Espen, Delphine & the dogs
Founded on the combination of Norwegian and French outdoor cultures, we are specialized in tailor-made tours, at the heart of Northern Norway.
For over 25 years, we have been offering short and long breaks for individuals, families and groups from all over the world, both for leisure and professional purposes. We are specifically organising well-prepared and eco-responsible trips to remote places of northern Norway and Svalbard. Our journey takes us by dogsled, skis, canoe, sailboat or simply hiking, to experience and observe the nature, culture and inspiring landscapes that only a few other people visit.
We offer a variety of options, to show the very best that our region has to offer in terms of nature, culture, heritage, nature, and food. Whether you are an established group or individual travellers, just tell us what you want to do, where/when you want to go, and we take care of the rest!
You are welcome to get in touch, we customize your next holiday "à la carte"!
Espen has been immersed in the mountains and high plateaus around his native Troms all his life. He is a 5 times finisher of the Finmmark race - longest European dogsledding race, a mountain ranger and canoe instructor. He also worked for feature film logistics and led the regional council for outdoor sports. He has been competing with his dogs since 1995. His passion has taken him all over the world – from canoeing through Canada to skiing over the Norwegian arctic and trekking in South America. His passion for the lands and cultures of the Norwegian Arctic only matches his enthusiasm about sharing it with new friends!
Delphine was born and raised in the French Alps, and is educated as diver and Officer in the merchant navy.
She has been a professional sailor for over 15 years, the past 7 of which have been dedicated to the higher latitudes of Norway and Svalbard. She also works with photography and is published by several European magazines. She has been working in Svalbard for the past 6 years as a crew member, guide, cook and eventually as the captain of different sailboats. She is highly specialized in Arctic sailing and has a limitless passion for arctic nature and exploration, in addition to her pack of huskies when she's back home.
Visiting us here atour little Husky-Farm any time of the year, is a genuine experience in itself! Say hello to our 25 friendly Alaskan huskies, that are ready for action! They are pack-dogs characterised by their function - and not their pedigree. Trained to be in contact with many different people, they are highly friendly with humans.
Raised for their strength, agility and stamina, they have an excellent ability to work in group. Their name comes from the US, where during the Gold Rush, at the end of the 19th century, husky-type dogs were crossed with local dogs, american-indian dogs, and other european dogs, in order to improve their performances. These multiple crosses explain their different looks. Their color being the least significant matter, we have Alaskan Huskies of all aspects and styles! But most importantly : they are top level athletes, affectionate, hardworking and resistant to the cold!