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Summary

Short description

A four-day break in beautiful Norwegian Lapland

Highlights

  • Spend an unforgettable night at Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, surrounded by intricate ice sculptures and temperatures of -4 to -7 degrees
  • Learn about the ancient rock carvings of Norway’s only prehistoric World Heritage Site at the fascinating Alta Museum
  • Drive deep into the Finnmark countryside on a guided quest in search of the Northern Lights

In Brief

  • 1 Night Alta
  • 1 Night Sorrisniva
  • 1 Night Alta

Itinerary

Recommended for:
Activity adventure | Ice hotels | Northern Lights | Short break

Norwegian Lapland - or Finnmark as it is also known - is home to Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel (formerly the Alta Igloo). Every year this architectural splendour is built entirely from scratch. Everything from the beds and even the glasses in the ice bar are made from the regions plentiful snow and ice. Each one of the 30 rooms is individually sculptured, the impressive designs and exquisite works of ice art guaranteeing visitors a truly memorable experience.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Alta

Fly with SAS to Alta in northern Norway via Oslo and self transfer to Scandic Hotel Alta.

Stay: Scandic Hotel Alta (Superior)

Day 2
Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

After breakfast you’ll have some free time to explore Alta, including its fascinating museum, where you can learn about the ancient rock carvings at Norway’s only prehistoric World Heritage site. In the afternoon you’ll transfer to Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel where you can splash out on dinner at the excellent Restaurant Laksetua, whose menu includes several local delicacies, including grouse breast with cream cheese, herbs and cloudberry sauce, smoked reindeer and delicious Arctic char. The indoor temperature of your igloo hotel is between -4 and -7 degrees, but your cosy sleeping bag and snug reindeer skins will keep you warm throughout the night.

Stay: Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, Alta, Norway (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 3
Alta

Warm up in the sauna, followed by a hearty breakfast and a day of optional excursions, which include a snowmobile safari on the Finnmarksvidda and husky sledding. Transfer to Alta in the evening and check back into the Scandic Hotel for your last night. Along the way you’ll take a detour deep into the Finnmark countryside in search of the Aurora Borealis.

Stay: Scandic Hotel Alta (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 4
Alta/UK

After breakfast, make your way to Alta airport where you’ll board a flight, via Oslo, back to the UK.

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Prices

Accommodation rating: Superior

4-day tailor-made break from £1,225 incl. flights

Prices from: £1,225 to £1,355 per person

Valid for travel: December 2017 to March 2018

Package includes:

  • Return flights from London to Alta (via Oslo)
  • Return airport transfers
  • 2 nights at Scandic Hotel Alta (first and last night) on bed & breakfast basis
  • Transfer from Scandic Hotel to Sorrisniva Igloo
  • Overnight in igloo on a bed and breakfast basis inc. morning sauna and transfer from Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel to Scandic Hotel
  • Northern Lights hunt

Please note: Contact our specialists for excursions in Alta.

Terms & Conditions: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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