Snowmobiling in search of the Northern Lights

If you want to drive your own snowmobile and want to take part in a shorter trip in our local area, we can arrange this in combination with other activities or overnight stay at Sorrisniva Igloo hotel.


Winter and spring




2,5 hours


10 km

Combine the excitement of driving a snowmobile through the Arctic evening whilst searching for the allusive Northern Lights. The guide will lead you through the wilderness of the Alta River valley up onto the inland plateau where the absence of any background light maximises you chance of viewing the Borealis. Your guide will provide you with your thermal suit, boots, gloves, and helmet as well as instructing you in the safe operation of your snowmobile. The guide will also be able to assist you with achieving the best photos of the borealis.

We start this tour from Sorrisniva, which is a 20-minute drive from the center of Alta. You will get a taste of riding a snowmobile. We drive along a simple trail around Sorrisniva.

The tour itself

Our experienced scooter guide will meet you at our reception before departure. Before we start the tour, the guide will review both training and safety routines for using a snowmobile. You can share the experience with a passenger, or you can ride alone on your own snowmobile. You can also request to join as a passenger with one of our guides.

The tour includes

  • Snowmobile guide
  • Introducion in use of snowmobiles and safety routines
  • Winter suit, winter shoes, gloves and wool socks
  • Balaklava and approved helmet
  • Fuel

Other information

  • Drivers must have a valid car or motorcycle license.
  • For your and our safety, you will sign a form for liability insurance before the tour starts.
  • Sorrisniva reserves the right to cancel the tour in extreme weather conditions. The guide can also choose another trail if, due to safety reasons, the planned route cannot be completed due to weather or driving conditions.

We offer transfer to and from Alta center. This must be ordered in advance for an additional cost.

All our snowmobile trips can be combined with accommodation at Sorrisniva Igloo hotel, other activities or with lunch / dinner in our restaurant – Laksestua. Feel free to contact us at for more information or visit our website.

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Discover Alta from the snowmobile

Do you want to taste the feeling of driving your own snowmobile, along easy terrain at Sorrisnivas local area? This is a perfect ride for you who want to get a taste of trying out this vehicle.