Alta, Norway Cruise Port
Alta, Norway is the largest town in Finnmark, the northeast county of Norway. The town offers a spectacular view of the Northern Lights and mountains. The world’s first northern lights observatory was built here, making it the world famous Town of the Northern Lights. Besides of the Northern Lights, Alta is home to Finnemarksivdda plateau and the Sautso, known as Northern Europe’s Grand Canyon. The culture that is present here is also something fascinating to discover. There are UNESCO-protected rock carvings that can be found in the Alta Museum, showing their history and culture. Alta, Norway is a very tranquil place to cruise to where you can find extraordinary historical heritage and beautiful landmarks. Below, we have listed a few of our favorite things to do while cruising to Alta, Norway:
Observe the Northern Lights from one of the first observatories built in the world between late fall and early spring.
Visit the Altaelva River, a very tranquil spot that runs between the Alta Canyon that reaches 1,300 feet in height.
View the ancient Alta rock carvings that are found in the Alta Museum that tell the stories of early life in Norway when on your cruise to Alta, Norway.
Venture into the city center and enjoy some Norwegian cuisine including the freshest seafood dishes and other local delicacies.