Winter Activities

Choose youd adventure from the list below

Northern lights chase

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​This is the ideal tour if you want to chase the Northern Light in a small group with max 7 participants and get a personal service. Our guides have knowledge not only about the Northern Lights but also about the culture, history of Alta and the Sami people. ​The weather will decide where the chase will go; maybe close to the coast, up in the mountains or to the Sami region. The guide will share with you how to take good photos and if needed help you with your camera settings.

Price includes: Pick up and drop off Alta, experienced guide, hot beverage and sandwiches, tripods to share, we share our best shots by email from our chase.

Thermal suits will be provided if necessary.

Please observe that the chase may be extended depending on weather conditions.

September - April
1500 NOK per person
Larger group (5+)
2995 NOK per person
Exclusive for 2 persons
2 - 7 persons
20:00 - 00:00
Pick up in Alta at 20:00 and Drop off in Alta at 00:00
16
+
Minimum age: 
16

Available on request - Send us a mail on post@gargialodge.no

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Snowmobile Safari into the remote arctic plateau - Beaskadas

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​Join us and experience the splendor of the arctic wilderness! You will create memories to last a lifetime.  No previous skills are required to drive a snowmobile. All you need is a regular driving licence, and it is just as easy as it is fun. A thorough safety introduction and driving instruction will be given before starting the trip. You will drive in pairs, one driver and one passenger on each ​snowmobile, with an opportunity to switch places during the trip. We will drive onto the remote Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau, one of Europe's last wilderness areas. We follow the old postal trail up on to the highest point of the plains. The temperature on the plateau can vary from a few degrees above zero to extreme cold. We cannot promise you windless days and clear sky, but whatever the weather, the scenery on the plateau is magnificent and impressive.  Hot beverages and a snack/cake add a cozy touch to the outdoor experience.

​Cancellation may occur due to weather conditions

​Price includes: Pick up and drop off Alta, thermal suit, mittens, winter boots and helmet, experienced guide, your own snowmobile including fuel, lunch and coffe/tea, visit at husky kennel​

Exclusive tour for 2 persons:​ 2695 NOK per person

November - May
2150 NOK per person
1 person per snowmobile
2695 NOK per person
2 persons per snowmobile
2 - 8 persons
10:00 - 13:00
Pick up in Alta at 09:30 and Drop off in Alta at 13:30
16
+
Minimum age: 
16
Driving license for car/motorcycle required

Available on request - Send us a mail on post@gargialodge.no

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Active husky adventure

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​Take an exclusive tour to Gargia Lodge, where you will be the guests of a dog musher who is preparing her team for the longest dogsled race in Europe.  Greet the dogs, get to know them, and then help harness the athletes for an adventure into the nearby wilderness. Two persons will share a sled and alternate between mushing the sled and being a passenger.  This tour will be a part of the training for the dogs for the upcoming races. The ultra-small group size ensures a personal and extra-meaningful experience.

Cancellation may occur due to weather conditions

Price includes: Pick up and drop off Alta, thermal suit, mittens and winter boots, guides and instructions, your own dog team, homemade cake and hot beverage.

November - May
1550 NOK per person
1990 NOK per person
Exclusive price for 2 persons
1 - 6 persons
10:00 - 13:00
Pick up in Alta at 09:30 and Drop off in Alta at 13:30
16
+
Minimum age: 
16

Available on request - Send us a mail on post@gargialodge.no

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Full day Snowmobile Safari on the arctic tundra

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Join us and experience the splendor of the arctic wilderness. After preparation and instruction, we'll drive onto the remote Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau, one of Europe’s last true wilderness areas.  On this tour, we will travel across the Beskades plain in a southern direction, crossing frozen lakes and past seasonal Sami settlements.  Our goal is the next lodge in the old Norwegian fjellstue (mountain lodge) network, where we will stop for lunch. Then it's back to the starting point at our own fjellstue, Gargia and the tour ends with a visit in our sled dog kennel.

​Cancellation may occur due to weather conditions

Price includes: Pick up and drop off Alta, thermal suit, mittens, winter boots and helmet, experienced guide, your own snowmobile including fuel, lunch and coffe/tea, visit at husky kennel​

November - May
2995 NOK per person
1 person per snowmobile
2695 NOK per person
2 persons per snowmobile
2 - 8 persons
10:00 - 15:00
Pick up in Alta at 09:30 and Drop off in Alta at 15:30
16
+
Minimum age: 
16
Driving license for car/motorcycle required

Available on request - Send us a mail on post@gargialodge.no

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Overnight husky expedition

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Join us and drive your own dog team in the wilderness of Finnmark and learn the art of mushing – an unforgettable adventure. Feel the excitement of our Alaskan Huskies as we harness them and put them in our team – and experience the silence only a dogsled ride can offer. The tour leads us through forest and opens arctic landscapes, along trails and virgin snow up on the Finnmark mountain plateau; then across endless plains and frozen lakes deep into Sami land, only accompanied by the huffing and puffing of the dogs.

We will enjoy lunch along the trail and spend the night in a mountain cabin on the arctic plateau.

Cancellation may occur due to weather conditions

Price includes: Pick up and drop off Alta, guide, insulated warm winter suit, boots, gloves, head torch and your own dog team, two lunches, 1 dinner, overnight stay in mountain lodge, hot beverage and snack along the trail, approx total dogsled distance 50 – 60 km

March - May
Upon request
4695 NOK per person
2 - 4 persons
16
+
Minimum age: 
16

Available on request - Send us a mail on post@gargialodge.no

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Snowshoe hike and ice fishing tour

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Join us on this truly Norwegian experience, snowshoeing and ice fishing. Snowshoe hiking gives you the opportunity to move silently through the wild without using a trail. Depending on the snow conditions it can be very challenging but your guide will break trail. This hike takes us to our fishing camp situated by a frozen lake where you will get the chance to experience the art of ice fishing. Spending time outside will make you hungry and lunch will be enjoyed around the bonfire in our lavvo/tent. We are in an area where you might get the chance to spot some of the wildlife such as reindeers, moose, small eagles, rabbits and more. So bring your camera with you.

Spend an active and fun day out in the arctic landscape.

Price includes: Pick up and drop off, wilderness guide, snowshoes, fishing equipment, thermo suit and winter shoes if needed, lunch and hot beverage​.

Recommended clothing: Warm winter clothing of wool, warm shoes, mittens and hat.

January - April
Upon request
1250 NOK per person
800 NOK per child
Ages 4 - 12
2 - 7 persons
Full day experience
4
+
Minimum age: 
4

Available on request - Send us a mail on post@gargialodge.no

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