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.
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!
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).
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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