• Stay at the all-new Arctic Wilderness Lodge
  • Head out into the wilderness by husky sled and reindeer sleigh
  • Hunt the Northern Lights by snowmobile
  • Enjoy a fine dining experience, inspired by the season
  • Spend a night at the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

This spectacular break ties together two extraordinary accommodation experiences in the heart of Arctic Norway. It all begins at the Arctic Wilderness Lodge, where ultra-contemporary rooms feature floor-to-ceiling views of the Alta River and gourmet dining experiences showcase the very finest local produce across menus that change with the seasons. It’s all complemented by a full spread of thrilling Arctic adventures, including Sami-led reindeer sleigh rides, Northern Lights hunts by snowmobile and a full-day husky safari where you’ll drive your own sled. There's also a spa area featuring a sauna and outdoor hot tubs. And, if all that wasn’t enough, we’ve even included a night on ice at the neighbouring Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel. Pure Nordic perfection.

Day 1

An Arctic arrival

Begin your holiday with included UK airport lounge access before your flight to Alta in the heart of Arctic Norway. On arrival, you’ll be met for a private transfer to your luxury wilderness accommodation – the ever-so-stylish Arctic Wilderness Lodge. With just 24 ultra-contemporary rooms – all steel and floor-to-ceiling glass – it overlooks the beautiful Alta River, framed by sprawling boreal forest and distant, snow-dusted mountains. It’s a glorious setting for your upcoming adventure. Once you’ve checked in, enjoy some time to relax before heading to the Lavvu Restaurant for the first of your included dinners – a three-course feast based on seasonal, locally sourced ingredients.

Dinner included

Arctic Wilderness Lodge

Arctic Wilderness Lodge

Arctic Wilderness Lodge, Norway

Arctic Wilderness Lodge

Day 2

Reindeer sledding & Northern Lights by Snowmobile

Set yourself up the day with a hearty breakfast at the lodge before heading out for what will be a superb introduction to life north of the Arctic Circle. It all begins as you meet your indigenous Sami guide who’ll introduce you to the resident reindeer and their special place in Sami culture. Expect joiking – traditional singing – and plenty of all-round fun as you head out on a sleigh ride through the snowy landscape. This afternoon, after lunch, you’ll have some time to relax, perhaps with a Jacuzzi or sauna or with a snowshoe and bonfire experience. The lodge's brand new spa offers some luxury pampering. But the excitement doesn’t end there as, after dinner, you’ll head out once more, this time driving a snowmobile to go in search of the magical Northern Lights.

Breakfast & Dinner included

Arctic Wilderness Lodge, Norway

Northern Lights at Arctic Wilderness Lodge

Day 3

In the company of huskies

Today you move firmly into bucket list territory as you travel out to a family-owned kennel home to 25 huskies. After some expert tuition on how to drive a sled, you’ll prepare your very own team before setting off for an unforgettable full-day adventure through the Finnmark wilderness. Sliding silently between snow-dusted woodland and open plateaus, you’ll keep an eye out for passing wildlife pausing, weather permitting, to view the Alta Canyon, and stopping off at an earthen cottage for a delicious lunch.

It’s then back to the lodge where you’ll be treated to a fine-dining experience at Maku. Watch on as a team of talented chefs prepare a menu that changes with the seasons, enjoying the likes of locally caught salmon, perfectly cooked reindeer steak and king crab from the nearby port of Honningsvåg.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Husky sledding at Arctic Wilderness Lodge

Husky sledding at Arctic Wilderness Lodge

Maku Restaurant, Arctic Wilderness Lodge

Maku Restaurant, Arctic Wilderness Lodge

Day 4

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

A change of scene today as you move seamlessly to your overnight snowhotel experience. Once inside the Igloo Hotel, you’ll be enchanted by the unique designs – all lit to perfection – which change each and every year. Expect themes based the likes of Viking legend and Nordic mythology, all brought to life by spectacularly carved ice art which extends from the rooms to the ice chapel to the bar, where you’ll enjoy have the chance to enjoy a drink or two, served in an ice-carved glass, of course. Then, after a final three-course dinner at Lavvu Restaurant, it’s time to head for bed, settling down a warm reindeer pelts, wrapped up in a thermal sleeping bag.

Stay: Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

Breakfast & Dinner included

Igloo Hotel, Sorrisniva

Igloo Hotel, Sorrisniva

Northern Light Suite, Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, Norway

Northern Light Suite, Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

Igloo Hotel, Sorrisniva

Igloo Hotel, Sorrisniva

Day 5

Head for home

After a warming sauna and final delicious breakfast, head back to your room at Arctic Wilderness Lodge for a shower before checking out and transferring to the airport for your flight home.

Breakfast included

About the itinerary

"For me, the Arctic Wilderness Lodge is nothing short of a game-changer for luxury Scandinavian accommodation. In a region renowned for its design sensibilities, its stunning suites and floor-to-ceiling views take things to a whole new level. Pair that with standout food, a raft of unforgettable experiences, plus a bucket-list night at a snow hotel, and this really is the ultimate winter adventure."

Sue McAlinden

Destination Specialist

Pricing information

Guide price from £2,895 pp incl. flights

Low Season from: £2,895 pp
High Season from: £3,755 pp

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Alta
  • Private transfers to/from Alta airport to Arctic Wilderness Lodge & Sorrisniva
  • 3 nights in a river room at Arctic Wilderness Lodge
  • 1 night in a themed snow room at Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel
  • Breakfast and 3-course dinner throughout including one 5-course fine dining experience at Maku
  • 1 day Husky Safari
  • Sami Reindeer experience
  • Northern Lights by snowmobile excursion
  • King Crab fishing experience including lunch