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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 - 23:00|
|Price:||Per person: 1600,- |
Transport can be arranged between Alta and the boat for an extra charge.
If you're looking for a different kind of northern lights hunt that doesn't involve a minivan and driving, this is the perfect tour to consider! Join Northernsea Adventures on their spacious boat Aafjord and take a dinner cruise out on Alta Fjord. The boat will leave from the central harbor in town and cruise out along the dark water. Even at night the fjord is a picturesque and beautiful place, with the looming shadows of nearby mountains and the twinkling distant lights of Alta and other tiny communities.
Stay inside in one of the ship's comfortable rooms, or bundle up and step outside into the sharp and energizing sea air as you sail along. Your hosts will be on hand to tell stories of the rich history of Alta Fjord, and to serve a delightful dinner of local flavors.
If necessary, you will cruise to different areas in search of clear sky - with some luck, you may get a light show overhead! But no matter what the weather and aurora conditions, your experience aboard will be one to remember.
The tour includes the boat tour and dinner. Drinks are not included with dinner and can be purchased separately. Transport between the harbor and elsewhere in Alta can be arranged for an extra charge - contact us for details. If you are less than eight people, check with us anyway! There is always a chance that we may have a public booking that you can join while you are in Alta, and it is possible to book the tour with fewer people at a higher price. Please note that the northern lights are a purely natural phenomenon, so we cannot guarantee any particular weather or aurora conditions.