Northern Lights

Experience the awesome Aurora Borealis from Sorrisniva

Sorrisniva is ideally located in the high Arctic and away from urban lights to maximise your potential of witnessing the mesmerising Aurora Borealis. Our guides will conduct pre tour explanations of the Borealis, advise on how to achieve the best photographs and conduct tours of the local area to find the best view point for your experience.

Northern Lights Tour Local and Cultural Storytelling

If you are interested in the Northern lights and local history our trips will be perfect for you.

Season
Sep 20 – March 30
Times
20:00 – 23:00 All week
Duration
4 – 5 hours
Group size
2 – 15 persons
NOK
1250,- pp / 750,- child 3 – 12
About the tour
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TOUR DESCRIPTION

Northern lights safari in the autumn or at wintertime. With our private minibus, we go out to hunt for the magnificent Northern Lights.  From September to the end of March, you can see and experience the Northern Lights with us - join our guide and hunt for the aurora. During to the aurora and weather forecast our guides take you to the best spot to see the northern lights.

If you are interested in the Northern Lights and local history our trips will be perfect for you.

Depending on the weather you can explore different parts of Alta, the coastline and maybe the areas were the Sami people lives. The guide has knowledge about theNorthernLights, basic photo knowledge, and can also tell you about the culture and history of Alta, and how it has been to grow up with the aurora borealis.

During the trip, you will have time to enjoy the silence and the winter darkness on your way to find the northern lights. Our guide will ensure that you’re having a great time, answer all your questions and also help you with your own camera.

Our minibus takes maximum 7 people so you won't be a crowd. Sorrisniva does however reserve the right to use a bigger bus with 16 seats.

TOUR SUMMARY

  • The guide will meet you at Sorrisniva at 20:00 or 19:30 at Scandic for those who have requested transport from the city centre to Sorrisniva prior to the tour (additional cost).

  • You will head towards the best spot to see the northern lights (normally 0,5-1 hour drive)

  • The guide will tell you stories around the places you pass.

  • Bring your own camera, the guide can help you to take photos

  • The guide will also take photos during the trip

  • Sweets and hot drink will be served during the trip

  • Return to Scandic Hotel / Sorrisniva between 23:00 – 23:30

INCLUDED

  • Local guide, hot beverage and snack and gloves

Not included

  • Transport to and from city centre to Sorrisniva. Can be booked at an additional cost of 400 NOK per person (roundtrip)

CLOSED DEC 23 - 25 / DEC 31

Gourmet Dinner & Northern Lights Tour

Start with a delicious 3-course dinner at Sorrisniva, followed by northern lights hunt. A perfect evening experience!

Season
Sep 20 – March 30
Times
All week 18:00 – 23:00
Duration
4 – 6 hours
Group size
2 – 15 persons
NOK
1800,- pp / 975,- child 3 – 12
About the tour
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TOUR DESCRIPTION

Start  with a delicious 3-course dinner at Sorrisniva, followed by northern lights hunt. A perfect evening experience! You will be served a 3-course dinner based on local ingredients. The dinner will be served in a tranquil atmosphere where all the elements plays together.

After the dinner our guide will bring you out on our traditional hunt for the Northern Lights. With our private minibus, we go out to hunt for the magnificent Northern Lights.  From September to the end of March, you can see and experience the Northern Lights with us - join our guide and hunt for the aurora. During to the aurora and weather forecast our guides take you to the best spot to see the Aurora Borealis.

If you are interested in the Northern Lights and local history our trips will be perfect for you.

Depending on the weather you can explore different parts of Alta, the coastline and maybe the areas were the Sami people lives. The guide has knowledge about the Northern Lights, basic photo knowledge, and can also tell you about the culture and history of Alta, and how it has been to grow up with the aurora borealis.

During the trip, you will have time to enjoy the silence and the winter darkness on your way to find the Aurora Borealis. Our guide will ensure that you’re having a great time, answer all your questions and also help you with your own camera.

Our minibus takes maximum 7 people so you won't be a crowd. Sorrisniva does however reserve the right to use a bigger bus with 16 seats.

TOUR SUMMARY

  • Transfer from Alta City Center at 17:30 pm.

  • 3-course dinner at Sorrisniva at 18:00 pm (a la carte menu)

  • The guide will meet you at the reception at 20:00 pm and the northern light tour starts

  • The guide will tell you stories around the places you pass

  • Bring your own camera, the guide can help you to take photos, the guide will also take photos during the trip

  • Sweets and hot drink will be served along the way

  • Return to Scandic Hotel / Sorrisniva around 23:30

INCLUDED

  • Local guide, hot beverage and snack and gloves.

Not included

  • Transport to and from city centre to Sorrisniva. Can be booked at an additional cost of 400 NOK per person (roundtrip)

CLOSED DEC 23 - 25 / DEC 31

Northern lights & Igloo Hotel

3-course dinner and Northern Lights tour by minibus before one night at the Igloo Hotel in a double room including breakfast

Season
Dec 20 – March 30
Times
ALL WEEK 15:15–14:30
Duration
2 day package
Group size
2 – 10 persons
NOK from
4450,- pp
About the tour
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TOUR DESCRIPTION

Day 1
You’ll be picked up at Alta City Center at 15:15 pm and check in at the Igloo Hotel upon arrival to Sorrisniva. Before dinner at 18:00 pm you’ll get the chance to experience the Igloo Hotel on your own.  

The tour starts with a 3-course gourmet dinner at our unique restaurant on the shores of the Alta River, before you start the Northern Lights tour out in the winter night.  

With our minivan we’ll go out scouting for the Northern Lights in the direction where it’s most likely that we’ll spot it. Most of the time we won’t have to go far to see the lights.  

Our minibus only fits 7 people, so the group is rarely large. With high demand we reserve the right to execute the tour with a larger bus.  

Depending on the weather you’ll experience different parts of Alta on the tour. And our local guides can tell you stories of the local history and culture. Sometimes we drive out of Alta towards Kautokeino where the Sami Culture is strong. In addition to knowledge of local history our guides also have camera knowledge and of course knowledge about the Northern Lights.  

Hunting the Northern Lights is the activity that gives you the highest chance to catch the Northern Lights. During the tour you’ll get the chance to experience the winter darkness, snow covered landscape and the silence of the surrounding nature. Our guides will make sure you’ll get an amazing experience, answer any questions you might have, and even help you set your camera to the right positions.  

When you return to Sorrisniva your room will be ready and you can crawl right into your sleeping bags.

Day 2
On day 2 our Sauna will be heated from 07 – 10 am, and you can start your day here before you can enjoy our locally sourced breakfast buffet. You decide yourselves how you want to spend the second day. You can book transfer down to the City Center at 09:45 am, or choose to book activities with us.

ITINERARY
Day 1

  • 15:15 Transfer from Alta City Center

  • 16:00 Check in at the Igloo Hotel

  • 18:00 3-course dinner in our restaurant

  • 20:00 Northern Lights tour

  • Night at the Igloo Hotel

Day 2

  • 07-10 am Morning Sauna

  • 08-10 am Breakfast

  • Spend the day as you want. See options

  • Transfer can be booked for the following times: 09:45. 11:15, 14:30, 17:00 or 19:00.

OPTIONS

  • Day 2: Snowmobile safari, Reindeer and Sami Experiences, Ice sculpting course, Dogsledding, Lunch at the restaurant in Sorrisniva.

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Visiting address
Sorrisniva 20, 9518 Alta
Reception hours
08.30 - 16.00 GMT+1