Our riverboat safaris use the traditional long riverboats transiting the Alta River wilderness and passing through northern Europe’s largest river canyon. The Alta river is world famous for Salmon sport fishing and our guides will explain this and many other fascinating aspects of the river. Our guides have years of experience in driving the special riverboats and will combine safety with an exhilarating experience.
Our riverboat experiences all start and end at Sorrisniva and are conducted between 12:00 and 18:00 each day as the river is closed to traffic outside these hours for the famous salmon fishing. The experiences are subject to the river water level to ensure safe passage over the rapids.
We offer a range of riverboat experiences of different durations ranging from 30 minutes to 2.5 hours with up to 9 guests on each safari. Everyone is provided with a life vest and the boatman will tell you stories of the river, its history, and the salmon fishing.
The Alta River has a long history of immigration and exploitation for farming, mining and salmon fishing. The salmon fishing evolved from commercial fishing to be one of the premier fly fishing rivers in the world.
In the 1870’s the river was leased to the Scottish Duke of Roxburghe. The river is now managed by the local community which licenses the salmon fishing to both local inhabitants and international sport fishermen. The Wisløff family has a long history providing expert guidance to the salmon fishermen including the Norwegian Royal family. This expertise continues to be passed from generation to generation, with Jørgen now being the 4th generation expert, guiding the world’s elite fly fishermen.