Exclusive guided experience of the wild landscapes of the Finnmarksvidda Plateau. Drive your own state of the art snowmobile/skidoo past reindeer herds and vast icy lakes in the snowy wilderness with action packed activities all part of this adrenaline filled journey. Rest up after your ride in remote and cosy mountain cabins at the end of each day, where you can also go ice fishing for wild trout, dog sledding or even learn how to throw lassos Sami style. End your epic ride with a night at the famous Sorrisniva Ice Hotel in Alta, which is re-built every year with a fresh Arctic theme to include cosy ice Igloo rooms, incredible sculptures and a bar, all in glittering ice and snow!
This is a very exclusive tour. All meals, overnight stays, transfers and outdoor gear are included.
Minimum group size is 6 people, discounts available on groups over 10 or more.
11 AM (approx.) Transfer to Stilla where the safari starts
Transfer from the airport (or other location in Alta) to Stilla where your snowmobile adventure begins. A snack is served during the transfer. Once in Stilla you will be introduced to your guide and given a safety briefing and instructions on how to drive the snow mobiles. These are state of the art, and packs at least 120 horse power! You will be kitted out with warm overalls and other necessary gear. Participants must bring appropriate warm thermals, hats, gloves etc. A list of necessary equipment will be provided prior to departure form the UK.
12 AM (Approx.) Start scooter safari to Nedre Mollisjokk Cabin (65 km)
A 2.5 hour adventurous ride to a remote cabin in Nedre Mollisjokk on the Finnmarksvidda Platau. After a late lunch at this cosy cabin you have an array of activities to take part in, from reindeer sledding and lasso throwing, to tandem skiing behind a skidoo and ice fishing for wild trout. Get warmed up and comfortable in the cabin sauna and with a traditional Sami evening meal of Bidos. Overnight stay at Nedre Mollisjokk Mountain cabins.
9 AM Breakfast at Nedre Mollisjokk Cabin
10 AM Scooter safari to Engholm Lodge, Karasjokk (70 km)
Take your second ride on your power machine to the wonderful Engholm Lodge, a luxurious yet traditional lodge right next to the legendary Engholm husky dogs, who have won the dog sledding race “Finnmarksløpet” 11 times over! Every detail at Engholm is paid attention to, down to all the leather and much of the wood used for furnishing, clothing and decor being sourced from the surrounding area in a ecologically friendly manner. Items are then handmade to measure by your hosts Sven and Christel, who take great pride in everything from their food to their ecological standing in the wilderness.
1 PM Lunch at Engholm
All meals are hearty and made from organic produce from their own garden, with meat and fish from local producers or the close by Alta River.
2.30 PM Dog sledding at Engholm or other acitivites
Have a go at “mooshing” (the term used for driving your own team of dogs) with these wonderful and highly skilled huskies. Cross country skiing or snow shoeing in the Arctic wilderness are other availbale acitvites.
6 pm Dinner and overnight at Engholm Lodge
9 AM Breakfast at Engholm Lodge
10 AM. Skidoo safari back to Alta and the Ice Hotel (110 km)
Drive back to Alta on your skidoo and enjoy lunch out in the wild on the way. Your guides will light a bonfire and bring food to cook and enjoy for an authentic experience of what it is like to be a Sami reindeer herder: Being out in the open on your skiidoos for days on end, eating outside and travelling with your reindeer.
3 PM (Approx.) Check in to Ice Hotel
The Snorrisniva Ice Hotel in Alta is a beautiful building made entirely from snow and ice with a new Arctic theme every winter season. All the bedrooms have cosy reindeer skins and very warm sleeping bags for sleeping in, and next to the hotel are 2 cosy restaurants and a service building with all the mod cons needed for staying well fed, clean and cosy before your unforgettable stay inside your snow and ice igloo room.There is also a sauna and and outdoor hot tubs to enjoy should the fancy take you.
6 PM (approx) Dinner at the restaurant next to the Ice Hotel
The Ice Hotel´s 2 restaurants serve up locally sourced and inspired a la carte food, and a table is reserved for you to enjoy this experience.
11-11 PM Overnight stay in the Ice Hotel
An overnight stay in the Ice Hotel ranks high on everyone´s bucket list, and the hotel has beautiful ice sculptures and even a bar made of snow and ice where you can enjoy a drink from ice glasses! A truly unique end to an epic skidoo raid!
10 AM Transfer to the airport (Flights not included)
If you want to stay on in Alta or other places in Arctic Norway, please contact Arctic Holiday here for further info on accommodation and itineraries. We are also able and happy to advice on flights.
Note: All participants must have a valid driving license unless specified as passenger only (please contact Arctic Holiday for further info). All participants must provide own thermals and appropriate hats, gloves, socks and scarves. A gear list will be provided.
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