Meet The Team
Samis Reindeer Herder
Issat is a local Sami reindeer herder from Troms department. He spend most of his life up in the mountain taking care of his reindeers (Boazu in Samis language). Issat have a large knowledge about herding, local mountains and Samis traditional way of life.
Sales manager & guide
Dorthe have a strong education and professional experiences on canine behavior, mainly wolves and dogs. She has studied and practice many years on animal welfare and wild mammals training. She has been a musher in the arctic and worked with wolves in Scandinavia, France and US. She is now training and looking after some of our social reindeers.
Activity manager & guide
Matthieu is from France and has already spend ten years in Scandinavia, working with Issat and the reindeers and travelling around. He has been wilderness guide in Finland Lapland and in Norway. Matthieu is graduated in Nature and Wildlife management and protection and has twenty years experience in outdoor photography.
Tundra Camp . Our Spirit
Samis culture Respect of nature Adventure
Green Sustanaible Developement
Our desire with Tundra Camp, is to step out from the mass tourism and offer to anyone an intimate and authentic experience. With us you will get a private guiding focusing on your tempo and desires. No stress with timing or programs, if you like to extend an activity or short it up it is no problem.
We live with the Samis reindeer herders, therefore we are connected to the real local history and culture. Nothing is made up or fake, consider yourself as our guest, sharing nice time in the beautiful Northern Norway and connecting with genuine people. Living with the Samis means also to be prepared for improvisation : helping to catch an injured reindeer, moving the heard, going on predators watch, feeding the animals time to time, all this can suddenly be on the program if necessary.
We are passionate about nature, wildlife, Samis craft and traditional way of life. We like to take time in the wilderness, enjoy the calmness of nature. This connection with natural environment can be achieve only with very small groups. Only 4 people at the time can come for holidays with us.
We try to avoid "tourist made activities" like dogsledding, snowmobil / ATV safari. (If it is absolutly part of you dream, we can book dogsledding for you from an other company during your stay). We try to have a larger purpose on our activities : to learn about fauna/flora, to understand the history and modern way of life of the Samis, to practice traditional crafting, and maybe also help you step out of your confort zone and habits.
The reindeer meat is produced by Issat and Hjerttind reinkjott fra Troms, we fish ourselves or buy from local fishermen and we pick berries. For the other ingredients we try to be as ecological as we can. (not always easy to find a large variety of ecological food in north Norway).
We try to keep our prices fare, but the life in Norway is expensive. We are three people working on this project and we need to de able to invest and progress.
We can always discuss about your budget and try to find a way to have you satisfied.
The mainstream tourism companies have large groups and make huge profits by lowering the quality and the salary of their guides, you can be different and chose an other way for your holidays.
Hope to see you soon !
Meet The Samis
Indigenous Reindeer Herders
The Samis are the last indigenous people of Europe, they lived in the north since thousand and thousand of years, long before the Vikings, long before the actual Scandinavian population. They had hard time during the colonisation as every tribal ethnicities in the world, but they still exist and go on with traditions and reindeer herding. Many tours you'll find about Samis are made up for tourist and sometime not even held by the Samis themselves. The people you will meet with us, as Issat (on the photo), make their living with herding and stay away from the mass tourism. Issat is not a guide or a tourist specialist, but he surrely like to share his experience about the mountain, his knowledge about the reindeers and he will enjoy to teach you some samis words and lasso technics.