Winter expedition to the North Cape

Become spellbound by the Northern Lights. Prepare for a journey into the unforgetable arctic. Visit the northernmost of continental Europe - visit the North Cape. 

Winter at North Cape

The Arctic winter is full of beauty and excitement. Endless white plains, blue skies and a raging, upset ocean. Polar night and shimmering northern lights. This is the closest you will get to the forces of nature. If you want to experience the Arctic winter - visit the North Cape.

 

The sun disappears

The sun disappears in November, but there is still light. A few hours of daylight as your convoy is traveling towards Nordkapp. Perhaps streaks of sunlight on the horizon. And then a mighty cliff plunging into the Arctic Ocean. This is the  perfect place to see the northern lights dancing across the sky.

 

Northern lights

During clear winter nights, the Northern Lights – Aurora Borealis – transforms the skies into a colourful, overdimensioned monitor, where energy-rich, electrically charged sun particles crash into the earth’s magnetic field and fills the sky with green and reedviolet cascades – a magically moment!


Adventures for life

Standing on the far edge of northern Europe, on a steep mountain plateau. Watching the never ending horizon. Knowing that this is as far as you can go, this is Nordkapp. Knowing that the journey has been unforgettable. Welcome to the top of the world!

 

Activities and Attractions

  • Sorrisniva AS

    Sorrisniva AS

    Sorrisniva is a year-round adventure and activity company, located on the banks of the River Alta. In 2009 we got the award for the year Hospitality Business of Innovation Norway. In the winter you can visit the largest and northernmost ice hotel. You...

  • CampAlta

    CampAlta

    Alta river have always been an important part of life in Alta. The river supports a wide ecosystem of plants and animals, in which gives a rich stream of fish for humans whom live here. Alta river is considered one of the best salmon rivers in the world,...

  • Pæskatun

    Pæskatun

    Peska is one of the slate mountains in Alta. Up at the mountainside of Peska the slate quarry Pæskatun/Alta Skiferprodukter AS is located.

  • Northern Lights Husky og Trasti & Trine

    Northern Lights Husky og Trasti & Trine

    Trasti & Trine and Northern Lights Husky are based in Øvre Alta, 10 km from the centre of Alta. We offer dog sledding, various dining experiences, and accommodation.

  • Sami Siida

    Sami Siida

    Experience Sami culture, food and traditions. A warm welcome to our Siida!

  • Holmen Husky Lodge

    Holmen Husky Lodge

    Join us on a thrilling dog sledding adventure in winter light! Experience wonderful nature, mountains and rivers in a unique way, on a dog sledding adventure with our four-legged friends here at Holmen Husky Lodge.

  • Storekorsnes Ferie & Fritid

    Storekorsnes Ferie & Fritid

    Experience the wonderful nature of Finnmark summer and winter. Sea fishing, safaris, midnight sun, northern lights, eagle, halibut, whale, reindeer and other arctic animals.

  • Alta museum

    Alta museum

    The rock art in Alta is one of seven Norwegian listings on the UNESCO world heritage list

  • GuideGunnar

    GuideGunnar

    One of Norway’s most innovative and experienced tour guides, GuideGunnar is known for his energy and enthusiasm, sharing generously his in-depth, local knowledge of heritage and country. Educated mountain guide, GuideGunnar was one of the first in...

  • Gargia Fjellstue AS

    Gargia Fjellstue AS

    Gargia Mountain Lodge is located in the south of the Alta valley beside the old post road from Alta to Kautokeino that then crosses the Beskades terrain. You can find this little gem in beautiful natural surroundings just 30 minutes from Alta Airport.

  • BorealisAlta

    The beauty and power of the northern lights have fascinated people across the ages. While various cultures have told their own stories about the aurora borealis, researchers have been looking for a scientific explanation of the phenomenon.
  • SarvesAlta alpinsenter

    SarvesAlta alpinsenter

    Enjoy the view over Altafjorden in the fantastic slopes at SarvesAlta alpinsenter.Her kan du stå på ski/brett under nordlyset og nyte fargespillet og stjernehimmelen.Vi har 6 løypetraseer pluss gode muligheter til off pist kjøring og snøpark med...

  • GLØD Explorer

    GLØD Explorer

    GLØD, which means glow in English, was founded in 2005. From our base in Alta in the North Norwegian county of Finnmark, we offer bespoke Arctic adventures and expeditions for individuals and groups.

  • Icecube of Aurora

    Icecube of Aurora

    Icecube of Aurora is a local tourist fishing boat that engages in adventure tours in Altafjord.

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Taste of the Arctic

  • Sami Siida

    Sami Siida

    Experience Sami culture, food and traditions. A warm welcome to our Siida!

  • Restaurant Alta

    Restaurant Alta

    In Scandic Alta located in the center of Alta, you will find Restaurant Alta. Located just 1 hour and 50...

Accommodation

  • Sorrisniva AS

    Sorrisniva AS

    Sorrisniva is a year-round adventure and activity company, located on the banks of the River Alta. In 2009 we...

  • Alta River Camping

    Alta River Camping

    Alta River Camping is situated in scenic surroundings on the banks of the Alta River. The distance to the center...
  • Scandic Alta

    Scandic Alta

    The hotel is perfect for anyone wishing to experience Norway’s spectacular nature up close. With a meeting...

  • Alta Gjestegaard & Spa

    Alta Gjestegaard & Spa

    Altafjord Gjestegaard & Spa is situated in Bossekop, 6 kilometres from Alta airport - in idyllic surroundings...
  • Storekorsnes Ferie & Fritid

    Storekorsnes Ferie & Fritid

    Experience the wonderful nature of Finnmark summer and winter. Sea fishing, safaris, midnight sun, northern...

 

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