Cruises to Alta

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

About Cruising to 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. Visit Alta on your next cruise to Norway.

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More about Alta

Why Cruise 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
Very small area and the included excursion was ok spend way too much time in the Alta Museum would have rather stopped by the old church and at least took pictures from outside.Read More
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Grandma405
There was not much going on in Alta. We hit all of the high points and they were great but after that there were malls and eating establishments. We choose not to purchase any expensive optional tours. We visited theRead More
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CAMT1
Visited the new cathedral which is very lovely and hosts interdenominational services. The "old church" - the only surviving building in Alta which was not burned down by the Nazis- is also worth a visit. It is not uRead More
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Definitely nothing to see in the city center. Shuttle was a little expense for $20 USD. It was a tender port. I dislike tenders but they were well organized. We did an independent Chasing the Northern Lights TourRead More
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