Rica Hotel Alta

Lokkeveien 61, Alta, Finnmark, North Norway, 9510, Norway | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Alta

Three countries, one day

A travel blog entry by 2tillbrooks

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Breakfast in Sweden, lunch in Finland, and dinner in Norway..... What a well travelled day! Started with cheating out of a hike, once realising skippy could do the work for us and drove up to the Dundret summit over looking the national park. Took in the view then it was more driving north. Crossed over to our tenth Europe country - Finland, finding a lovely spot for lunch. Shortly later back on the ...

Igloo Hotel

A travel blog entry by simandrob

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Today we visited the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel. The Igloo was Norway's first, and is its biggest, ice hotel. Every year, and for the last 15, it has been constructed in a different style and layout. It takes 4-6 weeks to build at the start of winter and melts the following spring. We were shown round by the architect and this year's theme is 'literature'. Ice sculptures are the highlight, but ...

The top of the world!

A travel blog entry by simandrob

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... all of our clothes at once seems a sensible option! There is more daylight than we thought, about 6 hrs. We reach Alta at midday then we're off husky sledding. We stay overnight here, Ice Hotel tomorrow and leave Alta on Thursday. The northern lights gave us a little bit of a show last night but not quite as good as the previous ...

Husky sledding

A travel blog entry by simandrob

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... opportunity to find out about the Finnmarkslopet race www.finnmarkslopet.no. The world famous 1200km race starting and finishing in Alta.the Uk has three entrants in a junior race. Next stop Igloo Hotel (ice hotel) - will share pics in Tromso as no wifi on ship at mo. Ps: Reason 2: female huskies are on heat at mo, we had an unscheduled stop for an amorous coupling! They had to be separated as breeding mates are selected according to temperament, appetite and paw ...

"Characters" we've met on our cruise

A travel blog entry by simandrob

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... in the correct order, but bearing in mind there's been a James Bond evening on the boat, we wonder if he's watching a new film called "the man with the golden octopussy" or "live and let twice!"

One guy is leaving the ship on Friday to watch Bradford in the cup final on Sunday - he's got to take trains in various places, stay in airports ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Lokkeveien 61, Alta, is near Rock Drawings of Alta.
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