Winter in Northern Norway

Independent , Northern Lights
Northern Lights Hunting from Alta and visit North Cape
5 days
Oct - Mar
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Enjoy the wild forests, mountain plateau, coastal and mountain landscapes. Search for the Northern Lights visit the beautiful North Cape and the Slate City of Paeskatun.

Day 1  Alta Arrival
Upon arrival at Alta airport transfer to Thon Hotel Alta or similar. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 2  Northern Lights Safari by Bus
Morning at leisure or time for an optional Ice Fishing excursion. Evening Northern Lights Safari by bus. Leave behind the artificial lights of town and head for the clearest skies and the best photo location. Your guide will explain the history and science behind the Northern Lights as well as providing camera tips.

Day 3  North Cape 
This full day tour to the North Cape with a local guide takes you by minibus over mountains, past river valleys and fjord landscapes into the wild coast of Finnmark, and on to the spectacular North Cape, the most northern point of the European continent. The last 13km will be behind a snowplough in a convoy of coaches and cars at a fixed departure time. Your guide will provide information about the landscape, nature, wildlife and the Sami people, history and culture. Time to explore the visitor centre with cafes, a restaurant, gift show, post office, museum and chapel. Return to your hotel and evening at leisure.

Day 4  Alta – the Slate City
Late morning excursion from your hotel to the slate quarry Paeskatun, 20km from Alta. Pass the city centre, Northern Lights Cathedral and Alta Church. Along the way, your local guide will share knowledge of the area and history. In the mountains of Paeskatun, you will learn about Quartzite Slate, and use traditional slate scissors to make your own unique souvenir. Time to explore the slate quarry, museum and calming scenery of the Alta river valley, before returning to your hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 5  Alta Departure
Your arrangements end this morning with your transfer to Alta airport.

2019-2020 departures: Daily October – March

Includes: return Alta airport transfers; 4 hotel nights; breakfast daily; Northern Lights Safari by Bus 5hrs; North Cape excursion 9hrs; Slate City excursion 2.5hrs

Excludes: optional Ice Fishing excursion 4.5hrs


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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2487.00
Single AUD$ 3337.00

Includes: return Alta airport transfers; 4 hotel nights at Thon Hotel Alta or similar; breakfast daily; Northern Lights Safari by Bus 5hrs; North Cape excursion 9hrs; Slate City excursion 2.5hrs

Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel

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