We want to convey the joy of life and sense of achievement in a vibrant, creative and robust atmosphere.

WHO ARE WE?

At Trasti & Trine, we have a genuine interest in taking good care of our guests, the nature, the local community and the distinctive character of Northern Norway. By giving our guests an insight into the fantastic nature and culture in Finnmark County, we want to inspire and share knowledge about sustainable use and travel without a trace.

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We are certified by Ecotourism Norway. This means we provide nature and culture-based experiences with a local flavour which offer authentic encounters with the nature and people. We are very proud of this. We arrange activities in the local area and to the extent possible serve local and organic food.

Ecotourism

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JOHNNY TRASTI

TRINE LYREK

ELAINE BROWN

Owner and chef

 

Trasti is the brain, hand and heart responsible for most of the taste experiences at Trasti & Trine. More than 30 years in the kitchen have given him plenty of experience, knowledge and insight. Nevertheless, he’s still searching for the perfect meal with the best fresh produce and flavour combinations.

Owner and guide

 

During the past 10 years, Trine has had more than 5,000 guests out on dog sledding trips. Few know the dogs, trails and stories better than her. However, she is still full of ideas about new trips and exciting experiences for both two-legged and four-legged participants. Trine is involved in virtually everything going on at the farmyard.

Guide

 

Our skilled British guide is full of energy, has a big smile and an even bigger heart. Elaine has worked in the dog yard at Trasti & Trine since 2014. We and our dogs are thrilled that she is keen to spend even longer here in Alta.

VEMUND MORTENSEN

PEDER ARNESEN

FREDRIK SJØDIN

Apprentice chef

 

Vemund is in the second year of his apprenticeship. He is from Alta and has studied cooking here and fisheries in Vardø. Vemund enjoys nature and outdoor life.

Chef

 

Our chef from Oslo. Peder grew up in Oslo and came up here to complete his apprenticeship and get his certificate of completed apprenticeship in 2017. Peder is the one who creates most of the desserts here. Peder is also a scuba diving enthusiast.

Booking and guide

 

Our Swedish office worker has full control of bookings, guests and sales and has most of the contact with guests prior to their arrival here. Fredrik is also a guide, is extremely keen on skiing/hiking and has even skied/walked the length of Norway from south to north.

OUR YARD

In the early days, there were two houses and two dog yards situated close together in a pine forest. It was peaceful and idyllic. But we had an idea and a dream. We wanted to create something more. We visualised a vibrant yard full of activity year-round; a place for big and small adventures, joy of life and mastering. That place has become a reality! The team at Trasti & Trine live here together with 60 Alaskan huskies, some hens, a cat and not least many nice guests. The dog yard where everything started remains the starting point for action-packed activities all year round. Our guests can stay in Hytta (our cabin) or Gjestehuset (our lodge), while our restaurant serves local and organic food of outstanding quality.

 

But we do more than serve great food. We want to share our enthusiasm for good produce and the North Norwegian kitchen with our guests. Consequently, we have an indoor course kitchen, nature’s kitchen outside and our own bakery. We also have autumn and spring markets and a café open during the summer.

 

But when evening falls and the daytime adventure nears its end, we are still surrounded by silence and pine forest. This is a great place to be for animals and people, young and old. Welcome to our home!

 

The bakery

Early risers may notice the smoke rising from one of the smallest buildings in the yard. This means that Trasti is up early and has fired up the stone oven in the bakery. How about a whole grain sourdough bread, a crispy croissant or perhaps a loaf of bread with birch sap or juniper berries? Everything is organic and straight from the oven. The bakery shop is open a couple of times a week. Follow us on Facebook (Trasti & Trine AS) for news and opening times.

Outdoor café and market

Head to Trasti & Trine for your weekend café visit!? Our outdoor café is open every second weekend throughout the summer. You can enjoy lunch and delicious cakes from our bakery. Naturally, everything is completely fresh and most is organic and locally produced. You can enjoy your cup of coffee by the fireplace or perhaps in the Gamma if the Finnmark summer is too cool for your liking. Visit our kennel if you wish or take a closer look at our garden. Welcome!

 

In 2017 our outdoor café is open every second Saturday and Sunday (even numbered weeks) from 12.00 to 17.00 (12 noon to 5pm).

The dogs

Around 60 Alaskan huskies live here. They are divided among two dog yards, where every dog has its own kennel with its name on it. Living and working so closely with so many animals is a privilege and a big responsibility. Our dog enclosures are clean and tidy, the dogs thrive and everyone who works with the dogs knows what they are doing.

 

There are no compromises when working with animals. In addition to tourism, we are also an active racing kennel. As well as local races, we always have one or more dog teams in the annual Finnmarksløpet sled dog race. This year eight of our dogs finished in third place at the national championships. In other words, our dogs are top-class athletes, which demands the right amount of training, rest and food - and not least petting. If there is one thing the dogs look forward to when we have guests, it’s all the petting and attention they receive.

 

Accompanied by one of us who work here, you are always welcome to enter the dog enclosure and greet the dogs of your choice. In summer, we also have puppies who rarely say no to some extra attention.

TRASTI & TRINE AS  / Gargiaveien 29, N-9518 Alta, NORWAY

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