Sustainable tourism : our philosophy
Our philosophy : our mission is to inspire you, excite you and engage you into our world. We want our guests to feel richer in friends & experiences when leaving us. We are truly passionate about what we do, and we will try to share that feeling with you! Visiting us, we want you to feel more as friend, and not as a part of a "mass tourism" attraction.
We believe in sustainable tourism. We are committed to making a low impact on the environment, while ensuring a positive experience for our guests. To take full account of our impacts, here are some of our personal choices :
✔ travel with dogs : clean, silent and close to nature. Our dogs belong to the north, and leave only their tracks behind them. With them, our guests enjoy uncompromised nature - without noise or pollution.
✔ minimal impact : our philosophy is to travel light, making as invisible footsteps as possible. We put a special effort in having a minimal impact in our natural surroundings.
✔ meaningful experience : we work hard to ensure a meaningful experience, provide excellent hospitality and maintain a high level of satisfaction among our guests, raising and promoting sustainable tourism practices.
✔ inspiration : we get inspired by the leaders in the dogsledding community, to be at the forefront with our dogs. We socialize them in a large running pen adjacent to our dog yard. We host a yearly dog-mushers meeting, who gathers more than 100 people and several hundred dogs at our place, every September, together with local dog-mushing organisations.
✔ guests with special needs : we believe that disabilities and handicap are not an obstacle to take part in outdoor activities. Guests with special needs are welcome to join our trips, and we will do our best to adapt the activity. We are proud to organise special events and holidays for such groups.
✔ cultural heritage : we are involved in conservation projects using traditional building techniques, such as the rebuilding of a traditional Sami pit-house on Senja and collecting birch bark for traditional thatched roofs, together with local museums and organisations.
✔ food & waste : depending on the season, we serve local products, anytime it's possible. This includes homemade bread, vegetables from the garden and locally harvested animals, such as reindeer and moose. We practice selective sorting of our waste into 6 different bins ; glass, cardboard, cans, metal, compost and ordinary.