An Arctic Classic. The Wilderness Package at Camp Tamok
One Night and Two Activities. Sami Culture and Reindeer Sledding. Dogsledding. 24 hours in Camp Tamok - with a taste of the most original Arctic culture
About Camp Tamok we usually say: Where the roads end, adventures begin. Located 75 minutes by bus from Tromsø, Camp Tamok is at the end of a road, situated next to wonderfull hills, mountains and valleys - all stretching eastwards from the fjords, way into northern Finland.
Activity 1: Sami Culture and Reindeer Sledding. This fascinating adventure includes reindeer sledding, introduction in lasso throwing, storytelling about the Sami culture and feeding the reindeer.
Activity 2: Have you ever dreamed of mushing (driving) your very own husky team in the Norwegian wilderness? Keen to go dog sledding through snow-covered Arctic trails between towering mountains? We provide warm winter clothing and instructions. Two people share each sled and dog team. One is the “musher” and the other can sit back and enjoy the ride. You can switch places midway during the 12 km dog sledding trail.
The Night: At Camp Tamok we provide different options for accommodation, please select your choice during the booking.
Step by step schedule of the package showing all activities and accommodations, view it here on the web or click the link on the right to download it to your device.
Meeting place: Samuel Arnesens gate 9, 9008 Tromsø - the parking next to Scandic Ishavshotel and across the street of Yonas Pizzeria
Meeting time: 16:45.
Duration to Camp Tamok: 75 min scenic transfer.
What to wear & bring with you: At Camp Tamok, we will provide warm winter clothing - winter overall suits, boots, hat & mittens. However, we recommend dressing in warm winter clothing and in layers so you can adjust your clothing to the weather.
Sami Culture & Reindeer Sledding: Upon arrival at Camp Tamok, we dress in warm winter clothes and boots and then head off to explore the ancient part of Sami culture and try the oldest form of transport in the north. As our reindeer herd is some distance from our barking huskies, your adventure will start with a short transfer by minibus to our Sami Camp. This fascinating cultural adventure includes reindeer sledding, introduction in lasso throwing, storytelling about the Sami culture and feeding the reindeer.
Food & beverage: After this memorable encounter with the indigenous Sami people, you will return to Camp Tamok where we will serve you a hot meal around an open fire in a reindeer herder’s tent. After relaxing and warming up, you will be shown the way to your accommodation.
Accommodation: You will stay overnight at Camp Tamok in the type of accommodation you have chosen upon booking this package.
Facilities & amenities: Each type of accommodation has heating, towels & bed linens. Showers & toilets are located in a separate building.
Breakfast: From 08:00 - 10:00
Facilities: Traditional Norwegian breakfast is served in one of the lounges.
Dog Sledding: Our guide will go through safety instructions and a practical demonstration. Two people share each sled and Husky team. One is the “musher” (driver), and the other can sit back and enjoy the ride. You can switch places midway during the 12 km dog sledding trail. Depending on snow conditions, we will spend approx—1 hr 30 min to complete the trail.
You do not need any previous skills to mush a husky team. All you need is reasonable physical health and an eagerness to try something new.
Food & beverage: After driving back down the trail and parking the snowmobiles, we will serve you a hot meal in a traditional North Norwegian setting around the open fire in a reindeer herder’s tent. You can relax, warm up and reflect on an adventurous time before heading back to Tromso.
Departure from Camp Tamok: 14:45
Arrival in Tromsø: 16:00 at Scandic Ishavshotel