Welcome to Finnmark country – the most northerly region of Norway, with a remote landscape characterised by deep fjords and snow-covered plains. Hidden away in the forest, just 28 kilometres from Alta Airport, is the eco-friendly Ongajok Mountain Lodge, where snow hangs on the rooftops of picture-perfect wooden chalets and the day’s exhilarating adventures are rewarded with hearty meals straight from the surrounding rivers and mountains. Packed with activities each day and with maximum chance of seeing the northern lights, this 4 day break makes for a perfect Arctic winter experience.
Fly from Heathrow to Alta and transfer to Ongajok Mountain Lodge. Check into a Superior Room for three nights. In the middle of the Norwegian wilderness, this hidden gem is built in the style of a traditional mountain farm, with just 16 cosy wooden guestrooms. The lodge provides superb meals with fresh ingredients sourced from the surrounding area and there’s a local beer or two to try as well. After dinner, take a walk through the wilderness with a guide to see if the northern lights are dancing overhead. (D)
After breakfast, embark on a snowshoe trek through the Arctic wilderness. Explore the valley of Mathisdalen and the surrounding mountains with a guide, and look out for Arctic wildlife. After lunch, make your way back to the Ongajok lodge and learn how to kick sledge.
After dinner this evening enjoy a walk through the area surrounding the lodge, on a guided northern lights hunt. (B, L, D
The snow-covered plains surrounding the lodge make for the perfect winter playground. Journey deep into the remote Arctic highlands on an incredible Snowmobile Safari, speeding through the endless plains surrounded by deep valleys and towering mountains. This afternoon, visit a reindeer farm and listen to the history and stories from the Sami people, before enjoying a hearty dinner at the lodge. Explore the surrounding wilderness on a guided northern lights walk this evening. (B, L, D)
Transfer back to Alta and fly back to Oslo for the return flight to the UK. (B)
Please note the itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions