GLØD Aurora Canvas Dome is situated in Alta, 45 km from Sautso, in an area where cycling can be enjoyed. The accommodation is 6 km from The Rock art of Alta, and guests benefit from private parking available on site and free WiFi. The tented camp also includes 1 bathroom. A buffet breakfast is served each morning at the property. Dinner can be served Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. At the tented camp guests are welcome to take advantage of a sauna. The nearest airport is Alta Airport, 9 km from GLØD Aurora Canvas Dome.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Free private parking available on-site



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Room type
Number of guests
1 large double bed
1 single bed
1 large double bed
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Property practices

This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Alta
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  • Ayuko
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Unique experience with this beautiful dome. Staff are friendly. Dinner was nice and coffee was delivered in the morning.
  • Zhan
    Bulgaria Bulgaria
    Domes were really impressive and staff were awesome
  • Anna
    Singapore Singapore
    Unique accommodation nestled in the pine trees. Slept with the stars overhead. Canvas dome was kept warm and snug from the fire place, heater and the heated beddings. Dinner at the restaurant was excellent- best salmon I have ever had.

Managed by Glød Explorer

Company review score: 9.8Based on 145 reviews from 2 properties
2 managed properties

Company information

Founded in 2005, GLØD Explorer provides quality activities and expeditions, accommodation and dining for individuals, groups and companies. From our base in Alta in Finnmark county in Northern Norway, our goal is to give our guests the best possible Arctic nature-based adventures! After a trip with us, the experiences will have changed you! If you would prefer more exotic accommodation that is an experience in its own right, we recommend our GLØD Aurora Canvas Dome. The dome features an aluminium frame and half the wall and roof are transparent while the remainder is canvas. You can see and hear squirrels and sparrows in the pine tree above you. If you would like an alternative to a conventional hotel, we can offer you accommodation in our modern GLØD Apartment Suite. This fully equipped apartment sleeps four guests (five) and has all modern amenities including a sauna.

Property information

We seek to turn your accomodation into an adventure. In our stylish GLØD Aurora Canvas Domes, you are so close to nature that you hear the squirrels and small birds outside and you even see them through the big window. The domes have been put up in our neighbouring pineforest without us cutting down trees. Our philosophy was to not disturb the existing nature, but rather make nature part of the experience. In addition to the view, the domes are equipped with a king size, comfortable Wonderland bed to assure the best possible experience. You will also find a fireplace for the cold winter nights, and with the additional heating system installed it is ensured that you can enjoy a close to nature experience in a comfortable manner. We have also equipped the domes with stylish and small toilet so you do not have endure on a long walk in the cold winter nights. In our main building you will find our dining area. A living room made cosy with fireplace, furnitures for relaxing and comfortable seating for enjoying your breakfast and optional dinners. This is also where you will find our sauna, showers and toilet facilities. Next to our living room you will find the office, where we encourage all of our guests to come and say hi, have a coffee and share stories and experiences from all over.

Neighbourhood information

Alta is located at latitude 70 °N in Finnmark, Norway’s northernmost county. Alta Municipality, which comprises roughly the land on both sides of the Altafjord, has a population of around 20,000. The municipal administrative centre Alta is located at the head of the fjord and is home to around 15,000. The climate is something in between a coastal and inland climate. In winter the temperature is rarely below minus 25 °C, while in the summer rarely over 25 °C. The highest mountains in Alta are located on the western side of the fjord. The highest of all is Store Haldde by the Kåfjord (1149 m above sea level). There are many mountain peaks over 900 m, even on the islands of Seiland (1079 m) and Stjernøya (914 m). The mountains on the eastern side of the fjord are not as high, rarely 700 m above sea level, and to the southeast the landscape flattens out towards the Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau. The Alta valley is a fertile oasis with many agricultural properties. The mighty Alta river forms a natural midpoint. This wonderful river is regarded as one of the best in the world for salmon fishing. The chances of landing a salmon weighing 10 kg or more are high. Every year, salmon weighing close to 25 kg are caught here. Alta is the commercial and educational centre of Finnmark and North Troms. It features an upper secondary school and university and a modern town centre with shops, cafés, hotels and a shopping centre. The Northern Lights Cathedral is situated in downtown Alta and the Alta Museum, featuring rock art inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Alta is one of the few places on earth with two inscriptions on the World Heritage List. The other is Struve’s Geodetic Arc. Alta is situated approx. 400 km north of the Arctic Circle. Consequently, we can enjoy the Midnight Sun and the Polar Night. Alta is considered one of the best places in the world to experience the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). Welcome to the Town of the Northern Lights – Alta

Languages spoken


Property surroundings

1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurant #1

    No additional info available

Facilities of GLØD Aurora Canvas Dome
Great facilities! Review score, 9.5

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Shared bathroom
  • Linen
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Ski-to-door access
  • Ski equipment hire on site
  • Ski storage
    Additional charge
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional charge
  • Skiing
  • Fishing
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Fireplace
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
    Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Electric blankets
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Mosquito net
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Sauna
    Additional charge
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Italian
  • Norwegian

House rules

GLØD Aurora Canvas Dome takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 16:00


From 08:00 to 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0+ years
Extra bed upon request
NOK 995 per person, per night

Prices for extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no cots available at this property.

All extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa American Express Cash is not accepted GLØD Aurora Canvas Dome accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 23:00 and 08:00.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

- When arriving later than 4 pm. we add a fee/additional cost to the booking. Since we are not have 24 hrs. check-in service.

- We do not have running water for drinking in the dome, but we provide each dome with locally sourced water in bottles. These are easily refilled in our main building, which is accessible 24 hrs. a day. If door is locked all keys for our domes, includes a digital key used for entering.

Please inform GLØD Aurora Canvas Dome in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Quiet hours are between 23:00:00 and 08:00:00.

FAQs about GLØD Aurora Canvas Dome

  • The prices at GLØD Aurora Canvas Dome may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • GLØD Aurora Canvas Dome is 2.4 miles from the centre of Alta. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • GLØD Aurora Canvas Dome has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant #1

  • Check-in at GLØD Aurora Canvas Dome is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • GLØD Aurora Canvas Dome offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Sauna
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Bicycle rental
    • Walking tours
    • Bike tours