While you’re there, you should avail of the many great activities and experiences that are possible in the city and region around Alta, and check out some of the interesting tours that CampAlta arranges for our guests.
ETR CampAlta is an all-year centre for outdoor experiences and activities, such motorcycle touring, road trips, riverboat safari’s, salmon fishing, hiking and walking trips in the Summer months, and Northern Lights and snowmobile safari’s, skiing, dogsledding, sea fishing and ice fishing, in Winter.
ETR CAMP ALTA, ON THE ALTA RIVER
Established in 2014, CampAlta is situated in upper Alta, on the banks of the Alta River, about six kilometres from the town centre, meaning you can stock up on supplies before you head north, or before you ride south again.
CampAlta has a range of different types of accommodation, and something for most types of tourist or traveller. If you like a roof over your head, we have 17 clean cabins in various different standards, sizes and prices, situated in a quiet and sheltered area of the campsite.
We have a warm and clean service building equipped with a fully functional kitchen, with cookers, microwaves and dishwashers, as well as locker rooms with access to 6 showers and 8 toilets. The showers are free, and we don’t charge for using the toilets, either. We also have a washing room, where you can rent washing machines and a dryer. Our campsite is, of course, handicap-friendly, and we have free wireless internet. We also offer Digital Detox facilities - out in the spectacular nature!
We have 70 caravan spaces with power supplies for caravans, motorhomes and tents, spread over an area of 20 acres of grass. Caravans and motorhomes have access to a fresh water supply, and facilities for emptying waste tanks. We also have a kiosk, in case you have already eaten all your food, on the road. Or if you need fishing equipment…. or a fishing permit.
If you’re the type of person that likes eating, and most of us are, we also have a Barbecue Hut with room for around twenty-five people, and a gas grill which our guests can use. If you want to fly to Alta, CampAlta offers transportation for guests from, and back to the airport.
NORTHERN LIGHTS SAFARI IN THE WINTERTIME
CampAlta runs Northern Lights Safaris for small groups, where we begin the safari from CampAlta in our safari car, and travel to the location that has the highest probability of a good Northern Lights experience, or we can also take you to a destination of your choosing. You should order your safari well in advance, before you get here, so feel free to contact us for more information.
CampAlta also cooperates with Pæskatun on The Northern Lights Safari, as the Pæskatun team has a lot of experience and some really excellent guides, who are very capable of finding the best places to experience The Northern Lights, in Finnmark.
Situated 10 minutes away from CampAlta, Pæskatun has daily departures from the 15th of September, and continues through the winter, until April. We can assist you with transportation, and booking of trips, or you can contact Pæskatun directly on their website - www.peskatun.no
RIVERBOAT SAFARI IN THE SUMMER MONTHS
The Alta River has always been an important focal point of life in Alta, as it supports a wide ecosystem of plants and animals, and provides a rich stream of fish for the people that live here.
The Alta River is considered to be one of the best Salmon rivers in the world, where you can catch Salmon weighing up to 25kg here, every year. The Alta River is also very rich in bird-life, where both Eagles, Geese and Ducks hunt side by side.
The trip starts from CampAlta right outside the town, where you board a long, thin, wooden riverboat, the same type that has been used along the river for hundreds of years. We sail upstream to the lower Sierra, which is Alta River’s best fishing area, and as we power up along the river you can enjoy the view, the nature, and the bird life along the riverside. If we’re lucky, we may see Elk and Eagles.
The trip includes safety vest, coffee and cold drinks, and when we land, we’ll have a cup coffee or a bottle of soda, as we look for large, jumping salmon.
If you been lucky enough to get a fishing card/permit, you can rent a cabin, and a guide with a riverboat. In order to have a nice fishing experience, and the best chances of catch the big fish, we recommend a local expert with a boat, as our guides have up to 30 years experience of fishing Salmon in this area. We can establish a fishing camp with tent, tables and chairs, so you have the most comfortable conditions for fishing.
ICE FISHING IN THE MOUNTAINS
CampAlta also has ice fishing trips, with experienced guides, where we pick you up at the airport, suit you up in warm winter clothing, and take you up to the mountains on snowmobiles, either on daily trips or for overnight stays, according to your wishes.
We look forward to meeting you at ETR CampAlta !
ETR CAMP ALTA
Telefon: +47 400 77 399
GPS: N: 69.9283397, E: 23.2553364
Frantz Jakob Rygh
European Touring Route AS