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Thon Hotel Vica

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Traveling to the north, we did not really had any expectations, just comfortable bed and peace and quite. This rather dull looking hotel from outside however greatly exceeded everything we could hope for. The staff was very friendly and helpful which is always a plus. One gets really a welcoming feeling thanks to all wood decorations and almost rustic feeling from cozy rooms which are surprisingly spacious with many windows allowing you to marvel at surrounding hills or sea. The complete satisfaction was achieved however after eating delicious breakfast with good selection of fresh goods. We were so happy that we immediately booked another vacation here as well. And we were neither disappointed the second time. I can only recommend it.

Used this property as "homebase" for touring northern Norway, seeing the Northern Lights, etc. What a great choice. Very cabin like feel to the property and the rooms while having an amazing breakfast and 5 star restaurant. Away from the town center and close to a general store allowing quiet and convenience. Would most definitely stay here again in the future!!!

We had a good sized room, at Hotel Vica. It is not exactly on the shore, but with a food view towards it. The only gripe was there wasn’t a lift (just an unmanned goods/luggage lift). Facilities were basic, small shower. They provided us with a very good breakfast of cereals, mostly muesli, smoked salmon, fried eggs, bacon and mushrooms. The evening meal at the restaurant was over £100 for two, and that included just one glass of wine.

I've travelled to 39 countries and this was the best breakfast I've experienced in any of them! Oh and the room was quite nice too - showers hot, TV channels varied, Wi-Fi fast, and the hotel staff extremely helpful - they went out of their way to help us, in particular phoning up the local ski resort when we weren't able to work out how to get there. The hotel itself is not particularly central but is within a few minutes walk of about 3(!) supermarkets, and an easy 15 minutes walk along well-maintained paths to the Nordlyskatedralen and the city centre.

I stayed recently at The Hotel Vica with three friends. Although the hotel is a little old fashioned (I believe this added to the charm), but what made it stand out for us was the fantastic staff team. They were truly amazing and couldn't do enough for us. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome and this continued throughout our stay. The hotel and rooms were very clean and the beds extremely comfortable. For the owners of this hotel I hope you value your team and they are recognised for their professionalism, humour and excellent people skills. If not, you should. For the staff who made us welcome thank you so much, you made our holiday. I would thoroughly recommend this hotel, which is an easy 15-20 min walk into the centre of Alta. We did get to see the northern lights, which gave a great show just outside the hotel, but for a better view you would benefit from having a car to get away from street lights. Sue, Heather, Tamsin & Yvette (4 very happy travellers)

I was a bit apprehensive when I booked the hotel but it was friendly, staff were amazing and the bed was the best bed I have slept in apart from my own. It was the first time in Norway and when we are back this hotel will be the top of my list. Loved the place :)

Nice hotel, clean, tidy, food good, staff helpful. Rooms bit dated especially bathroom but tidy and clean. Food in restaurant especially good and staff extremely helpful. Elevated location so our room had nice view of sea. Glad we chose this hotel.

I stayed here recently with my boyfriend and his family and we were very happy with all aspects of the hotel. In particular I am vegan and when we told the chef he made something really delicious for me - he came out himself and explained what he had done, and checked afterwards whether I liked it or not. Also, worth noting that on the last day we had to leave early to catch our flight but the hotel prepared a packed breakfast for us to take away with us.

Nice and clean hotel with large rooms, comfy beds, a cosy lounge bar, and Alta's best restaurant. All the reindeer dishes and the grilled stockfish are delicious, and can only be recommended, especially since it is the only decent restaurant in town. Breakfast is also great. Free parking.

Last time we visited Alta we stayed at Scandic Alta, but had the opportunity to eat at Thon Vica. Already as a guest in the restaurant we could sense the friendly and caring atmosphere in the hotel. So this time the choice was easy. The interior of the hotel is like a wooden ski lodge. The rooms are spacious and well equipped. The location is in Altas old city center, with a 15 minutes walk to the new center. The great upsides of this hotel is the service and treatment of the guests. All efforts are made to satisfy the guest and nothing seem to be any trouble. Another upside is the food at the Haldde restaurant. Open all day and very delicious food. Both Norwegian dishes and more Classic food. The room cleaning was ok when it was done, but this was not every day, for some reason. My son complained theat the bathroom was missed out in the cleaning. I hope the cleaning errors can be corrected until the next time we stay at Thon Vica. We made a father and son trip to hunt for the northern lights and do some winter acitivities. This ment staying at the hotel a bit in the daytime. The very generous opening hours in the restaurant then suited us perfectly. We will definately return to Thon Vica the next time we are in Alta.

Fogdebakken 6 Alta

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Thon Hotel Vica places you within a short walk of Alta Church and within a mile (2 km) of Northern Lights Cathedral. This 23-room hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Alta Tourist Information and Nordlysbadet are also near this Alta hotel.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast offered each morning. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Restaurant Haldde, the hotel's onsite restaurant.


The 23 rooms have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also available.

Property features

Thon Hotel Vica features free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and coffee in a common area. A stay here includes free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready.

Room options

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Standard Double Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Room

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

80.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 117 reviews