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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Company management, Alta cruise project, new tourism initiatives... and everything else
Henriette is the manager of North Adventure, responsible for the operation of the company. Since she has the energy of a hurricane, she also manages and provides sales support for the cruise project in Alta, bringing ships into town and arranging for tours and shore services. In addition, she spends a fair amount of time working on other projects and sales efforts that help to raise Alta's visibility to tourists and bring more of them to the area. She has been in the tourism industry since 2001 in Alta, most recently taking over North Adventure in 2010. She speaks Norwegian and English.
Contact: +47 90 19 27 76 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Operations manager, bookkeeping, group and FIT sales, tour guide coordinator, cruise dispatch
Tanja Handke has been with North Adventure since 2008 and now serves as the assistant manager for the company. Tanja is the manager and organizer for all our guides, and manages the bus dispatch process for cruise ships that visit Alta. She is also the only person with enough discipline to do our invoicing and bookkeeping, and if that weren't enough still uses some time to arrange group tours. She is originally from Germany and moved to Alta with her family in 2004. She speaks German, Norwegian and English.
Contact: +47 97 59 27 76 and email@example.com
FIT sales and relationship management, software, web sites, social media, guiding, whatever else
Jon began working for North Adventure in 2014. As the company's "potato", he spends his time doing some of everything. His primary responsibility is relationship management with tour agents, FIT sales and product development, and acting as the contact point in Alta for press and PR tours. He also writes web sites and helpful pieces of software to improve work flow, solves Excel problems, translates documents, does a little bit of tour guiding, works with cruise ships, and sometimes stares aimlessly out at the beautiful sky while pretending to be VERY busy. An expatriate American, he speaks reasonably good English and bravely pretends to speak Norwegian.
Contact: +47 99 49 27 76 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily operations in the tourist office, FIT and group tour sales, vendor relationships, social media
Marianne Knutsen joined North Adventure in early 2015. With lots of experience in managing retail stores, she was the perfect choice to set up and operate the new tourist office adjoining North Adventure's offices here in Alta. But since nobody here does ONLY one job, she also arranges FIT and group tours for travelers and tour agents, works closely with the local activity suppliers here in Alta to get pricing and product information, and consistently makes us look good on Facebook and Instagram (and is way better than the rest of us at convincing visitors to leave TripAdvisor reviews). She speaks Norwegian and English.
Contact: +47 97 58 77 76 and email@example.com
Package and tour sales, tour package creation, cruise dispatch
Hege began with North Adventure in 2018 to help us with a busy winter cruise season. After winter's end, we noticed that she was still coming in to the office every day, so we put her to work in sales both to individuals and agents. She builds tour package ideas, talks to clients, handles sales, and uses her fast learning skills and fearless sense of organization to identify ways to make us more efficient. She also spends part of her time in the tourist office and over at BorealisAlta, the city's new northern lights attraction.
Contact: +47 47 89 27 76 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Learning North Adventure's business roles and tasks, working in the tourist office, helping out with everything
Ida joined North Adventure as a "lærling" (apprentice) in August of 2016 to gain exposure and experience in the tourism industry. She is the "first face" in our tourist office and telephone, and has quickly made herself at home helping travelers and locals in need of information. Along with that, she helps us with cruise ship visits and booking tours, and has a two-year schedule with us that will give her a chance to take on responsibility in more areas. Our goal after two years is to make sure a regular desk job will seem unbearably boring! She speaks Norwegian and English.
Contact: +47 78 44 50 50 and email@example.com
Contact: +47 78 44 50 50 and firstname.lastname@example.org