Activities


We offer the following activity options throughout the year. To book an activity please contact us.

WINTER:

Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding:
SarvesAlta Alpine Resort is nestled in a beautiful setting overlooking the Alta Fjord and the valleys that surround the town. It’s a cozy and family-friendly winter park that’s great for everyone, whatever your age or fitness level. We have slopes of all difficulties and a snow-park for those who want to challenge themselves with jumps and rails.

Mountain Sledding:
Mountain sledding is our newest and most exciting addition to winter activities. With these sleds you can take the Ski Lift to the top of the mountain. From there you’ll reach a special track dedicated to Mountain Sledding. Race down the mountain and power-slide through the snow! This activity is possible for everyone. Those 10 year and older can ride the sled by themselves. Younger children may require an adult to accompany them. Ask us for more details!

Cross Country Skiing:
Cross country skiing is rooted in the hearts of Norwegians here in the North. It is an activity that kids start learning from a young age, and that adults continue to enjoy into their later years. Just outside of our door is a cross country track that is suitable for first timers, or for those who want a bit of exercise. If you’re looking for something more challenging we can take you 5 minutes up E6 to Sarves where there is a ski path in the mountain plateau.

Tea-Time in the Lavvo:
Have you ever wanted to experience what it is like to hangout in a Lavvo? On this trip we spend some time relaxing in the cone shaped structure, cooking dessert and coffee over the bonfire for a relaxing slow-adventure.

The SarvesGames:
The SarvesGames is a series of Nordic games which include a milk bucket contest, axe throwing, bow and arrow shooting, sawing, hammering, and a timed switch-a-roo game. This activity is perfect for groups of 6 or more people who want to get to know each other, who want to learn how to work together, or those who simply have some good ol’ fun!

Snowtubing:
Speed down the hill in one of our snow-tubes! This adventure is perfect for families or people who want a taste of winter fun.

Snowshoeing:
With several options to choose from this excursion can be for everyone. These tours are perfect for people who don’t ski but still want to experience the arctic outdoors. During these tours you have a personal introduction into the quiet surrounding nature and the life within the forest. All tours offer stunning views of Alta Fjord and the nearby mountains.

Nature Walk with guide:
During this trip a guide will take you on a snowshoe hike through the nearby forest. As you make your way through the nordic pines the guide will tell stories about the surroundings, offer instruction about the activity, and during the breaks offer you a warm cup of hot chocolate.

Kick-Sledding:
This excursion relates to the daily life of Norwegians who use this for transportation and fun during the winter months! Use a traditional kick-sled to sled through the cozy winter roads that surround the cabins and lodge.

Fat Biking:
This new adventure has the possibility for tours taking place on either flat terrain or down the ski slopes. The option of taking the lift to the top of the mountain and biking down the alpine slopes will show you spectacular views of the Alta fjord and the surrounding nature. This option requires a bit of experience but is of course an option for anyone who has the desire.

An exciting trail that winds through the forest is a perfect place to take your trip. On this track the overall terrain is flat and easy to manage, but can also offer challenges for those who choose to take it with speed. On the other hand, this trail is the perfect place for beginners to get a taste of fat biking through beautiful nature.

SUMMER:

Go For Gold:
This hiking route takes you up a local mountain and leads you to Alta’s best view where you can see Alta fjord, Alta city center, and the impressive mountains and nature that surround the area. At the top you will stumble upon Alta’s coziest café which is locally known as the Bjørnehiet (the bear’s den). From here you can embrace the sights and sounds of nature and have a truly beautiful rest before your trek down the mountain.

The World’s Northernmost Climbing Park:
At SarvesAlta we offer a day of fun, excitement, and challenges in our climbing park that winds through the Arctic woods. There are six different trails which vary in activity, difficulty, and height. The park has 55 games and 10 ziplines. One zipline is 207 meters long and reaches speeds up to 50-60 km/h. Each trail has games and ziplines which are safely built in the pine trees. This outdoor activity park has something for everyone and you do not need prior experience to participate.

Hiking:
Finnmark holds endless forests, wide open mountain plateaus, magical summer light, world class clear trout lakes, amazing reindeer habitats, and natural beautiful scenery that makes one feel very little. Experience the breathtaking views and lavish green landscapes with a private guide just out of your cabin or further out on a hiking trip that puts life in perspective.

Komsa: The indigenous people of the North, 213 meters above sea level. In the middle of the city you’ll see one of the most visited mountain peaks with a great view of Alta, and the surrounding mountains. You can even see all the way to our ski resort.

Duration: 2 hours

Distance: 2 km

Difficulty: Medium

Hjemmeluft: local mountain just outside of Alta, 182 meters above sea level. Easy accessible fantastic viewpoint of Alta city center, the Altafjord and Skoddevarre mountains. Can be extended to a full day hike to the top of the Hjemmeluft mountain 434 meters above sea level.

Duration: 3 hours

Distance: 2 km

Difficulty: Easy/Medium

Skoddevare: View point of the Alta river and fjord, 420 meters above sea level. A lovely hike up as far as you wish to see a spectacular view of the famous Alta river and the fjords. Extendable to full day hike for visiting a “gamme” which is a special hut developed by the Sami people in the mountains.

Duration: 2-6 hours

Distance: 2-8 km

Difficulty: Easy/Medium

Dønnavarre: We will drive a bit north west to the fjord and from there hike up. From the mountain you’ll be able to see “fish farms” in the ocean and a phenomenal view of the fjord. Also this hike is can be modified to your level.

Duration: 4 hours

Distance: 6 km

Difficulty: Medium

Sakkobadne: Bomb crater and plane wreck from WW2, 261 meters above sea level. Visit the historical mountain peak where a british bomber crashed after being shut down by the german warship, Tirpitz. The hike is 40 minutes drive from Bjørnfjell to the opposite side of Alta. From the peak there is a beautiful view over the fjords and Alta.

Duration: 3 hours

Distance: 4.5 km

Difficulty: Medium

Ulve

henget: Hike up a mountain nearby Bjørnfjell and get a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains, Rafsbotn village and the fjords. This trip can easily be moderated to your level. Talk with the guide.

Duration: 4 hours

Distance: 6 km

Difficulty: Medium/High demanding

Tea-Time in the Lavvo:
Have you ever wanted to experience what it is like to hangout in a Lavvo? On this trip we spend some time relaxing in the cone shaped structure, cooking dessert and coffee over the bonfire for a relaxing slow-adventure.

The SarvesGames:
The SarvesGames is a series of Nordic games which include a milk bucket contest, axe throwing, bow and arrow shooting, sawing, hammering, and a timed switch-a-roo game. This activity is perfect for groups of 6 or more people who want to get to know each other, who want to learn how to work together, or those who simply have some good ol’ fun!