On this tour we explore all the wonderful things the Alta Fjord has to offer with its rich wildlife, history, nature and fauna. We turn off the engine and use all our senses to take it all in.
The bird and wildlife in Northern Norway is extremely rich. Some of the most common species in this area is storm swallows, sea gulls, cormorant and the mighty sea eagle to name a few. In order to see the rich bird life we will drive out to specific islands that hundreds live during the season. And if we are lucky we might even see some dolphins on the way.
During spring and summer the trees and the forest come to life and blossom. Finnmark has a quite special fauna worth experiencing.
The captain Øystein Volden is very interested in local history and for those who are interested he will gladly tell stories about the rich history surrounding the Alta Fjord. Some of the most popular stories include the enormous German battleship Tirpitz, the Northern Light Observatory in Alta that started researching the phenomenon aurora borealis in 1899, and the mines in Kåfjord that was built by English businessmen in 1830. On our longer tours we will also travel to an island that was inhabited hundreds of years ago.
Parts of the areas we will be going to are kept secret in order to protect wildlife, historical monuments and to avoid mass tourism to sensitive areas. The Alta Fjord has some spectacular areas with hidden oases, remains of submarines from World War II and cute rare animals that we do not want hunted.
Safety and security are the most important thing on our tours. In Finnmark, the weather often dictates what is possible or not, and as a policy the company will not run a tour if we cannot guarantee your safety. In such cases, we will be flexible and postpone the tour to the next day or offer another adventure that is safer.
We offer three different duration of our tours – you can choose between 2 hours, 3 hours or 4 to 5 hours.
The tour includes: a captain and a guide if there are more than 6 people, a warm suit, a life jacket, and on the longest tours (4-5h) a light meal and beverage.
It is possible to buy transport to and from the boat – this can be booked as an extra service in our booking system.
You can order a light meal and beverage as an extra for tours under 4 hours.
Alcohol is not allowed onboard.
2.Mars-1.November: MAX 10 PAX.
2.Novermber-1.Mars: MAX 8 PAX.
All tours starts from Fiskerihavna/harbor in Alta.
2.Mars-1.November: The tour starts at 8 AM (unless otherwise specified)
2.Novermber-1.Mars: The tour starts at 10 AM (unless otherwise specified)
When you arrive at the harbor, you must wait until the captain/guide is there to greet you.
You must show up 30 minutes before departure.
At the departure location you will given heat suits and life jackets.
On warm days you can decide whether or not to wear the heat suit.
When everyone is ready and dressed, the guide will give you necessary information before you access the boat.
On board the boat you must follow all security policies and the information given to you beforehand.
All tours are dependent on the weather conditions – if the weather is bad we will call you or send an email the day before, and make a decision together whether to postpone or refund the tour.