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Dog sled guides and handlers

Snowhotel Kirkenes is one of the most exciting places to work in Northern Norway. The snow hotel is nestled between the mountains and the Barents Sea. A very special place to meet guests from all over the world. In addition to the unique experience of staying overnight in the snow hotel or enjoying the winter in our cozy rooms, we offer other exciting activities.

Husky Safari has become a well known arctic adventure, since we started up with dogsled tours 10 years ago. ​The professional mindset, the deep care for our dogs, the passionate dog mushers and most of all, our 180 strong and beautiful alaskan huskies, has made us one of the most popular and reputable husky ventures north of the arctic circle.

About you

You are good at service and are motivated by the fact that guests have a good experience. You like working with people and you're outgoing and sociable. You have control over "everything", work structured and are good at having a lot of balls in the air. You have a problem-solving attitude and always keep your cool under pressure. You are happy, willing and able to take charge and initiative when the unexpected happens and handle every challenge in a swift and expeditious manner with a reassuring smile on your face.

If you have worked in a kennel before and are comfortable driving a sled dog team and have some experience with guiding that’s an advantage.

Skills & Requirements

  • You respect and understand dogs
  • You should love to work both with animals and humans and you shouldn’t be shy of guiding and talking with our guests
  • Good physical condition and being able of lifting weights up to 20 kg
  • You should love the cold because temperatures can drop down to -30 C and we have to take care of our dogs and guests in all kinds of weather
  • Language skills: English, any additional language skills are also highly welcome - especially German
  • European driving license class B
  • A good sense of humor to survive the long and dark polar night
  • A “yes-I-can-do-it”-attitude

    We offer

    • Seasonal contract
    • Guiding tourists, handling and training huskies, driving dog sleds and wagons
    • We have an experienced core staff that will teach you everything that you don’t know yet for the job, while also happy to learn from you and incorporate your knowledge into our routines
    • Competitive terms
    • Basic work clothing and equipment will be provided
    • Great colleagues
    • Adventure in the north of Norway and an exciting opportunity to work with guests and staff from all over the world
    • We are happy to help you arrange accommodation, but you may need to apply for this on the private marked

      Great Place to Work

      • Spennende utviklingsmuligheter

      • Dyktige kollegaer

      • Konkurransedyktige betingelser

      • Gjester og ansatte fra hele verden

      • Bærekraft og samfunnsansvar i fokus

      • En varierende arbeidshverdag

      • Exciting development opportunities

      • Great colleagues

      • Competitive terms

      • Guests and staff from all over the world

      • Focus on sustainability and social responsibility

      • Every working day is different

      About the company

      Snowhotel Kirkenes is a unique place in the Arctic that was established in 2006.

      We offer accommodation and exciting activities such as dog sledding, king crab fishing, snowmobile tours, northern lights experiences and insights into Sami culture. Located only 15 minutes from the center of Kirkenes, in the middle of the beautiful wilderness in Sandnesdalen, Snowhotel Kirkenes is a natural starting point for adventure.

      About Norwegian Travel:

      Norwegian Travel is a premium tour operator aiming to deliver high-quality, experience-based tourism at select destinations in Norway. Norwegian Travel owns the core business, and in collaboration with our complementary partners, we offer a wide range of activities and products.

      Our goal is to provide exciting and genuine experiences at all our destinations in Norway. Our experiences range from dog sledding, snowmobiling, and northern lights tours in Tromsø and Kirkenes, to our gondola in Romsdalen or northern lights train in Narvik.

      This is not just a unique opportunity to become part of an exciting industry, but also a chance to join a dedicated team passionate about showcasing the best Norway has to offer.

      The backbone of our organization is our values, our DNA. It is the head, spine, and heart of each of us, and our guiding principle in everything we do:

      • Create value
      • Be authentic
      • Care

      And for us, it is important that you wholeheartedly support and live by these values.

      Norwegian Travel strongly believes in the combination of hard work, commitment, and above all, a safe, good, and productive workplace. With various locations in Norway and our headquarters in Tromsø, we look forward to many years of growth and value creation.

      Morten Kvammen | Contact Person

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