You want to go to the far north of Norway? And that with an AIDA cruise ship? Then come along!
One of the ports of call for AIDA is Sortland. The harbour town has a nice little town centre that can be explored quickly.
Daily schedule: Excursion Sortland
At 9:30 am your husky farm travel guide will pick you up from the boat with a bus. We drive via the island of Hinnøya to the island of Andøya. The trip takes about 1.5 hours including photo stops. You will get interesting stories about the country, the people and the life here.
Once you arrive at the farm, you will get to know the rest of the farm crew. You will be shown around the farm and learn everything about the keeping, feeding and breeding of sled dogs, the winter and summer equipment of the huskies and the dog kitchen.
So much for the theoretical part. Afterwards you get the opportunity to get to know the free living huskies in their kennels personally and to experience them from close range.
There are 30 Alaskan huskies. If you are interested, suitable and the weather conditions are suitable, there is the possibility of a small guided hike with a husky and possibly with snowshoes. If the weather is fine, we will go into the terrain just behind the farm and hike a small path we have created through the high moor towards the mountains. The tour takes about 30 minutes. After our return there is something hearty to eat, coffee, tea and cake for everyone.
For “non-hikers” there is the possibility to settle down in a cosy lavvu (Sami tent with oven). The tent is heated by a wood stove. Around 14:30 we will drive you back to the boat to Sortland. So you will be back in the harbour at 4 pm at the latest.
- pick up at the port of Sortland
- transfer from Sortland to the Huskyfarm in Andøy with travel guide and exciting information about the region: approx. 1,5 hrs
- farmguiding: approx. 1 hour
- hike with the huskies through nature: 30 min
- comfortable stay in a traditional lavvu (tent) with a warming stove.
- a hearty meal: soup, cake, coffee and tea: ca. 30 min
- transfer from Huskyfarm Andøy back to Sortland: approx. 1,5 hours
The price: 850 NOK per person
Phone: +47 96742344
Address: Uwe Baumgärtel, Nygård, 8484 Risøyhamn, Norway
Important! You need sturdy shoes and change clothes (especially change socks!). For the hiking tour it is important that you have no physical impairments. And please tell us in advance if you are vegetarian or vegan or if there are any incompatibilities.