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|Available:||December 19 - April 10|
|Times:||10:30 - 14:30 |
Guests can also choose to stay longer and return at 16:00
|Group Size:||No size restrictions|
|Price:||Adults: 1850,- |
Children 12/under: 750,-
You will be picked up in Alta city centre in the morning and brought outside of Alta to the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel. But before you tour the hotel, take a snowmobile out into the arctic wilderness! Sorrisniva will provide all the gear you need - thermal suit, shoes, helmet, gloves and the snowmobile, of course - and give you instructions on operating the snowmobile if you're not an experienced rider. Then, you're off to the Finnmarksvidda high plateau, where you'll follow along on part of the old trade route used in the days before cars and modern roads. The daytime view is magnificent, and a perfect companion for the exhilaration of driving such a fun vehicle.
Back at the hotel again, you'll have some time to tour the Igloo Hotel itself, a magical building constructed completely new each year from the local snow and ice. What looks like an igloo on the outside transforms into a fairyland on the inside. Around 30 bedrooms, a chapel, a bar, lounge areas... if you buy a drink at the bar, you'll find that even the glasses are made of ice. And all through the hotel, you'll find sculptures and wall carvings, created by local artists along the lines of a theme that is unique for just this year.
The tour includes transport between Alta and Sorrisniva, equipment and snowmobile rental. Please note that ALL participants on this tour who wish to drive must have a current driving license with them when they arrive at Sorrisniva. In addition, ALL participants must have sufficient insurance to cover this kind of activity, and will be required to sign an insurance waiver before being allowed to ride the snowmobiles. Driving a snowmobile requires a measure of physical endurance and condition, so please take this into consideration when you book this trip. Sorrisniva does not have their own drivers available, so if you want only to be a passenger, you must be accompanied by someone who is willing and able to drive.