Local Connections: Alta Canyon & Sami Lavvu

4 hours | Alta | A L F - 2 3 0
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Points of Interest

  • Sautso Power Plant
  • Alta Canyon
  • Alta Dam
Includes snack, Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

WHAT YOU VISIT
Sautso Canyon
Measuring seven miles long and averaging about 360 feet deep, Sautso has the distinction of being the largest canyon in Northern Europe. Carved by the Alta River, the high cliff walls plunge down to the lush greenery that surrounds the river's foaming rapids.

Alta River Dam
When you arrive, you'll see a film that details its construction followed by a pleasant walk across the top of the dam, with views of the canyon and 360-foot drop to the river below.

A Sami 'Lavvu'
Similar to a tepee, once inside you'll relax around a small fire and hear stories of Sami life, listen to the chant-like songs of the Sami called 'joik' and learn about their history and culture.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
From Sautso Canyon's breathtaking scenery to the manmade wonders of the Alta River Dam to the cultural heritage of the Sami, your camera will be sure to capture memorable photos.

SNACK
Enjoy an authentic Sami snack of Maze-cake, coffee and dried reindeer meat while visiting a 'lavvu.'

WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
En route to Sautso Canyon, you'll journey through the charming farmlands of Tverrelvdalen village and Finnmarksvidda, one of Norway's largest mountain plateaus and the home of Norway's Sami people. The plateau is filled with flowers and plants, birch trees, bogs and glacially formed lakes. Venturing further into this stunning wilderness, you'll pass the sparkling Joatka lakes.

Special Notes:

The trip to the visitor center, film and dam is approximately 150 yards along a large downward tunnel.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart the ship and drive to Sautso

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:00

Walk across the Dam to the Sami camp

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
1300
Steps:
8
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit the Power Station

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
1400
Steps:
4
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to the shio

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:30