North Adventure

Tours for Cruise Ships and Large Groups

All of the popular activities in the Alta area are available on a larger scale so that cruise ships can offer them as part of their call in Alta.

Most of our tours are offered as single destinations, but it is usually easy for us to combine them if you want a longer experience (husky dogs and the slate quarry, for example). We can also create new activities if desired - a special theme you might have, or overland tours to various towns and sights.

Please note that these tours are planned and priced differently from individual tours! Even though they look like the same activities, please don't make assumptions about prices, contents or availability without contacting us first. Contact us by email at henriette@northadventure.no, or ring our office at +47 78 44 50 50.

You can find the upcoming list of cruise ship visits in Alta on the harbor's site, here.

Why Alta?
Why North Adventure?

  1. Alta is a delightfully fresh and un-touristy tourist destination. Authentic experiences even for big groups!
  2. Activity providers have years of experience with groups from 20-100
  3. North Adventure has years of experience with shore agency, bus dispatch and activity monitoring
  4. Full transport and tour guide services for one bus with 20 passengers, or 25 buses with 50 people
  5. Professional and engaging tour guides to make the trips fun for your guests
  6. "All hands on deck" work ethic when your group comes to town
Winter Tours

October   -   March

AC210: Sami Adventure in Maze (with snacks)

Travel out to the tiny town of Maze. Spend time with members of a reindeer herding family and learn about old ways and traditions in their culture.

AC211: Sami Adventure in Maze (with lunch)

Travel out to the tiny town of Maze. Spend time with members of a reindeer herding family and learn about old ways and traditions in their culture. Eat a traditional lunch with reindeer and local flavors.

AC219: Traditional Reindeer Sledding in Maze (with lunch)

Experience the old ways of the Sami culture in the tiny town of Maze. Reindeer sledding, stories and traditions, and lunch around an open fire.

AC220: Traditional Reindeer Sledding in Maze (with snacks)

Experience the old ways of the Sami culture in the tiny town of Maze. Reindeer sledding, and then stories told around an open fire with small snacks to munch on.

AC226: Visit the Alta Museum

Take a winter trip out to the Alta Museum. Tour the exhibits, including indoor information about the ancient rock carvings, and browse for souvenirs in the museum's large shop.

AC230: Discover Alta's World-Famous Slate at Pæskatun

Visit Pæskatun, a traditional slate quarry in a beautiful setting. Learn about the old craft, hear stories from the hosts, and enjoy the view.

AC231: Discover Alta's World-Famous Slate at Pæskatun
(guests cut their own slate souvenir)

Visit Pæskatun, a traditional slate quarry in a beautiful setting. Learn about the old craft, hear stories from the hosts, and enjoy the view. With help from the hosts, use the old-style slate shears to cut your own souvenir.

AC232: Northern Lights Safari at Pæskatun

Come out to Pæskatun, a slate quarry to the south of Alta. It's an ideal place to hunt for the Northern Lights - favorable skies, help with your camera, and a welcome from the hosts that is as warm as the cabins where you can wait if the lights are not showing overhead.

AC233: Northern Lights Safari
and Slate Demonstration at Pæskatun

Come out to Pæskatun, a slate quarry to the south of Alta. It's an ideal place to hunt for the Northern Lights - favorable skies, help with your camera and warm cabins to wait inside. This tour also includes a demonstration and explanation of the old, traditional slate industry that is still operating in Alta.

AC240: Visit the Tirpitz Museum

Explore Alta's wartime past on this tour that takes you to the Tirpitz Museum. You'll see relics from the fearsome battleship and learn more about the occupation and destruction of Alta in WW2.

AC247: Winter Sami Adventure in Alta

Visit a Sami Siida, or reindeer herding camp, just at the edge of Alta. The hosts will provide insight into the old ways and traditions of the reindeer-herding Sami.

AC248: Winter Sami Adventure in Alta (with lunch)

Visit a Sami Siida, or reindeer herding camp, just at the edge of Alta. The hosts will provide insight into the old ways and traditions of the reindeer-herding Sami. A lunch of delicious, traditional reindeer stew will be provided.

AC253: A Taste of Dogsledding

Hop aboard a guide-driven dogsled and enjoy the ride as your team of sturdy, friendly husky dogs takes you along forest trails. Coffee and conversation afterwards adds the perfect finishing touch.

AC254: Visit the Dogs at a Husky Farm

Learn about the life of raising and racing Alaskan Husky dogs in the arctic. Meet, greet and photograph the friendly and beautiful dogs.

AC255: Spend the Night at a Husky Farm

Ride along on a dogsled in the afternoon, and then stay at the farm for a unique, magical overnight experience. You'll sleep in a heated tent with a big window to the arctic night sky!

AC264: Northern Lights Walk and Snorrisniva Igloo Hotel

Tour the fairy-tale Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, and then head outside to the nearby Alta River on a walk through the winter darkness in search of the Northern Lights.

AC265: Visit the Magical Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

Tour the fairy-tale Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, built every year from the ground up from natural, local snow and ice, and decorated by talented local sculptors. A different theme and floor plan every year - even if you've been here before, you haven't seen THIS one!

AC266: Spend the Night in Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

Come out to Sorrisniva, where the world-famous Igloo Hotel is made each year. Enjoy a dinner of local flavors, and then spend the night inside the hotel. You'll be surprised at how comfortable your night will be!

AC268: Snowmobile Tour and Igloo Hotel Visit

Travel to Sorrisniva, gear up and head along forest trails on a snowmobile. Then it's back to the Igloo Hotel to tour the wondrous interior of this frozen hotel.

AC269: Visit the Igloo Hotel and Make Your Own Ice Sculpture

Tour the magical Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel and marvel at the rooms and decorations inside. Then try your own hand at carving a block of ice!

AC270: Hunting for the Northern Lights

Head out into the wilderness, past the city lights of Alta, to a camp where chances are most favorable for a clear sky. If the aurora appears, you'll have a great opportunity and expert help to get good pictures.

AC271: Snowshoeing and Ice Fishing

Come out for a classic Norwegian tour - hike through the forest on snowshoes, try your luck at catching a fish in a frozen river or lake, and take a break for lunch.

AC280: Visit the Northern Lights Cathedral

Take a short ride from the ship to the intriguing and beautiful Northern Lights Cathedral. The guided tour, inside and out, will enhance the visit with stories and details

AC281: Visit to Kåfjord Church

Travel outside of Alta to the tiny town of Kåfjord to visit the little church there - it has an interesting style, and has witnessed much in the last two centuries!

Summer Tours

June   -   September

AC200: Alta Canyon and Power Station

Take a guided bus tour from Alta to Sautso, northern Europe's deepest canyon. Enjoy the scenery and visit the nearby dam and power station.

AC201: Sami Adventure at Alta Canyon

Take a tour out to Alta Canyon. Marvel at the natural wonder, and then explore the man-made dam that spans the river. Add a visit to a Sami reindeer herder's tent to learn more about their culture.

AC202: Sami Adventure at Alta Canyon (with lunch)

Take a tour out to Alta Canyon. Marvel at the natural wonder, and then explore the man-made dam that spans the river. Add a visit to a Sami reindeer herder's tent, learn more about their culture and eat a delightful traditional lunch.

AC205: Visit the Huskies at Trasti & Trine
(with dogsled demonstration)

It's summertime, but there's a husky dog farm still waiting to welcome you. Come meet the dogs, the puppies that will soon become champion racers, and learn more about the fascinating sport of dogsled racing in the arctic.

AC210: Sami Adventure in Maze (with snacks)

Travel out to the tiny town of Maze. Spend time with members of a reindeer herding family and learn about old ways and traditions in their culture.

AC211: Sami Adventure in Maze (with lunch)

Travel out to the tiny town of Maze. Spend time with members of a reindeer herding family and learn about old ways and traditions in their culture. Eat a traditional lunch with reindeer and local flavors.

AC212: Sami Adventure and Riverboat Trip in Maze (with lunch)

Travel out to the tiny town of Maze. Spend time with members of a reindeer herding family and learn about old ways and traditions in their culture. Take a short riverboat ride to explore the nearby river. Eat a traditional lunch with reindeer and local flavors.

AC213: Sami Adventure and Riverboat Trip
to the Canyon (with lunch)

Travel out to the tiny town of Maze. Spend time with members of a reindeer herding family and learn about old ways and traditions in their culture, including eating a delicious traditional lunch. Then it's off by riverboat to the dam across the Alta River, and a bus ride home again after visiting the dam.

AC214: Sami Games in Maze (with snacks)

Travel out to the tiny town of Maze. Spend time with members of a reindeer herding family and learn about old ways and traditions in their culture. Then it's time to have fun and try your hand at performing some old-style tasks as games.

AC225: Visit the Alta Museum

Travel a short ways out to the Alta Museum, and take a guided tour of both the inside exhibits and the UNESCO-registered ancient rock carvings outdoors.

AC230: Discover Alta's World-Famous Slate at Pæskatun

Visit Pæskatun, a traditional slate quarry in a beautiful setting. Learn about the old craft, hear stories from the hosts, and enjoy the view.

AC231: Discover Alta's World-Famous Slate at Pæskatun
(guests cut their own slate souvenir)

Visit Pæskatun, a traditional slate quarry in a beautiful setting. Learn about the old craft, hear stories from the hosts, and enjoy the view. With help from the hosts, use the old-style slate shears to cut your own souvenir.

AC240: Visit the Tirpitz Museum

Explore Alta's wartime past on this tour that takes you to the Tirpitz Museum. You'll see relics from the fearsome battleship and learn more about the occupation and destruction of Alta in WW2.

AC245: Sami Adventure in Alta

Journey a short distance to the edge of town to Sami reindeer herding demonstration camp. The hosts give a guided tour explaining about their old traditions and clothing, buildings and transportation in a fun and engaging way.

AC246: Sami Adventure in Alta (with lunch)

Journey a short distance to the edge of town to Sami reindeer herding demonstration camp. The hosts give a guided tour explaining about their old traditions and clothing, buildings and transportation in a fun and engaging way. A traditional, tasty Sami reindeer stew will be served for lunch

AC250: Visit Holmen Husky

Visit Holmen Husky, an Alaskan Husky farm run by a retired champion of the Finnmarksløpet dogsled race. Learn about the life of racing and training dogs, and meet the dogs and puppies that make it all possible.

AC255S: Spend a Night With the Huskies

Ride along on a 4-wheeled dog cart - the summer equivalent of a dogsled - in the afternoon, and then stay at the farm for a unique, magical overnight experience. You'll sleep in a special tent complete with bed, woodstove and floor-to-ceiling window to nature and the summer sky.

AC272: Hike to Komsa Mountain

Climb the big hill that overlooks the airport and cruise harbor, and the rest of the town. It's a total Norwegian experience - out on a hike with a lunch pack - be a local for a couple of hours!

AC273: Mountain Bike Tour

Explore the nearby wilderness along fun and exciting trails by mountain bike. Lunch will be served around an open fire along the way.

AC274: Canoe Tour

Explore the wild beauty of the Alta River as close as you can get - paddling along in a canoe. Look for wildlife, enjoy the scenery, and stop for an outdoor lunch along the way.

AC280: Visit the Northern Lights Cathedral

Take a short ride from the ship to the intriguing and beautiful Northern Lights Cathedral. The guided tour, inside and out, will enhance the visit with stories and details

AC281: Visit to Kåfjord Church

Travel outside of Alta to the tiny town of Kåfjord to visit the little church there - it has an interesting style, and has witnessed much in the last two centuries!

AC290: Home Cooked Dinner

Take a break from the big-group tours and spend an afternoon with a local family here in Alta. See a northern-Norwegian home, meet a Norwegian family, and enjoy a 3-course traditional Norwegian dinner.

AC291: Home Cooked Lunch

Take a break from the big-group tours and spend an afternoon with a local family here in Alta. See a northern-Norwegian home, meet a Norwegian family, and enjoy a traditional Norwegian lunch.