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review 6 Aug 2017

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

There are so many memorable experiences from our time staying with Gunnanita. All of the activities she arranged were interesting, well organised and wonderful for the whole family. We loved learning about bears, the Norwegian(rural) way of living, the food, the wildlife, the Sami's and how all parts co-exist in this part of the world. Our girls particularly loved the horse riding and taking the horses swimming "bare back". Gunnanita's hospitality and attention to detail was outstanding and well exceeded any expectations we had. We were really off the beaten track and by staying with a local in an area where very few tourists visit we felt welcomed but the whole community. Gunnanita enlisted other tour guides like Jergen to take us on some of our adventures. Jergen hosted an amazing afternoon and evening of repelling, rock climbing and caving followed by a magnificent dinner of perfectly cooked Reindeer steaks with lingonberry jelly, poached pear, potatoes, carrots and parsnips all prepared over an open fire in a stunning setting on private property by the river that we later canoed down to see the Beavers. Gunnanita is also a fantastic cook. We ate Moose 4 different ways (Moose is a staple in the local diet!), Trout that my husband and son caught with Gunnanita in the lake (This adventure catching 8 Trout was a particular highlight for them!), along with a variety of local delicacies including home grown and made strawberry jam, cloudberry cream, eggs from her hens, potatoes from her farm, chanterelle mushrooms she collected for the forest, and Chaga Tea collected from the vary rare and hard to find Chaga mushroom.

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

Staying with Gunnanita is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the Norwegian culture and learn about the local environment, people and wildlife. The holiday she has put together has a great mix of activity, education and relaxation. It provides a fantastic opportunity to bring people to a part of Norway that is not on the tourist route and consequently the experience is very authentic. Every member of our family of 5 loved it!

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

Yes, we felt many people in the community benefited by our stay. Gunnanita shared us around! We ate at a local Guesthouse one evening and a local cafe for lunch one day. She also used other tour guides for some of the acivities and is was clear that they were excited to have the opportunity share with us. We also learnt more about co-existing with our local habitat and not wasting anything.

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

Outstanding!

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