Hiking Gamleveien (the old road)

Get out and about, join us for a hike to enjoy the fresh Arctic Air, whilst learning about the unique history of Finnmark's first city – and the first town in Norway with streetlights!

Our experienced guide will make sure you can enjoy both the view, the Arctic nature and learn something on your tour.

What to bring: Good hiking shoes, wind proof/waterproof jacket, water bottle.

Guided hike to Tyven

Do you want to go all the way to the top? Join us for a guided tour to the Mountain Tyven, 418 meters above sea level. We start of from the center, passing through town and by the church before we walk up Gammelveien (the old trail). There is a steep climb up the mountain. The guide will tell you all about the unique history of Hammerfest on the way, we will have several breaks and time to enjoy the view, and a lunch break on a suited spot. On our way back down, we will go to Salen, and down the historical Zig-zag path. Meet up at the tourist information

What to bring: good walking shoes, water bottle, windproof jacket / water proof jacket depending on weather. It is always windy up there.

Hiking with Huskies (Hammerfest)

Nature in Finnmark is amazing, all around. We like to enjoy this nature also by foot, and now you can reach new hights of hiking fun with a four-legged tour buddy!

The fresh arctic air will clear your mind and charge your batteries as we move around in nature.

The trip starts up in our dog yard, where we meet the pack. We find the dogs that are going on the hike with us, harness them, and prepare our self. The guide will help find the right match between dog and guest. Normally we will go with one dog per two guests, so you can change on who is walking the dog. They are well trained sled dogs, and you will most likely appreciate having someone to share the dog with.

The destination of the hike will be adjusted to the guests' desires and capacities, and the weather and conditions. The guide can tell you about Finnmark, about the area we are in, and how it is to live with, and train, a pack of Siberian Huskies. We will have a fire and enjoy some hot beverage and a snack.

Hiking with huskies (Børselv)

Do you share our fascination for the polar sled dogs, their friendly tone and wild appearance? Reach new hights of hiking fun with a four-legged tour buddy!

The trip starts with an introduction to the breed Siberian Husky and life with polar dogs. We find the dogs that are going on the hike with us, harness them, and prepare our self. The guide will help find the right match between dog and guest. Normally we will go with one dog per two guests, so you can change on who is walking the dog. They are well trained sled dogs, and you will most likely appreciate having someone to share the dog with.

The destination of the hike will be adjusted to the guests' desires and capacities, and the weather and conditions. The guide can tell you about Finnmark, about the area we are in, and how it is to live with, and train, a pack of Siberian Huskies.

What to bring: Good hiking shoes, wind proof /waterproof jacket, water bottle.

Dogsledding on wheels (Børselv)

Join us for an exciting hands-on guided experience

Dogsledding with the Pirate Huskies is more than standing behind a team of dogs. You will participate in the full experience of harnessing the huskies, steering the wagon wheel and socialize with them before and after the run. Learn to prepare the huskies for the ride and how to steer the four wheeled wagons. A professional guide will answer any questions you may have about dog sledding and huskies.

This is an amazing way to experience nature in interaction with animals. Get up close and personal with the pointed ears, happy eyes, smiley faces, and wagging tails of our Siberian Huskies.

Once everything is ready, we´ll set off for a tour in beautiful Arctic landscape. The guide will always lead the first team, and the rest will follow through the trail out in the terrain. There will be several breaks along the way, to take in the view while we let the dogs rest and make sure they´re enjoying the tour while keeping hydrated. The carts are solid, with proper breaks, and equipped with a seat on the front. Two people on each cart. You will have a chance to switch who is musher (driver) and passenger about halfway. The guide will gladly take photos of you with your dog team as a reminder of your wonderful Arctic adventure. Children can sit in the front while a parent or the guide, steer the wagon. Smaller children can sit in the front together with an adult

The adventure is finished up with a hot beverage and some snack, around out fireplace in the dog yard.

The tours are on request as it is important that it is cold enough - max 10 degrees Celsius. Often, we drive in the evening to make sure it is cold enough for the polar dogs. Dog sledding on wheels is perfect for chilly summer days and for the autumn, when the weather is not so warm. It´s also the perfect activity for a rainy day! 

Participants must be in good shape and want to be actively involved. We provide all necessary gear, instruction, hospitality, and a coffee break.

What to bring: Warm clothes (we recommend an inner layer of wool, good windproof pants and jacket, hat, mittens, and scarf), good, waterproof boots/shoes, camera/cell phone and good mood.

Included: Guiding, dog sledding

Dog sledding on wheels (hammerfest)

Join us for an exciting hands-on guided experience

This is an amazing way to experience nature in interaction with animals. Get up close and personal with the pointed ears, happy eyes, smiley faces, and wagging tails of our Siberian Huskies.

The carts are solid, with proper breaks, and equipped with a seat on the front. Two people on each cart. You will have a chance to switch who is musher (driver) and passenger about halfway. Children can sit in the front while a parent or the guide, steer the wagon. Smaller children can sit in the front together with an adult

What to bring: Warm clothes (we recommend an inner layer of wool, good windproof pants and jacket, hat, mittens, and scarf), good, waterproof boots/shoes, camera/cell phone and good mood.

City Sightseeing Hammerfest

Have you ever wondered what made people establish a town this far north, in the vast wilderness of the Arctic? Join us for a city sightseeing by bus and learn all about the unique history of this town on the rocks.

Our tour takes us past the Church and Burial Chappel, the oldest houses in town up Idrettsveien, a beautiful stop on Salen, around Storvannet, and a stop at the Meridan Column.

What to bring: Camera / jacket for outdoor stops

HamrFesti

Hammerfest has been an important part of History since the first settlements in the North. History has so much more to tell us than the last few decades. Let us show you why it is called “Hammerfest”, and how much this area has been through throughout time.

With help by bus, we are able to show you more than just the city center but be prepared for some short walking as well.

What to bring: Camera / jacket for outdoor stops

Hunting the Northern Lights (Hammerfest)

Nature is absolutely amazing, and one of the true wonders here in the north, is the magical Northern Lights.

This trip is a search for the Aurora Borealis in the area around Hammerfest. Based on our experience, the latest weather forecast, wind direction and a wide network of knowledgeable locals and guides, we take you to the best spots to hunt the magical Northern Lights.

The Lady in Green, as we also call the Northern Lights, is so much more than just beautiful. It is history, myths and folklore. It is traditions and religions. Did you know the pirates of the Mediterranean believed the Northern Lights lighted up the sky whenever someone crossed over to the realm of the dead. Our guide will tell you all about the myths of the Northern Light, local, national and international.

We use a car or a bus as our base for shelter and to find hot drinks and snacks. This is a fascinating way of searching for the Northern Lights and enjoying the beautiful landscape, even in dark of the Arctic Night.

What to bring: Warm clothes and boots, hat, scarf, mittens

Hunting the Northern Lights (Børselv)

Nature is absolutely amazing, and one of the true wonders here in the north, is the magical Northern Lights.

This trip is a search for the Aurora Borealis around Porsangerfjorden. Based on our experience, the latest weather forecast, wind direction and a wide network of knowledgeable locals and guides, we take you to the best spots to hunt the magical Northern Lights.

The Lady in Green, as we also call the Northern Lights, is so much more than just beautiful. It is history, myths and folklore. It is traditions and religions. Did you know the pirates of the Mediterranean believed the Northern Lights lighted up the sky whenever someone crossed over to the realm of the dead. Our guide will tell you all about the myths of the Northern Light, local, national and international.

We use a car or a bus as our base for shelter and to find hot drinks and snacks. This is a fascinating way of searching for the Northern Lights and enjoying the beautiful landscape, even in dark of the Arctic Night.

What to bring: Warm clothes and boots, hat, scarf, mittens

A taste of dogsledding (Hammerfest)

Are you curious about dog sledding, but don’t feel ready for a full mushing adventure? Check out our short trip, a perfect way of getting over the threshold and out into the winter landscape! You might find your self wanting to try one of our longer trip next time.

Upon arrival you will get a proper introduction in safety and driving a dog team. First we say hello to the pack so you will get to know the dogs that will come out with us. You will get to harness your own dog team, by instructions and with help from us. Two and two guests go on the same sled, and we will have a stop about halfway, so you can change who is the driver, and who’s passenger if both want to try. One of us will go in front, and your team will follow. No experience is necessary, all instructions will be given, just follow our lead. The trip will be adapted to snow conditions and weather.

What to bring: Warm clothes (we recommend an inner layer of wool, good winter clothes, hat, mittens, and scarf), good winter shoes, camera/cell phone and a good mood. 

A taste of dogsledding (Børselv)

Is it your first time? How about trying our short trip to see if this is for you. A perfect way of getting over the threshold and out into the winter landscape! You might find your self wanting to try one of our longer trip next time.

Upon arrival to the dog yard, you will get a proper introduction in safety and driving a dog team. First, we say hello to the pack so you will get to know the dogs that will come out with us. You will get to harness your own dog team, by instructions and with help from us. Two and two guests go on the same sled, and we will have a stop about halfway, so you can change who is the driver, and who’s passenger if both want to try. One of us will go in front, and your team will follow. Our trip will also give you some hills, both up and down. No experience is necessary, all instructions will be given, just follow our lead. Back in the dog yard we will find back to the dog houses and take of their harnesses. The trip will be adapted to snow conditions and weather.

What to bring: Warm clothes (we recommend an inner layer of wool, good winter clothes, hat, mittens, and scarf), good winter shoes, camera/cell phone and a good mood. 

Dogsledding half day trip

A half day dogsledding where you can enjoy Finnmark’s beautiful nature.

So how will you day be like? After a proper introduction and instructions in safety when you arrive, we will move on into the dog yard. First, we say hello to the pack so you will get to know the dogs that will come out with us. You will get to harness your own dog team, by instructions and with help from us. Two and two guests go on the same sled, and we will have a stop about halfway, so you can change who is the driver, and who’s passenger if you want to. One of us will go in front, and your teams will follow. Our trip will also give you some hills, both up and down, we will be going down and old river on our way back to the kennel. No experience is necessary, all instructions will be given, just follow our lead. The trip will be adapted to snow conditions and weather.

Back in the dog yard we will find back to the dog houses and take of their harnesses. Here we can also meet the rest of the pack, cuddle our 30 dogs, big and small. Behind each dog name, there is a story to tell. We will meet around the fireplace with some snack and a hot beverage, reflect on the trip we just experienced, dog sledding, dog wellbeing, and how we live here with our pack, feed, groom and train them all year around.

No experience is necessary, all instructions will be given, just follow our lead. The trip will be adapted to snow conditions and weather.

What to bring: Warm clothes (we recommend an inner layer of wool, good winter clothes, hat, mittens, and scarf), good winter shoes, camera/cell phone and a good mood. 

Dogsledding full day trip

Siberian Husky is a pure breed sled dog with long history in dog sledding. They love what they do and are looking forward for you to visit. The dog's well-being is important for us, and you will meet a pack of happy, satisfied, and well-trained dogs.

So how will your day be like? After a proper introduction and instructions in safety when you arrive, we will move on into the dog yard. First, we say hello to the pack so you will get to know the dogs that will come out with us. You will get to harness your own dog team, by instructions and with help from us. Two and two guests go on the same sled, we will be doing stop on the way where it is also possible to change drivers on the way. We will have a stop about halfway where we will have some lunch and warm drinks.

One of us will go in front, and your teams will follow. Our trip will take us through forest up the mountain so we can get a view. It is both up hills, and back down the hills to get home.

Back in the dog yard we will find back to the dog houses and take of their harnesses. Here we can also meet the rest of the pack, cuddle our 30 dogs, big and small. Behind each dog name, there is a story to tell. No experience is necessary, all instructions will be given, just follow our lead. The trip will be adapted to snow conditions and weather. It is recommended to have an OK fitness for this trip, as it is a long time to be on the sled.

Including: guide, Lunch, hot beverage and a snack

What to bring: Warm clothes (we recommend an inner layer of wool, good winter clothes, hat, mittens, and scarf), good winter shoes, camera/cell phone and a good mood.

Learn about the “Coast people”

In Finnmark we are three people, with three different cultures, speaking three different languages, living all together in one community. But the question remains, who were here first? Was it the Sami, the Norwegians, or the Kven people?

We have done the research, so you don’t have to, join us for an interesting and instructive lecture about the Coast people of Finnmark.

What is Aurora Borealis

Magic? Folklore? Science? Yes, yes and yes. But most of all: Amazingly beautiful! The northern lights, or Aurora Borealis, is a natural phenomenon that should be on everyone's bucket list. But it’s not only for watching, it’s also interesting learning what it is lighting up the sky in green, blue, red and purple.

We have done the research, so you don’t have to, join us for an interesting and instructive lecture about the Aurora Borealis.

Puppy training

The training toward becoming a sled dog starts already when they are puppies. We start socializing them at about 4 weeks old, and training them from 6 weeks, till about 6-7 months, when they can start to run with the dog team. Join us for one of our favorite activities, puppy training! We will take the puppies for a walk in the forest nearby, or in the big play yard. Admire their enthusiasm and joy as they explore the big world ahead of them.

We will start up in the dog yard, where you can meet the rest of the pack, before we take out the puppies. The length and area of the trip will be adapted to the guests, and the age of the puppies. We are out for about 1,5-2 hours. We will make a fire and enjoy some hot beverage and a snack. Our experienced guide will tell you about the life of the puppies, what they can expect, and how it is like to live, train and mush with a pack of Siberian Huskies.

Hiking to Silfar Canyon

Børselv has its name from the famous salmon river, Børselva. But the river offers more than just salmon, due to a belt of granite rocks, the water is clear green in the sunlight, and a carved-out canyon is the best place to discover it.

This trip is a hike with dogs, along the river all the way up to the canyon. We will enjoy some breaks on the way, included a lunch with a view.

The hike is about 6 km long, and over paths and rocks. It is volunteer to bring a pack dog on the hike or not.

Roddenes Geological Path

Across the Porsanger fjord, we have a belt of amazing rock formations, and Roddenes is one of the best places to discover it. It is like reading an pen book about the history of this area.

Our guided trip takes us around the area exploring and learning more about what all of this wonders are. By the sea we will also have a stop and have some lunch, enjoying the view of the fjord and the island Reinøya.

What to bring: Good shoes, wind/waterproof jacket, water bottle.

Midnight sun hike

From 16th of May till end of July, the sun does not set over Porsanger. Stay awake and join us for a hike under the midnight sun.

This trip takes us up a small mountain, giving us an amazing view of the fjord, with the sun illumination the sky and water. Early in the season, and also towards the end, the light becomes almost red as the sun is closing to the horizon, a spectacular view.

We will start out in the late evening, hike up the mountain, and sit there enjoying some snack and beverage while waiting for midnight and what hopefully will be a clear sky to enjoy the wonder.

Remember to bring your camera, sunglasses, and warm clothes. Even if it is summer, we are in the arctic and temperatures can easily drop below 10 degrees Celsius at night.

Included: A knowledgeable and dedicated English-speaking local guide

Transport by car or bus, Hot beverage and snack

Kayakking in Europe’s northernmost archipelago

The Arctic Archipelago of Porsangerfjorden is actually the fourth longest fjord in all of Norway, and could have been made for kayaking, a place where beginners and advanced kayakers alike can experience fantastic nature from where it can be appreciated best: on the water

Kayaking is a great way to experience the arctic. Many are tempted by the chance to glide silently through the water and enjoy the magnificent nature in a peaceful manner.

The fjord is filled with small islands, islets, and reefs, and on our guided tour we will see the famous Reinøya, a protected area with unique flora and geological formations.

Experienced kayakers will love this fantastic landscape and the endless variation, while beginners will appreciate the many protected little inlets where they can learn to paddle safely.

The trip starts in a calm inlet in Børselva. Here the instructor runs through some basic techniques to make everyone safe in their kayaks. It also gives the instructor the chance to get an impression of the body control and strength of the members of the group and can choose a route accordingly.

For a group of beginners, the instructor will make sure that the first part of the trip will be entirely on calm, sheltered waters. Only towards the end of the trip, when people feel safer and more confident, will the group head out on more open waters.

We have experienced instructors used to communicating with novices. If a kayak overturns, they will come right up to get the kayaker back in the kayak. In case you’re wondering – the famous ‘eskimo roll’ is not required for kayaking in the archipelago in Norway. And people do not overturn that often anyway, and with good help from the instructor in getting back up, the kayaker has a great story for the dinner table back home.

Local knowledge is vital for safety, so you should only come here with a local guide.

Snowmobile

Porsanger is the hart of Finnmark, with landscape stretching from the northernmost archipelago, and right up to the Finnmark plateau. Amazing and varied arctic nature throughout. We follow some approved and well-established trails. Throughout the tour, we will always have focus on safety.

We make several stops on the way. This safari focuses on sightseeing, playing in the snow, taking photos and enjoying the fascinating surroundings of the arctic tundra, forest and fjord. The guide uses the stops to tell interesting facts and stories. We will have a snack break along the trail.

The guide gives a good explanation of how to drive the snowmobile. There will be two guests on each snowmobile who may change seats halfway.

* Guests under 18 and guests without a driving license are not allowed to drive

* If conditions change, we keep the right to amend the time spent on the snowmobile

What to bring: Warm clothes (we recommend an inner layer of wool, good winter clothes, hat, mittens, and scarf), good winter shoes, camera/cell phone and a good mood. 

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