Day 2. Igloo Hotel & Tour of the area

Announcement Date: 30/05/2017

Transfer to Alta Igloo Hotel by private car with driver. Departure for private snowmobile safari tour. The trip starts directly outside the Igloo Hotel. The fascinating nature offers a wide variety of landscapes while we travel on the former trade road to Karasjok, one of the last wilderness areas in Europe. Our path leads us through the forest and up onto the Finnmarksplateau, with its wide, white snow covered plain. Check-in to the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, Norway’s only icehotel, completes the tour. The Igloo Hotel is situated in Sorrisniva (former Alta Friluftspark), 20 kilometres from Alta town centre – in idyllic surroundings on the banks of the Alta River. The Igloo Hotel is the only one of its kind and is built for the 13th time in 2012. The Igloo Hotel is open from the end of January to the beginning of April. The Igloo measures approx 2000 square metres and the entire exterior and interior is made of snow and ice; the rooms, the beds, even the glasses in the ice bar. Apart from its 30 bedrooms, the Igloo Hotel houses suites, an ice-chapel, an ice-bar and several lounges. The hotel is decorated with ice sculptures which are exquisite works of art. The temperature inside the hotel is constant between -4 and -7 degrees. However, guests are sleeping on reindeer hides inside sleeping bags that can stand -30 degrees – so there is not risk getting cold. Next to the ice hotel, there is a service centre which holds a restaurant, wardrobes/toilets, showers/sauna, 2 outdoor hot tubes, meeting facilities, reception and a souvenir shop. Overnight in the ice hotel.