We visited two days running, once for Reindeer Sledding and Lights, and then the following night for the Husky Sledding. The Sami guide 'Roar' started by lighting a fire in his Lavvu (tent) and chatting about his life, then he took us out to the sled and the reindeer attached - it was very sedate, but we enjoyed it. We then had great hospitality from Lloyd whist we waited for our evening Northern Lights event. The evening started cloudy, and Roy gave a talk. The sky cleared, reindeer soup was served in the large sami tent, but we were more interested in seeing the display (which was amazing). Unfortunately unlike the bus tour types these guys have a timetable, so in the middle of a fabulous display, we had to get on the minibus to come back to Tromso, we could easily have stayed another couple of hours watching the lights.
The following day we again boarded the minibus for the 80 minute trip to Camp Tamok, and when we arrived we were kitted out with the thermal suits etc. The snow was really thick already, and falling quite heavily (it was raining in Tromso). The Huskys are ready and howling, the quick breifing by Nora was fine but quiet difficult to hear over the hounds racket! Once on the move the dogs are quiet, and you can only hear breif panting as the team behind you catch up. We drove the sleds oursleves 7km out - change driver, and 7km back - Superb fun, and loved every second - even when I missed the sled runner and fell head first into the snow. Back at the camp once more we had a meal of soup again (which was delicous), but again the timetable problem arose, when we were told we had to be back on the bus in 3 minutes. A rush ensued to get all our stuff together.
All in all I would recommend them as the staff and animals are brilliant, but the journey out and back and the toilets and the rush is a bit of a downer.
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