Spring and summer

Enjoy The Spring & Summer in Alta

In the far reaches of Norway, where the Arctic Circle reigns supreme, lies a land of eternal light and boundless adventure. Welcome to Alta – a place where spring and summer weave tales of enchantment amidst rugged landscapes and ancient heritage.

  • Midnight Sun: Alta is located in the far north of Norway, above the Arctic Circle, which means during the summer months, the sun never fully sets. This phenomenon, known as the Midnight Sun, provides endless daylight, allowing for outdoor activities at any time of the day or night.
  • Outdoor Activities: The extended daylight hours offer ample opportunities for outdoor adventures. Hiking, fishing, kayaking, and camping are popular activities in Alta and its surrounding areas. You can explore the rugged coastline, fjords, and mountains, taking in breathtaking views along the way.
  • Northern Lights: While the Midnight Sun dominates the summer months, you can still catch glimpses of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) during the early spring and late summer.
  • Cultural Experiences: Alta has a rich cultural heritage, with evidence of human settlement dating back thousands of years. The Alta Museum, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcases ancient rock carvings created by early inhabitants. Additionally, you can learn about Sami culture, indigenous to the region, through visits to Sami villages and attending cultural events.
  • Local Cuisine: Indulge in traditional Norwegian cuisine, featuring fresh seafood like salmon and cod, reindeer meat, and locally sourced berries. Restaurants in Alta often highlight these regional delicacies, providing a taste of authentic Norwegian flavors.
  • Wildlife Watching: Keep an eye out for native wildlife such as reindeer, moose, Arctic foxes, and various bird species. Alta’s diverse ecosystem supports a range of wildlife, offering opportunities for wildlife spotting and photography.
  • Festivals and Events: Throughout the spring and summer, Alta hosts various festivals and events celebrating local culture, music, and outdoor activities. These events provide opportunities to connect with the community and experience Norwegian traditions firsthand.
  • Warm Weather Activities: Despite its northern location, Alta experiences relatively mild temperatures during the spring and summer months, making it comfortable for outdoor exploration and leisure activities.