Help at our husky lodge and expeditions in Lapland, Norway

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  • Última atividade: 29 fev. 2024



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  • Descrição


    Thank you for your interest to be part of our team and our life.

    Our lodge is located 6km west of Karasjok Sami village by the Karasjohka river. Our neighboring villages - Lakselv 86km, Kautokeino 130km, Tana 200km, Alta 200km – and between them only open landscape with some mountain cabins, a few Sami settlements - else inhabited by reindeer, moose, bear, arctic fox, eagle, lynx, wolverine, and many other animals.

    Our team provides active holidays, mostly overnight tours and expeditions with sled dogs, for guests from all over the world. Our participants on tour are rather adventurous people who relish the chance to learn new skills and like to live life to the fullest.

    At the lodge we accommodate our guests in design log cabins, 8 cabins in total, built by and furnished by Sven himself, a truly unique atmosphere. Our mini restaurant seats 10 guests, serves local foods from the region. We pride ourselves to fish, hunt, gather and garden as much as we can. Processing and cooking has a high priority.

    The business has existed since 1979.

    Sven is 11 time winner of Europe's longest sled dog race, the "Finnmarksløpet" - 1000 km. He is a top ten finisher in Iditarod - a 1800 km race in Alaska. He is an experienced outdoor guide and has also lead several expeditions to Spitsbergen, Greenland and across Siberia. Thanks to his university studies in natural geography, it is a pleasure for him to explain the many geographical and natural phenomena's while leading a tour.

    "The desire to do something meaningful in life brought me to Karasjok. I had a longing within me for untouched nature. Based upon my own feelings for the area - the exotic light, the darkness and the great plateau - I developed a product which is bearing fruit. I built up to what we have today which has, with the years, become the success I had hoped for when I started 1979. ”Once infected with the sled dog mushing virus, there is no cure, there is only trail!”

    Our team consists of 4 - 5 two legged and 40 - 50 highly trained sled dogs for long-distance racing and tours, plus 1 - 2 litters with puppies in early education.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    We ask that you visit for at least 2 month - preferably three or more. This is important for us because it gives you a chance to get to know all of us (both 2 and 4 legged) and get into our way of living. It also allows you to settle in properly and learn new skills.

    To be a part of the team will give you many memories that will last for long time! For sure the practice will be meaningful, interesting and fit for use and hopefully make your dream come true. If you always do what you always did, You´ll always get what you always got....

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    Anfitriões que oferecem uma remuneração de acordo com o salário mínimo do país.

    Este anfitrião oferece acomodação e remuneração.

    O anfitrião indicou que vai pagar um valor equivalente ao menos ao salário mínimo do país por hora trabalhada e a acomodação também vai ser fornecida. Está buscando ajuda com um estabelecimento ou atividade comercial. Entre em contato com o anfitrião pelo sistema de mensagens para obter mais informações sobre o pagamento oferecido. Qualquer acordo deve ser combinado com antecedência com o anfitrião.

  • Ajuda


    A Norwegian work permit is required for wage earners in Norway. Salary according to qualifications and Norwegian rules.

    Here is an overview of our chores depending on the season.
    Indoor chores and outdoor chores vary greatly from day to day and week to week and season to season, depending on which activities and tasks are on the agenda. You will be a part of the team. It is varied activities here at the lodge and we have a lot of fun. - It is not 8 to 4 life but it’s a life style!

    Our Husky team consists of 2-4 passionate people (depent of season) who love the outdoor lifestyle that revolves around the dog farm but there can be room for an extra person (or couple) to join our team.

    What we are looking for is a person who helps us with tasks mainly related to serving breakfast to our guests, helping to clean cabins, helping with cooking dinner and baking bread.

    When you look at the activities listed below, think about how you would prioritize your time in our team?
    Would you like to be;
    -75% outdoor - 25% indoor
    -75% indoor - 25% outdoor
    -50% indoor/outdoor

    WINTER November - April

    - Dec. we get the first guests for sled dog tours, and we are busy with tours and expeditions until beginning of May.
    - Repair equipment, sleds etc. Prepare for the sled tours.
    - Work in the dog yard.
    - Clean and prep cabins.
    - Serve dinner and breakfast to guests.
    - Work with the dogs in the dog yard. Morning and evening.

    AUTUMN September - November

    - Training season start in August. We train the dogs when it is below +15 C. We are using ATV vehicle and cart until the snow comes end of Oct. – beginning of Nov.
    - Cleaning cabins, kitchen and guest facilities.
    - Preparing equipment for winter season.
    - Fishing in the lakes for winter supply.
    - Prepare moose meat that Sven brings home from hunting.
    - Clean and prep cabins.
    - Serve dinner and breakfast to guests.
    - Work with the dogs in the dog yard. Morning and evening.
    - Socialize puppies, (daily walk along the river side)

    SPRING May - June

    - Work in the dog yard, tidying up after snow melting.
    - Chopping and collecting firewood for next winter.
    - Cleaning cabins, kitchen and guest facilities.
    - Planting seeds in kitchen garden. Planting flowers. Potatoes and carrots.
    - Raking the lawn areas.
    - Small repairing and painting.
    - Clean and prep cabins.
    - Serve dinner and breakfast to guests.
    - Work with the dogs in the dog yard. Morning and evening.

    SUMMER July - August (Be aware that we get lots of mosquitoes from beginning of July.)

    - General gardening. Care for the vegetable garden and flowers.
    - Help us with ongoing projects like tanning hides, sewing leather, preparing rocks and logs for building or furnishing.
    - Socialize puppies, (daily walk along the river side)
    - Clean and prep cabins.
    - Picking berries, picking mushrooms, making juice and marmalade, pickles.
    - Serve dinner and breakfast to guests.
    - Work with the dogs in the dog yard. Morning and evening.

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Norwegian: Fluente

  • Acomodação


    Lodging in a room in log house/cabin. Kitchen and bathroom facilities are shared. We sometime eat dinner together, also with guests. And welcome new tastes and inputs about food – everyone here has to show, and share their cooking skills. Breakfast and lunch we usually eat separate.

    We sometimes eat vegetarian dish, but it doesn’t work if you are vegetarian because it requires separate cooking every day.

    Internet access.

    Getting here:

    Airport: Lakselv in Norway is the closest airport to Karasjok. Time table on alternative (both from Oslo)
    Connecting bus from airport: 1 hr. More info:

    Airport: Alta in Norway. Time table on alternative (both from Oslo)
    Connecting bus from airport: 4 hr. More info:

    Airport: Ivalo in Finland with alternativ (from Helsinki).
    Connecting bus from airport 2,5 hrs. More info:

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    The surrounding area around Karasjok is definitely worth to explore. We have canoes, bicycles, snowshoes and touring equipment.

    Please note that there might be times of the year when you will wait for a reply from us for weeks, this is when all our time is spent with the dogs on tour.

    "Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it!"

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      Acesso à internet limitado

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    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Este anfitrião pode fornecer espaço para vans.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?


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    Horas previstas

    It is not 8 to 4 life but it’s a life style

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 28998191844a

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