2 independent reviews for Northern Lights and dog sledding holiday, Norway

Reviews for Northern Lights and dog sledding holiday, Norway

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review 30 Nov 2017

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

A knock on the door of our Camp Tamok cabin at 3am. Our guide had spotted Northern Lights activity, so we got out of bed, pulled on our cold weather gear and stumbled out into the snow. Multi-coloured, dancing, amazing skies right above us.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

For Northern Lights photography, bring a tripod, practise your long exposures ahead of time.

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

Yes, we mostly stayed with local, family-run businesses.

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

Fantastic. Four days felt like a full week. Great variety without being overwhelming. Everything ran like clock-work.

review 4 Feb 2017

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

Being caught in blizzard, the dogs were amazing!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Learn to recognise your dogs as quick as possible.

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

Hard to say but would like to think so.

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

Surpassed expectations the experience was amazing, food was utterly fantastic the people were amazing. We're planning to do another. We were out of our comfort zone sometimes but we're extremely looked after by not just the people but the dogs! They were utterly amazing!
Tour op to respond to Q3 - 07/02/2017

Read the operator's response here:

Hi Fran, Super pleased you enjoyed your husky sledding adventure in Norway! Thanks for the fantastic review. We'd like to say a few words in response to your thoughts on question three. Our holidays in Norway are put together not only to give you a really high quality experience but also based on their environmental and social impact. Many of our local suppliers make a fantastic job of both, but don't always shout about it! This is partly because in Norway business and the environment must work together in harmony whatever the size of the business. This is so important particularly in the travel industry where visitors come to Norway to experience the wild, untouched nature. We find that local operators tend to keep their efforts quiet in favour of allowing guests to immerse themselves into the setting and to escape everyday life. This is so true for this particular holiday which is tucked away in a very special spot in Arctic Norway. Here the hosts have created a fantastic reputation for offering a quality husky experience, fantastic low impact lodging and locally sourced (and much admired) cuisine. Husky expeditions can be demanding of the participants and the dogs. Therefore welfare of the dogs is paramount. Having visited this supplier on a number of occasions, we know first-hand that the dogs are well looked after and happy! This means that the husky sledding experience is top-notch. A lot of work goes into keeping huskies happy, and again, the hosts don't always make a song and dance about it, in fact they make it look so easy! But we know that behind the scenes, it is a 24/7 job. I hope that gives you a little more insight into the environmental and social impacts of this trip.

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