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Experience the arctic winter with your friends or colleagues.

Three Unique Accommodations and Five Arctic Experiences

Experience our three unique accommodations under the Arctic Lights in Alta, the city of Northern lights.

Season
Dec 18 – April 8
Duration
4 day adventure
Group size
min. 2 persons
NOK FROM
15.450,- pp / 9750,- child 3-12
About the tour
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Experience our three unique accommodations under the Arctic Lights in Alta, the city of Northern lights. The first night you will stay at Bjørnfjell Mountain Lodge, the second night at Holmen Husky Lodge and the third night at Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel. The locations are good to experience the northern light and to experience the arctic winter and nature.

Tour description

Day one

Transfer to SarvesAlta activity centre from Alta Centre or the Alta airport. Check in at the reception/service building at the Sarvesalta alpine centre. The host will bring you to your cabin 250-300 meter from the service building. Breakfast and 2-course dinner is served in the café/service building. We have 5 mountain cabins at Bjørnfjell Mountain Lodge. All 5 cabins have different name after the farmers mountain cabins in the area around Alta. All cabins are unique and special designed. It is possible to sleep 2-4 persons in the cabin. There is also one SPA-house with sauna and outdoor Jacuzzi to rent private. The ski lift outside the cabins is open from 17 pm and lift card and equipment is waiting for you in the service building after checking in. The 2-course dinner is served at 21 pm. In the evening, it is nice to sit in the window and wait for the northern lights.

Day two

The breakfast is served in the café and service building 9-10 pm. You can spend the day as you like up to departure at 15 pm. It is option to just relax at the cabin, reading a book in the window or just head for winter walk. Lunch is possible to buy in the café where you also can rent different equipment as bike with fat tires and snow shoes and winter Zip-line. At 15 pm it is transfer to Holmen Husky Lodge. After checking in, there will be at dogsledding tour on 15 km where 2 persons share the dog sleigh. Bring your swimming pants, because the Sauna and Jacuzzi is included in the stay at Holmen before the 2-course dinner in the service building. The dog farm is between the service building and the designed Lavvo tents. There is a king size bed with nice view in the roof/wall. Toilets is in a service building next by. So, you really get in touch of the dogs. It is a very nice area to do evening og night walking hunting for the northern lights when you are following the dog sledding tracks.

Day three

Breakfast is served in the service building before you are picked up by Sorrisniva transfer at 11 am. This day it is time to go up to the plateau of Finnmark. The snowmobile you will drive  will take you up to open landscape and the beautiful arctic light around noon. You will drive 30 km. Before you start there will be safety instructions on how to drive a snowmobile. When returning to Sorrisniva you will be served warm lunch in our restaurant. You may choose between Bidos or Creamed fish soup with bread from our kitchen.
After lunch, you will be checked in at the Igloo Hotel and have a guided tour with one of the staff. Either alone or with other guests. Then you will have information of how it is to stay and sleep in a hotel made entirely of snow and ice.

The Igloo Hotel at Sorrisniva was the second in the world, but it is the northern most in the world. It opened first time in year 2000. And we are proud of the staff who build the ice hotel at Sorrisniva. Both builders and the ice and snow artist is from our city, Alta. The Igloo Hotel at Sorrisniva is a designed ice hotel which is very different from other ice hotel.

After lunch and check in you have free time to walk around in the area or just relax. It is important for us that our guest feel calm and take time to relax. We have maps in the reception showing different hiking routs. Snow shoes in the hall free to use, when it gets dark you can borrow head torch in the reception. At the third evening, you are going out and hunting the northern light with our guide. The northern light tour starts at 19pm from Sorrisniva. Our guide meets you in the reception. Depending on weather and northern light forecast the guide choose the best direction to go. Sometimes we only go up to the mountain next to Sorrisniva 3-4 km driving other time the tour could be 5-60 km out from Sorrisniva. When returning back to the Igloo Hotel around afternoon, the dbl. room in the ice hotel is ready. Each person can take two extreme sleeping bags and one pillow each when you go to sleep.

Day four

The morning starts with morning sauna from 7-10 am and the breakfast is open from 8-10 am. At 11 am it is time for Sami adventure and a reindeer sledding tour. This Sami experience last for 1,5 hours and the sledding tour is 3 km, with a break in a Sami tent after 1,5 km. 1245 pm there is lunch at Sorrisniva. 1330 pm  transfer to Alta airport or Alta Centre.

If you have late departure or other plans we have other options the package can be extended with.

Accommodations

3 Unique nights in dbl. room incl. breakfast

Lunch

Day 3 and 4 at Sorrisniva is included

Dinner

2-courses at Bjørnfjell and Holmen

Activities

  • Alpine skiing incl. lift card and equipment

  • Dogsledding, 15 km in the evening. 2 persons on each sledge

  • Snowmobile safari (1 person per snowmobile)

  • Northern light tour with guide in minivan/bus

  • Reindeer sledding and Sami culture

Transfer

All transfer is included as described in the program

Options

Day 2, there is options they can book at Sarves.
Snowshoes with winter zip line or rent a fatbike or snow tube to have fun in the toboggan down the hill.

Day 3, Evening Reindeer sledding instead of northern light tour. Extra cost NOK 350.- per person.

Frozen landscape and lakes snowmobile tour 4 h. Extra cost NOK 850,-

How to dress

You must bring your own winter clothes and shoes to be outdoor in this part of the world. First layer should be of wool.

When you are out on activities as dogsledding, reindeer sledding and snowmobile tour the guest is dressed up with thermal dress, shoes, gloves, hat and helmet.

Snowmobile require driving licence for car.

Bring with you the camera!

The Arctic Adventure A Perfect Weekend Package

Holmen Husky Lodge and Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel invites you to an unforgettable experience in Alta.

Season
Dec 18 - March 27
Times
Mon - Sun
Group size
1 - 12 people
Duration
Weekend package
NOK FROM
7250,- pp / 3625,- child 3-12
About the tour
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Tour description

Day one gives you the time to explore Alta centre before being picked up at Scandic Hotel at 4:00pm. An afternoon dogsledding trip in the dim arctic afternoon twilight followed by dip in our jacuzzi is the best way to start your vacation! Later that evening a 2-course dinner and a night in the wilderness awaits you. Floor to roofwindow in the unique Tipi`s will give you an outstanding sky view from your bed. During the evening you can explore the nature around; our kickspark will give you a fun time going around in the winter landscape.

Day two starts with breakfast before the dogs are waiting for you to join them on a new adventure and this time in daylight! Your ride will take you into the forest outside of Alta and along the bank of the frozen Alta River known for its excellent salmon fishing in the summer. The adventure gives you the time to see the nature and wildlife surrounding. Stories from the guides combined with the feeling of running your own dog team gives you the real idea about the culture among mushers and their dogs.

Arriving at Sorrisniva by our minibus the sledding is at its ending point and a well-deserved lunch will be waiting for you in the restaurant. Sorrisniva will welcome you and give you a tour around the Igloo Hotel and the second overnight experience. The Igloo hotel is built up in a unique way every year and will give you the feeling of sleeping comfortable in an arctic cave.

Day three you will wake up to a heated sauna before breakfast is served. At this day, you can now choose to join an activity or you can head down to the Alta city centre/ Airport at 10:00 am.

Price

3625,- per child under 12 years
*8050,- single occupancy

Included

  • Transfer t/f Alta center

  • Breakfast 2 days

  • Dinner and Jacuzzi day one

  • Overnight Holmen

  • Evening and morning dog sledding trip (2 x 15km)

  • Warm lunch at Sorrisniva

  • 3-course dinner at  Sorrisniva

  • Dbl. room, Igloo Hotel

  • Morning sauna at Sorrisniva

The Best of Alta Combined A Dog Day Adventure

Going on this full day adventure with Holmen Husky Lodge you will experience both dog sledding and Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel.

Season
Dec 18 – March 27
Times
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Duration
Approx. 6 hours
Group size
2 - 20 people
NOK from
3220,- pp / 1610,- child 3-12
About the tour
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Tour description

Going on this full day adventure with Holmen Husky lodge you will experience both dog sledding and Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel.

The tour starts from Alta city centre at 10:00 am and take you straight out into the Arctic wilderness. Our lodge is situated just outside the city centre, the starting point of the trip. Here we will supply you with proper winter clothing, to match the winter weather and you will meet your guide and the dog team.

Your ride will take you into the forest outside of Alta and along the bank of the frozen Alta River known for its excellent salmon fishing in the summer. The adventure gives you the time to see the nature and wildlife surroundings. Stories from the guide combined with the feeling of running your own dog team, gives you the real idea about the culture among mushers and their dogs. If you're lucky, you might even catch sight of a moose or other wildlife along the way! When you return to the farm, you will head indoors to our Lavvo (a traditional Sami tent) where you'll warm up around a fire with a hot drink. One of our crew will answer questions and talk about racing dogs and life on the husky farm. And of course, there will be some extra time to visit and take pictures of your new four-legged friends, before we hop into the car and drive towards Sorrisniva.

Sorrisniva will welcome you with a warm lunch based on local ingredients. After the meal, you will have time to explore the Igloo hotel, it`s art work as well as having a refreshing ice drink in the ice bar. After lunch and the visit, you will head back to either our Holmen lodge or the city centre.

Tour summary

  • Transfer t/f Alta center

  • Winter clothing

  • Proper instruction

  • Dog sledding, approx. 30km

  • Guests Per Sled: Guests drive in pairs, 2 per sled.

  • Time to visit with the dogs, take pictures, etc

  • Entrance Igloo Hotel

  • Ice drink

  • Warm lunch

Snowmobile Experience & A Night at Bjørnfjell Mountain Lodge

Snowmobiling to Bjørnfjell Mountain Lodge, 2-course dinner, sauna, jacuzzi and Breakfast

Season
Feb 1 – April 10
Times
All week
Duration
2 day adventure, Approx 140km trip
Group size
2 - 10 people
NOK From
6000,- pp / 7500,- pp
About the tour
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Tour description

We start the safari from Sorrisniva in Alta valley and ends up at Bjørnfjell Mountain Lodge in the inner part of Alta fjord where SarvesAlta Activity Centre is located. During the safari, we will cross several frozen lakes, and we may stop and do some ice fishing if the weather is nice and good. The lodge is located at SarvesAlta’s activity centre where you are staying the night in a cosy cabin. Breakfast is included. Before check in you will be served lunch in the café. In the activity Centre it is possible to do alpine skiing, zip-line and we will be served lunch in the café in the service building.

Dinner is included with 2-course menu and is served in the café house in the evening.

Price

NOK 6000 per person (2 persons per snowmobile) / NOK 7500 per person (1 person per snowmobile)

Tour example

  • Instructions and proper clothing before the tour starts from Sorrisniva at 9am

  • Snowmobiling to Bjørnfjell Mountain Lodge approx. 70km

  • Photo stop and ice fishing

  • Check-in at Bjørnfjell (2-6 persons in each lodge)

  • Sauna and jacuzzi

  • 2-course dinner

  • Breakfast

  • Snowmobiling to Sorrisniva at 10am

  • Transfer to Alta city / airport

Included

  • Transfer

  • Guide

  • Thermal Suit

  • Winter boots, gloves, woolen socks

  • Helmet

  • Gas/oil

  • Warm lunch and coffee both days

  • One night at Bjørnfjell Mountain Lodge including breakfast, 2-course dinner, towels and line.

Options

It is possible to do alpine skiing at SarvesAlta activity Centre.  Transfer On request – must be pre booked. From/to Alta centre - Sorrisniva Included in the price.

Winter Experience Alta Norway

One night at the Igloo Hotel, dbl. room incl. breakfast and 2.5 hours Arctic Light Tour by snowmobile.

Season
Jan 3 – April 8
Times
Mon - Sat 16:00 -15:30
Duration
2 day package
Group size
2 - 10 persons
NOK from
4250,- pp
About the tour
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Included

  • Transfer

  • Coffee and a snack

  • Thermo suit

  • Winter boots, warm hat and gloves

  • 1 night at the Igloo Hotel, dbl room incl breakfast.

  • 2,5 hours Arctic light tour

Guests per snowmobile

  • Two persons share one snowmobile

Ice Fishing Tour with Snowmobile & Igloo Hotel

One night at the Igloo Hotel, dbl. room incl. breakfast and 4,5 hours ice fishing tour with snowmobile

Season
Feb 15 – April 8
Times
Mon - Sat 16:00 -15:30
Duration
2 day package
Group size
2 - 10 persons
NOK from
5800,- pp
About the tour
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Included

  • Transfer

  • Coffee and a snack

  • Thermo suit

  • Winter boots, warm hat and gloves

  • 1 night at the Igloo Hotel, dbl room incl breakfast.

  • 4,5 hours ice fishing tour with snowmobile to our lavvo camp, warm drink and snack.

Guests per snowmobile

  • Two persons share one snowmobile

Northern lights & Igloo Hotel

One night at the Igloo Hotel, dbl. room incl. breakfast and 3-course dinner before and a guided northern lights tour with bus

Season
Dec 18 – March 30
Times
Mon - Sat 16:00 -15:30
Duration
2 day package
Group size
2 - 10 persons
NOK from
4295,- pp
About the tour
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Included

  • Transfer

  • 1 night at the Igloo Hotel, dbl. room incl breakfast

  • 3-course dinner

  • Guided northern lights tour with bus

Group Adventure Reindeer Sledding & Sami Culture

Perfect adventure for groups looking for a different experience. Dinner and Igloo Hotel visit can be combined with this activity.

Season
Dec 18 – March 20
Times
08:30 - 20:00 Mon - Sun
Group size
2 - 25 persons
Guests per sled
2
NOK
Private tour on request
About the tour
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Tour description

Perfect adventure for groups looking for a different adventure. Dinner and visit to the Igloo Hotel can be combined with this activity.

Tour summary

  • Transport from Alta city (Scandic Hotel) at 20:00

  • The Sami guide meets you in the reception at Sorrisniva at 20.30 am.

  • Thermal suits if needed for weather

  • 2.5 - 3 km reindeer sledding ride

  • History about the sami culture and northern lights, snack and hot drink

  • Time to take photos during the trip

  • Transfer to Alta city (Scandic Hotel) at 23:30

  • 2 guests per sled.

Included

  • Transfer, coffee and a snack, thermo suit, winter boots, warm hat and gloves.

Transfer

  • Included in the price. Must be pre-booked.

  • 20:00 from Scandic Hotel Alta

  • 23:30 from Sorrisniva

Optional

  • Visit the Igloo hotel at Sorrisniva NOK 200

  • Lunch in the restaurant

Closed Dec 23 - 27 / Dec 31 - Jan 2

Wellness Package  

Private outdoor jacuzzi and sauna for staying guests or combined with other activities at Sorrisniva.

Duration
1 hour

Team Adventure in the Arctic

We organize the whole trip for you with special accommodation, gourmet food and fun adventures

Season
Feb 15 – April 20
Times
All week
Group size
8 - 25 people
Tour examples
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Experience the arctic winter with your friends or colleagues.  The tour starts from you are being picked up at Alta Airport. We organise the whole trip for you with special accommodation, gourmet food and fun adventures as snowmobiling and ice fishing in the wilderness.

Tour Example #1

Wilderness Camp, Ice Fishing and Snowmobiling (One night adventure)

  • Transfer from Airport in the morning/mid-day (approx. 30 minutes to Sorrisniva) - Warm lunch

  • Snowmobiling to the plateau of Finnmark and Jotka Fjellstue (one of few buildings that were kept during the world war II)

  • Arrive the wilderness camp

  • 2-course dinner

  • Overnight stay in heated Lavvo

  • Breakfast

  • Ice fishing

  • Drive back to Sorrisniva for warm lunch

  • Transfer to another hotel or airport

Price from: NOK6750,- per person

Tour Example #2

Wilderness Camp, snowmobiling & Mountain Lodge in Karasjon (2 Nights Adventure)

  • Transfer from Airport in the morning/mid-day (approx. 30 minutes to Sorrisniva)

  • Warm lunch

  • Snowmobiling to the plateau of Finnmark and Jotka Fjellstue (one of few buildings that were kept during the world war II)

  • Arrive the wilderness camp

  • 2-course dinner

  • Overnight stay in heated Lavvo

  • Breakfast

  • Ice fishing

  • Snowmobiling to Jergul Astu

  • Sauna and jacuzzi

  • 3-course dinner

  • Overnight in the Bjørnfjell mountain Lodge (cabins with several beds)

  • Breakfast

  • We head back to Sorrisniva

  • Transfer to Alta City / airport

Price from: NOK9675,- per person

Tour Example #3

Snowmobiling, Igloo Hotel & 3-course Gourmet Dinner (1 Night Adventure)

  • Transfer from Alta city/Airport in the afternoon (approx. 20-30 minutes to Sorrisniva)

  • Check in Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

  • Guided tour in the ice hotel, ice drink served in the ice bar

  • Sauna and jacuzzi, 1 hour

  • 3-course dinner

  • Walking routes and hot spots to see the northern lights

  • Overnight in the Igloo Hotel

  • Morning sauna (7-10am)

  • Breakfast (8-10am)

  • Snowmobiling to Jotka Mountain Lodge, warm lunch, coffee and cake (approx. 3-4-hour trip)

  • Transfer to Alta city / airport

Price from: NOK6850,- per person

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