About Alta Igloo Hotel & Wilderness Safari

Snowmobile trip in Alta by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

A wounderful journey awaits you! Experience a stay at Alta Igloo Hotel and a snowmobile tour to the Arctic wilderness. To get the most out of your Igloo Hotel & Arctic wilderness trip we have put together some general information about your stay in Alta.


Entrance to Alta Igloo Hotel by Terje Rakke, Nordic Life, Visit Norway

Entrance to Alta Igloo Hotel

About Alta Igloo Hotel

Only twenty minutes from Alta city centre you will spend a night at the Igloo Hotel. Every year the hotel has a new unique theme from the Arctic part of the world. Apart from the 30 bedrooms the hotel houses an ice bar, ice chapel and beautiful sculptures. When staying at the hotel you will have access to the warm service building the whole stay. This building contains a luggage room where your bags are stored safely during your stay.

Sleeping at Alta Igloo Hotel by terje Rakke, Nordic Life, Visit Norway

Sleep in art made of ice

Sleeping at Alta Igloo Hotel

Feel the silence in the hotel made of ice and snow. Explore the contrast between staying in the cold, while the cozy sleeping bag keeps you nice and warm during the whole night!  The rooms in the hotel contain only your bed, while other facilities like toilets, changing rooms, showers and sauna are in the warm service building, to ensure your comfort. The bathroom facility is public, we recommend to bring a small bag to easily bring your clothing from the luggage room to the bathroom area. The temperature inside the ice hotel is between -4 to -7 degrees Celsius. Thanks to natural reindeer hides, mattresses and sleeping bags keeping you warm, you will have a comfortable night. We recommend to bring woolen underwear for the night. 

Health requirements:
Normal health condition is required for an overnight stay in the Ice hotel.

Clothing:
You need to bring with you: warm thermal outdoor clothing, hat, mittens and winter boots, long thermal underwear, pullover, warm night hat and warm socks.  You are in the Arctic Climate: take extra layers to keep yourself warm.
You will get: a warm sleeping bag and sheets for the night at the Igloo Hotel.

Snowmobile Alta by CH, Visit Norway

Join a snowmobile trip to the Arctic wilderness

Arctic snowmobile safari to the wilderness

There will be 2 people to 1 snowmobile, with many chances to change drivers and with short photo stops on the way.  

You need to be at least 18 and have a valid car driver’s license in order to drive the snowmobile. Underage passengers are welcome.

Included: Transfer, guide, thermal suit, winter boots, gloves, woolen socks, helmet, gas/oil, warm lunch and coffee both days. One night at Bjornfjell Mountain Lodge including breakfast, 2-course dinner, towels and linen.

Make sure to wear warm undergarments (wool or fleece is recommended).

Difficulty level: Average physical condition – involves physical activity on uneven surface and/or steep terrain. Not suitable if you have limited mobility.



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What our customers say:

  • Thank you for assisting us with our trip to Norway. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Kirkenes and the Snow Hotel. The arrangements you made for us were perfect. The lodging was comfortable and the excursions were fun. Tom and I rarely use the services of a travel company when we travel; you enriched our trip and made the planning easy.

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  • I wanted to thank everybody. We had a wonderful trip. Everything went well and fortunately we had the chance to see the lights while on the cruise. All my friends in Turkey would like to go on a similar trip. So I will be in touch with you. Thanks again and best wishes to all of you.

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  • We just recently completed the Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic Coast tour. I am writing to say what an amazing tour we had. Everything ran smoothly without an issue, the accommodation was fantastic and the tours were brilliant. We cannot fault the package at all. I would also like to thank Franziska and Lene, they both were fantastic in answering all my questions promptly, whilst booking the tour. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable holiday!

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