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Overview
Travel Period 20.12.2020 – 31.03.2021 Experience a typical Norwegian winter in the enchanting area of Alta. Alta (known as the city of the Aurora) is Northern Norway’s largest town, located in the inner reaches of the Altafjord. The city is surrounded by arctic tundra, mountain plateaus and costal landscapes which create a magical winter paradise.
Detailed Itinerary

Arrival at Alta Airport, where you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day leisure. Explore the small city of Alta or visit the famous Cathedral of the Northern Lights. If you feel a bit more adventurous, we recommend a hike up to Mount Kumso where you can enjoy a stunning 360° view over the city and its fjords. Accommodation in 3*hotel in Alta city centre (4 nights)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today a true Norwegian experience awaits, as you join an excited team of Alaskan huskies. You will be the musher during this excursion. End this adventure with a bonfire, hot drinks and stories about dog sled races around the world. In the evening your next adventure starts as you hunt for the Northern lights. The so called blue season provides ideal conditions for a colourful light-up night sky. Local and experienced guides will share their knowledge with a short introduction
to this phenomenon, they will also share some folkloristic tales. Hot beverages and homemade cakes are served. Afterwards return to Alta city

Breakfast at the hotel. A local guide will pick you up and drive you to the base camp where you get equipped and ready to go. On snowshoes you walk through the wintery pine forests ending up at a frozen lake. Drill your own whole through the ice and try to catch your own Arctic char for lunch. Afterwards head to a traditional Lavvu tent where your lunch is grilled over an open fire. A husky will accompany the group and help transport the gear. Warm clothing and meals are included during the excursion. In the afternoon, transfer to your next hotel, however this is no ordinary hotel, but rather
the world’s northernmost igloo hotel. Sorrisniva. igloo hotel is made purely of ice and snow, a definite wow experience. Accommodation at Sorrisniva

Breakfast at the hotel, and get ready for an adrenalin rush, by snowmobile. You will drive far into the highlands. See endless plains covered in snow, bright white valleys and majestic mountains. Lunch will be served outdoors, before heading back to the city.

Breakfast at the hotel. If you have some time to spare, we highly recommend a visit to the Alta museum. The museum boasts Northern Europe’s largest and richest rock carving sites. Take a walk along the pathways arranged around the UNESCO’s world heritage rock cravings which show the life of fisherman and hunters up to 6200
year ago. You will be transported from the Hotel back to the airport according to your flight schedule.

Inclusions

3 nights hotel accommodation with shower/WC
1 night at the Sorrisniva igloo hotel
4 Scandinavian breakfasts
Meals as mentioned in the program
Excursions and tours as included in the itinerary
Return airport transfers

Exclusions

International airfares
Optional activities
Other meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not specified on the program
Personal equipment
Travel insurance
Gratuities
Voluntary tips for guides or drivers
Travel and medical insurance
Any items not mentioned as included

Notes

The Alta area offers a variety of activities, should you wish to fill any of your free time/days with suggestions – Thinking about upgrading? – prices on request
Aurora Canvas Domes: transparent roof and big windows offer the perfect view on the surrounding nature and night sky
Cross Country Skiing: a half day adventure introducing the basics of Norway’s national sport
Fatbike Tour: race through the frozen and snowcovered winter landscape along Alta’s many excellent trails for fatbiking
Entrance to the Alta Museum
Reindeer Sledding and Sami Culture: experience the lifestyle and history of Norway’s indigenous people

Trip Highlights

Winter activities and the City of the Aurora

Departure Period

20 Dec, 2020 to 31 Mar, 2021
AUD 2,847 P P twin share
AUD 3,447 P P single

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