Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel


Once you have first taken the trouble to travel all the way to northern Norway, you might just as well go the whole way: put on your thermals and your woolly hat, climb into a sleeping bag and sleep like an angel in a room constructed of snow. Because Sorrisniva has a 2,500m2 igloo hotel, located just outside the Northern Lights city of Alta, where you will be ideally positioned for seeing the Northern Lights.

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The Northern Lights city of Alta


The Northern Lights city of Alta is a great choice for visitors seeking to experience the magic of the Northern Lights. Alta's history as a Northern Lights city goes back to the days when Birkeland built the world's first Northern Lights observatory on the top of Mt. Haldde in 1899. Alta has a stable climate and is therefore one of the best places in the north for seeing the Northern Lights.

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Winter Wonderland


Dog sledding has become even more popular than ever before. The popular dog sled race, Finnmarksløpet, has attracted many dog lovers to the Northern Lights city of Alta. This race runs for 1,000 kilometres, from Alta in the west to Kirkenes in the east and back again. It is the longest dog sled race in Europe, with the rough Finnmark landscape providing both two-legged and four-legged participants with an experience they will never forget. This race has been described as being the most beautiful winter adventure.

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Alta – Experiences throughout the year


Alta - the city of Northern Lights is the largest city in the county of Finnmark. It is a modern city offering all the services that you might require: hotels, restaurants and cafés, shops, cultural services and experiences. Norwegian and SAS both provide direct flights between Oslo and Alta, so the wonderful experiences available in Alta are just a couple of hours away!

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Alta in the summertime


Alta's unique history and natural environment can be experienced throughout the year, but particularly during the summer when it is possible to get out into the countryside and engage in individual activities. You can also book experienced guides to accompany you on excursions. A wide range of activities are available, including river boating trips, canoeing, off-road cycling and ATV trips.

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  • Kvenvikmoen Hotel & Golf

    Kvenvikmoen Hotel & Golf

    We have cheap and affordable rooms as well as accommodation with a higher standard and more amenities.

  • CampAlta

    CampAlta

    CampAlta is situated in upper Alta by the Alta riverbank, approx six kilometres from Alta Centre and is...

  • Sorrisniva AS

    Sorrisniva AS

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

  • Ongajoksetra

    Ongajoksetra

    The Ongajok Mountain Resort is situated in the wilderness, but still only 25 km from Alta Airport in...

  • Karens Rorbuer AS

    Karens Rorbuer AS

    A SPECIAL EXPERIENCE IN ARCTIC-NATURE Take part in nature's tranquility and mystery. Experience the changing...

  • 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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