Reindeer and Sami experience at Sorrisniva

Meet the Sami family and their reindeers in Sorrisniva, Norway. A wonderful experience for the whole family!

In the 1870s the river was leased to the Duke of Roxbourgh. Since then, new generations of lords and other people have tried their luck fishing in the river, and allowed themselves to be enchanted by the magnificent nature. Alta River is also a popular destination for the city’s population.

Reindeersledding and Sami culture  

A perfect adventure combining reindeer sledding and Sami culture experiences.

Season
Dec 15 – March 31
Times
11:30 – 13:00 All week
Group size
2 – 12 persons
Transfer
Included in the price. Must be pre-booked.
NOK
1495,- pp / 795,- child 3 – 12
About the tour
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Tour description

This is a unique and intriguing experience amid breathtaking scenery at Sorrisniva in the Alta valley. The Sami guides will guide you along through unforgettable events that highlight their past and present culture. You will meet reindeer, drive your own reindeer sled, and hear stories of the old days and the special singing that is a cornerstone of Sami culture.

During the sled ride, you will warm up by the fire in a traditional Sami tent, or “lavvo”, and enjoy hot drinks and a snack.

Tour summary

  • Transport from Alta city at 10:45am

  • The Sami guide meets you in the reception at Sorrisniva at 11 am.

  • Thermal suits if needed for weather

  • 2,5 - 3 km reindeer sledding ride

  • History , snack and hot drink

  • Time to take photos during the trip

  • Spare time to relax or visit the Igloo Hotel and lunch before the transfer goes back. Lunch and entrance to the Igloo Hotel is not included in the price.

  • Transfer to Alta city at 14:30 pm

  • 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.

  • 10:45am from Scandic Hotel Alta

  • 14:30 from Sorrisniva

Optional

  • Visit the Igloo hotel at Sorrisniva NOK 200 / NOK 50 for children 3-12 years.

  • Lunch in the restaurant

CLOSED DEC 23 - 27 / DEC 31 - JAN 2 / MAR 28 - APRIL 3

Reindeer Sledding, Sami Culture with Northern Lights Hunt

An exciting and quiet nature experience in the arctic winter darkness.

Season
Dec 15 – March 31
Times
20.00 – 22.30 ALL WEEK
Group size
2 – 12 persons
Transfer
Included in the price. Must be pre-booked.
NOK
1895,- pp / 945,- child 3 – 12
About the tour
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Tour description

An exciting and quiet nature experience in the evening. Meet the Sami guide and his reindeers. Sitting in a reindeer sled they will take you out looking for the Northern Lights. Along the way, they will tell you stories from the Sami culture and legends about the Northern Lights and perform joik.

During the trip, you will also visit a lavvo (Sami tent) where you will be served coffee and a snack around the fire.

Tour summary

  • Transport from Alta city (Scandic Hotel) at 19:30

  • The Sami guide meets you in the reception at Sorrisniva at 20.00 pm.

  • 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.

  • 19:30 pm from Scandic Hotel Alta

  • 23:30 pm from Sorrisniva

Optional

  • Visit the Igloo hotel at Sorrisniva (NOK 200)

CLOSED DEC 23 - 27 / DEC 31

Group Adventure Reindeer Sledding & Sami Culture

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

Season
Dec 15 – March 31
Times
11:00 – 20:00 ALL WEEK
Group size
2 – 26 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 or lunch and visit to the Igloo Hotel can be combined with this activity.

A Sami Experience where two people share one sled while the reindeer lead you along a pre-made track.  

Hot drinks are served in a traditional Sami Lavvo while your Sami guides tell you about the Sami way of life and their culture. There might also be a chance to experience the traditional Sami Joik. A song dedicated to family, nature or other things close to heart.  

Maximum 24-26 people per group. With groups over 12 people the group will be split in two.  

TOUR SUMMARY

The trip can be organized after the group's wishes. Transport, dinner, lunch and accommodation at the Igloo Hotel can be combined.

INCLUDED

Warm drinks and a snack, thermo suit, winter boots, warm hat and gloves.

TRANSFER

Can be organized on request. Must be pre-booked.

OPTIONAL

Visit the Igloo hotel at Sorrisniva (NOK 200)
Lunch in the restaurant (from NOK 225)  
Dinner in the restaurant (ex: 3-course menu NOK 695)  

CLOSED DEC 23 - 26 / DEC 31

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