Check the latest forecast at yr.no.
Depending on the season, it's somewhere between "never" and "never got as far as sunrise". See where we are now at timeanddate.com.
Pretty near the top of the world! See where we are on Google Maps.
See for yourself via this local webcam from Komsa hilltop.
We're on Central European Time - but here's the current time if you don't feel like counting.
Check this regularly-updated list to see what cruise ships will dock in Alta, and when.
Answers to this and many other technical questions about the harbor can be found in the current port information sheet.
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The well-traveled path? Sorry, you took a wrong turn and will have to go back.
Alta, Norway is a small town in the vast Scandinavian arctic plateau, full of surprises and magical discoveries both for those who live here and those who come to visit.
Dogsledding and snowmobiling. Snowshoes and fatbikes. Kayaks and canoes, and fishing boats on the fjord. Hikes through forests and over mountains no matter what the weather.
Are you in terrific shape? The arctic will test you. Are you just a casual beginner? The arctic will welcome you. Here, the tours scale to whatever level of fitness and challenge you need.
Lose yourself in the flames of a fire in a Sami tent. Stand under the vast, dark sky, and wait for the Northern Lights. Sit on a lichen-crusted rock atop a mountain under the midnight sun, and marvel at the knife edge that seems to separate heaven and earth. Stare at the carvings made by residents 7,000 years ago and wonder... were they like me, those ancient travelers?
Alta is one of the most un-touristy tourist destinations you'll find. Here, people run tours because it's what they know, it's their life already. Dogsled tours are run by professional, champion dog mushers. Fatbike tours are led by guides who love nothing more than riding in the wilderness. Those people that look like Sami reindeer herders... ARE Sami reindeer herders.
Come join us here in the arctic frontier. Discover your own magical moments. Whatever you choose to do, you'll carry the memory of this place with you long after you've returned to the south again.