1 independent reviews for Sami people winter holiday in Norway with ice hotel

Reviews for Sami people winter holiday in Norway with ice hotel


review 11 Feb 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

As we came out of the woodland and onto the frozen lake, the thrill of running a team of 8 huskies gave way to awe at the sheer magical beauty of the landscape. The trees were heavy with snow, everything was white, touched by the light of the low sun. I have never felt so alive.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Don't skimp on the layers! Although the Sami guides don't expect tips, we took some of our own produce (honey) to give as a thank you gift. This went down extremely well! Norway is expensive.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We were looked after really well by the local partners, the bus drivers, the staff at Englholm Husky, and also by our Sami guide. We stayed in cabins made of local materials, and shopped locally. We got lots of good advice about avoiding tourist traps, for instance I bought a traditional Sami knife direct from the knife smith in Karasjok, after Mr Engholm told us where to go.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

This was quite simply the best, most intense vacation I've ever had.

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