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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:||May 1 - September 30|
|Times:||Flexible start times |
13-May to 11-Jun 08:00-17:00
|Group Size:||No size restrictions|
|Price:||Adults: 110,- |
Children 7-16: 30,-
Take a short trip to the Alta Museum, situated at the edge of town and beside the Altafjord. The building stands amid a vast and famous field of rock carvings, discovered by locals beginning in 1973. These ancient carvings, made over a long period from 6,000 to 2,000 years ago, were inscribed into UNESCO'S list of Global Cultural Heritage in 1985. There is a boardwalk that takes you around to see the carvings that have been uncovered. Some of the carvings have been painted to show them more clearly, and there are many more unpainted ones that have been recently found.
Inside the museum, you will find an indoor exhibit with many pictures and drawings of the carvings (and the first carving, on a loose rock, is on display), including pictures of other areas with carvings that are closed to the public. The museum also has permanent exhibitions on the Sami religion, silver treasures, the Alta River and the northern lights. Temporary exhibits downstairs cover a variety of topics from angling in the Alta River to ancient Sami artifacts. The museum has a small cafe with a spectacular view of the Altafjord, and an outstanding souvenir shop that sells everything from books to locally-crafted silver jewelry.
The tour price includes only admission to the museum. Transport to and from the museum, and guided tours in the museum, are not included. The museum provides audio guides in an assortment of languages at an extra cost, and North Adventure is happy to provide a tour guide for the museum - get in touch with us for rates.