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Alta Arctic Adventure

from £1870 excluding flights

  • 3 nights
  • Jan-Mar, Dec
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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


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

On arrival in Alta 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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Visit the city’s attractions during the morning before transfering to Holmen Husky early afternoon to visit the kennels, a 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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In the morning you will transfer to Sorrisniva for a snowmobile experience, then back to the hotel for lunch in the restaurant. This afternoon you have time to check out the Igloo hotel before enjoying evening meal and a Northern Lights Hunt. 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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After breakfast it is time for Sami & Reindeer Sled Experience. The Sami guides will guide you along through unforgettable events that highlight their past and present culture. You will meet reindeers, drive your own reindeer sled, and hear stories of the old days and the special singing that is a cornerstone of Sami culture.
Afterwards take a transfer back to the airport for your onward flight or extend your trip in the area or beyond.

Prices and Departures

Price from £1870 excluding flights

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price and start from around £280 per person (with higher fares during peak times). When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.
Note: Airfares tend to be cheaper the earlier you book.

What's Included

  • Accommodation (one night on Ice)
  • All breakfasts, 2 dinners, 1 lunch
  • Hunting the northern lights excursion (up to 6 hours) from Alta
  • Transfer to husky kennels and husky safari
  • Use of Jacuzzi at Holment Husky
  • Snowmobile Safari (2.5 hours)
  • Northern Light Hunt from Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel
  • Sami and Reindeer Sled Experience
  • Transfer to Alta airport
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

This itinerary starts from around £1,870 per person based on 2 sharing a room.

Prices may vary depending on departure date and booking date, as well as any changes to the included components. The final cost of a tailored holiday will be based on style of accommodation, included activities, travel season, and how far in advance it is booked. We will confirm the exact price for your holiday in your individual quotation, based on your chosen travel dates and inclusions.

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