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A 4 day Holiday centred on the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel snowmobiling & husky mushing across the tundra of the Finnmark Pateau and sleeping on ice in a suite at Sorrisniva , the brainchild of brothers Hans Ulrik and Tor Kjetil and made famous some years back by Joanna Lumley's first ever TV programme as a travel presenter. You'll feast on ptarmigan, smoked reindeer & King Crab from the Barents Sea in the hotel's adjacent Laksestua restaurant, a conical wooden building shaped like a Sami lavvo (tent); mush huskies alongside old Sami trekking trails; snowmobile alongside the frozen Alta river and keep a look out for the Northern Lights. And beforehand you'll spend a night in a Lavvu at the Holmen Husky Lodge spotting for the dancing Aurora whilst getting up close and personal with your huskies.

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel Reception | Holidays to Norway | ScanAdventures
Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel Bar | Holidays to Norway | ScanAdventures
Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel Suite | Holidays to Norway | ScanAdventures
Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel | Holidays to Norway | ScanAdventures

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

Due for its 21st year when it opens this December for the 2019/20 winter, the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel melts away in early April .There are a variable number of intricately decorated rooms (between 25 & 30) sleeping from 2 to 5 people; an ice lounge and bar, a themed sculpture gallery and a consecrated chapel. Annexed to the hotel is something akin to a giant tent shaped pine cabin with an open fire, sauna, changing cubicles and restaurant serving Sami inspired dishes ranging from aquatic fowl to chanterelle mushrooms.

Holmen Husky Lodge exterior | Holidays to Norway
Holmen Husky Lodge Cabin interior | Holidays to Norway
Holmen Husky Lodge Lavvu exterior | Holidays to Norway
Holmen Husky Lodge Lavvu interior | Holidays to Norway

Holmen Husky Lodge

Holmen is renovated Nordic style barn with a wood fired sauna and Jacuzi and rooms with large bay windows overlooking the yard keeping you up close and personal with the huskies. Delicous home style cooked food is on the menu for both breakfast and supper. An ideal precusor to a night at the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel or for a short stay in its own right.

1st Day UK - Arctic Norway

Fly from London Heathrow via Oslo to Alta some 250 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Arctic Norway. Take a taxi or FlyBuss to the city centre where you will be met and transferred to the Holmen Husky Lodge. Kick off your weekend by husky mushing in the twilight and warming up in a jacuzzi, dinner at the Lodge and a night in a Lavvu with its pyramidal floor to ceiling window. Beforehand if you stilll have the energy you can talk in the walk area around the kennels.

2nd Day Husky Mushing & Igloo Night

After breakfast lace up your dog team again and mush across the vast covered snow plains and down by the banks of the Alta river. Your mush ends at the Sorrisniva Igloo Alta and lunch in the hotel's restaurant. Spend the aftenroon kick sledding in the hotel's surrounds or literally and metaphorically soak up the atmosphere in a hot tub. After a tour of igloo with its 20 or so rooms, ice suites, ice bar and sculpture gallery, repair to the restaurant for dinner. The menu varies according to season but is focused on local ingredients including ptarmigan, smoked reindeer and crab. Then fortify yourself with a night cap in the Ice Bar and settle down for one of the more unusual nights of your life : sleeping in an igloo.

3rd Day Arctic Norway - UK

Wake up to a sauna and breakfast before transferring back to Alta city centre and from there by taxi to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.

What’s included in your ScanAdventure:

Return scheduled flight(s) from London Heathrow to Alta via Oslo
All passenger service charges and airport departure taxes
Complimentary beverages & Pay on Board food service
Carriage of luggage (1pc Cabin & 1pc Checked)
Transfers as per itinerary
2 nights accommodation at Holmen Lodge & Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel
Lodgings in Lavvu & twin Ice Room respectively
2 breakfasts,1 light lunch & 2 suppers
2 Husky safaris (15km app 1½ hours each) as per itinerary
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Departure Dates & Prices:

Fridays December 2019 to March 27th 2020 (NOR07)
Guide Price £1629pp
Guide prices are in part based on our mid-level contract air fares which are variable in real time unlike our ground supplier contract costs which are generally fixed. We don’t do fancy lead in prices and at the time you confirm your booking always use the lowest air fare available. This may mean the confirmed price of your holiday being slightly less or more than the guide price in which case a proportionate reduction-supplement will apply. Carpe Diem = the earlier you book the better, especially for public & school holidays.

Safaris included or available on request

King Crab with tarragon, horseradish & artichoke | Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

  • Unique & Intricate Igloo Hotel 
  • Night in Husky Lodge
  • 2 Husky Safaris 
  • Gourmet Resturant
  • Guide Price  £1529pp