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“Simply Awesome. Nice camp and trips and awesome staff” 5 of 5 stars
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Kiruna, Kiruna, Sweden   |  
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Ranked #2 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Kiruna
Madrid, Spain
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“Simply Awesome. Nice camp and trips and awesome staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I organized a corporate offsite trip for 45 people at Campa Alta, from a Stockholm based Swedish company.
Miriam, one of the staff at the camp couldn't have been more helpful coordinating the booking and the payments.
The staff in general where very friendly, the trips were worth doing and the prices were fair.
The camp area is great, in the middle of the forest by a lake and the floating sauna is just a wonderful experience.
We were lucky enough to see the Auroras twice.
I will definitely go back to this place if I go back to Kiruna.
Every body had a great time and we spend a lot of time together doing fun stuff apart from the awesome activities.
I would recomend the Dog Sledging and the snowmobiles for sure. And I think is worth going into the Ice hotel too.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

Forget about staying in Kiruna city and joining the expensive chase the northern lights tours. If you only wanna see the aurora, stay at Camp Alta. The accommodation is of great value, fun activities for whole family and most importantly, service from the heart.

Miriam n Leif are great with their service and very warm people. Miriam's reindeer kebab is so yummy!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

The first adult trip that my husband and I took since the birth of child was to Kiruna-we are absolutely thrilled with our choice.

We had looked at a couple of different places to stay in the area before deciding on Camp Alta-we are more than happy with selection. The owners, Miriam and Life, are so sweet and genuine providing a fabulous location with amazing experiences and at a price nearly half of what other places were estimating!

Planning a company outting? Romantic Weekend? Adventure Trip? Then Camp Alta is what you need. Yes, honestly Camp Alta can fit any desired stay! The "Camp" consists of cabins - in a variety of sizes we know of at least one that was large enough for a party of 18 down to a few that sleep 2-3. It also has a 40 person teepee, a private sauna, a 8-10 person public gathering woodstove heated hut, and a "ice house" of sorts, which is located on an ice covered lake. This ice house has an outdoor firepit for warming up under the dark skies far away from any light polution, inside it has a dry wood-heated room with 2 large tables/benches and large 20-25 person public sauna outfitted with a small trap door for taking a rejuvinating dip in the lake! (not to worry about falling in, Life thought ahead and made a cage about 5.5 feet down so there are no worries about falling in to deep).

There was an opportunity to order a "reindeer kabob" - smoked reindeer meat in pita bread. GET IT!! The only disappointing thing about this was we only had it one time in our stay.

We renewed our wedding vows in the IceHotel and, surprising my husband, Life and Miriam decorated our snow machine with the word "kærlighed" meaning love and a "Just Married" flag off the back.

Life and Miriam - thank you so much for providing everything needed for an ideal long weekend escape!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Helsingborg, Sweden
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We were 2 adults with 2 teenage boys. We booked early in advance, not only the cabin but also the tours we planned. (dog sledge, snowscooter and cross country skiing) The owners of the camp put it all together so it fit in our tight 2.5 day schedule. They organized transportation between the tours, camp and back to the airport.
We booked the 5 bed cabin, I highly recommend not to book this one for 5 people because then the kitchen is occupied. But for 4 it was great, located in front of the lake. Everything was easy going and the owners made it possible for us to do al the things we wanted to do, even to stay in the cabin the day of our departure.
Make sure you bring enough food because there is really no possibility to buy anything at the camp! And Kiruna is quite a bit away.
We will come back because we haven´t seen the Northern lights yet.

Room Tip: Make sure you book the little sauna after on of your tours. It is so relaxing and warms you up.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Visiting Campalta in April was one of the most beautiful trips I have ever done and one of the most beautiful places ever visited. The landscape is amazing, the owners the most friendly and the trips to books the most amazing. I enjoyed a snow mobile trip to the ice hotel, which you should not miss. The other day I went on a dog sleigh tour through the fabulous winter scenery. We stopped by to have food and hot drinks in a small cabbage in the middle of the forrest sitting around the fire. In the nights I have seen the Northern Lights, a reindeer came by to visit and I spent a marvellous time in the floating sauna. The sun was shining all day and got reflected by the snow everywhere.
We came back to visit Campalta in summer, which is as beautiful as in winter. The sauna is still floating on the sea and in a perfect place to have a barbecue with a spectacular view over the big sea. In winter it is all frozen. By car we went to see the norwegian fjords and some went fishing close to Campalta and came back with a lot of food for another barbecue.
The owners of Campalta catched us up at the airport, went with us to the local supermarket in Kiruna and got us back to the airport at the end of our trip. They are friendly, welcoming and very hospitable people. Kiruna is a small and very nice town. It´s worth a visit.
I highly recommend everybody a visit to Campalta! Those days you´ll never forget.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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81 reviews 81 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

We stayed here for three nights. Booking was rather complicated, since the owner's internet didn't seem to work, and then the house booked for us was doubly booked. But the owners solved the problem friendly and elegantly, and extensively apologized for the hassle. We looked out over the lake, from two tiny cabins, with a huge field around them. We used the sauna a couple of times, which is provided for free. We visited the mines in Kiruna (interesting) and the sami museum in Jukasjärvi (also interesting). The only negative aspect was the mosquitoes, but what can you expect in summer in Lapland... Winter is probably even better here.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tadley, Hampshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Camp Alta really is a gem in Swedish Lapland, I just wished we could have stayed longer! We stayed 3 nights from 22nd to 25th March 2012 in the Log Cabin. The cabin has a wood burner, microwave, refrigerator, plenty of cutlery, plates etc. (The inventory however doesn't match what is physically there) It doesn't have running water,or a sink, but everything is available in the small cabin right next door,1x shower, 2x toilets, washing up sink etc. There is also a communal cabin where you can light the fire and socialise, have a drink and chat with other people staying there. There are 2x sauna's, one you can book privately and the larger communal sauna which also has access to the ice hole in the lake! The frozen lake makes the perfect place to view the Northern Lights (should they happen to appear for you!) We saw them twice over a 3 night stay, but I think we were extremely lucky!! You can try cross country skiing& ice fishing free of charge, which is brilliant. You also have the opportunity (before you arrive, with Miriam) to book trips. We did the Northern Lights Dog Sled tour and the Snowmobile tour to the Ice Hotel. Both were extremely enjoyable. All clothing is supplied to make sure you stay warm. We had a delicious salmon soup and cheesy bread in a tee-pee on the dog sled tour. I would say we think the Ice hotel entrance fee is rather expensive, and the walk to see the Reindeer and church in Jukkasarvi is quite a distance, (25mins each way in heavy snow boots!!) the church was worth the visit but unfortunately the entrance fee to the Sami museum and Reindeer is ridiculously expensive and the lady running it is a bit rude. (However if you walk towards the back of the church you can catch a sneaky glimpse of them for free!) We found the whole experience at Camp Alta magical, we chose to do activities and also relax in our cosy cabin. Remember a tripod and check your camera settings in you want to get a piccy of the northern lights (no chance without!!) The transfers between Kiruna & Camp Alta cannot be faulted, both turned up exactly as arranged, but be careful about daylight saving if you happen to travel in March as it caught us out and we also nearly missed the only train to Abisko on a Sunday! Be sure to clean and tidy the cabin if you want your deposit back, I went overboard with the cleaning & was told happily 'Very clean!' These guys are really friendly & will do anything to help make your stay enjoyable but mostly you are simply left alone to enjoy the surroundings. Make sure though you purchase all food and drink you may need before you transfer to the camp because there are no shops! The supermarkets in Kiruna have everything you may need although we did bring some bits from the UK as it was our first trip to Sweden. We also stayed at Hotel Samegarden, Abisko Mountain Lodge and Hotell City. Also a little note, if you are trying to book a stay here, be persistent because I believe Miriam has a lot of emails and sometimes misses communications, it is a good idea to speak to her over the phone and follow up with the details by email. You will need to pay the full amount in CASH as soon as you arrive so make sure you have plenty of local currency before you leave Kiruna. You will find this is the case with most of the hotels here. Enjoy!

Room Tip: Log cabin is wonderful for two people, the picture on the website makes it look tiny, but it is surp...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kiruna, Kiruna, Sweden
Location: Sweden > Norrbotten County > Kiruna
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Kiruna
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Campalta is a wildness camp situated 15 kms from Kiruna in the forest, the perfect scenary to look after northerlights, dogsledging, snowmobiling till the ice hotel, cross country sky, ice fishing, ice bath hole, sauna and many nice experience more!! Enjoy our wonderful prices for the living, really clean cottages in a wonderful enviroment!! ... more   less 
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Camp Alta Hotel Kiruna

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