Riverboat Experience

Riverboat Experience

From June to September each year we offer unique river boat tours on the Alta River and through one of Europe’s largest river canyons. The Alta river is world famous for Salmon fishing and our guides will explain this and many other fascinating aspects of the river. Our guides have years of experience in driving the special riverboats and will combine safety with an exhilarating experience.

The Alta River has a long history of immigration and exploitation for farming, mining and salmon fishing. The salmon fishing evolved from commercial fishing to be one of the premier fly fishing rivers in the world. The Alta river is famous for its large salmon.

The River was leased to the Scottish Duke of Roxburghe in the 1870s. The river is now managed by the local community which licenses the salmon fishing to both local inhabitants and international sport fishermen. The Wisløff family have a long history providing expert guidance to the salmon fishermen including the Norwegian royal family. This expertise continues to be passed from generation to generation with Jørgen now being the 4th generation to be an expert guiding the world’s elite fly fishermen.

Sierra – Family trip

Summer Special: Experience the Alta river in a traditional river boat together with one of our local guides.

Season
Jun 1 – Aug 15
AUG 16 – SEPT 15 UPON REQUEST
Times
12:00
Duration
40-50 Minutes
Group size
Minimum 2 Persons
NOK
NOK 525,- PP / 265,- CHILD 3 – 12
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Tour description

Experience the Alta river in a traditional river boat together with one of our local guides. The trip brings you to Nedre Sierra, a famous fishing spot along the river. The tour provides a great insight into how the river has been used through generations. The duration of the tour is especially suitable for families with children of all ages. The tour takes approx. 40-50 minutes and leaves Sorrisniva at 12:00. The tour must be pre-booked and is subject to the water level in the river. Transport to and from Alta can be booked as an additional service.

Experience the Alta River and Alta Canyon

If you are longing for breathtaking scenery, a trip to Northern Europe’s largest canyon is recommended!

Season
Jun 1 – Aug 20
Times
12:00
Duration
2 – 2.5 hours
Group size
Minimum 2 Persons
NOK
1525,- pp / 760,- child 3 – 12
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Tour description

The Alta Canyon is one of our best kept secrets in Alta. Only experienced boaters can maneuver themselves up to the top of the river, were the valley becomes narrower and the nature wilder! Alta Canyon is one of Europe’s Largest and a guided tour by riverboat is a perfect way to experience it. Listen to the stories around the River from our guides and enjoy the nature and wildlife surrounding.

This is a trip suited for the whole family. After the trip you will be served hot beverage and cake at Sorrisniva.

Tour summary

  • The guide meet you at Sorrisniva at 12:00

  • Stories will be told when going upwards the river

  • Time to take photos during the trip, while going into the wilderness

  • The trip goes all the way to Alta Canyon & Gabofossen, before we return back

  • Guests per boat: 5-10 (depending on the water level in the river)

Included

  • Safety west, guide, hot beverage and cake at Sorrisniva.

Not Included

  • Transfer

Optional

  • Lunch and dinner (must be pre-booked)

Alta River Experience - Pahtakoski Rapid

The trip to Pahtagoski will take you through some of the best fishing spots and to the first big rapid in the river!

Season
Jun 1 – Aug 20
Times
12:00
Duration
1 – 1.5 hours
Group size
Minimum 2 Persons
NOK
925,- pp / 460,- child 3 – 12
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Tour description

The trip will take you into the wilderness, were no cars can enter. Listen to our local guides’ stories about the River, while being surrounded by beautiful nature scenery.

Perfect family trip! After the trip you will be served hot beverage and cake at Sorrisniva.

Tour summary

  • The guide will meet you at Sorrisniva at the agreed time

  • Stories will be told when going upwards the river

  • Time to take photos during the trip, while going into the wilderness

  • The trip goes all the way to Alta Canyon & Gabofossen, before we return back

  • Guests per boat: 5-10 (depending on the water level in the river)

Included

  • Safety west, guide, hot beverage and cake at Sorrisniva.

Not Included

  • Transfer

Optional

  • Lunch and dinner (must be pre-booked)

Alta Canyon & Gourmet Dinner

A guided tour to Alta Canyon, aperitif and 3-course dinner. The best of Alta in summer combined!

Season
Summer Jun 1 – Jul 11
Autumn Jul 12 – Sept 10
Times
Summer 15:00 / Autumn 15:00
Duration
Approx. 5 hours
Group size
Minimum 2 Persons
NOK
2095,- pp / 1095,- child 3 – 12
About the tour
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Tour description

The Alta Canyon is one of our best kept secrets in Alta. Only experienced boaters can maneuver themselves up to the top of the river, were the valley becomes narrower and the nature wilder! Alta Canyon is one of Europe’s Largest and a guided tour by riverboat is a perfect way to experience it. Listen to the stories around the River from our guides and enjoy the nature and wildlife surrounding. This is a trip suited for the whole family.

The second highlight of the trip starts when arriving back at Sorrisniva. You will be served an aperitif before a 3-course locally sourced gourmet dinner, is served inside our restaurant.

Tour summary

  • The guide will meet you at Sorrisniva at the agreed time

  • Stories will be told when going upwards the river

  • Time to take photos during the trip, while going into the wilderness

  • The trip goes all the way to Alta Canyon & Gabofossen, before we return back

  • Guests per boat: 5-10 (depending on the water level in the river)

Included

  • Safety west, guided tour to Alta Canyon, aperitif and 3-course dinner

Not Included

  • Transfer not included, can be requested

A Taste of the Alta River
For groups Only

A perfect trip combined with lunch or dinner in the restaurant!

Season
Jun 1 – Sep 10
Times
12:00 – 18:00 (on request)
Duration
0.5 – 1 hour
Group size
10 – 60 persons
NOK
525,- pp / 255,- child 3 – 12
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Tour description

The trip starts directly outside Sorrisniva and take you to one of the best fishing spot in the river. This trip is perfect for larger groups who want a taste of the river adventure. It is perfect to combine with lunch, dinner, meeting and other team adventures at Sorrisniva.

Tour summary

  • The guides will meet you at Sorrisniva

  • The group can be divided into smaller groups, depending on the group size

  • While waiting at the river banks, you can relax around the bonfire, enjoy hot beverage,    aperitif and a snack

  • Stories will be told when going upwards the river

  • Time to take photos during the trip

  • The trip goes to one of the best fishing spot in the river , before we return back and the group can switch

  • Guests per boat: 5-10 (depending on the water level in the river)

Included

  • Safety west, guide, hot beverage and cake at Sorrisniva / Aperitif in the evening

Not Included

  • Transfer

Optional

  • Lunch and dinner (must be pre-booked)

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