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Igloo Hotel & Arctic Wilderness

Entrance To Alta Igloo Hotel By By FriKant Mediedesign, Sorrisniva

Northern Lights Wilderness & Ice hotel trip – 6 nights

Igloo hotel & Arctic wilderness is an adventurous round trip from Oslo to Arctic Norway.
You will experience three unforgettable nights under the Northern Lights; a cozy Wilderness lodge, a traditional Sami Lavvo tent, as well as the world’s northernmost ice hotel – Alta Igloo hotel.
You will join exciting activities, such as a Northern Lights tour, Snowmobile safari, Reindeer tour with Sami culture, and also Dog sledding.
Stay in Oslo & Alta.
Highlights: Chance to see the Northern Lights. Sleep in an Igloo hotel & a traditional Sami Lavvo tent. Go on a Northern Lights trip, Snowmobile safari, Reindeer sledding & Sami culture, and Dog sledding.

• This is an independent tour (you do not travel with a group), some activities include a guide
• You can add nights during the booking process
• Prices: From NOK 31595 per person

Day to day itinerary:

Winter in Vigelands Sculpture Park by Thomas Johannessen, Visit Oslo

Oslo Vigeland Park in winter

DAY 1

First night in Oslo

Individual arrival and check in at the centrally located Hotel Bristol, close to the Karl Johansgate main street. You can take the airport bus directly to the hotel.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)
Read about Oslo

Optional:
Add Oslo Panorama sightseeing tour

Northern Lights Cathedral Alta Anne Olsen-Ryum_www.nordnorge.com

The Northern Lights Cathedral, Alta

DAY 2

Travel to Arctic Alta

A 2-hour flight takes you to the exotic northern part of Norway and the town of Alta, one of the northernmost towns in Europe, located by the beautiful Altafjord at the spectacular Arctic coast. Alta is known for its UNESCO rock carvings. The town is home to a large population of Sami people.
Temperatures can drop to below -30 degrees Celsius during the winter, but the dry climate makes the cold all part of the experience.
You will be transferred to Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel upon arrival at the Alta Airport, for a once in a lifetime winter experience.

Northern Lights Tree Tops Alta Photo Ina Cristine Helljesen

Northern Lights in Alta!

Northern Lights tour

This Northern Lights experience by minivan offers you the opportunity to join an expert guide and be driven along the coast or up onto the inland plateau searching for the best location to view the Aurora Borealis. The Northern Lights are elusive and can sometimes be seen from some locations whilst not from others on the same evening. Your guide will select the route which offers the best chance of viewing the Aurora Borealis depending on the weather and atmospheric conditions. You will learn about the
culture and history of Sorrisniva and Alta, and how it has been to grow up with the Aurora Borealis.

Room at Alta Igloo Hotel by Terje Rakke, Nordic Life, Visit Norway

Magical room at Alta Igloo Hotel!

Overnight in the Igloo Hotel

Sleep in the exotic Igloo hotel and explore the contrast between staying in the cold, while the cosy sleeping bag keeps you nice and warm during the whole night! Feel the silence and serenity surrounding you.
The overnight stay includes dinner at the hotel restaurant (in the heated service building), followed by thorough instructions about sleeping in the ice hotel.
A large service building with comfortable lounges is at your disposal during the stay.
Spend 1 night in the Igloo Hotel

Snowmobile Trip Alta By FriKant Mediedesign, Sorrisniva

Enjoy a Snowmobile trip in Alta!

DAY 3

Snowmobile safari

Go for a sauna in the morning, before joining a snowmobile tour. Two people share one snowmobile on this drive up to the Finnmark plateau and the open landscape. You will experience the beautiful Arctic light around noon.

Afterwards, it is time for lunch and check in at the Arctic Wilderness Lodge. This newly built wilderness lodge offers large panoramic windows for wonderful views of the outdoor landscape. Situated away from the lights of the town, it offers great opportunities to see the elusive Northern Lights.
Spend 2 nights in the Arctic Wilderness Lodge

Reindeer sledding in Alta by Yvonne S. Bjorke, Fjord Travel Norawy

Reindeer sledge in Alta

DAY 4

Sami & Reindeer Experience

Enjoy a Sami adventure and Reindeer sledding tour. This Sami experience lasts for 1.5 hours and the sledding tour is approx. 3 km, with a break halfway in a Sami tent, where you’ll be served hot drinks and a snack.
Your Sami guides will share stories about their culture, customs and way of life while you relax in the Lavvo tent.

Dog sledding in Alta by Holmen Husky Lodge

Enjoy an extensive trip in the Arctic wilderness!

DAY 5

Dog sledding

After breakfast in the morning, you will be transferred to the Holmen Husky Lodge.

Here you will join an exciting dog sledding tour in the beautiful winter landscape. The small town of Alta is home to the world’s northernmost dog sledding race – Finnmarksløpet. At Holmen Husky being part of this renowned race is a passion and lifestyle.
The tour is approx. 15 km long, and 2 people will share one dog sleigh.

Bed and glass wall inside a tipi by Holmen Husky Lodge

Sleep in a Lavvo!

Overnight in a traditional Lavvo

In the evening, you will be served a 2-course dinner with local meat or fish in the Barn Restaurant.
Later on, you can go for a walk in the area looking for the Northern Lights in the fresh and crisp Arctic air, far away from city lights. A magical starry sky in the darkness awaits you if the weather is clear!

Spend an adventurous night in a traditional Sami tent (Lavvo) at Holmen Husky Lodge, equipped with a king-size bed, heating blankets and a wood-burning stove to keep you warm during the night. The Lavvo has a nice view to the outside sky from a glass roof/wall.
Spend 1 night in the Lavvo

Oslo City Hall on a snowy day by Thomas Johannessen, Visit Oslo

Oslo City Hall in winter

DAY 6

Return to Oslo

Time to say goodbye to Alta for now. Flight from Alta to Oslo. Check in at the centrally located Hotel Bristol, close to the Karl Johans gate main street. You can take the airport bus directly to the hotel.
Spend the rest of the day exploring Oslo on your own.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)
Read about Oslo

Alta Igloo Hotel by Konrad Konieczny, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

The Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel in Alta!

Sami with reindeer in Alta By Trym Ivar Bergsmo, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Exciting Reindeer excursion!!

Dog sledding Alta by Trym Ivar Bergsmo, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Enjoy Dog sledding in Alta!

This trip includes:

Accommodation
4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet
in Oslo

Alta:
1 night at Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel incl. breakfast & 3-course dinner, extreme sleeping bag, pillow & sauna.
2 nights at Arctic Wilderness Lodge incl. breakfast, lunch & 3-course dinner
1 night at Holmen Lodge incl. breakfast, 2-course dinner, Sauna and Jacuzzi & heating blankets

Transport
Flight Oslo-Alta-Oslo
All transfers in Alta

Activities & Excursions
Northern Lights tour with guide in minivan/bus
Snowmobile Safari (2 persons per snowmobile)
Reindeer Sledding and Sami Culture
Dog sledding at Holmen Husky, 15 km (2 persons per sled)

All taxes & VAT
Detailed itinerary & directions

NOT INCLUDED:
• Flights to/from Norway
• Airport transfers in Oslo
• Personal travel insurance

 

Room At Alta Igloo Hotel By FriKant Mediedesign, Sorrisniva

Amazing night in the ice hotel!

PRICES & BOOKING 

Choose a start date, room & number of persons, whereupon the prices will appear in the tour summary box.

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What our customers say:

  • 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!

    Robert, Australia

  • On behalf of the group I would like to thank you and your colleagues for organizing our wonderful tour of Norway. Everything went very well including the weather, which was spectacular. We enjoyed all the hotels, the central locations you chose and the amenities, especially the lavish breakfasts. Three extra days in Oslo allowed us to tour the city at our leisure and to enjoy more of the important sights including the newly opened National Museum. The Norway in a Nutshell tour was amazing and made much easier by using your recommended porterage service between hotels in Oslo and Bergen. Both the train journeys and the boat trip were spectacular, and combined with a night in the beautiful Kviknes Hotel made for an unforgettable two days. We were very impressed by the Hurtigruten cruise, particularly the way they combined a working ship with a cruise ship, the comfortable accommodations, the food and service. It was fascinating to visit all the various ports, islands and fjords and the two included tours were excellent and informative. In the end we were glad to have the extra night in Kirkenes, to visit their lovely museum and take a trip to the Russian border. It was a good way to end the tour. Again, thank for staying with us through 2 years of pandemic postponements and changes. We certainly will recommend Fjord Travel in the future.

    Marilyn, United States

  • 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.

    Candan, Turkey