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:||Minimum 40; Maximum 300|
|One way transport time:||30 minutes|
|Time at supplier:||3 hours|
The hunt for the northern lights begins with a briefing prior to departure by the host of the event. Through this brief and entertaining presentation, guests will learn a little about the Northern Lights, why Alta is a good place to hunt for them, and the chances of viewing them on this particular hunt.
Guests will travel by guided bus to the most likely location (based on the weather forecast) for seeing the aurora. A camp will be set up with hot drinks, snacks and limited shelter for the participants while they wait. Guides on-site can provide help with camera settings to improve the photography results.
Although Alta often provides good viewing conditions for the aurora, there is no guarantee that the weather and astronomical factors will provide a show for the guests on any given night. Guests should also be aware that sometimes the best probability for seeing a clear sky is at a location close to town, in which case the transfer to the camp will be rather short.