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The dark winters of the Arctic Circle brings its own light in different shades of blue, the spectacular Northern lights, the starry sky and the special twilight in the time just before it gets dark at night. To experience the magic of the polar night season, wrapped up in warm clothes and reindeer skins, while the reindeer sleigh takes you over the tundra, is an experience everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime.

An adventure on a reindeer sledge

The trip starts a few meters from the hotel where reindeer sleigh brings you over our beautiful tundra, away from the lights of the village. The trip ends up in a lavvu (Sámi form of tipi) where you can enjoy a hot cup of coffee by the fire or a meal with traditional Sami food (order in advance). This also gives you a great opportunity to get nice close-up pictures of the reindeer and of the beautiful nature.

Length: 1.5-2 hours
Season: January - 20 April
Guide language: Norwegian, English, Sami
Group size: 4-20 people

Nice to know

From Oslo Airport Gardermoen, it takes only 2 hours by airplane to Alta, where the tour begins with a 1.5 hour drive by bus or car across the white tundra towards Kautokeino. Thon Hotel Kautokeino is located right in the heart of Kautokeino with good hiking and ski trails that starts right outside the hotel entrance.The average temperature in the winter is around -25 degrees Celsius. Recommended attire is therefore warm outerwear, wool base layers, wool socks, gloves/mittens, scarf, winter hat and good winter shoes. Outerwear can also be rented at the hotel.

Rates

  • From GBP 107* per person in a double room, including the acitivity.
  • The following extras can be booked from at the hotel reception:
    - Transport from the hotel: GBP 6
    - Sami food: GBP 17
    - Outerwear rental: Please ask the reception 

* From NOK 943. Prices given in GBP is subject to exchange rates.

Booking

Please contact Thon Hotel Kautokeino by e-mail kautokeino@thonhotels.no or telephone +47 78 48 70 00.

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