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AI63: Explore Alta Canyon and the Wilderness by Riverboat

The Alta River is a cornerstone of life and activity here in Alta. A plentiful supply of big salmon run up the river each year, but there is more than just salmon (and the fly fishermen who chase them) to see here! The river abounds with other types of fish, birds including hawks and eagles sometimes soar overhead, and the river itself provides spectacular scenery along its entire length.

For centuries, locals have used sharp-nosed, narrow longboats to navigate the rapids and currents on the river. These sturdy wooden craft are still used today, and that's what you'll ride in on this tour.

Your tour begins at Sorrisniva (the same place where you'll find the world-renowned Igloo Hotel each winter). From there, you'll don a lifejacket and step into the longboat. Your experienced river guide will take command and steer you southwards along the Alta River, pointing out sights along the way and telling stories from the river. The journey south will end near a lovely waterfall named Gabofossen, and you'll be able to gaze into the Alta Canyon ahead. From there, the boat will return downriver, back to Sorrisniva where you will be served coffee/tea and homemade cake.

The tour includes the guided boat ride and safety equipment. Transport to and from Sorrisniva is not included in the price. The water level in the Alta River does rise and fall, and there are times when tours may not operate if the water level is too low to safely operate.

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Dates and Times


01 June - 31 August



Tour Times

12:00 - 14:00

More Info

Tour ends between 14:00 and 14:30



Children 12/under

NOK 1650

NOK 820

Additional Tour Notes

Tour includes guided boat ride, safety equipment, coffee/tea and cake served at Sorrisniva.

Transport to and from Sorrisniva is not included.

Minimum 2 people.

Availability subject to change based on water level in the river; tour may be canceled or rescheduled if water level becomes too low.

Lunch or dinner must be pre-booked and is not included in the base price.