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    5 days - Autumn Holiday in Alta, Northern Norway

    This time of the year is often considered the best Arctic season in Alta as the landscape is decorated in fantastic autumn colours, the darkness gradually returns, and the locals feel the serenity of being within nature.

    On this adventure you will hunt for the magnificent Northern Lights, fish for kingcrab, get an introduction to Sami culture, experience Finnish world renowned culinary fine dining, and last but certainly not to be downplayed, overnight in the new Premium Arctic Wilderness Lodge which is situated only metres away from the famous salmon fishing river, Alta River. This Autumn tour gives you the perfect balance between tranquillity and exploration within the Premium Arctic Wilderness that surrounds Sorrisniva.

    Day 1
    Arrive Alta Airport and transfer to your wilderness lodge
    Day 2
    King Crab Experience
    Day 3
    Guided morning tour of Alta and Northern Lights Hunt
    Day 4
    Hike to Alta Canyon
    Day 5
    Departure Day
    Start/End Place
    Alta, Norway
    Country Visited
    5 Days
    Start Date
    Travel Style
    Independent holiday with moderately active activities and no luggage handling included

    As a Certified B Corporation, 50 Degrees North has designed this tour using handpicked local hoteliers and suppliers who share our ethos of delivering services and activities of high social and environmental standards.

    The CO2-e per person per day of all tours is carefully measured following each season. We fully offset all emissions of our tours on your behalf, and we constantly look at ways to reduce emissions where possible.



    Private transfers from Alta airport

    • Four nights in river lodge accommodation with breakfast included
    • King Crab Experience with King Crab lunch in Lavvu Restaurant
    • Private Alta City tour with 2-course lunch including Alta museum with guided tour, Northern Lights Cathdral and House of Salmon
    • Hunting The Northern Lights in small group mini-van
    • Hike to Alta Canyon or Orvvosfossen, depending on date and weather with packed lunch
    • Private transfers to your hotel from the airport
    • 4 dinners - 3 course meal at Lavvu Restaurant

    Activities can change days, depending on the weather and schedule.

    Not Included

    International flight tickets, meals other than described, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, travel insurance, visas, gratitudes and any items of personal nature.

    Optional activities that can be added: Hottub and sauna booking,horseback riding and e-biking, depending on the date and weather.


    Day 1 - Arrive Alta Airport and transfer to your wilderness lodge

    Arrive at the Alta airport and private transfer to the Arctic Wilderness Lodge and Sorrisniva. This new wilderness lodge is built on the bank of the internationally renowned Alta River in Norway’s high Arctic. All of the rooms have panoramic windows extending from the floor into the ceiling, maximizing the views of the adjacent river and Arctic wilderness as well as enabling viewing of Northern lights. Settle into your room and enjoy a drink in the new panoramic lounge before heading outside for a walk along the river.

    1 Dinner
    Arctic Wilderness Lodge

    Day 2 - King Crab Experience

    After breakfast, head out to the Alta fjord where you will search for what some consider to be a prized delicacy. The experienced guide will let you in on local secrets and tell you stories revolving around the King Crab and history of the area. Return for lunch of King Crab at the Lavvu Restaurant.

    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Day 3 - Guided morning tour of Alta and Northern Lights Hunt

    Alta is located at the intersection of the sea and Finnmarksvidda. This geographic area has, since the Stone Age, been a meeting place for several indigenous people groups. They have built their common history and future to master the rugged arctic environment. Alta is a natural hub and stopping point in the Arctic region.

    This morning you will meet your private guide for a perfect blend of history, art, and nature in Norway's Arctic gem. Explore the heart of Alta with visits to the Alta Museum where you will discover ancient rock carvings at this UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the Northern Light Cathedral and the House of Salmon where you will learn about salmon fishing traditions.

    Before returning to your accommodation, enjoy an included 2-course lunch in town including 1 beverage, coffee or tea.

    This evening, join a Northern Lights hunt by car.

    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Day 4 - Hike to Alta Canyon

    On this adventure you will explore the renowned Finnmark mountain plateau.
    Within a wide open landscape you are bound to find wild blueberries and lingonberries, and if you're lucky you might even find a patch of what we like to call "Finnmark's gold", or more commonly known as the cloudberry. Although this hike is relatively long (approximately 11km, 5.5hrs), the terrain is quite manageable. The locals recommend this hike since it is easily accessible, giving you a sense of exploration and adventure, as well as a sense of accomplishment as you admire the view of Northern Europe's Largest Canyon and the famous salmon fishing river - Alta River.

    If you are there in late October, depending on the weather, the hike will change to the shorter waterfall hike.

    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Day 5 - Departure Day

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport.

    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    Price per person, twin share for a double room.

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    Valid To
    From Price
    1 Sep 2024
    31 Oct 2024
    1 Sep 2024
    31 Oct 2024
    AUD 5,200
    On request
    1 Sep 2024
    31 Oct 2024
    1 Sep 2024
    31 Oct 2024
    AUD 1,955
    On request
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