Merry Christmas from North Adventure!

It’s time for our annual holiday picture and Christmas card!  This year’s edition features Christmas hats for all, and Santa earrings for everyone but Jon (who didn’t have time to get his ears pierced before the picture). It briefly stopped snowing in the middle of a 3-day storm so we could get our picture taken, but Tanja didn’t want Jon to get confused by the nice weather so she pelted him with snow to keep him cool and ready to shovel again.

It’s been a fun year with lots of completed projects, lots of new ideas begun, and much to look forward to in the coming year.  We hope the year has been good for you, too, and we hope we get a chance to work with you in 2016.  From all of us – Henriette, Tanja, Jon and Marianne – we wish you the best in this winter holiday season!

Christmas 2015 at North Adventure

Alta Canyon: Breathtaking From Any Angle

It’s no surprise that Alta is home to awesome beauty. Almost all of Norway is full of mountains, rugged coastlines and natural viewpoints that take your breath away. One of the hidden gems in this area can be found around 25 kilometers to the south of town: Alta Canyon. Carved by the Alta River, Alta Canyon has the distinction of being Northern Europe’s largest. It’s absolutely worth a visit when you come to the area.

The Sami name for the place is Sautso (which means “canyon”, so if you say “Sautso Canyon” you are actually saying “Canyon Canyon”. Just calling it “Sautso” or “Alta Canyon” is probably best). It stretches south along the river for several kilometers, where it is interrupted by a dam at a power station. Inland from there, the canyon does continue for a while but it now serves as part of the dam’s reservoir and is mostly underwater.

From Alta, there are two established ways to get to Sautso, neither of which is as simple as “I’ll just jump in my car and head over there.” Continue reading “Alta Canyon: Breathtaking From Any Angle”

Tour Packages for Smaller Times and Budgets

As tour destinations go, Alta is very nearly at the top of the world (check us out on Google Maps if you aren’t sure where we are). But air travel makes this distance deceptive. You can get direct flights to Alta from Oslo that take only a couple of hours to fly here. If you are already in Europe, we are actually pretty close if you consider the time required to get here.  So hopping on an airplane for a 2-3 day stay is practical and convenient, and if you keep an eye out for airfare bargains, it isn’t even very expensive.

But is it really worth coming up just for a couple of days and a tour or two?

For me, that question is in the same category as, “Is it worth eating fresh fruit pie if you can only have one piece?” Well, YEAH it’s worth it!  For example… Continue reading “Tour Packages for Smaller Times and Budgets”

Turpakker for kortere reiser

Som turdestinasjon, er Alta nesten på toppen av verden (sjekk oss ut på Google Maps hvis du ikke er sikker på hvor vi er). Du kan få direktefly til Alta fra Oslo som tar bare et par timer. Hvis du er i Europa, er vi faktisk ganske nær hvis du vurdere den tiden som kreves for å komme hit. Så om du hopper på et fly for en 2-3 dagers opphold kan det være både lettvint og praktisk, og hvis du holder et øye med flyselskapene, så trenger det ikke bli så dyrt heller. 

Men er det virkelig verdt å komme opp bare for et par dager, og en tur eller to?

For meg, er det et spørsmål i samme kategori som: “Er det verdt å spise sjokoladekake hvis du bare kan ha ett stykke?” Vel, ja det er verdt det! For eksempel… Continue reading “Turpakker for kortere reiser”

North Adventure in November 2015

North AdventureWelcome to North Adventure’s first-ever newsletter delivered by social media!  As our new projects and new team members forge ahead, we are making good progress in several areas. This is the first installment of an ongoing month-in-review series. Those wanting to keep up with our company activity can do so in a periodic nutshell.

So… here are some highlights from November! Continue reading “North Adventure in November 2015”