Gargia Lodge and Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

from £1168
including flights
4 nights Jan-Apr, Dec


Situated in Finnmark, Norway’s northernmost and least populated county which sits on the same latitude as Alaska - Gargia Lodge and Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel both enjoy remote locations and are ideal for aurora hunters in search of these mesmerising dancing lights. The cosy and welcoming lodge is the perfect place to relax and try your hand at snowmobiling or husky sledding before spending a night on ice at the ever cool Igloo hotel, making this a wonderful choice for a winter break to remember.


  • Search for the northern lights
  • Cosy wilderness lodge with home cooked cuisine
  • Sleep on ice at the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel
  • Enjoy exciting winter adventures

What's Included

  • Return flights from Heathrow to Alta
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom at Gargia Fjellstue
  • Accommodation in an Ice Room with shared bathroom at Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel
  • All breakfasts and dinners

Full description

Gargia Fjellstue is a rustic mountain lodge located in the south of the Alta valley just 30 minutes from Alta, Finnmark’s largest town. Your base for three nights, the lodge consists of six buildings skirting around a central yard. The main house is the heart of the lodge and is where the reception, restaurant serving delicious home cooked food and lounge area with cosy open fire place are situated.

There is a choice of accommodation with standard rooms, studios and cabins available and a good range of popular activities such as a half day and full day option for both snowmobiling and husky safaris, as well as a snowshoeing trek in a winter wonderland setting. After an outdoor activity warm up in the hot tub which is free for guests once during the stay or take a dip in the evening and lie back waiting for the northern lights to make an appearance. Lunch is not included as it comes with some of the longer activities if booked or can be purchased locally.

If you can pull yourself away from the lodge a transfer takes you the short distance to Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, now in its 18th season. Every year the hotel has a new unique theme from the Arctic with intricate ice carvings and colourful features filling the snow and ice creation. While staying at the Igloo hotel you can experience nature all around, relax in a warm atmosphere in the lounge area and enjoy dinner in restaurant Laksestua serving an a la carte menu based on local food and traditions. The overnight stay includes  sleeping bag, morning sauna and half board.

While here there are activities you can pre-book such as snowmobiling tours, hunting the northern lights, reindeer sledding and Sami culture and husky sledding.

This is a flexible itinerary so additional nights can be added at either property and can also be combined with other arctic experiences in the area. Whatever you decide, our expert team will be happy to give you more information and discuss the options in more detail.

Prices start from £1,168 per person - please contact us for full pricing.

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Prices start from £1,168 per person - for more information on rooms types and pricing please contact us

What's Included

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Alta via Oslo with Scandinavian Airlines
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom at Gargia Fjellstue
  • Accommodation in an Ice Room with shared bathroom at Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel
  • 3 nights at Gargia Fjellstue and 1 night at Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel on half board basis
  • All breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Morning sauna at Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel
  • All transfers
  • Airport charges and taxes
  • 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 meet the transfer taking you to Gargia Fjellstue (30 minutes journey) for a three night stay on half board basis.

Days 2-3: at leisure

Relax in the cosy lodge, enjoy the snowy surrounds and join optional activities including husky safaris, snowmobiling and snow shoeing. In the evening keep watch for clear skies and aurora viewing.

Day 4: Gargia Lodge - Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

Leave Gargia Fjellstue and transfer to Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel (15 minutes). There are optional activities which can be pre-booked before you enjoy the evening meal and overnight stay on ice.

Day 5: depart Alta

After the Igloo experience warm up with a morning sauna and deserved breakfast. Transfer to the Airport (15 minutes) for your onward flights.

Gargia Fjellstue, Alta

Northern Norway

Grade: Standard

Type: Unique And Boutique

Located in the south of Alta valley in beautiful wilderness surroundings.

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Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, Alta


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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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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