Things to do & see in Alta

Things to do in Alta

Experience the magic of Alta, where adventures abound in every direction. From watching majestic whales in the fjords to racing through snow-covered landscapes on a thrilling dog sled ride, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Explore the stunning Northern Lights Cathedral and uncover the secrets of ancient rock art, all while immersing yourself in the natural beauty of this enchanting city. Join us as we embark on unforgettable journeys, discovering the wonders of Alta together.

Best activities in Alta


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A Husky Sledding Adventure in Alta

Embark on a thrilling sled ride lasting approximately 30-45 minutes, offering panoramic views of the renowned Alta River and showcasing the enthusiasm of our huskies as they dash through the landscapes.

Meet our friendly dogs, all eager for affectionate cuddles that you’ll quickly come to adore. We’ll provide an overview of the sled and driving techniques, ensuring that participants and huskies have the best and safest experience possible. Following the excursion, indulge in more cuddles with our lovable huskies and savor a warm beverage of your choice, be it coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.

Northern lights

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See The Aurora Borealis in Alta

With an impressive 80-90% likelihood of witnessing the Northern Lights, anticipation runs high for an unforgettable experience. Settle in and recline on a cozy reindeer skin as you gaze skyward in search of the elusive auroras.

Indulge in a selection of warm and cold snacks and beverages, including vegan options, as you traverse the landscape. Your adventure culminates with a return to Alta Center just past midnight, leaving you with memories to cherish of an enchanting Northern Lights pursuit.

Whale Watching

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Best Whale Safari’s in Alta

Come along on a mesmerizing adventure of whale watching in Alta Fjord and behold the grandeur of Northern Norway’s most magnificent creatures from a close vantage point. A winter excursion in Alta Fjord promises enchantment.

In recent times, whales have graced Alta Fjord with their presence. Their migration farther north has afforded us the privilege of observing them in our vicinity. Sperm whales and killer whales (orcas) dominate the waters of Alta Fjord, with additional chances to spot porpoises and hourglass dolphins.

Snowmobile tours

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Adventure Snowmobile Experience

Explore the vast expanses of Finnmark, home to Europe’s largest mountain plateau, Finnmarksvidda, a haven for snowmobile enthusiasts seeking breathtaking vistas.

Embark on an unforgettable journey from Alta to our charming mountain lodge nestled in the historic Gargia Valley, boasting a legacy spanning 150 years. Following comprehensive preparations for the adventure ahead, we traverse the ancient postal route towards the edge of Finnmarksvidda, where the majestic Beskades mountain range awaits.

Fjord cruise

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Fjord tour in beautiful Altafjord

As you glide through the tranquil waters, the captain regales you with tales of Alta’s storied past, including anecdotes about the ‘Tirpitz,’ the German warship, the English ore mines, and the Northern Lights Observatory.

Whether you’re a birdwatching enthusiast or a casual observer, you’ll delight in spotting a variety of birds during the cruise, from swift storm swallows and graceful seagulls to majestic sea eagles. Keep an eye out for playful porpoises as the boat traverses Alta Fjord, adding to the allure of your maritime journey.

Alta Iconic Sightseeing Tour

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Explore Alta’s beautiful landmarks!

  1. Altabakken: Ascend this hill for panoramic views of the city,
  2. Cathedral of The Northern Lights: Marvel at one of Alta’s most exquisite churches.
  3. Alta Museum – World Heritage Center for Rock Carvings:
    A collection of carvings and paintings dating back over 7000 years, created over a span of 5000 years.
  4. Sami Cultural Experience: Immerse yourself in the traditions of the Sami people as we guide you through their way of life.