Alta Arctic Adventure

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  • Jan-Mar, Dec
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Alta Arctic Adventure

from £1432 including flights

  • 3 nights
  • Jan-Mar, Dec

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In pictures
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Visit Alta's cathedral and fascinating museum

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Mush your own team of huskies

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Great potential to see the northern lights

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Spend a night sleeping 'on ice' in Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

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Overnight in a heated lavvu

Why this trip...

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Where you stay

This holiday offers a choice of accommodation options which are part of the overall experience

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Activities included

This itinerary features a range of included activities

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Weekend escape

This is the ideal trip for a weekend escape or perhaps a mid-week getaway

Overview

This action-packed winter break offers a fabulous introduction to Finnmark, Norway’s northernmost and least populated county that is steeped in Sami culture. Forests, mountains and fjords characterise the landscape, which is ideally suited to outdoor adventure and the area boasts an impressive record of northern lights sightings. Combine time exploring Alta, the largest city in a region, with husky sledding, sleeping on ice in Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel and searching for the northern lights.

Begin in Alta with time to visit the modern and elegant Cathedral of the Northern Lights, the Alta Museum with samples of its famous rock art dating back to 4200BC and embark on a guided chase for the aurora in the evening.

You'll then head out into the wilderness to a nearby husky lodge for a thrilling dog sledding experience and overnight in a heated lavvu. Mush your own team through the forest trails in the low-light of the Arctic afternoon then return to the lodge for a dip in the Jacuzzi followed by a two-course dinner. Finally, retire to you lavvu for the night

[These aurora tipis are well insulated and feature a double bed, wood burning stove and floor to ceiling windows for optimum aurora viewing]

Continue to Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, arriving in time for lunch in the restaurant and a tour of the hotel. There are opportunities for evening excursions including a northern lights hunt with reindeer sledding and Sami culture before your overnight experience sleeping in an ice room.

Itinerary and 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.

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.

Thon Hotel Alta

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In the heart of the city, this hotel has 150 comfortable and brightly decorated rooms.

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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.

The tipis are well insulated and feature a double bed, wood burning stove and floor to ceiling windows for optimum aurora viewing.

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.

The tipis are well insulated and feature a double bed, wood burning stove and floor to ceiling windows for optimum aurora viewing.

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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.

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.

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, Alta

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

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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.

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

Also Consider

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Gargia Lodge

You may prefer to stay at Gargia Lodge on a half-board basis. This rustic mountain lodge located in the south of the Alta valley just 30 minutes from the city with standard rooms, studios and cabins available. Cosy and welcoming, it is a lovely place to relax and try your hand at optional activities including snowmobiling and husky sledding.

The main building houses the reception, a cosy lounge area with an open fire as well as the restaurant serving delicious home cooked food. There is also an outdoor hot tub for guests use.

Excursions

You may wish to add additional excursions to your break. View or download the pdf and talk to our Travel Specialists about how best to fit these into your holiday.

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Prices and Departures

Price from £1432 including flights

What's Included

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Alta via Oslo with Scandinavian Airlines
  • Accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 2 dinners, 1 lunch
  • Hunting the northern lights excursion (up to 6 hours)
  • Transfer to husky kennels and 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

Prices start from £1,432 per person - for more information on rooms types and pricing please contact us

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