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Holiday Package - norway

Choose something special and enjoy your winter holiday in the northernmost county of Norway. Enjoy the wild forests, mountain plateau, coastal and mountain landscapes. This program offers opportunities for catching the mystherious Northern Lights, visit the beautiful North Cape and the famous Slate City of Pæskatun.

The city of northern lights – ALTA, NORWAY

The city of Alta lies in an area with a relatively mild climate in the otherwise cold north. Here you can experience Sami culture up close, see UNESCO protected rock carvings, spend the night in a ice hotel or hunt for the northern lights.

May to August have midnight sun and 24 hours of daylight, which gives you plenty of time to explore Northern Europe’s largest canyon, bike across Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau or go fishing in Altaelva river, one of the world’s best salmon rivers.

In the winter, you can try dog sledding or join a snowmobile safari, framed in the brilliant blue light that is so distinctive for Finnmark. The blue season in Alta lasts from November to January, after which the days get gradually longer. During winter nights you can often see the aurora borealis dancing across the skies, and the world’s first northern light observatory was actually built here at the end of the 19th century.

Inclusions

  • 4 nights stay at the hotel, Standard Room
  • Daily Breakfast at the hotel
  • Pick up and drop off transfers at Alta, Norway
  • Northern Lights Safari with Bus (5hrs trip)
  • North Cape-the end of the world! Tour (9hrs trip)
  • Alta, the Slate City Tour (2.5 hrs trip)
  • All taxes and service charges

Exclusion

  • Visa to Norway, if applicable
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional Tour
  • Tips and gratuities, porterage
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Services not mentioned on the inclusion or itinerary

ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrival to Alta by Flight
  • Private transfer to hotel by minibus without assistant.
  • Rest of the day, leisure time.
  • Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 Northern Lights Safari
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Morning, free time, at your own arrangement or take the optional tour.
  • At 7PM, meet up at a specific meeting point for your Northern Lights Safari.
  • Northern Lights Safari with bus
  • Come with us to hunt the Northern Lights! We will leave behind us all the artificial lights from town.
  • According to the weather forecast and with our specific knowledge about the topography surrounding Alta, we will go for the clearest skies and the best photo location. To make sure that you feel comfortable during our trip, you can lend thermal dresses, warm winter boots, hats and gloves for free.
  • Our local and experienced guides will explain the history and science behind the Northern Lights and will give camera support. They also take portraits of you and the best pictures will be sent to your email address.
  • Duration can vary depending on how early the Northern Lights appears and how far we need to drive to find the phenomenon. Our only main goal is that YOU see the Northern Lights to provide your most unique experience in the Arctic Region.
  • Afterwards, back to the hotel and overnight.
Day 03 North Cape – the end of the world! Tour
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • At 9AM; meet up at a specific meeting point for your tour.
  • North Cape – the end of the world! Tour
  • To be on 71 ̊10 ̍21 ̎ N, standing on the plateau of the famous cliff knows as the North Cape, 307 mtrs (1007 ft) above sea level, facing north and seeing nothing but the slightly curved horizon of the endless Barents Sea meeting the sky - that is the aim of this tour!
  • Starting from Alta with a comfortable minibus and an experienced local driver/guide, the tour will bring us through the spectacular nature of our county Finnmark. From luscious Alta, over mountain passes with no vegetation, scarcely vegetated fiord landscape and up to the moon-like Mageroya, where we find North Cape. You will get loads of stories and information about our history, culture and wildlife from the guide during the tour. There will be coffee break at good photo location on the way.
  • To have reached “the end of the world” as Francesco Negro describes it in 1664 deserves a celebration. You will get a glass of champagne and a diploma confirming that you have been in persona at North Cape. This Visitor Center has cafes, restaurant, and an exclusive gift shop, post office, a spectacular panoramic film, historical exhibitions, museum and an ecumenical chapel. The center is an attraction in its own means!
  • In the winter months, the last 13km will be behind a snow plough in a convoy of coaches and cars that leaves on fixed departure times.
  • Afterwards, back to the hotel and overnight.
Day 04 Alta – The Slate City Tour
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • At 11AM; meet up at a specific meeting point for your tour.
  • Alta – The Slate City Tour
  • We lead you to the slate quarry Paeskatun around minutes south of Alta.
  • On the way up and later back from Paeskatun, we pass the city center and the main attractions of Alta, like the Northern Lights Cathedral, the old Alta Church and the slate port.
  • Along the way, our local and experienced tour guide loves to share the knowledge about Alta and point out the everywhere presence of our 800 million years old slate.
  • The history of the Alta slate industry reaches back to the end of 1860’s. Up in the mountains at Paeskatun, a visually and acoustically impressive presentation will teach you everything about the world famous Alta Quartzite Slate. It shows you how it is taken out of the mountain and how the slate workers make a roof tile out of the huge slate blocks. Afterwards, it’s your turn to be a “slate- worker-for-a-day” by using the traditional slate scissors to make your own real and unique Alta Slate souvenir.
  • When done with the “hard” labour, it is time to relax, expore our slate quarry or have a look into our slate worker hut museum to see how they lived and worked during the weekdays in the past. And let your eyes wander about the peaceful and calming scenery of the Alta river valley before we unfortunately have to tear us away from Paeskatun.
  • Afterwards, back to the hotel and overnight.
Day 05 DEPARTURE
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out from the hotel by 12 Noon.
  • According to your flight, transfer to the airport for your departure.
  • End of our services.

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Double/Twin Room Price starts at AED 5, 599.00 per person
Single Room Price starts at AED 7, 500.00 per person

Note

  • Depending on the arrival & departure dates, the rate slightly varies.

Hotel to Stay

Alta (Norway): 4* Thon Hotel Alta or similar

Optional Tour

Ice Fishing (4.5hours)
  • Price starts at AED 850 per person
  • Includes transportation, pictures, hot beverages, soup and snacks and fishing gear.
  • For a comfortable and warm trip, we recommend to bring your best winter clothing. In addition, we provide free thermal dresses, shoes, balaclava, mittens and hats.
  • Our associate in Norway will provide you all the equipment needed for both fishing and to keep you warm from inside and outside.
5 DAYS NORTHERN LIGHTS SAFARI (ALTA, NORWAY)
Starting Rate
AED 5599
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