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.

Day trip at Sorrisniva Reindeer Sledding and Sami Culture

A perfect adventure for staying guests.

Season
Dec 18 – March 20
Times
11:00 – 15:30 All week
Group size
2 – 12 persons
Transfer
Included in the price. Must be pre-booked.
NOK
1395,- pp / 695,- 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 family 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 coffee, tasty cake and other small snacks.

Tour summary

  • Transport from Alta city at 10:30am

  • 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, visit the Igloo Hotel and lunch before the transfer goes back (not included)

  • Transfer to Alta city at 15:30

  • 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.

  • 10:30am from Scandic Hotel Alta

  • 15:30 from Sorrisniva

Optional

  • Visit the Igloo hotel at Sorrisniva NOK 200

  • 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 evening.

Season
Dec 18 – March 20
Times
20.30 – 23.00 Mon – Sat
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), here you will be served coffee and a snack around the fire.

Tour summary

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

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

  • 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

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
11:00 – 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

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.

  • 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

Contact us

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