Norlandia Altafjord Hotel
Travel Blogs from Alta
... of the road. We stopped and photographed them as they walked and ran across the snow and then across the open ground towards the fjord. There were groups of female and young, and groups of stags. Beautiful to watch. Drove on to camp overlooking a fjord, besieged by flies - Johanna's Finnish fly netted hats came into their own! Slept well ...
... practice their English, I took the shuttle bus again but the cloud was starting to form and as I had enjoyed the museum and surrounding area so much I decided to go back to the ship and not venture around Alta town.
Back on board I watched local school children give a powerpoint presentation all about their country and school - it was a project for the class and in turn 2 ...
... together with local weather forecasts. Considering the previous night we had clear skies, a beautiful full moon tonight was a different story, even during the presentation it was snowing quite heavily but the guide was optimistic that we would see some activity although very limited.
An early dinner and at 7.45pm we gathered in the lounge where we were issued with small torches along with our bus allocation number.
We travelled for about ...
... hotel guests for the evening.
The temperature outside as we left the ship was minus 6 degrees but everyone was in good spirits and looking forward to a great experience in a rather "COOL" place.
It took around 25 minutes by coach winding our way through the winter landscape to reach the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, the hotel was a dream of two brothers who were looking for a business during the winter months to compliment the family ...
... Captain to lead a Sunday service than he was to take to the Bridge !
The crew Pilipino Choir standing proud in their uniforms sang beautifully and no doubt had to return to their duties as waiters and cabin stewards as soon as the service had concluded. The Interdenominational service was very well supported but due to the "Motion of the Ocean" most people sat rather than stood ...
Other places to stay in Alta
Lokkeveien 61, Alta | 4 star hotelfrom $181
Bekkefaret 3, Alta | 3 star hotelfrom $165
Markedsgata 6, Alta | Hotelfrom $137
Fogdebakken 6, Bossekop, Alta | Hotelfrom $162
Kvenvikmoen, Alta | Hotelfrom $103