North Adventure

AIS04: Private Tour of Alta

Private Tour of Alta

Quick Facts

Available: June 1 - October 15
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Times: Flexible start times

3 hour tour. Available until snow covers the museum rock carvings.

Group Size: 2-8
Intensity: Moderate
Price: Per person: 1950,-

Group size 2-8 people

Alta is a small town, but there are still hidden interesting gems scattered throughout the area. This tour will take you to some of those places, and your own, dedicated guide will help make it a genuinely personal experience for you.

One of our best guides from North Adventure will meet you in Alta with a private car, and take you to the edge of town where the Alta Museum sits along the edge of Alta Fjord. You will walk along an outdoor boardwalk to see some of the thousands of rock carvings in the area. The carvings, dating from between 6,000 and 2,000 years ago, show fascinating, fleeting glimpses into the lives of people who lived here after the end of the last ice age. After the outdoor tour, head back up to the Museum to look over the inside exhibits, or just relax in the coffee shop over fresh waffles and enjoy the view. Your guide is available to talk about the exhibits or sit and chat about life in Alta and Norway. The museum's coffee shop has one of the best views of Alta Fjord, so it's the perfect place to have a relaxing conversation.

Your next stop will be the Northern Lights Cathedral in city center, where your guide will tell you about the history, construction and symbolism of the town's newest landmark. You'll see both outside and inside of this unique structure, and then head downstairs to BorealisAlta, a fun exhibit that explores the science and mythology of the northern lights. Afterwards, your guide will take you around on a short driving tour of Alta, where you can see the historic slate dock and the old Alta Church, the only building in Alta still standing after World War II. You'll be able to stop for pictures along the way.

The tour includes transport from and back to Alta city center, entrance to the Alta Museum and Northern Lights Cathedral, a guided tour of the Alta Museum and rock carvings, a guided tour of the Northern Lights Cathedral, and a guided driving tour of other points of interest in Alta. The exact order of sights may vary depending on the tour's time of day. There is a moderate amount of walking outdoors along a boardwalk and trail in order to see the rock carvings at the museum.