North Adventure

AI109: Hunting the Northern Lights - Evening Walk

Hunting the Northern Lights - Evening Walk

Quick Facts

Available: September 15 - April 15
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Times: 20:00 - 23:00

Group Size: No size restrictions
Intensity: Strenuous
Price: Adults: 990,-
Children 12/under: 600,-

Alta is located just below the Aurora Oval, and because we have an inland climate and often clear weather, Alta is the perfect destination for experiencing the northern lights. We start the trip and the storytelling from the Northern Light Cathedral. After a short visit we will leave the city center and head down towards the fjord, where it all started. We can track the Northern Lights research in Alta all the way back to 1838 and the French "Le Reserche" expedition, who went ashore here in Bossekop, Alta. We will see if we can recognize the area from some old pictures from this expedition. This trip will end up by our fireplace near the sea where we will enjoy the silence of the arctic and have warm drinks and snacks. Hopefully the weather is clear, and we will spot the wonderful Northern Lights

The tour departs from downtown Alta at the NORD Ekspedisjon Explorer Store (Løkkeveien 33), 200 meters from Thon and Scandic hotels). Be sure to dress for the weather - you'll be out for several hours. Warm thermal suits can be borrowed. Spikes, hiking poles can be rented on demand. Coffee/tea, toddy and snacks are provided along the way.