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  • Fly to Northern Norway to stay at the amazing Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel - the world’s northernmost ice hotel.
  • We've included a dog sledding expedition and snowmobile safari - a fantastic way to explore the Winter Wonderland scenery!
  • Opt to spend two days in the cosmopolitan capital, Oslo, exploring its unique architecture, wealth of culture and fantastic restaurants.

Your Destination

A magical land of glass-like fjords, dense forests and soaring mountains, Northern Norway is a true Winter wonderland. Reaching up across the Arctic Circle into Lapland, this sparsely populated region is home to reindeer, huskies and the once nomadic Sami people.

As the Aurora lights appear in the night sky, Norwegian Lapland becomes an adventure playground blanketed  in glistening snow, with endless opportunity for discovery and wonder. This tour will take you to Alta - the municipal capital of Norway's northernmost county Finnmark that lies next to beautiful Alta Fjord. 

Our Offer

Offer 1: Alta Tour
Offer 2: Alta Tour with 1 night in Oslo before & after

Your Alta Itinerary In Brief

Day 1: Alta Airport - City
Day 2: Alta, A Taste of Dog Sledding
Day 3: Alta, Hunting the Northern Lights with minibus 3-4 hours
Day 4: Alta, Sorrisniva - Alta Ice Hotel 
Day 5: Alta - Airport

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Alta
Explore the scenic town of Alta from your hotel. This charming town has a quieter aura than popular Tromso, offering visitors a really authentic Norwegian experience. The world's first Northern Light observatory was built here at the end of the 19th century and has earned Alta the name: "The Town of the Northern Lights." 
Day 2: Alta, Dog Sledding
Are you ready to try authentic dog sledding? Be picked up at one of the meeting points in Alta and be dropped off afterwards. Warm thermal suits, mittens, hats and winter boots are provided. Remember to bring your own warm woollen or fleece underwear. Provide brief and precise instructions about how to drive a dog sled before entering the dog enclosure, where many happy Alaskan huskies are waiting to meet you. Each dog has its own kennel with its name on it. You will be given a list of the names of the dogs that will be in your dog team, and then it’s time to get started. The harnesses hang in fixed places so it is just a case of finding the right dog. When everything is ready and dogs will be eager to set off.

Open the gates and head into the forest, where it is tranquil and you can enjoy the enthusiastic dogs, the weather and the nature. One of the guides leads the way and you follow behind. During this trip, drive in the forest, open landscapes and beside Alta River or on frozen sections. Two people ride per sled; one musher and one who sits on the sled. Stop and swap places en route. After a while return to the kennel. The dogs need to be returned to their respective kennels, and you help with this. 

Then it’s time to relax around an open fire with a hot drink and home baking to eat. Your guides on this trip have trained the dogs all autumn and winter and also competed in some sled dog races, from shorter races right up to the world’s longest sled dog race.

Included: Transfer to/from downtown Alta, warm clothing, shoes, coffee/ tea and homemade cake

Day 3: Alta, Hunting the Northern Lights
In a private minibus, go out to hunt for the magnificent Northern Lights. From September to the end of March, you can see and experience the Northern Lights, join the guide and hunt for the aurora. If you are interested in the Northern Lights and local history the trip will be perfect for you.

Depending on the weather you can explore different parts of Alta, the coastline and maybe the areas were the Sami people lives. The guide has knowledge about the Northern Lights, basic photo knowledge, and can also tell you about the culture and history of Alta, and how it has been to grow up with the aurora borealis. During the trip, you will have time to enjoy the silence and the winter darkness on your way to find the northern lights. The guide will ensure that you’re having a great time, answer all your questions and also help you with your own camera. The minibus takes maximum 7 people so you won't be a crowd. Sorrisniva does however reserve the right to use a bigger bus with 16 seats.

Included: Local guide, hot beverage and snack and gloves
Day 4: Alta
Relax at your hotel or explore the picturesque surroundings.

Day 5: Alta - Airport
Enjoy your taxi transfer to the airport.

Your Tour Hotels

Our members will stay at the following hotels with Bed & Breakfast.

Scandic Hotel Alta

Your Tour Hotels
Welcome to the Scandic Hotel Alta 4*, a modern and cosy hotel ideal for being close to nature and enjoying the small pleasures of life. It has a sauna, swimming pool and other comfort facilities for a perfect stay.

In your room, enjoy everything you need for a comfortable stay. With a Scandinavian style that combines functional furniture and elegant textures for optimal comfort.

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

Your Tour Hotels
This amazing hotel is built entirely of snow and ice, and thus has to be rebuilt very year, as soon as the first snow falls.  It is Norway’s largest and the world’s northernmost ice hotel. This year, its 16th, the doors will open on the 6th January 2016.

There are just 30 rooms, an ice lounge and bar, a themed sculpture gallery and an exquisitely decorated chapel. 

The temperature inside the igloo remains constant (between ˉ4°c and ˉ7°c) but the cosy reindeer hides, mattresses and sleeping bags will keep you warm throughout the night –although it is still recommended you wear thermals to bed!

Included:
- Extreme sleeping bag good for -25 Celsius and pillow
- Morning sauna incl. towels: 7-10 am
- Breakfast buffet with local ingredients and bread from kitchen: 8-10 am
- Towels in the bathroom/wardrobe
- Coffee/tea buffet and tap water Internet

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults

Optional Stopover

You may choose to extend your trip by adding a 1-night stopover pre and post your tour at the Clarion Hotel The Hub 4* in Oslo, in a Standard Room, with Bed & Breakfast

If you love the outdoors, exploring Norway’s capital Oslo and all it has to offer is a definite must. With forests and fjords, you are bound to love this city. Oslo offers many attractions, most of them are located within walking distance of each other in Oslo’s compact city centre, while the famous museums on the Bygdøy peninsula area are easy to reach by public transportation. 

Top attractions in Oslo include the Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park, the Opera House, Holmenkollen Ski Jump and the Viking Ship Museum, some of which are included on your complimentary Oslo Pass. 

Clarion Hotel The Hub 4*

Welcome to Clarion Hotel The Hub 4*, a complex that reopened its doors on March 2019. It has an idyllic location, in the center of Oslo, and near the central station. You will find shops, bars and restaurants very close to you. The ideal place to rest and be at the center of all the action. 

Please note: Some facilities may incur an additional fee, payable locally.

Your Room

Each room features a coffee maker, hairdryer, luxury comforters and pillows, 55-inch smart TV with multimedia transmission, Wi-Fi connection, among others.

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults

Your Board Basis

Start every morning with your daily breakfast. Enjoy a wonderful breakfast with healthy and varied alternatives. Choose the chef's own tortillas, a wide selection of organic products and fair trade coffee.

Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally.  Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only

Your Journey

Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.

The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Transfers are included as per the itinerary in Alta.

In Offer 2, transfers to and from the hotel in Oslo are not included.

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly. 

Weather

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here. 

Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 


Entry Requirements 

You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 

If your passport describes you as a British Citizen, you do not need a visa to enter Norway. For non-British citizens, you should check the current entry requirements on the website of the Foreign Ministry and if necessary, confirm with the Norwegian Embassy. 


Health
 

For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip. In the event that you are referred to a medical facility for treatment, you should contact your insurance/medical assistance company immediately. 

Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance. 

Brexit 

If you are travelling to the EU after 29 March 2019, the UK government recommends that you have six months left on your passport on the date of your arrival to an EU country. You should also check when your passport was renewed.


If you renewed a 10-year adult passport before it expired, extra months may have been added to your passport’s expiry date. These extra months over 10 years will not count towards the 6 months that must be remaining. The UK Government has published a website tool to check the validity of your passport under these rules: https://www.passport.service.gov.uk/check-a-passport

You can renew your passport online or by going to a Post Office with a Check and Send service: https://www.gov.uk/renew-adult-passport/renew

If your passport does not meet the criteria for third-country nationals, you may be denied entry to any of the Schengen area countries. 

Please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/passport-rules-for-travel-to-europe-after-brexit for further information.

In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

What's Included

  • - Oslo (pre & post Alta)
  • Standard room
  • Breakfast
  • - Alta
  • Return taxi transfer airport-city-airport
  • 2 night accommodation in a standard room with breakfast at Scandic Alta 4* or similar
  • 2.5 hours Taste of Dogsledding
  • 3-4 hours Hunting the northern light with minibus
  • Return transfers city - Sorrisniva Alta Ice Hotel - city
  • 1 night accommodation in Sorrisniva Alta Ice Hotel
  • 1 night accommodation in a standard room with breakfast at Scandic Alta 4* or similar

Not Included

  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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