Chasing the Northern Lights
The Finnmark plateau’s clear and dry winter climate provides a good chance to see the mythical Northern Lights dancing across the sky – and place a spectacular veil of light across Kautokeino. Together with Hættas opplevelser, you can join the Northern Lights safari on a snowmobile, where two and two ride together across the plateau with a lookout for the magical lights. You can borrow warm clothes and hot coffee and cake will be served during the trip. The season normally runs from December to May – and it can almost be guaranteed to be a magical experience.
Try your luck at (ice) fishing
With ice fishing, you try both your luck at fishing and your patience – but it’s a fun experience for sure! In Kautokeino, the chances are great for fish as there are around 10,000 fishing lakes here. Hættas opplevelser arrange fishing trips between December and May to Suohapatjavri, one of the area’s best fishing lakes, where there is a bonfire with cake and coffee and an ice fishing competition with a prize for the winner.
Go on an excursion with a local guide
Whether you’re looking for Finnmarksvidda plateau’s best fishing lakes or hunting grounds, or want to know where to find the plateau's gold – the cloudberries – take the guesswork out of it by joining a local guide on a tour. Hættas opplevelser tailor experiences to your wishes, from day trips to overnight trips in a peat moss covered tent. The best time for fishing is in the summer, while the hunting season is from September to October. And if you come for the cloudberries, it’s late summer that counts.
If you’re dreaming of catching big fish, you’ve come to the right place! With around 10,000 fishing lakes and rivers, Kautokeino is a fisherman’s wet dream. Together with Hættas opplevelser, you can go fishing for trout, char and pike, or join a riverboat safari, travelling up the Kautokeino river with opportunities for fishing along the way. Hættas opplevelser also have their own fishing camp, with the opportunity of cooking or taking a breather in a traditional peat moss covered tent. The season runs from June to September.