Top 20 Experience in Alta

Northern Lights tour with Alta Adventure

Northern Lights tour with Alta Adventure

We offer a tour for a small group to enjoy togetherness and excitement while hunting for Northern Lights in the beautiful landscapes of the Alta Fjord. We arrange organized guided tours since 2007 and have the knowledge about how to find the Northern Lights if the conditions are there. On our tours you normally will have 80-90 % chance of seeing this spectacular view. You will be offered a reindeer skin to lay on. While enjoying the great outdoors and waiting for the green lady, we will share with you local stories about Norwegian way of living and the local history from the Stone Age, Sami culture, reindeer-herding, wildlife, Second World War and the modern society in Alta and Finnmark. During the tour we serve a taste of warm and cold snacks and beverages (alternative to vegans, etc.). We are normally back in Alta Center just over midnight.
5-Hour Snowmobile safari on the Arctic Tundra. Have Fun & Explore!

5-Hour Snowmobile safari on the Arctic Tundra. Have Fun & Explore!

Join us on adventures and experience the Arctic nature in harsh conditions.
We drive along a historic postal route, and on the trip we get to see Sami settlements, plateaus and feel the freedom of moving freely in the mighty Finnmark nature.
Dog Sled Tour and Puppy Cuddles

Dog Sled Tour and Puppy Cuddles

Alta’s stable, cold climate and easy access to the Finnmark Mountain Plateau has made Alta a dogsledding hotspot in Europe. Mushers from all over Norway and Europe have settled here to be able to dedicate as much of their time as they can to dogsledding.

Our family joined their ranks over three decades ago. We have spent the years racing and learning about dogsledding. This knowledge is the foundation of the dogsledding trips that we offer our guests. We will take you to the tracks along the Alta River and the path where Europe’s best mushers race towards the finish line for the famous Finnmarksløpet. You don’t get much closer to Norway’s dogsledding culture than this.

The frozen landscape is like nothing you’ll ever see, glittering in the sunlight and bathed in shades of blue, pink and purple during the light of the polar night. Feel the kiss of the cold on your cheeks and listen to the silence of the vast Arctic nature.
Hunt the Magical Northern Light from a Snowmobile Seat

Hunt the Magical Northern Light from a Snowmobile Seat

Join us on adventures and experience the Arctic nature in harsh conditions.

We drive along a historic postal route, and on the trip we get to see Sami settlements, plateaus and feel the freedom of moving freely in the mighty Finnmark nature.

We show you the beautiful Beskades mountain. We start from Suolovuopmi Mountain Lodge and go up in the Arctic wilderness. This trip is perfect if you want to experience Finnmark`s mountains and nature!

Transport from hotels in Alta and the docks to start point are included.

Tour length: 5 hours included transport from Alta

Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience
The tour leads mostly over flat terrain, with some rugged terrain and it’s quite easy to drive also for inexperienced drivers. Valid driving license needed!

If you have any food allergies or health issues please let us know before the trip.
For our guests who need glasses we recommend to switch to contacts prior to the tour.
Sleigh Ride w/ snacks - Experience Arctic Farm Life

Sleigh Ride w/ snacks - Experience Arctic Farm Life

A perfect family exursion!
Experience the nature and silence surrounded by snow-clad mountains in the valley of Mathisdalen and come join our family at Omdal farm.
The sleigh is drawn by the horse breed known from the Disney movie "Frozen". The sheep you will meet, have the opportunity to be outside all year long, and in the summertime they lives side by side to the reindeer up in the mountains. After the ride, you can warm up in our Sami tent, called a lavvo, where we serve coffee/tea/pastry/cured meats.
3hr Finnmarksvidda Snowmobile Adventure

3hr Finnmarksvidda Snowmobile Adventure

On this trip we take you outside of Alta to our historical, 150 year old mountain lodge in Gargia valley. After preparing you for the adventurous ride ahead we take you along the old postal road up to the very edge of Finnmarksvidda to a mountain range called Beskades. Through snow covered forests we make our way up to the expansive mountain plains. Here you can embrace the true arctic wilderness, surrounded by only snow and the sky in all directions.

On the trip you will learn about our history and the lifestyle of the arctic, while also getting to experience Finnmarks culinary side with locally made snacks.

Our certified Guide will show you how to drive the snowmobile, and make sure you have an adventure to remember.
Northern Lights Adventure By Snowmobile

Northern Lights Adventure By Snowmobile

The highlight of any trip above the arctic circle: experiencing the magical northern lights dance across the sky. The mystery of light has given us many myths and legends over the years. Everything from heroes who lit up the sky to mysterious fire foxes and warnings of danger. The dry and stable climate in Alta provides the best conditions for seeing the Northern Lights.

On this trip we combine the excitement of snowmobiling with experiencing the northern lights dancing across the sky. We take you along the old postal road up to the very edge of Finnmarksvidda to a mountain range called Beskardes.

Far away from the lights of the city this trip provides the ideal conditions to see the northern lights in a beautiful winter landscape. If we are lucky we will get to see the magnificent northern lights dancing across the sky on our trip, or be treated with a beautiful arctic night sky.
Northern Lights Hunt

Northern Lights Hunt

This trip focuses on experiencing the northern lights and we spend almost 4 hours out looking for this fantastic phenomenon. We start the evening with a small lecture about the northern lights. This is to give you an understanding of how it occurs, then we look at the conditions for this particular evening. We can not say in advance where we are going, this depends on the weather forecast and northern lights forecast. We use our local knowledge to find the best places to experience the Northern Lights dancing in the night sky.
Sleigh Ride w/ Tapas Meal - Experience Arctic Farm Life

Sleigh Ride w/ Tapas Meal - Experience Arctic Farm Life

A perfect family exursion!
Experience the nature and silence surrounded by snow-clad mountains in the valley of Mathisdalen and come join our family at Omdal farm.
The sleigh is drawn by the horse breed known from the Disney movie "Frozen". The sheep you will meet, have the opportunity to be outside all year long, and in the summertime they lives side by side to the reindeer up in the mountains. You will also get a taste of the Sami way of life, when enjoying a tapas meal in a traditional Sami tent, called "lavvo".
Snowmobile safari in the mountain plateau of Finnmarksvidda

Snowmobile safari in the mountain plateau of Finnmarksvidda

Driving snowmobile is a great way to experience freedom and it is an activity that we really enjoy to offer. We arrange organized guided tours since 2007 and have the knowledge about the area and the best way to explore it. We will take you to breath taking places with incredible and different views where we can stop and take some pictures enjoy warm beverages. If we are lucky we can also meet a reindeer herd in their traditional migration over the mountain plateau.
A small taste of dog sledding

A small taste of dog sledding

Meet a professional dog musher, see how a dog kennel is organized, and meet our friendly alaska huskies. The guide(s) are taking you on a tour when you sit on one of our big sleds. We drive about 30 min and return to our kennel where you will participate in taking care of the dogs after the trip.
Private dog sled tour in the Alta valley

Private dog sled tour in the Alta valley

After we have prepared ourselves and the dogs, we start out with the dogs, we follow the valley and drive for approx. 1.5-2 hours before we turn around and drive back. total time on the sledge is approx. 3 hours. we spend a lot of time in forest landscapes, some river crossings. if we're lucky, we see the northern lights if the trip is in the dark, or we can see moose. there are many moose in the forest, but it can be difficult to see them. but if we're lucky, we'll see them
Small-Group Hiking Adventure to Orvvos Waterfall

Small-Group Hiking Adventure to Orvvos Waterfall

This tour is all about spending time in nature in true Norwegian fashion. Friluftsliv or "Open air life" is very important to the local population of Alta, who take every opportunity to hike into the mountains purely for the purpose of enjoying being there.

With this in mind, in this 5 hour trip, we take the hike up to the beautiful Orvvos Waterfall, light a bonfire and enjoy the moment as we brew our coffee and talk about what it is like to live life here in the far north.
4 hour Winter Adventure Includes Snowshoe Trip and Visiting the Ice Hotel

4 hour Winter Adventure Includes Snowshoe Trip and Visiting the Ice Hotel

Join us on a snowshoe trip and experience the Arctic nature on foot. Meet your guide at our Explorer store in the center, we dress you in the right clothes and equip you with a pair of snowshoes. From here we take a 30min drive in our new environmentally friendly electric van through the beautiful nature around Alta until we get to our final destination Gargia Lodge, our outpost in a valley south of Alta.

When we arrive Gargia we will get our gear on and have a nice 45-60 min walk in beautiful nature, surrounded by pine- and birch forest in the beautiful Gargia Valley.

After our walk we will come back to the Lodge, where we will sit around the fireplace and have a coffee and traditional Norwegian waffle cake, while our guide will tell you stories about the local culture and the area around Alta.

On the return to Alta we will make a stop to visit the famous ice hotel Sorrisniva, with its beautiful ice art and sculptures. A bucket list experience, which is great for taking photos.
Hiking Tour to Halde Toppen and Northern Lights Observatory

Hiking Tour to Halde Toppen and Northern Lights Observatory

Your guide will meet you at your hotel at 8:15 and drive out to kåfjord and the parking at the base of Halde. We start our walk climbing along a forestry trail which slowly narrows to no more than the old horse and cart road towards the top. Once above the tree-line, the terrain flattens out into a valley leading us straight towards our goal with the spectacular view of Halde in front of us. The final push for the summit is a steep winding path finishing at the northern light observatory at the very top!

The climb to the top will take roughly 3 hours, although the fitness of the group will always have an influence on the time taken. A lunch of RealTurmat and some hot drinks while enjoying the spectacular view will have us full of energy again for the journey home.

While there are some steeper sections to this hike, it is achievable for all levels of hikers. Good hiking boots and windproof clothing for the summit are an absolute must in order to enjoy this experience to its full.
Snowshoeing and ice fishing in a lake outside Alta

Snowshoeing and ice fishing in a lake outside Alta

To bring your friends and family for an ice fishing trip can be one of the most enjoyable things you can do together in a winter or spring day in Alta. This adventure gives you the chance to experience the Arctic outdoor life while trying to get a fish in a frozen lake. The scenery is fantastic for snowshoeing in the beautiful landscapes of Alta and to take memorable pictures.
Kviby, Norway Snowmobiling Experience

Kviby, Norway Snowmobiling Experience

A fantastic way to experience the Finnmark plateau and the rugged coastal landscape at the same time! It will definitely leave good memories if you love nature and adventure! Lots of experiences for the money!
3-day Karasjok Exploration by Snowmobile

3-day Karasjok Exploration by Snowmobile

This is the classic scooter tour across the Finnmarksvidda, from Alta to Karasjok. Named by Forbes Travel Guide for one of the world's five most beautiful trips, described as the inner file of Finnmark. Here we meet the traditional inner Finnmark on a snowmobile over low-rolling plateau landscape.
On the trip from Alta to Karasjok we will visit two of the traditional Mountain Lodges such as Jotka and Mollisjok Mountain Lodge. We follow parts of the Finnmarksløp route and cross Lesjavri, Finnmark's largest lake on this trip.

We will also on this tour explore the tradingplace Karigasniemi in Finland and Karasjok width a visit to Sapmi Park, Knife Smith Strømeng and a tour of Karasjok`s Shopping Center.

This is a trip that is guaranteed to give a lot of impressions and memories.

Driver of snowmobile full pension: NOK 23000,-

LEVEL OF COMPLEXITY:
Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience

NUMBER OF SNOWMOBILES:
Min. 2 Drivers / Max. 6 snowmobiles

STARTING TIME:
09:00
Historical Snowmobile Tour Across Finnmarksvidda

Historical Snowmobile Tour Across Finnmarksvidda

Join us for a ride along Norway's longest historical postal route. While the route was operated in the 19th century 30 different reindeer herding families got their mail delivered to them along this road. You will get a glimpse of what it used to take to deliver a mail up here in the sometimes-harsh, rough conditions of the arctic. We will take you on journey, following part of the original route between Gargia and Suolovuopmi Mountain Lodge.

This trip gives you an exhilarating way of exploring the arctic scenery just right outside our doorstep. While driving through the magical winter landscape, there is a possibility to see wildlife as well. Once we reach the highest point of the plains you will be impressed by the vast views that Europe’s largest mountain plateau has to offer.
Private Northern Lights Hunt

Private Northern Lights Hunt

This trip focuses on experiencing the northern lights and we spend almost 4 hours out looking for this fantastic phenomenon. We start the evening with a small lecture about the northern lights. This is to give you an understanding of how it occurs, then we look at the conditions for this particular evening. We cannot say in advance where we are going, this depends on the weather forecast and northern lights forecast. We use our local knowledge to find the best places to experience the Northern Lights dancing in the night sky.

The mystery surrounding the light has given us many myths and
legends over the years. The light has also been
given many names and one of the names the Sami use for the light is
Guovssahas, meaning the light that can be heard.

The dry and stable climate in Alta provides the best conditions for being able to see the northern lights. On this trip you can enjoy the search for the magical
light and enjoy the beautiful arctic nature and wilderness at the same
time.