We did a couple of activities with the people from the Gabba Reindeer Park and the Snow Hotel (though we didn't stay in the hotel).
First - Ice Fishing....
What fun! A ride in a sled pulled by 8 huskies to a nearby frozen lake. I was apprehensive about this part as I have limited mobility and had heard horror stories (horror to me, anyway) about bumpy rides and falling out into the snow. But all was fine, and I actually enjoyed it. Saga (our guide) was really friendly and helped me in and out of the sled which was big enough for my husband and I to sit in. Saga seemd to enjoy herself out there fishing with us, which really made us feel welcome, and she really loves those dogs! The hot berry drinks she supplied were very welcome. Oh, and the cetnre suppleid us with warm clothing suitable for the conditions.
Second - Northern Lights hunting by bus
We went on 2 consecutive nights and were fortunate enough to see great displays on each night. The first night was a big bus and we had Ann to guide us, and the 2nd night was a mini-bus with just the driver (Arnie, I think his name was). Both trips were terrific and we enjoyed them a lot. One sometimes hears how the trips by bus are disappointing, but we did not find this at all. They made every effort to find the lights, and were successful both nights; and they gave us all the time we needed to see them. There was no suggestion of leaving until the lights had dimmed away. Recommended.
Everyone we met from the Snow Hotel and Reindeer Park were terrific, and seemed to enjoy showing visitors around. Ronnie, Ann, Saga, Arnie (I think that was his name) and another driver whose name I didn't catch - thank you so much for the great 2 days we spent with you. (we also did the King Crab Safari, which I have reviewed seperately)
And of course we saw the reindeer, including Lonesome - you've got to feel sorry for a reindeer who is shunned by the others. Poor guy, so aptly named!
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