We are a family of four. We live 10 km from Alta city, nearby the famous Alta salmon river. Our house is in the woods close to some small mountains and lakes. There is good hiking, x-country skiing and mountain biking in the area. Johnny is a chef, he works in the restaurant at our lodge. Trine is a dog musher and takes care of her dogdriving business at home. We have 65 dogs in total. We also have many chickens one cat and a small garden.
In the summer we need help in the dog yard and our B&B. We have puppies in the summer, that we need to take on a walk every day. The dogs need food and we have to clean our B&B rooms.
The B&B has two rooms, and we have a cabin with 4 rooms and in the winter we have a Fishing lodge with 10 rooms. We serve breakfast and dinner to our guests. In the summer we always have lots of projects in the garden, getting fire wood, building and fixing things. We get buses in the summer with guests that eat and visit the dog yard. In summer we have 24 hours of day lights and the temperature can be between 6 and 30 degrees.
In the winter we have our busy tourist season, we spend months in the snow and get very short hours of daylight. It can be tough as temperatures can get as low as 25 below zero. In the winter we need to work well as a team and each person needs to play their part. It is hard work but we do it together. We need some help in the dog yard and some help with hospitality and servicing our guest rooms, and preparing for when we host business meetings and buses of guests come to visit the dog yard.
We would like to have Workawayers who really care about the jobs they do with a keen eye to notice what needs to be done and attention to detail. The tasks will range from shoveling snow, walking the young dogs, making beds, cleaning rooms, serving breakfast and talking with guests.
We can loan you working clothes and cold weather gear for outdoors and we will happily teach you all the skills you will need.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Its a small but exciting family business, workawayers will experience a strong work ethic, be involved with a young dynamic business, feel necessary and valued as part of a team, fall in love with at least one of our dogs!!! Have the chance to drive a sled, hike a mountain, ski, skijor, enjoy the nature, test themselves in a harsh climate if staying in the winter. Experience a unique way of living well inside the Arctic circle where we live closer to Siberia than our capital city of Oslo!
This host offers accommodation and payment.
In the winter we like to have helpers stay long term (3 months minimum) providing they fit in with our family and team.
English, Norwegian, Danish
You get room and board. You will have your own room in a cosy cabin with access to a staff kitchen and a shared bathroom. You eat your breakfast in the staff cabin and lunsj we all eat together, dinner is a time to share your own cooking skills as we take turns to make food for each other.
Depending on the time of year you stay with us you could see the Northern Lights again and again and again, take a trip to Nord Cap (Europe's Northern most point), see the midnight sun and sleep out in a tent in the wilderness, spectate at Europe's longest sled dog race and meet some of the top competitors (we are home to the winning team from the 2019 Finnmarksløpet 500km). See reindeer, eat reindeer and experience the Sami culture. See moose, eat moose and eat some of the best fish in the world cooked by one of Norway's best chefs.
Please note you can not be allergic to dogs and we are not able to take individuals who are vegetarian or smokers.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 hours a day 5 days a week