Take in the beauty of the Arctic on this experiential and inclusive holiday to Alta, the City of the Northern Lights. Spend two nights in traditional Norwegian fashion in a log cabin at Bjørnfjell Mountain Lodge, where the panoramic windows allow you to gaze out over the surrounding mountains and fjords whilst waiting for the northern lights to appear.
Then, for something completely different, move on to Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel to spend a final night within the artistically carved snow and ice; a truly enchanting experience.
Of course, it isn't just about where you'll be sleeping. The days are filled with exciting excursions full of exhilaration on this perfectly crafted holiday.
Fly to Alta and transfer just 20km outside of the village to Bjørnfjell Mountain Lodge. Check-in to a private alpine cottage for a relaxing two-night stay surrounded by picturesque mountains and the scenic Altafjord.
Enjoy the morning and early afternoon free at the lodge. Consider hitting the slopes, taking a snowshoe hike or try your hand at winter fat biking. Speak with your Regent Norway specialist to book one of these optional activities.
This afternoon head out on an exciting husky safari. Work in teams of two to harness the dogs up to the sled. Then, race off into the winter-clad forest with the experienced guide in the lead. In the evening, head 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 appear in the sky above. At the end of the evening, embrace your inner child by sledging down the well-prepared mountain slopes back to the cabin. (B,D)
Leave the idyllic mountain lodge behind and transfer to Norway’s original ice hotel at Sorrisniva to spend one enchanting night in an igloo. Before checking in, embark on a thrilling 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. Dinner is an extravagant three-course affair before setting off into the wilderness for a night of aurora hunting. Afterwards, it’s time to head into the igloo for a night at -4°C. (B,D)
Start the morning with a relaxing sauna before enjoying breakfast in the main building. The remainder of the day is at leisure until it is time to transfer to the Alta Airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)