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Cruises to Alta


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2026 No-Fly Norway's Northern lights Discovery

Ambience 11 Mar 2026 16 nights No-Fly Cruise London Tilbury

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Itinerary: London (Tilbury) - Invergordon - Alesund - Trondheim - Tromso - Alta, Norway - Narvik, Norway - Lerwick, Shetland Isles - London (Tilbury)
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Inside from £2,660 2nd Passenger FREE

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2025 No-Fly Norwegian Fjords Adventure

Norwegian Star 10 Oct 2025 12 nights No-Fly Cruise Southampton

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Itinerary: London (Southampton), England - Stavanger - Alesund - Tromso - Alta, Norway - Kristiansand, Norway - Bergen - Haugesund - London (Southampton), England
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Inside from £2,139pp

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2025/26 No-Fly Northern Lights at Christmas

Balmoral 22 Dec 2025 15 nights No-Fly Cruise Southampton

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Itinerary: Southampton - Narvik, Nordland - Leknes, Lofoten Islands - Alta, Finnmark, Norway - Tromsø, Norway ★New Year’s Eve★ - Torghatten (Hat Mountain) - Alesund - Southampton
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What to see in Alta

Nestled in the far northern reaches of Norway, Alta's port acts as a sentinel to the ethereal Arctic realm. Just a stone's throw from the port, the Alta Museum invites visitors to journey back in time. This UNESCO World Heritage site, perched along the Altafjord, offers a window into prehistoric times through its remarkable collection of rock carvings. These intricate designs, etched into stone between 4200 and 500 B.C., depict scenes from daily life, shamanic rituals and even interactions between humans and animals. While the rock carvings are the museum's crowning glory, the site also houses exhibitions detailing Sami culture, the northern lights and the history of Alta. Additionally, the museum's serene location, surrounded by lush paths and overlooking the fjord, makes it an ideal spot for contemplation. After exploring the indoor exhibits, visitors can take a peaceful walk outside, immersing themselves in the history that permeates the air.

As you venture deeper into the town from the port, the shimmering facade of the Northern Lights Cathedral captures the eye and imagination. This modern architectural marvel, completed in 2013, is inspired by the mesmerising dance of the Aurora Borealis. Its swirling structure, made of titanium sheets, evokes the sense of movement inherent to the northern lights. However, the Northern Lights Cathedral is not just about aesthetics. Inside, visitors are treated to a spiritual ambience, accentuated by the warm glow of muted lighting and the reflective play of colours from the stained glass. Beyond its religious significance, the cathedral often hosts concerts, with its acoustics transforming the space into a symphony of sound. Regardless of one's faith or inclination, this landmark resonates with a universal sense of wonder.

For those yearning for a dash of adventure and the raw beauty of the Arctic landscape, a visit to the Sautso-Alta Canyon is in order. Often referred to as the Grand Canyon of the North, Sautso is Northern Europe's largest canyon. The journey from Alta's port to this natural wonder takes visitors through rugged terrains and dense pine forests, culminating in breathtaking views from the canyon's edge. The Alta River has carved this magnificent gorge over millennia, and its waters glisten far below, snaking through the expansive landscape. For the more adventurous, rafting down the river provides an adrenaline-filled perspective of the canyon's grandeur. Alternatively, several hiking trails crisscross the area, each offering varying degrees of difficulty and equally spectacular vistas. Whether you choose to experience Sautso from above or within, it's a testament to the relentless power of nature and time.


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