When you find yourself in the Alta region of Finnmark, take a few days to get out on the water and far up into the hinterland, and discover what's under the skin of this wild, remote and interesting region.
With a deep history of human civilisation that dates back over 10,000 years, there is a lot to discover up here. You just have to know where to look. Thankfully, the adventure travel company Æventyr know exactly where to bring you, to get the best and most memorable experiences that will remain with you throughout your lifetime. Experience the arctic fairy tale for yourself, or with your friends, colleagues or family.
Your journey with Æventyr begins in Alta, the hidden gem of Finnmark and the city of northern lights. Through storytelling, unique accommodation and incredible local and international food experiences.
Æventyr will make sure that your trip will be amazing and create memories that last forever. Their team of highly experienced travel designers will guide you from beginning to end as you embark on your journey, and enjoy truly exclusive and authentic cultural experiences in the heart of Finnmark.
Æventyr offers everything from half-day to multi-day trips, and high-end, personalised and tailor-made experiences. They arrange for all types of events in Alta and the surrounding region for both small and large groups, and deliver everything from simple activities to complete adventures, company trips, courses & conferences where they combine high quality meeting facilities with sustainable dining experiences to activities and experiences that are completely unique.
Æventyr's restaurants and bars focus on providing quality gastronomic experiences using local arctic raw materials - meat, fish, water, herbs, vegetables and berries, which are often considered to be the best of their kind on the planet. Their employees are comprised of a total of 15 different nationalities and consequently their kitchens are also infused and inspired by international trends. Combined with good local ingredients, the result is an culinary experience you will remember.
Æventyr's hotels and accommodations all have their own charm and unique history, and are tailored to the needs of the discerning visitor. Close your eyes, lower your shoulders, relax and and enjoy. After a long day out on an Arctic adventure, it's lovely to crawl under the warm duvet. "Where there is room for the heart, there is room for the house" as we often say in the north.
In winter, whales come to the herring-rich fjords in northern Norway to hunt. This is a unique opportunity to experience the whales up close while exploring the beautiful Fjords of northern Norway. You will get to enjoy the beautiful winter skies, while surrounded by mountains and the fjords wildlife.
"Once on the boat we will make our way out into the fjords to look for humpback whales and Orcas. We will keep a safe distance and turn off our boat engines to minimize the disturbance to the whales. The whales are just as curious about visitors as we are about them, so they will most likely come and swim around our boat."
"We adjust the start point of this trip to where the whales have last been seen to maximize your chance of seeing them. This can mean that we first have to sail for up to 1 hour to get to our harbor. Please note that while we try our best, we can not guarantee that we will actually see whales on the trip. They sometimes have other things to do, also. The season start and end date can be adjusted according to whale migration patterns."
Precipitous mountainsides plunging into the sea, secluded flower meadows, and Europe’s most northerly glaciers glimmering above the island are just some of the things waiting for you in Seiland. Enjoy an easy and beautiful day trip to the south side of the island and get a taste of its unique nature.
Seiland is a unique and beautiful part of Western Finnmark’s island nature, with small and large fjords surrounded by steep mountains that plunge into the sea. Seiland’s two glaciers are the northernmost in Scandinavia. The steep coastal mountains are a breeding ground for a rich population of birds of prey. The ultrabasic bedrock in the south gives rise to a particularly lush plant life. You will also have the opportunity to experience wildlife, such as seals and sea eagles up close.
On this trip, Æventyr takes you on an exciting RIB boat ride across the Altafjord, past picturesque mountains towards the far end of the fjord. You will ride past Seilands lush green mountains and go ashore in Bekkarfjord, Seilands most beautiful fjord, before a short hiking trip up to Bekkarfjord most spectacular viewpoint.
Explore the Altafjord and the historical areas in the inner part of the fjord before we end up in the fishing village Storkorsnes. Here you get to meet the king crab up close before we finally taste this exclusive delicacy. An unforgettable Arctic adventure and meet the king of the sea! On this trip you get to experience the mighty king crab up close in a real northern Norwegian fishing village. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the king crab’s history and anatomy.
The highlight of any trip above the arctic circle: experiencing the magical northern lights dance across the sky. The mystery of light has given us many myths and legends over the years. Everything from heroes who lit up the sky to mysterious fire foxes and warnings of danger. The dry and stable climate in Alta provides the best conditions for seeing the Northern Lights.
"On this trip we combine the excitement of snowmobiling with experiencing the northern lights dancing across the sky. We take you along the old postal road up to the very edge of Finnmarksvidda to a mountain range called Beskardes."
"Far away from the lights of the city this trip provides the ideal conditions to see the northern lights in a beautiful winter landscape. If we're lucky we will get to see the magnificent northern lights dancing across the sky on our trip, or be treated with a beautiful arctic night sky."
Good news - no previous experience is required to drive a snowmobile. The transition from motorcycle to snowmobile is very easy, and within ten minutes, all of your many years of motorcycling experience will pay off, as you master these snowmotorcycles as if you have been riding them forever. A lot motorcycle riders from up north ride snowmobiles in the winter and their motorcycles in the summer, and barely notice the transition between the two.
All you need is a regular driver’s license, and it’s as simple as it is fun. A thorough safety introduction and driving instruction will be given before the trip starts. You will ride in pairs, a driver and a passenger on each snowmobile, with the opportunity to change seats during the trip.
The mystery surrounding the light has given us many myths and legends over the years. Everything from heroes who lit up the sky to mysterious figures and warnings of danger. The light has also been given many names, and one of the names the Sami use for the light is Guovssahas, which means the light that can be heard.
One of the reasons why Kristian Birkeland chose to start his research at Halddetoppen in Alta in 1899 was the climate. The dry and stable climate in Alta provides the best conditions for being able to see the northern lights. On this trip you can enjoy the search for the magical light and enjoy the beautiful arctic nature and wilderness at the same time.
This trip focuses on experiencing the northern lights and we spend almost 4 hours out looking for this fantastic phenomenon. The evening starts with a small lecture about the northern lights, to give you an understanding of how it occurs, then we examine the conditions for this particular evening. It's not possible to say in advance where you are going, this depends on the weather forecast and northern lights forecast. Æventyr uses their local knowledge to find the best places to experience the Northern Lights dancing in the night sky.