Take in the beauty of the Arctic on this experiential and inclusive holiday to Alta, the City of the Northern Lights. Spend your first 2 nights in traditional Norwegian fashion in your very own cabin at Bjørnfjell Mountain Lodge where your panoramic windows allow you to gaze out over the surrounding mountains and fjords whilst you you wait for the northern lights to appear. Then, for something completely different, be whisked away to Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel to spend your final night within the artistically carved snow and ice of the Igloo Hotel - a truly enchanting and once in a lifetime experience!
Of course, it isn't just about where you'll be sleeping. While north of the Arctic Circle you'll get to try your hand at mushing a dogsled, feel the thrill of driving a snowmobile, enjoy the warmth of a nighttime bonfire in the mountains, and spending an evening aurora chasing. Enjoy all the highlights on this experience-focused arctic adventure.
Upon arrival into Alta you will be met and transferred just 20 km outside of Alta to Bjørnfjell Mountain Lodge where you will check into your private alpine cottage for a relaxing 2 night stay surrounded by picturesque mountains and the scenic Altafjord.
Enjoy the morning and early afternoon free at the lodge. You could hit the slopes, take a snowshoe hike or perhaps try your hand at winter fat biking. Speak with your Regent Norway Specialist about adding one of these exciting arctic excursions to your holiday.
This afternoon, head out on an exciting husky safari. First, work in teams of two to find your dogs and harness them up to your sled. Then, race off into the winter-clad forest with your experienced guide in the lead. In the evening, you'll be taken up to the top of the mountain for a polar bonfire and delicious dinner. If the sky is clear, there is a good chance the magical northern lights will dance in the sky above you. At the end of the evening, embrace your inner child by sledging down the well prepared mountain slopes back to your cabin. (B, D)
This morning you will leave your idyllic mountain lodge behind and transfer to Norway's original ice hotel at Sorrisniva where you'll spend one enchanting night. Before checking, embark on a thrilling 2.5 hours snowmobile adventure into the Finnmark Plateau. Afterwards, take a tour of the Igloo Hotel, before enjoying a few hours at leisure to explore the area or relax. Snowshoes are available for guests to use free of charge. Dinner is an extravagant 3-course affair before you set off into the wilderness for a night of aurora hunting. After the tour its time to head into the igloo for a night at -4°C! (B, D)
Start your morning with a relaxing and warm sauna before enjoying breakfast in the main building. The remainder of your day is at leisure until it is time for your transfer to the Alta Airport for your flight back to the UK. (B)