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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|Capacity:||Maximum 20; Minimum 50|
|One way transport time:||30 minutes|
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Pæskatun wants to share with our guests the fascination of the amazing and mythical Northern Lights and the overwhelming dark winter sky filled with countless stars.
Visitors will travel by guided bus to Pæskatun, a slate quarry tucked near the top of one of several slate mountains that rise out of the landscape south of Alta. The location is ideal for watching the Northern Lights: often free of clouds, up from the trees and mountains, with a wide amount of sky to see, and far from the light pollution over Alta. Pæskatun has small buildings and tents on site to provide warmth and shelter from wind and weather, and a good spot to see the sky is always just a few steps away.
The hosts will help with camera settings, and will also take pictures of guests using the Northern Lights as a backdrop. Please remember that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon. They are not guaranteed to appear, and the weather is not guaranteed to cooperate to provide a sighting.