Alta Arctic Adventure

from £1364
including flights
3 nights Jan-Mar, Dec

Overview

Alta and its surrounding area is situated in Finnmark, Norway’s northernmost and least populated county and boasts an impressive record of aurora sightings. It is also home to many wonderful experiences, some of which have been combined to make this fun action packed winter break with a northern light search, husky sledding and sleeping at the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel just some of the highlights.

Highlights

  • Search for the northern lights
  • Sleep on ice at the Sorrisniva Igloo hotel
  • Two exhilarating husky adventures
  • Overnight in an Aurora lavvu

What's Included

  • Return flights from Heathrow to Alta
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom in Alta
  • Accommodation in lavvu with shared bathroom
  • Accommodation in an ice room with shared bathroom
  • All breakfasts, 2 dinners, 1 lunch
  • Excursions as per itinerary

Full description

Get out into the wilderness and try your hand at husky sledding - mushing your own dog team through Alta’s beautiful snow laden surrounds followed by an evening meal and overnight in a heated lavvu with floor to ceiling window for optimum aurora viewing. This exciting adventure is just a small part of our Alta Arctic break

It starts in Alta town with time to visit the modern and elegant Cathedral of the Northern Lights, the Alta Museum with samples of its famous rock art which dates back to 4200BC and embark on a guided chase for the aurora in the evening. Then the wilderness awaits, taking you to a husky lodge nearby for your dog sledding experience in the dim arctic afternoon twilight followed by a dip in the Jacuzzi and later that evening a two-course dinner is served in the renovated lodge.

Finishing off a great day, when it’s time to rest, you’ll head to your tent. But this is no normal camping tent! – the aurora tipi are insulated against the winter chill, and come with double bed, wood burning stove and one section of the lavvu has been replaced with a panoramic window so on clear nights you can watch the stars overhead, and if you’re lucky you may get a glimpse of the northern light show.

After a restful night, wake up to a hearty breakfast before the second husky tour, this time in daylight! The trip gives you time to see the surrounding nature as you guide your own dog team into the forest and along the bank of the frozen Alta River.

The next part of the tour takes you to Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, arriving by transfer in time for lunch in the restaurant. Afterwards you receive a tour around the hotel and information on how best to sleep in minus temperatures using the extreme sleeping bags and facilities. In the evening there are opportunities for an optional excursion, including a northern lights hunt with reindeer sledding and Sami culture before your overnight experience sleeping in an ice room.

In the morning the sauna will be ready to welcome you before breakfast is served, bringing an end to your Alta Arctic Adventure. A transfer will take you back to the airport, or if you have time there are morning activities available to carry on your time in Northern Norway, perhaps extending it further in a mountain lodge or travelling to Tromsø for a short visit.

Whatever you decide, our Sales team will be happy to give you more information and discuss the options in more detail.

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Prices & Dates

Prices from per person based on two sharing, unless stated otherwise

Departure Duration Twin Price Single Price
Dec 2019 - Mar 2020 3 Nights £1,364 £1,476

What's Included

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Alta via Oslo with Scandinavian Airlines
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom in Alta
  • Accommodation in lavvu with shared bathroom
  • Accommodation in an ice room with shared bathroom
  • All breakfasts, 2 dinners, 1 lunch
  • Hunting the northern lights excursion (up to 6 hours)
  • Transfer to husky kennels, two husky safaris
  • Use of Jacuzzi
  • Transfer to Alta airport
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection »

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: arrive in Alta

Fly to Alta via Oslo and make your way to the city centre hotel by the regular airport bus or taxi (payable locally). Stay for 1 night on breakfast basis. In the evening embark on a northern lights chase.

Day 2: at leisure in Alta and dog sledding

Visit the city’s attractions during the day before meeting up in the afternoon and transfer at 16.00 hours to the kennels for the first husky sledding trip and overnight in an aurora tipi with dinner included.

Day 3: husky safari and Igloo Hotel

In the morning set off again on a daytime husky trip, followed by lunch at the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, evening meal and spend the night sleeping on ice.

Day 4: depart Alta

After breakfast take a transfer back to the airport for your onward flight or extend your trip in the area or beyond.

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, Alta

Norway

Grade: Standard

Type: Unique And Boutique

The 30-room Igloo Hotel is situated in Sorrisniva, 20 kilometres from the town of Alta, in idyllic surroundings on the banks of the River Alta.

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Thon Hotel Alta

Norway

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Located in the heart of Alta and part of the Amfi shopping centre, close to many of the city's shops, bars and restaurants, the Thon Hotel Alta has 150 comfortable and brightly decorated rooms.

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Excursions

Enhance your holiday by pre-booking a selection of excursions and activities. View or download the pdf below and then talk to our Travel Specialists about how best to fit these into your holiday.

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