Whales in the fjord of Alta!
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Alta offers a varied range of food service. Here are eco-certified restaurants of high standard and local food on the menu as well as dining places with more simple and international dishes.
Once you have first taken the trouble to travel all the way to northern Norway, you might just as well go the whole way: put on your thermals and your woolly hat, climb into a sleeping bag and sleep like an angel in a room constructed of snow. Because Sorrisniva has a 2,500m2 igloo hotel, located just outside the Northern Lights city of Alta, where you will be ideally positioned for seeing the Northern Lights.
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Did you know that Alta is responsible for 2 of the 7 Norwegian entries on UNESCO's World Heritage List?
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Alta is a great choice for vistors seeking to experience the magic of the Northern Lights. As since year 2000 it has been named the city of the Northern Lights. The stable climate with many days of clear sky and in general very good weather conditions are reasons why several international scientific expeditions carried out in Alta. In 1899 Kristian Birkeland bulit the world's first Northern Lights observatory in the top of Mt. Haldde.
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