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Alta

Alta is an explorer's paradise with exciting winter activities and plenty of places of natural beauty that come alive in the summer.

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Destination in detail

The city of Alta lies in an area with relatively mild climate compared to the otherwise bitterly cold North. Here, you can experience the Sami culture up close, see UNESCO protected rock carvings, spend an unforgettable night in an Ice Hotel, or hunt for the elusive Northern Lights. Alta is the largest town in Norway’s northernmost county, and is the ideal choice for an Arctic adventure.

Location

69.96° N 23.33° E

Population

14,272

Area

3849km2

Time Zone

GMT+1

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Why choose us?

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Because for us, it's about you

Our itineraries are tailor-made for every customer – based on what you tell us your interests and travel aspirations are. We hear your desires and do our best to avoid your frustrations.
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We are genuine

We choose experiences which are authentic to your destination – to help you connect with the culture. Keeping it real and immersing you in the lives of the locals so you can experience their way of life.
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Our team of Travel Designers have first-hand knowledge of the destinations we offer – having travelled and experienced what we offer, we know you will get only the best service and luxury. This keeps our standards high and the relationships with our suppliers strong – so we can go the extra mile for you.
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Travel Facts

Learn more about flights, climate and geography for this destination.

Getting There
There are frequent flights to Alta, with short connection in Oslo, which makes travelling here simple. From Oslo, the flight time is just over 2 hours, or catch a flight from Tromso in 40 minutes. It is possible to travel by car or bus throughout the summer months, but road conditions in Winter make this a less reliable option.

Climate
Alta enjoys a fairly mild climate compared to locations of similar latitude. Average summer temperatures tend to be around 12℃, while temperatures for December average -8℃. That said, temperatures in January have dropped to a record -34℃.

Geography
The city of Alta is beautifully situated alongside the Altafjord in Finnmark. The Sautso canyon, one of the largest canyons in Europe, is carved out by the river Altaelva.

Plant and Animals
The Altafjord is home to an abundance of herring, which with them bring the whales! The most iconic creature found in the area is of course the reindeer – the at the heart of the Sami culture, they rely on these animals in every aspect of their daily life.

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