On this exciting winter break, venture 230 miles north of the Arctic Circle to the remote Norwegian community of Alta, the City of the Northern Lights. Visitors to Alta are rewarded with a truly authentic and intimate arctic environment where winter activities are a way of life and the northern lights shine bright an impressively high percentage of the time. Learn how to mush your very own team of huskies, snowshoe up a mountain, learn about the Sami culture and of course, spend your evenings searching for the northern lights! Experience all of this and more on this action-packed arctic break.
Upon arrival into Alta you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel to check in for your 3 night stay. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
This morning you will be taken to the husky racing kennels. Here, you'll help to get your own team of huskies harnessed to your sled before setting off on a thrilling dogsled adventure where you'll have the opportunity to try your hand at mushing the sled through the snow-clad forest. Afterwards, have a free afternoon to relax or explore Alta at your leisure. Tonight, bundle up and head out for an exciting evening of aurora chasing. Enjoy a light dinner of hot soup while you learn about what causes this incredible phenomenon, and then set off with your expert northern lights guide to find the best locations away from the city lights where you will have the greatest chance of a spectacular northern lights show. (B, D)
Today is another arctic adventure filled day. Start your day with a trip into the wilderness for a snowshoe hike through the forest and up to a mountain top viewpoint where you'll get to warm up with a hot drink around a fire. Then gather your courage for a speedy 207 metre zipline ride back down the mountain. Tonight, meet a traditional Sami herder and his reindeer. Learn about the ways of the Sami people as you enjoy a peaceful reindeer sled ride through the Alta Valley - a unique experience made all the more special as the northern lights dance in the sky above you! (B)
Today it's time to say goodbye to the beautiful Arctic community of Alta and fly back home to the UK. (B)