- Located right at the husky kennels
- Summer activities with the huskies
- Beautiful cabins each with individual design
- Suitable for overnight or longer stays
- Ideal stopover en route to Nordkapp
- Canoeing, packrafting, hiking and fishing available
Located in Finnmark in the far north of Norway, these beautiful, hand-built cabins adjacent to the husky kennels provide a magical setting for a summer holiday in the far north. The is the land of the Midnight Sun, where the sun never sets between 18th May and 18th July - you can be out for a hike at 2am if you wish!
With stays of any length from one or more nights, Log Cabins at the Husky Lodge makes an ideal choice as a stand-alone cabin holiday or as a stopover if travelling independently for other activities in northern Norway. The experience is suitable for couples, families or group of friends, with a choice of cabins available sleeping 2-8 persons.
Self-guided packrafting and canoe tours on the river can be arranged. Photo: EH.
Each cabin is not only handcrafted but has been decorated and furnished with components made at the kennels from local material - from the bedframes and chairs to the lampshades and cutlery holders, this is very much a "one of a kind" experience!
In wintertime, the kennels and cabins are the setting for dogsled adventures (with tours from 5 to 8 days - see Aurora Husky Adventure in Finnmark). In May, the snow begins to melt and the landscape transforms, offering a very different way to enjoy the vast expanses of Finnmark during the long days of summer.
This is also the time for the huskies, who've been working hard all winter, to take a well-earned summer holiday before the autumn, when they begin to prepare again in earnest for the coming winter sledding season. From around mid-July, the huskies even have their own summer camp, on an island in a nearby lake!
Visiting the dogs' summer camp is one of the many husky-related activities available. Photo: EH.
Being located right at the kennels, there's always something doggy going on, making the experience ideal for animal lovers of all ages. Guests are welcome to get involved with the daily life of the kennels. Though you don't have to focus your activities around the dogs - there are plenty of other ways to enjoy the northern summer!
Activities possible during your stay include:
- Visiting the huskies: There are often puppies at the kennels, and helping to socialise the puppies and get them used to a variety of different people is an important part of their training. Adults and children alike will quickly fall in love with their favourites! (note that huskies are very playful and affectionate and love to jump up to say hello, so we recommmend that parents carry smaller children during visits to the dogs)
- Sled dog training: When the weather is not too warm, dogs may be going out for training runs using ATV or trolley, and you can join these as an optional extra activities.
- Visiting the husky summer camp: When the dogs are at their camp (normally from mid-July to mid-August), visits there are also available as an optional activity. Min. recommended age 10 years.
- Hiking with huskies: Huskies are energetic and love to be out, so as well as great sled dogs in winter, they make great pack dogs in summer! Go for a 3-4 hour hike with the huskies and local guide, learning about the natural landscapes and wildlife of the area and getting some tips on wilderness bushcraft.
- Self-guided hikes: The vast expanse of Finnmark starts right from the kennels - take a picnic and head out to explore!
- Swimming/paddling: The river, just 200m from the kennels, has a child-friendly beach and is ideal for a refreshing dip (remember this is the far north, though, so the water can be chilly!).
- Canoeing and packrafting: Equipment is available for hire for guided or self-guided paddle tours on the river, and collection can be arranged from a suitable pick-up point downstream.
- Fishing: The area is very good for fishing, with grayling, char and trout commonly caught. The river 200m from the cabins is particularly good for grayling. Salmon fishing is also possible in the river.
Please let us know your arrival time. You will normally have access to your cabin from 15.00, but if you arrive earlier and your cabin is not yet available, you are welcome to make use of the communal facilities.
Please check out by 13.00.
Any day by arrangement between mid-May and end September.
The Midnight Sun shines between 18th May and 18th July, during which time it is 24-hour daylight. Main season for summer activities late June to mid-August. At the start/end of the season, you should be prepared for cooler conditions. In May there can still be snow on the ground and in September there can be early season snowfall.
NB: Total price per stay = cabin price + per person supplement + bedding and towels.
Example: Total price for 4 persons staying 4 nights in Halde cabin: Cabin price 4 nights @ £62/night + per person supplement @ £31/person/night + 4 x bedding and towels @ £16/person/stay = total £808
|Bihka or Reanga cabin/night||GBP 50||EUR 55|
|Danskar, Halde, Latnja or Verdde cabin/night||GBP 60||EUR 66|
|Buvri, Raktu or Soarvi cabin/night||GBP 100||EUR 110|
|Supplement per person/night (all cabins)||GBP 30||EUR 33|
|Bedding and towels/person/stay||GBP 15||EUR 17|
|Optional extras (see description below)|
|Activities||Paid locally||Paid locally|
|Transfer||Paid locally||Paid locally|
- Activities: A number of optional activities are available in connection with your stay. These are booked and paid for locally - please discuss available options on arrival. Activities
available depend on weather/temperature conditions and the time of year of your visit. See under "Description" for more information on each activity.
- Visiting the huskies: Free of charge.
- Sled dog training: Guideline cost around 400 NOK/person (about £40), duration 1-2 hours. Normally possible from around 15th August onwards.
- Visiting the husky summer camp: Guideline cost around 1500 NOK/person (about £150) for day visit. Normally possible 15th July-15th August.
- Hiking with huskies: Guideline cost around 1100 NOK/person (about £100), including lunch. Normally possible from mid-May.
- Self-guided hikes: Free of charge.
- Swimming/paddling: Free of charge.
- Canoeing and packrafting: Guideline cost around 450 NOK/canoe (2 persons) or packraft (1 person)/day. Normally possible from mid-May. Additional transfer costs for pick-up from end point apply (e.g. approx. 250 NOK, about £25) if ending at Karasjok.
- Fishing: Simple fishing equipment is available to borrow free of charge. Fishing licences approx. 250 NOK/day (about £25) for salmon, 90 NOK/day (about £9) for other species. Fishing guides can be arranged on request.
- Transfer: Guests travelling by public transport will require transfer between Karasjok and the kennels (approx. 7km) on arrival and departure. Taxi transfer is booked in advance (please advise arrival and departure times) and paid for locally on arrival. Guideline price around 500 NOK (about £50) return for 1-4 persons.
What's Included »
End cleaning of cabins on departure is included.
NB: Where cabins have sleeping lofts, these are suitable for child(ren) only. The lofts have low ceilings and can be accessed only a tree-trunk steps.
Bihka cabin: Approx. 30 square metres. Max. total 4 adults + 1 child in 2 bedrooms with 1 x double bed and 1 x single bed in each room + extra mattress in small sleeping loft. Simple kitchenette, sitting/living area and wood-burning stove. Shared WC/shower facilities in separate building.
Buvri cabin: Approx. 35 square metres. Max. total 3-4 persons (3 individual adults or 2 couples or a family of 4) in 2 private sleeping alcoves, total 2 x double bed and 1 x single bed. Simple kitchenette, sitting area and wood-burning stove. Cabin has own WC/shower.
Danskar cabin: Approx. 30 square metres. Max. total 3 persons in 3 single beds. Simple kitchenette, sitting/living area and wood-burning stove. Cabin has own WC/shower.
Halde cabin: Approx. 35 square metres. Max. total 6 persons (4 adults + 2 children) in 2 bedrooms with 1 x double bed and 1 x single bed in each room + extra mattresses in small sleeping loft. Simple kitchenette, sitting/living area and wood-burning stove. Shared WC/shower facilities in separate building.
Latnja cabin: Approx. 15 square metres. Small, cosy cabin. Max. total 2 persons (couple or 1 adult + 1 child) in 1 x double bed + 1 extra mattress in small sleeping loft. Simple kitchenette, sitting/living area and wood-burning stove. Cabin has own WC/shower.
Raktu cabin: Approx. 45 square metres. Max. total 3-5 persons (3 individual adults, 2 couples or a family of 5) persons in 2 private sleeping alcoves, total 2 x double bed + 1 x single bed + 1 x extra bed on sofa. Simple kitchenette, sitting/living area and wood-burning stove. Cabin has own WC/shower
Reanga cabin: Approx. 20 square metres. Max. total 2 persons in 1 x double bed + 1 x single bed + 1 x extra mattress in sleeping loft. Simple kitchenette, sitting/living area and wood-burning stove. Shared WC/shower facilities in separate building.
Soarvi cabin: Approx. 45 square metres. Max. total 4-8 persons (2 couples or 2 small families or 1 x larger family) in 2 bedrooms with 1 x double bed and 1 x single bed in each room + extra mattresses in small sleeping loft (suitable for child only). Simple kitchenette, sitting/living area and wood-burning stove. Shared WC/shower facilities in separate building.
Verdde cabin: Approx. 15 square metres. Small, cosy cabin. Max. total 2 persons in 1 x double bed. Simple kitchenette, sitting/living area and wood-burning stove. Cabin has own WC/shower.
- Free wi-fi is available in all cabins.
- For cabins which do not have own WC/shower, there is a shared WC/shower in separate building.
- Communal dining/socialising area.
Common areas (top left shows aerial view of husky kennels and some of the cabins)
- Travel: We do not arrange flights or domestic travel, but are happy to advise on suitable connections and assist you with any aspect of planning your journey. See under "Getting There" for general travel information.
- Meals: The cabins have simple facilities for self-catering. Closest stores are in Karasjok (approx. 7km away). If local staff are travelling there, it may be possible to arrange a lift. Alternatively, bicycle is available to hire (100 NOK, about £10/day) for shopping or taxi transfer can be arranged (approx. 250 NOK, about £25, one-way).
- Optional activities (booked and paid locally where applicable).
- Transfer between Karasjok and the kennels if travelling by public transport.
Good To Know »
You should have general good health and enjoy the outdoors. This experience is ideal for both adults and families. In early/late season (May and September), you should be prepared for cooler conditions and the possibility of snow.
What makes this "Easy"?
There is great flexibility to make your stay as relaxing or active as you wish. Activities you choose to do during your stay will of course affect the level of challenge.
NB: Perception of difficulty is very subjective. What is hard to one person may be easy for another and vice versa, depending on factors including level of fitness, age and previous experience. Weather conditions/temperatures can also dramatically affect the actual level of challenge encountered.
For information on any equipment and/or clothing included as standard for this experience, please see under "What's Included".
A detailed recommended packing list for personal items to bring will be sent with your booking documentation.
NB: We advise you not to buy equipment or clothes for your trip or to incur other non-refundable expenses such as flights until you have received confirmation of your booking from us in writing. Note of course that the most appropriate clothing to use as well as the level of challenge experienced during any outdoor activity may vary significantly depending on factors such as the time of year and the particular weather/temperature conditions during your trip.
Preparing for your trip:
For further reading, we also have a number of general information articles to get you ready for your trip, covering a wide variety of topics from what to do on a city break before/after your tour, advice on packing, eyewear for winter and considerations for female travellers.
This experience is ideal for groups of friends or families travelling together, where using just one or a combination of cabins. There are a number of cabins of varying size, all situated in the kennel area.
This host has a detailed environmental policy.
The cabins and interior furnishings at the kennels, from the beds to the lampshades, are all lovingly hand-crafted by your local host using local materials, making a stay not only a sound environmental choice but also a unique design experience!
Getting There »
Detailed information on travel options to this experience will be provided in response to your enquiry. We are happy to advise on suitable connections and assist you with any aspect of planning your journey.
Please ensure that you make a booking with us first and wait for confirmation that your spaces are reserved before making any travel arrangements.
Fly to Oslo for domestic flight to Lakselv or Alta or fly to Ivalo (direct or via Helsinki), followed by public bus (travel time 1-4 hours depending on destination airport) to Karasjok. Local transfer to/from Karasjok is available as an optional extra. It is also possible to travel by hire car.