Winter in Northern Norway

Winter in Northern Norway

Winter in Northern Norway.

4 Nights/ 5 Days in Northern Norway

Choose something special and enjoy your winter holiday in the northernmost county of Norway. Enjoy the wild forests, mountain plateau, coastal and mountain landscapes. This program offers opportunities for catching the mystherious Northern Lights, visit the beautiful North Cape and the famous Slate City of Pæskatun.

Detail Description
Destination Norway
Holiday Type Winter/Northern Lights
Start/Finish Alta Norway
Duration 4 nights / 5 days
Season 01.10.2019 – 31.03.2020

Day 1
Arrival to Alta by flight
Private transfer to hotel by minibus without an assistant
Afternoon/Evening at leisure
Lunch and dinner under own arrangements
Overnight at Thon Hotel Alta or similar in Alta

Day 2
Breakfast at the hotel
Optional tour – 10:00 Ice Fishing (4.5 hours)
A really popular activity here in the north is to go ice fishing. Back in the days, it was a way to ensure survival in remote areas with little food sources during the hard winter time. But nowadays it is meant to be done for leaned-back outdoor recreation, social get-together and fun.
Dressed in properly warm clothing we bring with us ice drill, jigging equipment (special, sensitive ice fishing
rod), hot beverages and snacks. We head for the frozen lakes with direct road connection where we try to
make a good catch and prepare it on the fire. No fish? Then we will create something else instead.
If you want you can help us to start the campfire, drill holes in the ice and prepare the fishing gear to be
involved in a whole winter outdoor experience. Otherwise, the beautiful winter surrounding is inviting you to
wander around and relax on reindeer skins until your guide makes you familiar with the fishing gear and
jigging technique to increase the chances of success.
Lunch and dinner under own arrangements

19:00 Northern Lights Safari with the bus (5 hours)
Come with us to hunt the Northern Lights by bus!
We will leave behind us all the artificial lights from town. According to the weather forecast and with our
specific knowledge about the topography surrounding Alta we will go for the clearest skies and the best
photo location.

To make sure that you feel comfortable during our trip you can lend thermal dresses, warm winter boots,
hats and gloves for free.

Our local and experienced guides will explain the history and science behind the Northern Lights and will give
camera support. They also take portraits of you, and the best pictures will be sent to your e-mail address.
The duration can vary depending on how early the Northern Lights appears and how far we need to drive to find
the phenomenon. Our only primary goal is that YOU see the Northern Lights to provide your most unique
experience in the Arctic Region.

Overnight at Thon Hotel Alta or similar in Alta.

Day 3
Breakfast at the hotel
09:00 North Cape – the end of the world! (9 hours)
To be on 71° 10ʹ 21ʹʹ N, standing on the plateau of the famous cliff known as the North Cape, 307 meter (1007 ft.) above sea level, facing north and seeing nothing but the slightly curved horizon of the endless The Barents Sea meets the sky, that is the aim of this tour! Starting from Alta with a comfortable minibus and an experienced local driver-guide, the tour will bring us through the spectacular nature of our county Finnmark. From luscious Alta, over mountain passes with no vegetation, scarcely vegetated fiord landscape and up to the moon-like Magerøya where we find North Cape. You will get loads of stories and information about our history, culture and wildlife from the guide during the tour. There will be a coffee break at a good photo location on the way.
To have reached “the end of the world” as Francesco Negri described it in 1664 deserves a celebration. You will get a glass of champagne and a diploma confirming that you have been in persona at North Cape.
The Visitor Center has cafés, restaurant, an exclusive gift shop, post office, a spectacular panoramic film, historical exhibitions, post office, museum and an ecumenical chapel. The centre is an attraction in its means!

In the winter months, the last 13 km will be behind a snowplough in a convoy of coaches and cars that leaves on fixed departure times. Lunch and dinner under own arrangements
Overnight at Thon Hotel Alta or similar in Alta.

Day 4
Breakfast at the hotel
11:00 Alta – the Slate City (2.5 hours)
We pick you up at your hotel and lead you to the slate quarry Pæskatun around 20 minutes south of Alta. On the way up and later back from Pæskatun we pass the city centre and the main attractions of Alta, like the Northern Lights Cathedral, the old Alta Church and the slate port.
Along the way, our local and experienced tour guide loves to share the knowledge about Alta and point out the everywhere presence of our 800 million years old slate.

The history of the Alta slate industry reaches back to the end of the 1860s. Up in the mountains at Pæskatun a visually and acoustically impressive presentation will teach you everything about the world-famous Alta Quartzite Slate. It shows you how it is taken out of the mountain and how the slate workers make a roof tile out of the large slate blocks. Afterwards, it’s your turn to be a “slate worker-for-a-day” by using the traditional slate scissors to make your own real and unique Alta Slate souvenir!

When done with the “hard” labour it is time to relax, explore our slate quarry or have a look into our slate worker hut museum to see how they lived and worked during the weekdays in the past. And let your eyes
wander about the peaceful and calming scenery of the Alta river valley before we, unfortunately, have to tear us away from Pæskatun.
Afternoon/Evening at leisure
Lunch and dinner under own arrangements
Overnight at Thon Hotel Alta or similar in Alta

Day 5
Breakfast at the hotel
Check out from hotel
Private transfer to airport by minibus without an assistant

Optional Tour
Ice Fishing
The regular tour starts at the old entrance of Scandic Hotel Alta
Included
– Transport, pictures, hot beverages, soup and snacks
– The supplier provides fishing gear
Additional Information
– For a comfortable and warm trip, we recommend bringing your best winter clothing. Also, we provide free thermal dresses, shoes, balaclava, mittens and hats.
– The supplier provides all the equipment needed for both fishing and to keep you warm from inside and outside.

Prices
€1489 Per Person in DBL room*
€467 Single Supplement

*Depending on the arrival & departure dates, the rate slightly varies. Please contact us for further information.
**rates do not include the extra cost of the optional tours. See below.

Optional tours.
Ice Fishing (4.5 hours) €169 per person

  • 4 nights in the 4* Thon hotel Alta (or similar) with breakfast
  • Arrival transfer in Alta without assistant Pick up at the airport / Drop off at the hotel
  • Northern Lights Safari by bus (5 hours). The regular tour starts at the old entrance of Scandic Hotel Alta
    • Included:
    • Transport, portrait, hot beverages, soup & bread, snacks, camera help.
    • Thermal clothing and shoes, tripods available for free lending
    • Additional information: – Bring your own warm winter clothing – recommended
  • North Cape – the end of the world! (9 hours) Regular tour, starts at the old entrance of Scandic Hotel Alta. Departure: 09:00; Latest 07:00am wintertime

    • Included

    • Transport, pictures, hot beverages and snacks

    • Additional information:
      Clothing and shoes according to the season recommended.
      In wintertime we will bring with us extra thermal clothing
      for free lending. Tripods for free lending.

  • Alta – the Slate City (2.5 hours) Regular tour, starts at the old entrance of Scandic Hotel Alta. Departures: Monday to Saturday
    • IncludedTransport, self-made slate souvenir, hot beverages and snacks.
      Additional information: – Clothing and shoes according to the season recommended
  • Departure transfer in Alta without assistant Pick up at the hotel / Drop off at the airport

THON HOTEL ALTA (Or similar)
The hotel is situated right in the middle of Alta’s town centre, on the upper floors of the building that houses the AMFI Alta shopping centre. Thon Hotel Alta is a modern business hotel which is also well suited to holiday travellers, and which makes a perfect base for exploring Alta and its Arctic surroundings.

Flights are not included in the price. Adventure Holidays do not book flights. We will  advise you on best times, dates and airfares to book.

From Price pp

€1,489

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