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ASI001 - Aurora, Ice Igloos & Norwegian mountain farm stay

Experience the best winter activities and scenery of the high north whilst enjoying the comfort of Ongajok Mountain Lodge. Ongajok is a cosy, traditional Norwegian farm tucked away in the remote far north of Norway in Arctic Lapland. This is the heart of Finnmark, land of the Sami people.  The farm has been converted into an eco-friendly centre for outdoor activities such as cross-country skiing, ice fishing, reindeer-sledding and horse riding.

A night in a snow igloo is a magical highlight to be retold in years to come!

See several more Northern Lights holidays here.

Highlights

  • Experience wilderness and silence in a remote farm setting
  • Enjoyed great local food, a cozy atmosphere and charming cabins
  • Sit back in a wood-fired sauna before heading off for a Northern Lights Safari
  • Be warmly welcomed by passionate Norwegians who will go out of your way to ensure you have a wonderful stay
  • Sleep in a snow room at the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

Inclusions

All internal ground transport
  • All accommodation in a superior double/twin room with ensuite, single supplement available
  • Adult Winter outer clothing and boots provided during the Ongajok stay
  • Free use of snowshoes & sleds equipment during the Ongajok stay
  • Overnight stay in an ice/snow igloo incl. special sleeping bags
  • Daily breakfast, and half board at Ongajok Mountain Resort & Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel
  • Other meals as per itinerary
  • Transfers Alta - Ongajok Mountain Resort - Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel -Alta
  • Cultural visit to a Sami family and reindeer sledding
  • Dogsledding adventure
  • Snowmobile safari
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fees
Tour Provider 50 Degrees North
Number of Days
6
Price From
AUD $2,816
Start Location
Alta, Norway
End Location
Alta, Norway
Age Range
Avg. 55+
Group Size
1 to 20
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Adventure, Polar
Physical Rating
Easy
Incudes Flights
Yes
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
19 Dec 201801 Apr 2019On requestAUD $2,816
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Arrive Alta

Enjoy your free afternoon exploring the town. If time permits, we recommended a visit to the Alta Cathedral.

Day 2 - Transfer to Ongajok Mountain Farm & snowmobile tour in the afternoon

After breakfast transfer to Ongajok Mountain Farm. After you have settled in, you will head out for a three hour snowmobile safari. See endless plains covered in snow, deep valleys and high mountains. In December and January you might have the chance to see the Northern Lights even during the afternoon. In February, March and April you will see the winter sky in astonishing colours from blue to pink. You will experience the Arctic wilderness & silence - something you couldn't do without a snowmobile.

Back at the farm, you can enjoy a sauna before a dinner of local produce.

Note: if you would like to arrive at Ongajok Mountain Lodge by horse sleigh (final 4 kms of the transfer), this can be arranged.

Day 3 - Dogsledding adventure

Harness your team of eager sled dogs and head across the snowy mountains. After an outdoor lunch by an open fire, continue through the magical frozen wilderness back to to Ongajok. Relax in the hot outdoor spa and sauna before another hearty dinner.

Day 4 - Sami Experience with Reindeer sledding & a night in an ice igloo

The first highlight of the day awaits upon your arrival to Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel: a sami experience with reindeer sledding. The Sami family will guide you through unforgettable events that highlight their past and present culture. You will meet reindeer, drive your own reindeer sled, and hear stories of the old days and the special singing that is a cornerstone of Sami culture. After the sled ride, you will warm up by the fire in a traditional Sami tent, or “lavvo”, and enjoy hot coffee, tasty cake and other small snacks.

Dinner is served in a beautiful Sami lavvo-shaped wooden restaurant before a magical night in an ice and snow room.

Note: It is possible to upgrade to a Art Suite.

Day 5 - Transfer back to Alta

After breakfast transfer back to Alta. We recommend a visit to Alta Museum with its exhibitions about research into the Northern Lights and Sami culture.

Day 6 - Departure day

After breakfast, make your own way to your next adventure.