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Visit Arctic Europe II

Digital fam trip - Winter 8:
Enontekiö - Kautokeino - Alta - Hammerfest - North Cape
15.-16. June 2021

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Discover Arctic Europe from home

This trip showcases the possibilities across the borders of Finnish Lapland and Northern Norway. We start our trip in Hetta – a Finnish village in Enontekiö close to the Norwegian border, and continue through the landscapes of Finnmark Plateau to Sami village of Kautokeino. From there we follow the road to Alta and further to the coast of Finnmark, where we visit northernmost town – Hammerfest and northernmost point of Europe – Northcape.

We invite you to meet companies participating in Visit Arctic Europe II along this journey and experience their hospitality and nature based activities digitally.

Online experiences for tour operators

The digital fam trip is a webinar in which a region or company presents its activities and services virtually via authentic, pre-produced videos. On June 15 and 16, you will have the opportunity to meet providers from Enontekiö in Finland as well as Kautokeino, Alta, Hammerfest and North Cape in Norway.

The digital fam trip is aimed at international tour operators. Participation is free of charge. To participate you only have to fill out one of the forms below. Please choose the most suitable time for you. Registration is possible until May 17. The previous trips were all fully booked after a few days, so if you are interested you should register as soon as possible. The link to participate will be sent to you by mail shortly before the digital fam trip takes place. 

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Program

Morning sessions

approx. 9.00 - 12.00 (CET, Central European time)

Day 1, Tuesday, 15. June 2021

  • Module 1: 09.00 - 09.45 h
    Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Lapland Hotels & Safaris Hetta, CAPE Lapland/ Hetta Huskies
  • Module 2: 10.00 - 10.45 h
    Thon Hotel Kautokeino, Visit Alta AS, Sorrisniva AS
  • Module 3: 11.00 - 11.45 h
    TrastiogTrine, Holmen Husky, Glød Explorer AS

Day 2, Wednesday, 16. June 2021

  • Module 4: 09.00 - 09.45 h
    Thon Hotel Alta, SarvesAlta activity and Bjørnfjell Mountain Lodge, Seiland House AS
  • Module 5: 10.00 - 11.00 h
    Visit Hammerfest, Visit Nordkapp, Destinasjon 71 Grader Nord, Scandic Destination Nordkapp

Repetition/ Afternoon session

approx. 9.00 - 12.00 (CET, Central European time)

Day 1, Tuesday, 15. June 2021

  • Module 1: 13.00 - 13.45 h
    Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Lapland Hotels & Safaris Hetta, CAPE Lapland/ Hetta Huskies
  • Module 2: 14.00 - 14.45 h
    Thon Hotel Kautokeino, Visit Alta AS, Sorrisniva AS
  • Module 3: 15.00 - 15.45 h
    TrastiogTrine, Holmen Husky, Glød Explorer AS

Day 2, Wednesday, 16. June 2021

  • Module 4: 13.00 - 13.45 h
    Thon Hotel Alta, SarvesAlta activity and Bjørnfjell Mountain Lodge, Seiland House AS
  • Module 5: 14.00 - 15.00 h
    Visit Hammerfest, Visit Nordkapp, Destinasjon 71 Grader Nord, Scandic Destination Nordkapp

Destination Enontekiö

Enontekiö is the ultimate destination for adventurers craving purity in nature and the authentic Arctic experience. In this land of wide open spaces, where three Nordic countries meet, reindeer and man alike roam free. Visitors here can experience the Northern Lights and traditional Lapland culture. This is true Lapland, the pure Arctic, where Finland‘s only mountains rise in the distant horizon to welcome you to explore on snowshoe, ski, husky sled or snowmobile.

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Lapland Hotels 

Lapland Hotels and Safaris Ltd. is the international sales organisation for Lapland Hotels, Lapland Safaris, Lapland Ski-resorts and Arctic Incentives. We are the only contact you need for providing all the services for your clients.

Lapland Hotels is the largest privately owned hotel chain in Finland. The chain consists of 18 hotels in 13 destinations all over Lapland and Finnish urban cities such as Helsinki, Kuopio, Tampere and Oulu. There´s a selection of rooms, holiday apartments and cabins available in most of our destinations and special accommodation such as a Snow Hotel can be found from Lapland Hotels Snow Village in Ylläs.

The chain also consists of 5 Ski-resort located in destinations Ylläs, Pallas, Olos, Rovaniemi and Luosto.

Contact: Asko Antikainen

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Lapland Safaris

Lapland Safaris is a specialist in Lapland’s nature and the Lappish lifestyle. Since 1982, we have provided our guests visiting Lapland with exciting nature activities and memorable travel experiences. At the heart of our activities lies the culture of Lapland. We draw inspiration from the local history and day-to-day ‘Lappishness’. The stories and legends relating to these form the basis of the programs offered to our customers.

Contact: Asko Antikainen

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CAPE Lapland/ Hetta Huskies

Hetta Huskies offers both short and multi-day safaris from our farm base, 220km inside the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland. Whilst the majority of our sled-dog safaris meander through the northernmost reaches of Europe's ancient boreal (Taiga) forests, some of our multi-day safaris also venture up onto the high plateaus of the Arctic tundra.

Our farm started to operate in the winter of 2008-2009 and has become known as one of the leading farms in terms of dog health and welfare standards. Indeed, we are working hard to establish best practices and codes of conduct which can be replicated across Scandinavia.

Contact: Pasi Ikonen

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Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, Parks & Wildlife Finland

Explore one of the oldest and most popular national parks in Finland in the grandeur of the pristine fells of Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park in Lapland. Here the ancient rounded fells, once as tall as mountains, are still massive and dramatic. What they lack in height, they make up for in untamed splendour. In this day-hiking and Nordic skiing paradise, nature still writes the rules. The peace and quiet of the wilderness with the cleanest air and water in the world seduces you with breath-taking 360-degree vistas. It’s a magical place that entices visitors to move at its pace and rhythm. The hustle and bustle of routine life is quickly left behind.

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park is ideal for day hikes. There are 500 kilometres of marked trails in one of Finland’s oldest and most famous hiking areas during the wondrous nightless night when the sun never sets. Trails are well-marked and there are multiple circle routes to suit different kind of users. Trails are also open for mountain-biking. In winter you can go cross-country skiing on around 500 kilometres of ski tracks. or put on snowshoes and witness the life-changing display of the aurora borealis, the colourful Northern Lights that dance across the fell tops. Throughout the year there are open day trip huts available for rest stops.

There are several rental shops, restaurants and shops in close vicinity of the national park.

Contact: Heidi Siira

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Destination Kautokeino

Kautokeino is located on the Kautokeinoelva River, about 40 kilometers north of the border between Finland and Norway. The majority of the population is Sami. Sami is the official language in addition to Norwegian. Reindeer herding is still the most important industry in this municipality.

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Thon Hotel Kautokeino

We are a hotel within the Thon Hotels based in beautiful Kautokeino, in Finnmark county, Northern Norway. We are a hotel that offers accommodation with breakfast, dinners in our restaurant and various of guided tours with our partners in Kautokeino. Trips on snowmobile or ATV's to search for the northern lights, experience the Sámi coulture and food, reindeers and nature.

Contact: Tom Gøran Gaup

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Destination Alta / Visit Alta AS

The history of Alta spans from the 7000 year old rock carvings at Alta Museum to the struggle for Sami rights in the 1980s. The scenery around Alta is varied and magnificent from Northern Europe’s largest canyon, Sautso, to endless tundra on the Finnmarksvidda. Both history and nature can be experienced in summer and winter with local guides taking you on everything from snowmobile safaris and snowshoe tours to guided bus tours.

Contact: Knut Leo Abrahamsen

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Bjørnfjell Mountain Lodge

THE HEART OF THE ARCTIC

Situated in the heart of the arctic, the mountain lodge exhibits a deep-rooted connection to Norwegian farming and cabin culture. On average, Norwegians spend 60 days a year in cabins. This is a part of their cultural heritage. In earlier times the farmers brought their livestock into the mountains on pasture during the summer, and while herding the cows and sheep they lived in small cabins. At the mountain lodge they lived by the food they made, the berries they gathered, and whatever the nature offered them. At Bjørnfjell Mountain Lodge we want to give you the opportunity to take part in this Norwegian cabin culture. Stay comfortable inside our cozy cabins or in a room in the main lodge while enjoying the surrounding nature.

Contact: Synnøve Opgård Andersen

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SarvesAlta activity

Close to nature with an amazing view over the mountains, vallies, and Altafjord SarvesAlta offers a wide range of b activities all year around. To mention some of them snowshoing, alpine skiing, crosscountry skiing, fatbiking, sledding, ice fishing, hiking.

Contact: Synnøve Opgård Andersen

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Thon Hotel Alta

Thon Hotel Alta is centrally located in Alta City Center and was built in 2010. All 149 hotel rooms were refurbished in 2020. Thon Hotel Alta is a modern business hotel, which is also suitable for holidaymakers. It is a perfect base for exploring Alta and its Arctic surroundings.

Contact: Linda Heltne

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TrastiogTrine

Trasti&Trine is a unique supplier of accommodation, activities and local food. We are located in Alta valley about 20 km form Alta centre. We have rooms and cabin, a husky farm, a restaurant and a bakery in our natural garden beside the forest.

Contact: Trine Lyrek

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Sorrisniva AS

Sorrisniva is a premium Arctic wilderness destination located on the banks of the famous Alta River at 70ᵒ latitude in Norway’s high Arctic. In winter Sorrisniva offers its unique Igloo hotel accommodation and an exciting range of activities including Northern light and snowmobile safaris whilst in summer we offer river boat safaris on the Alta river. Our restaurant is famous for its a la carte cuisine. From 1st October 2021 Sorrisniva will offer year round premium lodge accommodation in its newly developed Arctic Wilderness Lodge. Together with an expanded range of activities the new lodge will offer guests the opportunity to enjoy year round high Arctic adventures.

Contact: Jan Roger Eriksen

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Seiland House AS

Seiland House is a located on the island of Seiland in the Altafjord. A major part of the island is National Park. Living in the middle of this beautiful Arctic landscape motivates to explore the fjords, mountains, lakes and glaciers. The guesthouse is in a very remote and peaceful place, but just 90 minutes from Alta Airport. You can enjoy the whole year, both under midnight sun or Northern Lights.

We offer accommodation in full equipped apartments or single/double rooms with access to toilet/shower. In our restaurant we offer local meals, Caribbean cocktails in our bar and outdoor we have jacuzzi/bath/sauna. In Winter and Autumn, you can meet our reindeer, polar dogs or take selfies with king crabs. Other activities are ice fishing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. In Summer you can rent fishing boats and enjoy excellent fishing in Rognsund. In the spring the surrounding mountains invite to top-tour skiing.

Contact: Diamela Torres Borrego

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Glød Explorer AS

Glød Explorer is an activity company that offers activities all year around in nature, from mountainbiking and canoeing in the summer to Northern lights, fatbike and skiing in the winter to mention some of the activities you can get at our camp.

We also offer glamping accommodation in our Aurora Canvas Domes, were you can actually see the Aurora from your bed, we also have a studio apartment and a restaurant.

Contact: Benedikte Brattfjord

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Holmen Husky Lodge

We are a small family business created from a passion for sled dogs and nature. Since the mid-80s Holmen has been home for four-legged athletes who have participated in Europe's longest dog races and taken guests from all over the world out on Arctic adventures. Holmen Husky lies close to the Alta river only 15 minutes from Alta airport by car. The place is close to the city but feels far from it with its rural location with low light pollution during the northern light season. Holmen Husky was created by Kari Jæger & Eirik Nilsen who both moved to Alta to pursue their dream of racing sled dogs in Finnmarkslopet. Eirik is 3 time champion of Finnmarkslopet and have finished more than 70 races in his career. Today Holmen Husky is operated by their son Brage Nilsen Jæger who now pursues in their footsteps with both sled dog racing and tourism. We have around 100 Alaskan huskies and unique Lavvo and Dome accommodation (18 bed spots) with spam, reception, lounge and dining facilities nearby. This is a place for both relaxation and adventure. Whether you dream of watching the northern lights from the comfort of a warm bed, or exploring nature with a team of huskies, we have what you need. Next to nothing, close to everything. This is Arctic living.

Contact: Brage Nilsen Jæger

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Destination Hammerfest / Visit Hammerfest

Visit Hammerfest is the DMO of the Hammerfest region, representing the municipalities;Hammerfest and Måsøy, and around 50 tourism operators. The region consists of the arctic coastline stretching from Alta to North Cape, and in between you will find two national parks, a platou, lots of reindeers (during summer), fishing villages, an UNESCO world heritage attraction, birch woods, a national scenic route, and the city Hammerfest - an urban treat in the middle of these raw, arctic landscapes.

Hammerfest is the oldest city in Northern Norway and has a long and proud history. You will find hotels, restaurants & bars, local shops, and a museum telling the dramatic, yet not very known, story of the WWI destruction of Finnmark, and the reconstruction. Hammerfest is an ideal “hub” for guests that wants to explore breathtaking nature combined with history, culture, tasty food, and the comfort that a city has to offer.

Contact: Katrine Næss

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Destination North Cape / Visit Nordkapp

Experience the magical northern lights and midnight sun at Europe´s northernmost point. Join in for a king crab safari in unique scenery and have a taste of these delicacies. Explore the region on snowshoes, from snowmobile, snow quads or ATV´s during the winter. Join in on guided tours to the iconic North Cape, experience the island beautiful scenery from the sea with a Birdsafari, rib safari, or from the paddle board. Deep dive back in time with a visit to Tamsøya or the to North Cape Hall.

All products and packages offered by local suppliers, with high standard and professionality.

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Destinasjon 71 Grader Nord

Destinasjon 71 Grader Nord is an outdoor activity provider located at the far northern end of mainland Europe, the North Cape. We offer a variety of tours throughout the entire year, focused on king crab and our Polaris ATVs and snowmobiles. Stand-up paddle boarding, ice fishing, snowshoeing and deep sea rafting.

On top of the activities, we rent out two seaside cabins with a capacity of 7 guests each. Just outside of Honningsvåg, these cabins are situated in one of the most scenic spots on the island and only 40kms from the iconic North Cape. At our fjord location, we also manage a restaurant with a total capacity of 140 guests, ideal for group dinners, receptions, family reunions, weddings and much more.

Contact: Yves Jacobs

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Scandic Destination Nordkapp

Scandic is the largest hotel operator in the Nordic region with a network of 280 hotels with around 58,000 hotel rooms in operation in six countries.
Scandic Destination Nordkapp is one of the landmarks in Norwegian tourism and a unique travel destination. We have 3 hotels and the North Cape Hall - a visitor center at the northernmost point of Europe.

Guests can marvel at such wonders as the Midnight Sun and the most beautiful Northern Lights in addition to breath-taking landscape sceneries, picturesque fishing villages, rich wildlife, and warm hospitality. This is the realm of contrasts, and it is impossible to forget the beauty of this journey.
Nordkapp has always been a great journey. Adventurers, royalty, and expeditions have set it as their goal. We hope Nordkapp also becomes your journey. It will bring you to the end of a continent - and to the beginning of an adventure!

Contact: Mykolas Masiukas

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Destination Vesterålen

Vesterålen is a region and part of a group of islands about 300 km north of the Arctic Circle off the coast of Norway. To the northeast, it is connected to the better-known Lofoten region.
Vesterålen offers fantastic nature experiences all year around. Here you'll enjoy beautiful nature with majestic mountains and fjords, white sandy beaches and the ocean close by. Being called the "kingdom of whales" and due to the location close to the continental shelf, Vesterålen is certainly one of the best places to experience whales year-round. 

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Scandic Sortland

The hotel’s unique harbourside location right in the heart of Sortland offers panoramic views of the Sortland sound and scenic Vesterålen mountains, with the majestic Møysalen mountain at the helm. Scandic Sortland has a modern decor with 128 rooms. On the ground floor, you’ll find our reception, lobby, meeting rooms, restaurant and a monumental glass facade with views of Vesterålen.
Sortland is located in the middle of Vesterålen and is a geographical and communicational hub for the region.If you enjoy culture, sports, wellness, speed and excitement, then Sortland is the perfect starting point. With unique sea and mountain views, the hotel is perfect for active and adventurous guests. The closest airport is Stokmarknes Airport, about 20 minutes from the centre, and Harstad-Narvik Airport in Evenes is about 1 hour 45 minutes away by car. Scandic Sortland offers plenty of parking spaces right outside the hotel. The central location makes the hotel the obvious choice.

Contact: Sven Walczak

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Destination Lofoten

 

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Målselv

The deep woods and mountains of Målselv lie just a short hour drive south of Tromsø. With narrow rivers and open mountain plateaus, Målselv has the typical Northern Norwegian inland landscape and offers excellent hiking opportunities, well fitted for both families and more extreme hikers. During winter there’s a selection of activities to participate in such as dog sledding, snowmobiling, moose safaris or reindeer sledding. Furthermore the region enables getting knowledge about Northern Norwegian and Sami culture up close and personal.

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Målselv Fjellandsby

Målselv Fjellandsby is a north Norwegian mountain resort located on 360 m above the sea level. The alpine destination is closely located to Bardufoss International Airport and the city of Tromsø can be reached in a 2-hour drive. Målselv Fjellandsby offers fantastic paronama views and high standard accommodation in apartments and cabins that are located in the middle of the ski slopes. The arctic resort is the perfect place for outdoor adventures, all kinds of skiing activities, husky and snowmobile safaris, sami experiences and much more.

Contact: Lena-Elise Trulssen

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Digital Fam Trip - both sessions fully booked - sign up for recordings

Both morning and afternoon sessions are already fully booked. In case we receive cancellations, we approach tour operators who signed up to receive recordings. If you wish to receive recordings, please sign up in the form below.