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Alta
Roll on over to the Alta rocks to check out the UNESCO World Heritage Site carvings. There are thousands of these fascinating archaeological remains, which detail images of animals, and scenes of hunter/gatherer life. Alta is also home to the northernmost ice hotel in Europe, an utterly majestic masterpiece replete with ice chandeliers, chairs and even beds.

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Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre
Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre
Owner description: WORLD HERITAGE ROCK ART CENTRE - ALTA MUSEUM Experience one of Northern Europe's largest rock carving sites, inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage list. The carvings were made by... more Owner description: WORLD HERITAGE ROCK ART CENTRE - ALTA MUSEUM Experience one of Northern Europe's largest rock carving sites, inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage list. The carvings were made by hunters and gatherers, the oldest carvings are over 7000 years. The rock art park is available in the snow free period. The museum is open all year and features exhibitions on rock art in Alta and other cultural history exhibitions. Temporary exhibitions on themes such as the Northern Lights, angling and art exhibitions. Cafe with a panoramic view over the Altafjord and souvenir shop. Guided tours for groups by prior arrangement. Audioguides available in Norwegian, English, German and French. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Natural History Museums; Speciality Museums; Archaeology Tours
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Nordlyskatedralen
Nordlyskatedralen
Attraction type: Churches & Cathedrals
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Alta Church
Alta Church
Alta Church is located in Bossekop and is a long church of wood/timber with a rear gallery, originally built in 1858 in an English-inspired neo-Gothic style.
Attraction type: Churches & Cathedrals
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Tirpitz Museum
Tirpitz Museum
Attraction type: Speciality Museums
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Alta Tourist Information
Alta Tourist Information
Owner description: The Tourist Information is located in the city center by the bus station. Alta - the City of the Northern Lights - where past meets future! Rock carvings created 10,000 years ago... more Owner description: The Tourist Information is located in the city center by the bus station. Alta - the City of the Northern Lights - where past meets future! Rock carvings created 10,000 years ago tell the history of our cultural past. Today, export and technology, entrepreneurs and the service industry leave their mark for the future. Alta is a modern technological community, with an emphasis on research and higher education. 2,000 students have found their place in the community and fallen in love with the city of Alta and the wonderful countryside right on Alta's doorstep. Alta, the City of the Northern Lights, is only a 2-hour flight from Oslo, and provides a natural base for day trips to the most popular attractions such as the North Cape, Sapmi theme park and Juhls' Silver gallery. Population: 20.000 Area, municipality: 3,845 km² less
Attraction type: Visitor Centres
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Du Verden Matbar
Du Verden Matbar
Ranked #1 of 20 Restaurants in Alta
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free, Pub, Gastropub
Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sorrisniva
Sorrisniva
Ranked #2 of 20 Restaurants in Alta
Cuisines: European, Norwegian, Gluten Free, Scandinavian
Good for: Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kokkejaevel Hoftepluss
Kokkejaevel Hoftepluss
Ranked #3 of 20 Restaurants in Alta
Cuisines: Scandinavian, Delicatessen
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant Haldde - Thon Hotel Vica
Restaurant Haldde - Thon Hotel Vica
Ranked #4 of 20 Restaurants in Alta
Price: USD 12 - USD 58
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
UNO Cafe
UNO Cafe
Ranked #5 of 20 Restaurants in Alta
Cuisines: Vegetarian

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Hotel Kvenvikmoen
Hotel Kvenvikmoen
USD 70 - USD 117 (NOK 600 - NOK 1,000)
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Alta
Altafjord Camping
Altafjord Camping
USD 35 - USD 128 (NOK 300 - NOK 1,100)

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Thon Hotel Alta
3.5 of 5
Thon Hotel Alta
USD 140 - USD 209
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Alta
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Thon Hotel Vica Alta
2.5 of 5
Thon Hotel Vica Alta
USD 137 - USD 192 (NOK 1,175 - NOK 1,647)
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Alta
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Gargia Fjellstue
2.5 of 5
Gargia Fjellstue
USD 110 - USD 131 (NOK 944 - NOK 1,124)
Ranked #1 of 4 Alta B&B and Inns
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel
4.5 of 5
Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel
USD 501 - USD 698
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