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Alta Canyon and the Alta Dam

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Bike excursion - nice to see.

I heard that this is a second largest Canyon in Europe. So i decided to go. Although I have a... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
wojtekn0
Serene

A church, the shape of which represents the northern lights, which we were very lucky to have... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2017
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17 Aug 2018
“Bike excursion - nice to see.”
2 Feb 2017
“Serene”
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

I heard that this is a second largest Canyon in Europe. So i decided to go. Although I have a tourist bike i manage to ride almost to the view point. But I strongly recommend to rent a MTB bike. Also consider to go there...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

A church, the shape of which represents the northern lights, which we were very lucky to have experienced in all its glory and also saw the colours of the other lights projected on the outside of the church late night. It was awesome.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

It didnt't seem very special to me. Maybe just because it was not a proper time to visit this place. I really enjoyed the view driving to the canyon. There were beautiful small cabins on the way and lots of raindeers!

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Anastasia K
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

In love! The view is amazing. The air, the soil, the changing sky, the lake, the cascades, and the cliff! You really need to come and find it out for yourselves. I will just say it is mesmerizing!!

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

After being convinced by the tourist info and some googled track maps, we headed off the view the disputed river Alta gorge. You need some mountain biking skills to pedal the track most bypassers hiked. We first took car onto road 93 leading south of...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Veski
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

We were off season but we made it to the canyon by walking on the powerplant road. The view was spectacular. We saw the best part of the canyon from a view point and for free. It change from fjord haha

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Robin G
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Cycled up it as part of long tour. A few good cliffs but not too steep I think 8% maximum and not too much traffic either.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 22 October 2015

If nature is your goal, Alta River Canyon is the place too visit! I was born, and grew up only 1hour walk from the canyon, and the landscape is breathtaking. Alta is know to have a very good salmon river (Altaelva), that is know all...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Steve R
Reviewed 16 September 2015

We took the Alta Dam tour from our cruise ship. At $209 each we found this to be quite pricey, but what’s cheap in Norway? You take a long ride out on the bus with really nothing special to look at but we did stop...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank elindoo
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Have been on some of these in the past and this one compares extremely favourably. Extremely helpful and capable crew and magnificent scenery. Highly recommend. Need to rug up a bit as it can get chilly. Returning to the warm restaurant was also good.

Date of experience: August 2015
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