We have a few days in early September and would like to see visit Finnmark. The Alta rock carvings are high on our list. Would also like to do a portion of the Hurtigruten southbound tour. I was thinking of spending a day in Alta to see the rock carvings and possilbly do one other activity. Then take the ferry to Hammerfest to pick up the Hurtigruten and cruise to Trondheim. Alternatively we could take the bus to Tromso and pick up the Hurtigruten there. I would like to see (get close to) a glacier, possibly try dog sledding and see something of Sami culture (that is not too touristy). Are there other not to be missed sights on land? Will the Hurtigruten portion be interesting? Will we get close to the Lofoten Islands. Finally, since we would be traveling the first week of September it looks like the summer activities offered by many guides are over and the winter activities have not started? Sorry for so many questions.