1 day mountain hiking tour - group intermediate

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1 day mountain hiking tour - group intermediate
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  • Alta
  • Hiking
  • Tour
  • Mountain hiking
  • Group
  • Intermediate
  • Max 8 people
  • 1 day
  • English

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The hike to the Alta Canyon is popular for good reason. The terrain is wonderful and easy to walk in and you experience magnificent views​,​ especially when you reach the canyon. This is the perfect place to enjoy a nice lunch together​,​ take photos and simply enjoy the view of Northern Europe’s largest river canyon and the Alta River winding out towards the sea. After being picked up at the hotel​,​ we will drive about half an hour south to Beskades​,​ where the hike begins. We will walk above the treeline so it’s quite exposed to wind and precipitation. On a fine summer’s day​,​ the only thing that may be a bit annoying are the mosquitos. However​,​ once we have sprayed on some insect repellent​,​ we can walk in peace! The Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau rolls gently southwards on both sides of the canyon. Reindeer have grazed in these areas since time immemorial. Other animals to roam here include the brown bear​,​ wolf​,​ lynx and wolverine. The canyon is a breeding area for several birds of prey​,​ so it’s not unusual to hear the mournful cry of the rough-legged buzzard or another species. At the bottom of the canyon​,​ the mighty Alta river meanders towards the sea. The river is renowned as one of the best for salmon fishing in the world. If we are lucky​,​ we will catch a glimpse of a traditional riverboat with anglers on board. If we get out our binoculars​,​ perhaps we can if the lines are tight! The combined distance of this hike is about 13 km. We follow relatively good paths most of the way​,​ with the surface varying between marshland​,​ rock bed and some short stony sections. On this hike​,​ we recommend good mid-cut mountain boots. We need to cross some rivers along the way and the water level depends on the season and rainfall. Perhaps you will experience the joy of wading across a river with an extremely refreshing water temperature or jumping from rock to rock. In dry and fine weather​,​ sold off-road running shoes or approach shoes are suitable. However​,​ don’t be surprised if your feet get wet. We recommend suitable clothing for a day hike in the mountains. - Woollen top​,​ thin insulation garment​,​ wind​/​waterproof jacket and thick insultation (down jacket​/​vest​,​ sweater​/​fleece) for the break - Casual trousers​,​ possibly also long underpants​,​ or even shorts (depending on the temperature and season) - Light hiking boots or solid off-road running shoes - Hat and gloves​/​mittens - Small backpack (available for hire) - Camera​/​binoculars - Walking poles (if you are used to using these)

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Alta
Alta Canyon

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Insurance

European Travel Insurance ERV: thanks to our insurance partner we provide free SOS coverage when booking on Crion. More

Cancellation

Get the full amount back if you cancel 72 hours before the activity. Service fees will not be reimbursed. More

Assistance

We follow you in every step of the experience. Contact us if you need help.