Norwegian Lapland under the Midnight Sun

North Cape

North Cape

North Cape

Alta Cathedral

Alta Cathedral

Alta Cathedral

Sculpture

Sculpture

Sculpture

Wall Carvings

Wall Carvings

Wall Carvings

Bird Cliffs

Bird Cliffs

Bird Cliffs

Norwegian Lapland under the Midnight Sun

Fjords adorned with towering granite walls contrast with endless open tundra on this self-drive tour that takes you through the exquisite vastness of Norwegian Lapland and to the North Cape, where the Midnight Sun can be seen from mid-May to the end of July. Explore a region with a rich cultural heritage. Tiny colourful fishing villages scatter the coast and have supported an industry that has been thriving for centuries. Whereas the roaming indigenous Sami people have established their parliament here ensuring language and traditions survive. This is a journey of discovery.
Day 1 UK – Alta Fly to Alta (via Oslo). Collect hire car and overnight at the Thon
Hotel Alta.
Day 2 North Cape Drive north to Russenes and along the Porsangerfjord, through the North Cape tunnel to Karnøyvaer and Hotel Arran via Honningsvåg. Drive to the North Cape to see the Midnight Sun.
Day 3 Kjøllefjord At leisure to explore the island of Mageroya and its capital Honningsvåg before departure on the Hurtigruten to Kjøllefjord. Early evening arrival. Overnight at Foldabruket, a former fish processing warehouse.
Day 4 Kongsfjord At leisure in Kjøllefjord where you can try your hand at fjord fishing for King Crabs. Once again board Hurtigruten for a late afternoon departure to Berlevåg, arriving at 21.45. The light evenings makes the half hour drive along the beautiful ocean road to Kongsfjord a delight. Two nights in Kongsfjord Guesthouse.
Day 5 Kongsfjord Spend the day at leisure to soak up the peace and beauty of this small community. Walk in the unspoilt natural surroundings, visit the King Crab aquarium, go deep sea fishing or scuba diving. Take a trip to the seal colonies, swim and snorkel in the Arctic Ocean, go ashore on a small island for a walk or just relax at the charming Kongsfjord Guesthouse.
Day 6 Berlevåg and Karasjok After breakfast continue the journey across the wide mountain plains to Tana bru and along the Norwegian/Finnish border to Karasjok.
Continue to Sven Engholm’s Huksy Farm for 2 nights. Overnight in the totally unique log houses, hand built by Sven himself.
Day 7 Karasjok Spend the day at leisure. Visit the Sapmi Park, the Sami parliament,
the National Museum for Sami Culture and the Sami Art Centre or just ‘chill out’ with Sven and his friendly dogs.
Day 8 Alta Leave Karasjok and drive to Alta, making a short detour to Kautokeino where the Sami culture is strong then to Alta and the Thon Hotel Alta for the final night of your northern Norwegian experience.
Day 9 UK Morning at leisure. Visit the Alta museum, a UNESCO World Heritage site with northern Europe’s largest and richest collection of rock carvings (some dating back 6,500 years). Drive to Alta airport and return hire car before mid-afternoon flight back to the UK (via Oslo).