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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:||June 1 - September 1|
|Times:||11:00 - 13:30|
|Group Size:||Minimum 2|
|Price:||Adults: 775,- |
Children 12/under: 475,-
The city of Alta has designated ten nearby mountaintops -- "titoppers", in Norwegian -- as a special group to climb. At the top of each of these mountains, a logbook awaits climbers so they can record their visit; those who make it to all ten in one summer are eligible for a prize! The most popular of these hills is Komsa Mountain, located right outside Alta's city center. Winter and summer, both locals and visitors climb up to the top for a little exercise and to enjoy the view - come be a part of it!
Your guide will meet you in Alta city center and take you the short distance over to the Komsa trailhead. From there, you'll head along a ski track and then up the side of the hill. Your guide is more than happy to match your pace, so if you're in "beginner's" shape, it's not a problem.
At the top, you'll enjoy a marvelous view in all directions, including the city, the nearby valleys, the fjord and the surrounding mountains. Your guide will provide you with a "matpakke", traditional Norwegian tour food and drink. After enjoying the view and a rest, you'll return to the bottom of the mountain and head back to your starting point.
[Optional] Turn this tour into a nighttime-daylight hike! For an extra NOK 100 per person, this tour can be done between 10:30 and 01:00, so you can experience the 24-hour arctic daytime.
The tour includes transport from and to Alta city center, a guided hike to the top, and a picnic lunch.