Alta – the town of the Northern Lights – is a natural destination to see this spectacular sight and perfect starting point for an arctic adventure. Alta earned its name as a town of the Northern Lights after the world’s first observatory was built there at the end of the 19th century. Today Alta has lost none of its appeal as a ‘Northern Lights destination and on average, it is possible to see them on about 200 nights each year in Norwegian Lapland. To give your self the best opportunity to see this natural phenomenon is during clear winter nights from October to April.
The Northern Lights have mysterious powers according to old local legend. One should never whistle after it unless looking for trouble. Hoping for a baby boy, one definitely should see the Northern Lights.
PRICES & DATES
Price is based on 2 people sharing a room and includes return economy class flights from London to Alta (via Oslo), all airport taxes, 3 nights in superior class hotel, Thon Vica and 3 breakfasts. It is possible to pre-book half board at Hotel Vica with a supplement.
Daily departures from 1 December 2012 to 31 March 2013 (excluding 23 Dec-3 Jan).
Fly with SAS to Alta via Oslo. Check in to your hotel.
Days 2 and 3
After breakfast you have time to relax in Alta or try out optional excursions. Maybe you want to take an evening snowmobile safari to Alta Igloo or try out your husky mushing skills on a husky safari? You also have a chance to get a real insight to Sami culture and history on a Sami Adventure. Arctic evening including a gourmet meal is perfect for a Northern Lights excursion too…
After breakfast it’s time to say goodbye to Alta and fly home via Oslo with SAS.