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Cruises to Alta

Alta Fjord, Alta, Norway (Photo: The Arctic/Shutterstock)
Alta Fjord, Alta, Norway (Photo: The Arctic/Shutterstock)

About Alta

Located on Norway's Northern coast, Alta is best known as a prime destination for viewing the Northern Lights. It's situated right on the head of Alta Fjord, but has a surprisingly mild climate, which makes it an ideal place for travelers who enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, biking and fishing. Alta also has a deep indigenous culture and history that is evident throughout. Sami Siida offers a look at the traditional Sami lifestyle and Hjemmeluft, where cruisers can check out rock carvings dating back to some time between 4200 and 500 B.C., has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Those who get a kick out of a bit of schtick should head to the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel -- a luxury hotel that is entirely made of ice and is only open between January and when it begins to melt in the Spring -- for a meal or any number of activities, from ice fishing to a snowmobile safari.

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17 Night
Cruise to Alta

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Azamara
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12 Night
Cruise to Alta

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London
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Viking Ocean Cruises
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DAY 1: Le Havre

14 Night
Cruise to Alta

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Le Havre
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Saint-Malo, Alta ...
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Ponant
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14 Night
Cruise to Alta

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Southampton
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Princess Cruises
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15 Night
Cruise to Alta

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London
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Rotterdam, Bergen ...
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Cruise & Maritime Voyages
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13 Night
Cruise to Alta

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Hull
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Bergen, Andalsnes ...
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Cruise & Maritime Voyages
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14 Night
Cruise to Alta

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Rotterdam
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Bergen, Andalsnes ...
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Cruise & Maritime Voyages
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13 Night
Cruise to Alta

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Harwich
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Cruise & Maritime Voyages
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14 Night
Cruise to Alta

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Scoresby Sund
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Haugesund, Bodo ...
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AIDA
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14 Night
Cruise to Alta

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Hamburg
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Haugesund, Bodo ...
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AIDA
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14 Night
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12 Night
Cruise to Alta

Leaving:
Bergen
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Narvik, Alta ...
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Viking Ocean Cruises
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15 Night
Cruise to Alta

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Rotterdam
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14 Night
Cruise to Alta

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Portsmouth
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15 Night
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Rotterdam
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14 Night
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Hamburg
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AIDA
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Hamburg
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AIDA
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Why go to Alta?

Pros:

Alta’s mild climate makes it one of the easier destinations in Northern Norway to explore.

Cons:

Though Alta is a popular spot for Northern Lights viewing, the weather may not always cooperate.

Bottom Line:

Alta is a culturally and historically rich town that is surprisingly accessible.


Alta Cruise Reviews

Spirit Of Discovery
stormdennis
Sail Date: Feb 2020
According to the publicity Alta is the place to go to see the light, we did see them, perhaps not as good as I was expecting. Apparently far more spectacular seen through a camera or on film.... Read More
JazzyTheTraveler
Sail Date: Feb 2020
Loved Alta.... Read More
Traveling650
Sail Date: Jan 2020
It was bone chilling cold, but the sunrises and sunsets were beautiful. The modern cathedral was a real treat. The Alta Museum had exceptional exhibits and the lectures on the ancient petroglyphs was outstanding.... Read More
arby9
Sail Date: Jan 2020
Not a lot to see in Alta but this is where we saw the lights from the boat.... Read More
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