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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|Available:||October 1 - April 30|
|Times:||20:00 - 23:30|
|Group Size:||No size restrictions|
|Price:||Adults: 990,- |
Children 12/under: 600,-
Leave the bus and car behind and experience Alta right up close. On this 4,5km arctic wandering trip we leave the city and head down towards the fjord via our viewpoint and several historic landmarks en route, with a guide that knows a lot about Alta. Even though we are right in Alta, there will be a number of places where you might get a good look at the northern lights overhead!
You will hear about the history of Alta from the earliest settlements, the early northern lights research in the area, nature and culture, Recherche expedition in the fjord, the local church, the Northern Lights Cathedral, Alta's favorable position under the Northern Lights belt and up until today. We also stop by our fireplace near the sea where we enjoy the silence and prepare our food on the open fire.
The tour departs from downtown Alta by the Northern Lights Cathedral. Spikes and hiking poles can be rented if needed, but be sure to dress for the weather - you'll be out for several hours. A snackpack, coffee/tea, toddy and biscuits are provided along the way.