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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: Speciality Museums; Historic Sites; Natural History Museums
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Northern Lights Cathedral
Northern Lights Cathedral
Attraction type: Churches & Cathedrals
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Paeskatun Tours
Paeskatun Tours
Owner description: Chasing the Northern Lights! Our experienced guides will pick you up at your hotel, bring you into the areas where the probability for spotting the Northern Lights is the best... more Owner description: Chasing the Northern Lights! Our experienced guides will pick you up at your hotel, bring you into the areas where the probability for spotting the Northern Lights is the best. Hot beverages and snacks included in price. Warm clothing provided if needed. Photo and camera instructions. Basecamp is available with warm cabins, toilets and telescopes to watch the sky. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Sightseeing Tours; Cultural Tours; Other Outdoor Activities; Photography Tours
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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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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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Sorrisniva
Sorrisniva
Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Alta
Price: USD 24 - USD 121
Cuisines: Norwegian
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Du Verden Matbar
Du Verden Matbar
Ranked #2 of 24 Restaurants in Alta
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gastropub
Good for: Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Trasti & Trine
Trasti & Trine
Ranked #3 of 24 Restaurants in Alta
Cuisines: Scandinavian, European
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kokkejaevel Hoftepluss
Kokkejaevel Hoftepluss
Ranked #4 of 24 Restaurants in Alta
Cuisines: Fast food, Scandinavian, European, Deli
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Taverna'n
Taverna'n
Ranked #5 of 24 Restaurants in Alta
Price: USD 17 - USD 85
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, European, Grill, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

CampAlta AS
CampAlta AS
USD 79 - USD 130
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Altafjord Camping
Altafjord Camping
USD 37 - USD 134 (NOK 300 - NOK 1,100)
Hotel Kvenvikmoen
Hotel Kvenvikmoen
USD 73 - USD 122 (NOK 600 - NOK 1,000)
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Alta

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Thon Hotel Alta
3.5 of 5
Thon Hotel Alta
USD 145 - USD 222
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Alta
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Gargia Fjellstue
2.5 of 5
Gargia Fjellstue
USD 121 - USD 370 (NOK 992 - NOK 3,033)
Ranked #1 of 4 Alta B&B and Inns
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Holmen Husky Lodge
Holmen Husky Lodge
USD 152 - USD 157 (NOK 1,246 - NOK 1,287)
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Altafjord Gjestegaard & Spa
4.0 of 5
Altafjord Gjestegaard & Spa
USD 121 - USD 183
Ranked #2 of 4 Alta B&B and Inns
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