AURORA HUNTERS

AURORA HUNTERS

NORTHERN LIGHTS TOURS – WINTER TRIPS TO NORWAY

Day 1

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AURORA HUNTING

the coat of arms of Altathe coat of arms of Finnmark

  • arrival in Alta
  • transfer from the airport to the centre
  • accommodation in a hotel
  • lunch
  • walking tour of the town

– harbour

– old church in Alta

Northern Lights Cathedral

– new centre

  • tour outside the town – a hunt for the Northern Lights
  • dinner
  • return to the hotel

Accommodation in Alta centre

Hotel

Lunch in the centre of Alta

Meals

Dinner – sandwiches to take away

Northern Lights Cathedral, Alta, Norway. Northern lights tours, winter trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Simen G. Fangel

FINNMARK

The largest (48,618 km²) and also the least populated county of Norway located in the north-eastern part of the country. The first people settled here 10 000 years ago. Nowadays the number of inhabitants is approximately 73 thousand. The capital of the province is Vadsø although Alta is the biggest community. The towns of Finnmark were almost completely destroyed by the German army during its retreat. The destruction was aimed at slowing down the advance of the Red Army at the end of World War II. The province is a kind of melting pot where Lappish, Finnish, Russian and Norwegian cultures meet.

Nature study

Hunt for the Northern Lights

DID YOU KNOW WHERE NORTHERN LIGHTS COME FROM?

The aurora is caused by explosions on the surface of the Sun creating solar winds. They contain particles – mostly protons and electrons – moving with high speed and having high energy. When they reach the Earth they are spread by the magnetic field of our planet. Some of them are directed into the space but many of the particles reach the magnetic poles. Their colliding with atoms in the ionosphere causes lighting. If they collide with atoms of oxygen the light is coloured red or green, if nitrogen it makes the aurora purple or claret-coloured. Hydrogen and helium provide blue and violet lights.

Northern lights, Norway. Northern lights tours, winter trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Bård Løken - Visitnorway.com

Northern lights, Norway. Northern lights tours, winter trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Gaute Bruvik - Visitnorway.com

Northern lights, Norway. Northern lights tours, winter trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Gaute Bruvik - visitnorway.com

Northern lights, Norway. Northern lights tours, winter trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Gaute Bruvik - visitnorway.com

Day 2

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SAMI VILLAGE

  • trip to Sami village

– meeting with Sami culture through fun and games

– lunch

  • return to the hotel
  • leisure time
  • dinner and overnight stay

Lunch 

Bidos – reindeer stew

Meals

Dinner – traditional Norwegian cuisine

YOU SHOULD TRY!

NORWEGIAN SALMON

While touring Norway it is impossible to miss dishes of Norwegian salmon

Dishes of Norwegian salmon. Northern lights tours, winter trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Espen Mills / Tasteofnationaltouristroutes.com / VisitNorway

Sápmi park

VISIT TO SAMI VILLAGE

Meeting with Sami culture through team-building activities:

– greeting in a lavvo (Sami hut)

– joiking

– reindeer sleigh ride

– lassoing

– dressing up in traditional Sami outfits

and many other fun competitions

In Sami village. Northern lights tours, winter trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life / VisitNorway

Sami woman, Norway. Northern lights tours, winter trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life / VisitNorway

Joiking in Sami village. Northern lights tours, winter trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life / VisitNorway

In Sami village. Northern lights tours, winter trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life / VisitNorway

SAMI PEOPLE (THE LAPPS)

The Sami people (the Lapps) are descendants of Pre-Indo-European nomadic people who inhabited Fennoscandia 10 thousand years ago. They speak Sami languages belonging to the Finno-Ugric language family. The Sami are not related to the other Scandinavian nations and are the only indigenous people of Scandinavia recognized and protected under the international conventions of indigenous peoples. The ‘Lapp’ word probably comes from a Swedish term for a patch what may imply its pejorative meaning. That is why today’s commonly used term is ‘the Sami’.

SÁPMI

The name of the cultural region traditionally being settled by the Sami. The region is situated in the area stretching from the central part of the Scandinavian Peninsula to the Kola Peninsula within four countries: Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia.

DID YOU KNOW?

Joik is a kind of Sami folk singing. Joiking along with shamanic drum was an important element of shamanic rituals. As a part of pagan rituals, joik was banned for many centuries. 

Day 3

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TO BE LIKE THE SAMI…

  • transfer to Igloo Hotel
  • accommodation
  • trip by dog sledge
  • lunch
  • return to the hotel
  • dinner
  • overnight stay in Igloo Hotel

Accommodation at the Igloo Hotel

Hotel

Lunch by the bonfire

Meals

Dinner at the Igloo Hotel

Igloo hotel in Alta, Norway. Northern lights tours, winter trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life / VisitNorway

Igloo hotel in Alta, Norway. Northern lights tours, winter trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life / VisitNorway

Igloo hotel in Alta, Norway. Northern lights tours, winter trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life / VisitNorway

DID YOU KNOW?

SIBERIAN HUSKIES

Siberian huskies have been used as draft animals by Chukchi – the people living in the north-eastern part of present-day Russia since 1000 BC.

Siberian Huskies, Norway. Northern lights tours, winter trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life / VisitNorway 

Trip by dog sledge, Alta, Norway. Northern lights tours, winter trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Casper Tybjerg / VisitNorway

Trip by dog sledge

Trip by dog sledge, Alta, Norway. Northern lights tours, winter trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life / VisitNorway

Trip by dog sledge, Alta, Norway. Northern lights tours, winter trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life / VisitNorway

Sami people, Norway. Northern lights tours, winter trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: C H/VisitNorway

Day 4

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FAREWELL WITH THE LAND OF ICE

  • the morning sauna and breakfast at the Igloo Hotel
  • transfer to Alta
  • rock carvings in Hjemmeluft
  • lunch
  • transfer to the airport
  • flight to Poland

Lunch – royal crabs

Meals

YOU SHOULD TRY!

KING CRAB DISHES

King crab dishes, Norway. Northern lights tours, winter trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life / VisitNorway

Rock carvings in Hjemmeluft. Northern lights tours, winter trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: C H/VisitNorway

THE ROCK CARVINGS IN ALTA

The rock carvings in Alta – the earliest petroglyphs in Hjemmeluft date back to 4200 BC. They are one of the oldest examples of the arctic art in the world. The site is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Finnmark, Norway. Northern lights tours, winter trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: C H/VisitNorway

from 1 285€ per person*

*for 48-person group. The price includes return flight to Alta, transfers, accommodation in hotels in double room incl. one night in the Igloo Hotel, meals, guide assistance, admissions and attractions.

The programme is addressed to groups from 10 to 50 people

Book!

+48 796-096-431
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Legend

  • hotel
  • ferry or ship cruise
  • horse riding
  • knowledge
  • shopping
  • bus transfer
  • canoeing rally
  • monuments
  • art
  • attractions for kids
  • meals
  • amusement park
  • workshop or team building
  • car
  • plane
  • bike trips
  • swimming pool
  • active
  • relax
  • fishing
  • walking tour
  • diving
  • nature
  • spa
  • nature study
  • RIB
  • narrow-gauge railway
  • surf
  • adventure park
  • bungee jumping
  • go-karts
  • golf
  • off-roading
  • zip-line
  • shotting range or paintball
  • quads

Northern lights tours, winter trips to Norway, aurora tour, Alta tours. Hunting for northern lights, dog sledging, overnight stay in the Igloo Hotel, visit in Sami village and lot of other attractions for your group.

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