Orvvosjohka is a river that spreads out into a beautiful waterfall on the edge of The hike starts from Gargia Lodge and we follow the trail heading southwest. The trail leads us trough the oldest forest in this area and on your way up to the waterfall we will pass a nesting place for owls and also falcons.
This area is also a place for Mr Moose, foxes and rabbits. So just keep an eye and you might be able to find their visit cards. After around 2 km hike you will enjoy the view of the Orvvos waterfall. We continue above the waterfall where we will have a nice view over Gargia Lodge and the valley of Gargia. Before returning back we take a break around the bonfire and enjoy lunch and something to drink.
Price includes: Light snack and local guide
This is a full day guided tracking tour with pack dogs, vaste plains and great views. The tour starts just above the tree line on Bæskades mountain plateau. The trail is easy going and follows the gentle waves of the landscape. Two small rivers have to be crossed before we approach the edge of the spectacular Sautso Canyon. From the viewing point you have a spectacular view over the canyon and Alta River. Over a hundred meters below you, you can hear the roaring of Gabofossen/ Gabo-rapids. We take a rest around the bonfire and enjoy some hot beverage and lunch. After lunch and a short break we head back across the plateau in our old tracks. On our way back we take our time to study the wildlife and sometimes we can see small herds of reindeers grazing in this area during the summer. Maybe we can see the white reindeer which is special for the Sami people and they name it Gabba (the white reindeer).
Price includes: Lunch, local guide and pack dog/dogs
The hike starts from Gargia Lodge and we have to drive with car approx 30 minutes before reaching the starting point for the trail that will lead us up to Haldde. The first part of the trail approx 3 km goes through birch forests and as we get higher the view over the Altafjord gets better. The fjord from where the trail starts is called Kåfjorden and during the 2WW the big battle ship Tirpitz was anchored up in this fjord. During the hike we will take short breaks to refill with energy and water. After around 300 height meters we pas the tree line and in front of us we can see the mountain of Haldde rising around 907 meters above sea level. The trail we are following was made around 100 years ago as Haldde played an important role in the research about the Northern Lights and the observatory was in use until 1926. On our way we will see remaining of old copper mines as the area was very rich in copper. The last part up to the Haldde is the steepest one as we zig zag our way up to Haldde. It is demanding but on the summit if weather conditions are good you will be rewarded with a great view over the Altafjord and surroundings. On the summit we take a break, enjoy our lunch and hot beverage before returning back to Alta and Gargia.
We offer rentals of mountain bikes for use in terrain, gravel roads as well as asphalt roads. We recommend a bicycle trip on the plains of Beskades during evening/ night to experience the arctic summer and the midnight sun. Enjoy a bicycle tour across the plains to the next mountain lodge (25 km one way) Suolovoupmi Lodge. You will follow the old postal route direction south and on your way you will pass lakes, rivers and seasonal Sami settlements before you reach Soulovoupmi Lodge. At Soulovoupmi it is possible to enjoy something to eat and drink in the cafeteria. Heading back to Gargia you can choose to return on the same route or follow the R93 towards Alta. We can help you recommend other trails if needed.
Price includes: Helmet and repairing kit for tires
Spend a morning being a dog handler! Work one-on-one alongside a professional and active dog musher as she trains and cares for her dogs. Help do the work of feeding the dogs; cleaning and fixing gear, the yard and the dogs; and training dogs and puppies. At the end of the morning session, stop for lunch inside the mountain lodge before being returned to Alta. This is an exclusive chance to experience the world of dog mushing from the insider’s perspective.
Price includes: Pick up and drop off Alta, thermal suit, mittens and winter boots, guide and training session with the dogs, lot of love from the dogs, hot beverage, cake and lunch.