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Explore

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—  EXPLORE the arctic  —

Springers - one of two types of black dolphins that frequent the shores of our camp

Springers - one of two types of black dolphins that frequent the shores of our camp

Areas of interest, activities and attractions


Jøkelfjordbreen - Glacier (15 min drive from camp) - see map below
Øksfjordjøkelen - Same glacier as above (it has 2 names depending on which side you are on)

Kayaking to the glaciers break site - Jøkelfjord

Kayaking to the glaciers break site - Jøkelfjord

Laslettind - great mountain top for hiking and skiing (10 min drive from camp)

Blue dot: Arctic FjordCamp - Red marker: Sørstraumen - Yellow road: E6

Blue dot: Arctic FjordCamp - Red marker: Sørstraumen - Yellow road: E6

Hurtigbåten/Spildra - you can catch the ferry and see the fjord and islands up close!
Simalango - Sacrificial Site (visible from camp)
Kvænangsfjellet - mountain pass with breathtaking views (ideal for midnight sun photos!)
Kvænangsbotn - great hiking/biking area, crystal clear waters and historic structures -
see map
Sørstraumen - Europe’s 2nd strongest current (only beaten by Saltstraumen south of Bodø) -
see map
Bubbelen - The Bubble - natural ‘bubbly’ water source


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Skiing/Hiking
Both skiing and hiking can easily be done without guides. There are several options for novices as well as experienced skiers/hikers.
In general, skiing (freeskiing)/cross country skiing is recommended February - May, and hiking from May til snow falls :)
The exception would be if you would like to experience skiing on the glacier(!) in the summer - local sertified personell and partners will guide you
securely through a once in a lifetime experience!
We provide maps with walking trails in the area - marked according to difficulty level for your convenience

Biking
Go it yourself, or contact us for upcomming arrangements. Offroad/fatbike races and tours are available!
Schedueled for 2019: Offroad Finnmark 27.juli – 3.august 2019

Click photo to see Offroad Finnmark’s official website

Click photo to see Offroad Finnmark’s official website

Local, certified guide will take you and your company with boat (incl. all safety gear)

Local, certified guide will take you and your company with boat (incl. all safety gear)

Dogsledding
Dogsledding - and the love of polar dogs - is huge in this part of the country.
Book a trip with a local kennel: you can go on short or long trips (even mush your own team!) or just visit the kennel and meet the dogs
See them in action: Europe’s longest sleddog race, Finnmarksløpet (see more info below photo). Both start and finish is in the city center of Alta - combined with the Borealis Winter Festival, displaying ice sculptures all over town.

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 Finnmarksløpet
What used to be a small event organized by mushers is now the largest annual sport and cultural event in the region.
The race is unique, not only because of the length, but also the amazing arctic nature that it runs through. The climate is unhospitable and weather changes swiftly. The mushers can experience sun and beautiful northern lights, but also violent storms, heavy snowfalls and
biting colds down to -40°C / -40° F. Therefore the mushers must be prepared for anything.
Race start is Friday evening (FL-1200) and Saturday afternoon (FL-junior/FL-500) in week number 10 (second weekend of March) in central Alta. This is a big event with speaker, live music and thousands of people.

Click to see Finnmarksløpet’s official website

Click to see Finnmarksløpet’s official website

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel
While in Alta one cannot miss out on the ice hotel. Just outside the city they build a new hotel with a new theme every year! Amongst other things, you will find hotel rooms/suites, bar, restaurant and a chapel - where you can get married!!
Winter/Spring

Chapel at Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

Chapel at Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

For more info visit Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel official webiste