day 2

  • Check out of rooms
  • Breakfast (packing lunch)
  • Transport to Gargia, the foot of the mountain.

With the guides you get to help prepare the dogs for transport up to the mountain.

  • Briefand dog sledding over Beskades, Finnmarksvidda (approx. 2-3 hours driving,varies with conditions)

When we have reached the foot of the mountain it is time to get the teams ready for travel. The setup is two persons per sled where it will be possible to change driver several times.

  • Parking and feeding the dogs
  • Lunch and debrief in lavvu
  • Check-in mountain cabin
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation

The mountain cabin was established in 1843 and rebuilt after the war in 1944 and is the first to be established in Finnmark. There are bathrooms and showers in the accommodation building.

Day 3

  • Breakfast (packing lunches)
  • Dressing and preparation of dog teams
  • Brief and dog sledding back over Beskades, Finnmarksvidda (approx. 2-3 hours drive, varies with conditions)
  • Transport back to Holmen Husky
  • Delivery of equipment
  • 16:00 transport from Holmen Husky to Alta center or Alta Airport (+NOK 180 per person)

What is included?

  • Dog sledding along the Alta River
  • Dog sledding on top of the Finnmark plateau
  • Sauna
  • Meals
  • Accommodation 2 nights
  • Equipment: winter suit, winter shoes, hat & mittens

What is the price?

  • 3-day experience in Lavvu

Double room: NOK 7875 per person (children under 12 on request)

  • 3-day experience in Dome

NOK 8735 per person (children under 12 on request)

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Headlight
  • Neck / balaclava
  • Wool underwear
  • Wool socks
  • Wool / fleece sweater
  • Swimwear for sauna

Do you want to experience more?

  • Extra night at Holmen Husky

Prices from NOK 1250 per person (NOK 625 per child under 12 years)

  • Snowmobile ride on Finnmarksvidda and visit to Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

Prices from NOK 1750 per person (NOK 750 per child under 12 years)

  • Reindeer sledding and Sami experience

Prices from NOK 1450 per person (NOK 695 per child under 12 years)

  • Accommodation in Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

Prices from NOK 4720 per night

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