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Right in the heart of Sapmi you will find the small village of Kautokeino and home to the Thon Hotel Kautokeino. With panoramic views of the tundra, hunting and fishing, skiing and hiking trails right outside the door, Thon Hotel Kautokeino a unique conference hotel specializing their hotel and conference experiences through activities based on the Sami culture.
We offer unique and exotic experiences which vary according to the seasons as hunting, fishing, snowmobile safari, Sami culture, arts, crafts and a restaurant menu inspired by Sami and local produced food. In the wintertime in Kautokeino we offer days of incredibly beautiful light and the breathtaking Aurora borealis. It can also be extremely cold with degrees down to -20 to -35 degrees, which also is a great experience. The nature is magical on the coldest days. We have a sauna and outdoor Jacuzzi disposable for our guests where you also can hunt for the northern lights. The hotel has both bikes, ski equipment, winter clothing and snowmobiles for rent. The hotel is also working with local tourism operators in Kautokeino offering package tours and adventures for groups of 4-30 people. See the overview of our activities on site www.thonhotels.no/kautokeino
This Nature and Culture trail is located 10 km south of the village of Kautokeino. Itis 4.5-km long marked trail with information signs and a picnic area with an earth and turf hut (“jordgamme”), and a probable sacrificial stone, “sieidi”, which is a protected cultural monument. This trail was selected as the Outdoor Area of the Year in Norwegian Lapland in 1997.
Starting in Masi, you begin the gentle ascent to the summit/mountain plain. You can spend the night at the Bingis mountain lodge, you must contact the teachers’ association well in advance of your departure: Foreningen Bingis, tel. +47 917 64 031. There is an excellent marked trail from Máze to Raggesluoppal which takes you on to Alta and Karasjok. The old postal route from Beaskades to Ladnatjavri is also a very pleasant trail.
Welcome to Kautokeino – the heart of Sápmi and the centre for Sami education and research. Kautokeino is a meeting place for the indigenous culture and modern day.