Often known as Alta Igloo Hotel, this is the 11th year that the Nords are recreating this snow stay near the banks of the Alta River at the edge of the Arctic Circle. Reindeers are a big feature here - both as furry pelts that swathe beautifully carved pieces of ice furniture and on the traditional menu in the restaurant. A snowmobile safari allows you to capture the epic wonder of the desert-like snowscape of this northern region. Groups of more than eight can sleep the night out in it inside a Lavvo - a traditional Sami tent. You can also try your hand at ice fishing while you wait for dinner to be cooked.
The rock carvings dating back to 4500BC that have put Alta on the UNESCO world heritage list.