Frequently Asked Questions
1. Begin with selecting your dates and how many people you could be, then check with us which cottage is available.
2. We can help you to plan your possible stay holding the cabin a couple of days meanwhile you plan the activities with your group.
3. The availability we give you may go if you do not reply promptly. If you need more time, telling us so will give us the opportunity to keep holding the cabin for longer if possible.
4. When your reservation request is especially urgent (perhaps you have to choose and finalize flights) or if you would like to ask more about one of our special point, you may find it far more practical to telephone us and we will be happy to help you. Please take note of our policies before committing to a reservation.
5. Please note we will give you the cabin which is suitable for the number of people you are. Note you are always your group in the cabin, we do not mix groups in the same cottage. As soon as you decide your choice just send an email to us with the following information:
Your name, address
Contact Telephone Number Total Amount of people in Group
If you are students Selected tours and preferred cabin If you will share snowmobile or drive your own Meeting point If you require bed linen or Towels from us
Once we receive the above details we will then send you confirmation of your reservation.
Yes, you can book individual tours with us and stay in Kiruna. We provide free pick-up and drop facilities from your accommodation in this case. You can find the details of all our tours here.
Winter season: 15 Nov - 15 Apr
Campalta is an snwomobile camp, all our guest that book one scooter tour get a discount of 250sek/pers/night on accommodation.
The maximum stay at the camp is 4 nights.
Campalta is a self cleaning service camp, but if you prefer you book cleaning service.
The dog-sledding tours are provided with other companies who are responsible for these tours.
Our camp is located 15 km from Kiruna and all our guests need to do shopping before your free pick-up from Kiruna, we propose the tourist office as a meeting point. The Supermarket & Chemist are close as well. If required you can store your luggage for a cheap price at the Tourist Office while you do your shopping. Transfer from the airport/train station to the city centre are not included.
We strongly recommend to book with us as soon as possible as we are often fully booked early in the season.
This depends on the size of your cabin and local regulations, please contact us to discuss.
Changes to the booking can be made by contacting us on email or phone. Changes are possible subject to availability and as per our regulations.
You can contact us by email or by phone for urgent matters. The details are provided on the “contact us” page.
Yes, it is possible to pitch your own tent at the camp during the summer. We do not recommend this during the winter as temperatures in Lapland can drop as low as - 40 C.
We speak English, Swedish, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese. Feel free to contact us in any of these languages as per your preference.
We provide free pick-up and drop off service to the camp during winter time (November 15th - April 15th) for our guests who have booked our winter programs which normally includes accommodation and tours, within a radius of 20 kms. However, the closest restaurants and supermarkets are at the distance of 10 kms from the camp. Therefore, we recommend that you do your shopping for groceries for your entire stay before your arrival and we can pick you up from the city centre and drop you back to the airport/train station free of cost. The free pick up from Kiruna city is every two hours at 14:00, 16:00, 18:00 and 20:00.
However, if you would like us to arrange for additional transfers from the airport/train station or the camp to the city centre this is also possible at a price. Details can be found under “Prices” menu.
We offer Snowmobile, Dog Sledding & Northern Light Tours, if you are staying at our camp you can try Cross Country Skiing, Ice Fishing, Canoeing and Hiking, you can even try and build an Igloo. If there is something else you would like to do please contact us direct to discuss
Yes, you can safely store your luggage with us before/after checking in/out with us.
All the facilities provided in the individual cabins can be found under the “Cabins” and “Facilities” menus. If you have any other questions regarding facilities please feel free to contact us.
No, however it is possible for us to arrange this for you if needed. Please let us know during your booking if you require this.
Yes, all cabins have electricity connections and conveniently accessible plug points to charge your devices.
Yes, our souvenir store is well stocked with authentic souvenirs from Lapland. Here you can find many items from postcards to authentic Sami handicrafts. You can also leave your stamped postcards with us and we will post them for you later.
Guests can enjoy free activities in the camp such as Ice fishing, sauna, free access to wood-heated sauna on the lake, living room with open fireplace,
free wood for burning furnaces and sauna. Winter protection clothes are provided for free for the tours.
Yes, our new 2-bed cabins contain a double bed and are perfect for a couple. Most of our other cabins have bunk beds.
No, if you would like to have your own private sauna, this is available free of cost to book at the camp. The smaller private sauna can be used by 4-5 guests at a time. The main sauna is open to all our guests to use 24 hours a day.
Arrival and checking in
Camp Alta is situated 15 km from Kiruna in the forest in a small village named Alttajärvi. Our address is
981 92 Kiruna
We accept payment by all major credit cards, cash and online payment. For online payments, you can request us for an invoice (Faktura) and pay from your bank account or make the payment at a kiosk anywhere in Sweden.
We provide free pick-up and drop off service to the camp during winter time (November 15th - April 15th) for our guests who have booked our winter programs which normally includes accommodation and tours within a radius of 20kms.
Camp Alta can be reached by following the road E-10 in the direction of Lulea if you come from Kiruna, the road leading to the camp is on the right side after 15 kms from Kiruna city.
If you are arriving in Kiruna by air then we recommend you transfer from the airport to the Kiruna city centre (tourist office) by the shuttle bus or a taxi. You can then finish your shopping for groceries at the supermarket and also visit systembolaget in the centre. We will then pick you up from the city centre at the pre-decided time.
Note: If you are arriving in Kiruna late in the evening after the closing time of the stores, we can pick you up from the airport directly. Grocery shopping can be done the next day with transfers included free of cost.
If you are arriving in Kiruna by train then we recommend you transfer from the train station to the Kiruna city centre (tourist office) by the shuttle bus or a taxi. You can then finish your shopping for groceries at the supermarket and also visit systembolaget in the centre. We will then pick you up from the city centre at the pre-decided time.
Note: If you are arriving in Kiruna late in the evening after the closing time of the stores, we can pick you up from the station directly. Grocery shopping can be done the next day with transfers included free of cost.
We are a self service camp with highly competitive prices. To keep the costs low, we expect that the cabins are left in the same way as found. For this, we collect a cleaning deposit of 100 SEK/person at the time of check-in. The deposit will be returned to you if the house is left as clean as it was found during check in.
Bed linen and towels can be rented during check-in for 70 SEK for a set of bed linen and towel. You are welcome to use your own bed linen or sleeping bag and towel. Blankets and pillows are present on all beds.
The shuttle service is free for check in (from 14:00h) and check out (Latest 12:00h),
You can request to stay longer than 12:00h in the camp however for additional later transfers will be SUBJECT TO A CHARGE under request depending on availability of transportation. CHECK OUT from the cabin MUST BE LATEST 12:00h, after this you can use the communal service building. Luggage can be stored in the baggage room until your departure.
Due to the location of the camp, it is difficult to provide disabled access. However feel free to contact us for further details.
Food and drinks
Yes, all our guests have the possibility to cook meals at the self catered kitchens. The larger cabins have fully equipped in-house kitchens whereas the smaller cabins have access to the common service building where you can find an equipped kitchen to cook your meals. All cabins at least have a water boiler and an coffee maker included.
Since the camp is remotely located, we recommend you do your grocery shopping prior to your free pick-up to the camp. You can buy groceries at the large supermarkets in the city centre (e.g. ICA) where you can find all your groceries.
Terms and Conditions
The person in charge of the reservation on behalf of the group has to inform the whole group about our term and conditions, we recommend print a copy of the reservation.
Help us to create a nice environment for all of us and next guests.
You are required to inform us about your cancellation booking within 30 days of your arrival date otherwise you will be required to pay 100% of the booking.
We do not accept cancellation 48 hours before the booking tour, or you will be asked to pay the 100 % of the reservation.
If some damage is done in the cabin or its contents you will required to pay for it.
This campsite is a place for activities, the maximum stay is 4 nights, all our campers need to book a tour with us.
In all of the cabins and in the service buildings, if you or anyone in your party smoke you will be charge a fee of 5000SEK
All complaints must be notified to the owners immediately so we can
if necessary remedial or taken action if required. In no circumstances will compensation be made for complaints raised after the tenancy has ended when the Tenant has not given the Owners the opportunity of investigating the complaint and endeavouring to put matters right during the tenancy.
About Swedish Lapland/Kiruna
The Aurora borealis (Northern lights) is a natural light display in the sky that can mostly be seen from the arctic regions on earth. It is an amazing display of dancing lights shifting and forming curtains of light that shimmer and seem to fall over head. They are produced by the collisions of electrically charged particles from the sun interacting with the earths atmosphere. They come in various colours like green, red, blue, purple, ultraviolet, infrared, yellow and pink. For more details please check out
Yes, under a clear sky and depending on the solar activity auroras are visible from the camp every year. Thanks to the remote location of the camp away from the light pollution of the city beautiful auroras can be seen even at lower solar activity.
The Swedish currency is known as the Swedish Krona (crowns) and is abbreviated as SEK. You can withdraw Swedish Krona by using your bank card at any ATM or by going to a foreign exchange. Most stores accept European and International credit cards. Please note, euros or other currencies cannot be directly used at most stores.
Kiruna is the northern most city in Sweden about 300 kms north of the Arctic circle. The city has Arctic weather and the winters are very cold. The lowest temperature recorded in Kiruna is -43.3 C and it is not uncommon to have such temperatures for a few days during every winter. Daily mean temperatures in the winter are about -12 C.
This depends at the time of the year, around the solstice during winter the sun does not rise in Kiruna and whereas in the summer the sun never sets. It is popular to visit us in the summer to view the midnight sun.