Whales in the fjord of Alta!
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Alta offers a varied range of food service. Here are eco-certified restaurants of high standard and local food on the menu as well as dining places with more simple and international dishes.
Did you know that Alta is responsible for 2 of the 7 Norwegian entries on UNESCO's World Heritage List?
Read more: World heritage in Alta
Once you have first taken the trouble to travel all the way to northern Norway, you might just as well go the whole way: put on your thermals and your woolly hat, climb into a sleeping bag and sleep like an angel in a room constructed of snow. Because Sorrisniva has a 2,500m2 igloo hotel, located just outside the Northern Lights city of Alta, where you will be ideally positioned for seeing the Northern Lights.
Read more: Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel
Alta is a great choice for vistors seeking to experience the magic of the Northern Lights. As since year 2000 it has been named the city of the Northern Lights. The stable climate with many days of clear sky and in general very good weather conditions are reasons why several international scientific expeditions carried out in Alta. In 1899 Kristian Birkeland bulit the world's first Northern Lights observatory in the top of Mt. Haldde.
Read more: Alta - the city of the northern lights
Dog sledding has become even more popular than ever before. The popular dog sled race, Finnmarksløpet, has attracted many dog lovers to the Northern Lights city of Alta. This race runs for 1,000 kilometres, from Alta in the west to Kirkenes in the east and back again. It is the longest dog sled race in Europe, with the rough Finnmark landscape providing both two-legged and four-legged participants with an experience they will never forget. This race has been described as being the most beautiful winter adventure.
Read more: Winter Wonderland
Alta - the city of Northern Lights is the largest city in the county of Finnmark. It is a modern city offering all the services that you might require: hotels, restaurants and cafés, shops, cultural services and experiences. Norwegian and SAS both provide direct flights between Oslo and Alta, so the wonderful experiences available in Alta are just a couple of hours away!
Read more: Alta – Experiences throughout the year
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