This is Arctic Living

Explore Alta during the midnight sun
Visit Alta

Alta is located at the intersection of the sea and Finnmarksvidda. This geographic area has, since the Stone Age, been a meeting place for several indigenous people groups. They have built their common history and future to master the rugged arctic environment.

Arctic Living

The variation between seasons, the never setting Midnight Sun, and the darkness of the Polar Night defines who we are and how we live.

Get to know our seasons

Alta. Áltá. Alattio.

The “three tribes meeting” is an expression that conveys that the settlement in an area or place has mainly consisted of Sami, Kven and Norwegians. For centuries they have lived side by side in the arctic region.

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Next to nothing

Alta is different. In a good way. Within minutes from the city centre you can experience silence like you never did before. The magnitude and the intense presence of nature leaves most of us speachless.

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Close to everything

Alta is a natural hub and stopping point in the Arctic region. The stable climate facilitate an abundance of exhilarating year-round activities. The city is urban, warm and welcoming. So are the people.

Alta is the gateway to Finnmark

Alta is the City of Northern Lights

Meet the locals