We came here on an excursion visit via the Hurtigruten’s Midnatsol. The excursion was for 2 and a half hours , but first we had to get there by coach. When we eventually arrived, were herded to see the reindeer , of which there were only two. Bearing in mind that this venue was the Gabba 'reindeer park', I had hoped to see a few more
After this we were guided into the Snow hotel by our Sami guide Joseph, who was a darling. In fact, I have to say that Joseph was by far the best thing about this trip, had it not been for him, this trip would not have been very good.
The snow hotel was nice, and I am sure that the snow carvings took a long time to make, but in my opinion not very good. Some of the ice carvings were good, I have to admit! We were served a little drink in the ice bar and then herded into, what appeared to be a large dining room where we were served with a hot-dog and another little sweet tasting drink. Joseph explained the ins and out of the Sami people which was entertaining.
After this we were left to our own devices, so we ended up playing with some of the sledges and went to visit the dogs. We had an educational trip back to the boat
All in all, was it worth the money we paid for this excursion at around £130 per person? – No, not really.. but at least now we can say that we’ve been to and seen the snow hotel and 2 reindeer.
Would we come back for a few days and stay here – no thanks..