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4 day Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel based Holiday snowmobiling, reindeer sledding & husky mushing across the tundra of the Finnmark Plateau with overnight stays at the Holmen Husky Lodge & Arves Alta as well as at Sorrisniva. This millenials' special  comes with a Polar night mountain bonfire trip; a 15km husky mushing safari; a 30 km snowmobiling one, 3km reindeer sledding; a guided search for the Northern Lights and a full on Sami experience. The highlight of the trip is of course your valedictory evening at the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, the world's most Northerly Ice Hotel and the brainchild of brothers Hans Ulrik and Tor Kjetil whose grandfather Christian once quarried slate here. You'll also feast on ptarmigan, smoked reindeer & King Crab from the Barents whether under the star studded sky or Sorrisnova's Laksestua restaurant. 

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.

Bjørnfjell Mountain Lodge exterior | Holidays to Norway
 Bjørnfjell Mountain Lodge interior | Holidays to Norway
Bjørnfjell Mountain Lodge interior | Holidays to Norway
Bjørnfjell Mountain Lodge picture window view | Holidays to Norway

Bjornfjell Mountain Lodge

Bjørnfjell Mountain Lodge is a clutch of 5 cabins with panoramic views over the the valleys, plateaus and mountains surrounding Alta. Echoing traditional Norwegian ’cabin culture’ in an architecturally modernistic format Norway the cabins are open plan with a loft area, open fire and cabin window seats from where you can see the dancing Aurora when she's performing. Each cabin has WC/shower and you eat at the nearby SarvesAlta's cafe (SarvesAlta is the local  outdoor activity centre.

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. Transfer to Sarves Alta where you will be shown to your cabin at Bjornfell Lodge for the night. In the ealy evening your guide for the evening will take you to the foothills of a nearby mountain and a cabin, outside of which reindeer hides will be spread around an open fire. Whilst prepping and cooking your supper of local ingredients and specialities he will tell strories (short & tall), recount myths and Sami folklore under the star studded sky and hopefully, possibly the Northern Lights. Afterwards sled down the hillside and back to your cabin.

2nd Day

Take breakfast in Sarve Alta's cafe cum service building after which you can either just hang out and watch the day go by or rent a fat tyre quad bike, snow shoes or winter zip line. In the early afternoon transfer to Holmen Husky Lodge and go husky mushing in the twilight, warming up in a jacuzzi, dinner at the Lodge. If you're still up for it and have the energy you can walk in the area around the kennels before spending a night in a Lavvu with its pyramidal floor to ceiling window.

3rd Day Snowmobiling & Igloo Hotel

Your mush ends at the Sorrisniva Igloo Alta and lunch in the hotel's restaurant. Spend the afteroon kick sledding in the hotel's surrounds or litreally 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 scuplture 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 int eh Ice Bar and settle down for one of the more unusual nights of your life :sleepping in an igloo.

4th Day Reindeer Sledding

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 Norway
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 consecutive nights' accommodation at Bjornfell & Holmen Lodges
1 night at Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel
Lodgings in twin room, Lavvu & Ice Room respectively
3 breakfasts,1 light lunch & 3 suppers
Polar Night Bonfire Evening
Husky Safari (15km)
Snowmobile Safari (30 km)
Reindeer Sledding Safari (3km)

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Departure Dates & Prices:

Fridays December 2018 to March 27th 2019 (NOR08)
Guide Price £2359pp
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

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel reception | Holidays to Norway

  • Lodges & Igloo Hotel overnights
  • Husky, Snowmobile & Reindeer Safaris
  • Polar Night Bonfire Evening 
  • Northern Lights Search
  • Sami Experience
  • Guide Price  £2359pp