We are a sledd-dog kennel located 15 minutes outside the city Alta in the northen part of Norway.
We have about 100 dogs (Alaskan Huskys) and a cat and dog hotel. We are what you can call a sled dog/tourist kennel, that means that we drive tourists for a living. We organize everything from a 2,5hour trip to day-, weekend- and weektrips. We also have overnight stay in our lodge for up to 26 people in 2-person tipi-bungalows.
The season for us starts in 15th of september and stops the end of April. We also drive tourist in the summer/autumn time if the weather is good, then we drive with wagons (dogcarts).
We have a lot of tourist throughout the season as well as cruisepassengers.
All persons have to be able to be with dogs and in the dog yard, drive a sled and do guide-work, as well as being happy to do some hospitality style shifts once a week in the barn serving dinner/breakfast to our guests.
A typical day begins at 9 with taking care of the dogs, giving them breakfast and picking their poop. After this we set up for the first trip of the day, which goes out at 10am. After the trip there is a break for us, or some general maintenance jobs. The second trip goes at 4pm, after which the dogs are fed and cuddled, followed by food prep/ cleaning for the next day. The days can be long, stressful and physically tiring, so we need people with the correct mental attitude, people who love this work and who appreciate the uniqueness and magic of the nature of the work.
IMPORTANT! We are only interested in people that can stay for at least one season (summer or autumn/winter).
Cooking / shopping
We are looking for persons that can stay here for a longer period of time. This due to the fact that it needs time to learn dogsledding, all dogs as well as to build confident to ride a sled as well as taking out tourists.
The person have to be able to help with everything as daily care of the dogs, tourists, some small cooking, cleaning and other projects.
We have a lot of things to do throughout the season, so the most important thing is to have a opend mind and have an " I can" attitude. You need to love the outdoor!
It`s quite physical and we are outside all day long, being flexibel is good, when some days it is both working in the morning and in the evening.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
English, Norwegian, German, Dutch, Turkish, French
We have three apartments for our staff. You have your own room, shared living space (currently we are 7 staff living on site) and share a kitchen between the 3 apartments. We also have a car for our staff which can be used for trips to town or to explore further.
We are a team of people who live and work together, and the boss and his family also lives on the kennel.
This kind of stuff we do is more like a lifestyle than work, so you have to be able to be around other people and like to do a lot physicaly.
In the main season we all have long stressful days!
We have a car for employees to get in to Alta or to take for trips
We can provide you with basic winter clothing.
You have to speak at least english, another language will be a plus!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week