Alpaca walking is a unique experience where you get to meet, handle and have the responsibility for your very own alpaca. All while walking them in a scenic Norwegian landscape.
Expect to use about two (2) hours in total.
You will be met by your host who will take you into the alpaca shed and into their field and let you meet the alpacas up close and personal. In the summer, we have many alpaca babies running around.. You will be taught what alpacas are, their origin, their history and of course why we have alpacas today and what we use them for.
Then you will help out by putting halter and leads on the alpacas, before each and one is given the responsibility for one of the alpacas for the rest of the experience.
You will be able to pet the alpacas, take selfies and otherwise get a true and close connection with these very special creatures.
We will walk the alpacas on a scenic nature path in typical Norwegian landscape; fields, woods and hills – please wear clothes and footwear accordingly!
During the whole walk, your host will tell and talk about the alpacas adapted to your liking.
We can adapt to visitors special needs.
We can arrange a typical Norwegian outdoor lunch on our camp site in the woods, using bondfire (if season). Contact us to plan such an outdoor lunch session accompanied by the alpacas!
Please note that we need to take the weather into account as this is an outdoor activity. If it is raining, it will not be fun for anyone (including the alpacas!).
We are Alexandra Martinsen and Bjørn Brændshøi, two passionate alpaca breeders with more than 10 years of experience.
We breed alpacas for their luxurious wool and also for their mild, gentle presence which makes them perfect for human interaction.
Alexandra is a teacher and she uses the alpacas in her work with children with extra needs. Bjørn is an engineer and focuses on breeding techniques and farm management.
Our goal is to let people experience the wonderful alpaca up close and personal and we love seing sparkles in our visitors eyes when they do!
Alpaca walking is an activity that suits everyone, as long as you can walk a relatively easy path in the woods (expect some up- and downhill). The trail is about 2 km.
The alpacas are mild, curious and friendly. They are not agressive and never bite or anything alike.
We can adapt to visitors needs, please let us know.
What to bring
Clothes and footwear that is suitable for hiking in the woods, according to weather.
If it’s warm, please bring a water bottle.
If it’s cold, please bring proper clothes.
If it’s wet, please wear proper footwear (hiking boots or similar).
Remember that we will be outside the whole time.
We do have benches and tables to rest at, and visitors can use them as they like. How about bringing your own lunch that you can have before or after the alpaca walk?
Mobile: +47 41300878 or +47 98881276
Address: Bingenvegen 35, 1923 Sørum, Norway
Train station: Sørumsand
Bus station: Sørum Skole
How to get here
Approximately 40 mins from Oslo Central.
Using public transport
Train to Sørumsand train station, click here for journey planner.
From there, you have two options:
- Take the bus to Sørum Skole (click here for journey planner), then walk from there (10 mins)
- Arrange pickup (and return) by us, price is NOK 199
- Participant with alpaca – NOK 395
- Participant without alpaca – NOK 195
Payment options: Cash or PayPal
Larger groups (4+) should contact us for discounted prices.
You need to email/phone us to book alpaca walking, please have a desired day (or days) available when contacting us.
The welfare of our alpacas will be prioritized. Visitors have to follow the guides instructions and rules of alpaca engagement. The following terms apply.
- All participants who walk an alpaca must be atleast 12 years old (younger children can walk an alpaca together with an adult (18+))
- Participants younger than 18 years have to be accompanied by adults (18+)
- Dogs cannot attend to the alpaca walk
- If the weather forecast show too much rain 24h in advance, we reserve our right to find another date
- Dress according to hiking and weather – it is the participants responsibility to dress properly
- We strive to have a good biosecurity – boots/clothes that have been on other farms should not be worn at our farm (or they need to be disinfected on site)
- Animal welfare is an absolute – participants have to follow the hosts instructions and guidelines on how to handle the alpacas