AIS09: Winter Tour of Alta
Alta is a small town, but there are still hidden interesting gems scattered throughout the area. This tour will take you to some of those places, and your own, dedicated guide will help make it a genuinely personal experience for you.
One of our best guides from North Adventure will meet you in Alta with a private car, and take you to the edge of town where the Alta Museum sits along the edge of Alta Fjord, surrounded by ancient rock carvings. The carvings, dating from between 6,000 and 2,000 years ago, show fascinating, fleeting glimpses into the lives of people who lived here after the end of the last ice age. Though the outdoor carvings are covered with snow in the winter, the museum itself has a good sample of carvings and photos of the carvings (including many that are off-limits to the public all year). The rest of the museum has exhibits on local cultural themes, plus a souvenir shop with high quality local products and a coffee shop that serves fresh waffles. Your guide is available to take you through the exhibits or let you explore on your own, or just sit and chat with you about life in Alta and Norway. The museum’s coffee shop has one of the best views of Alta Fjord, so it’s the perfect place to have a relaxing conversation.
Your next stop will be the Northern Lights Cathedral in city center, where your guide will tell you about the history, construction and symbolism of the town’s newest landmark. You’ll see both outside and inside of this unique structure, and then head downstairs to BorealisAlta, a fun exhibit that explores the science and mythology of the northern lights. As part of the tour, your guide will take you around on a short driving tour of Alta, where you can see the historic slate dock and the old Alta Church, the only building in Alta still standing after World War II. You’ll be able to stop for pictures along the way.
The tour includes transport from and back to Alta city center, entrance to the Alta Museum, Northern Lights Cathedral and BorealisAlta, a guided tour of the Alta Museum, a guided tour of the Northern Lights Cathedral, and a guided driving tour of other points of interest in Alta. The exact order of sights may vary.
Dates and Times
01-Nov to 30-Apr
This tour has flexible start times between 10:00 and 14:00.
|Per person||1750 kr|
Additional Tour Notes
The rock carvings at the museum are not open when covered by snow. Group size is 2-8 people (we will happily take a single guest, but they must pay the double rate). Larger groups are welcome, and will receive a lower rate.