Alta Cruises

Red bay houses, Alta, norway
Red bay houses, Alta, norway
Northern lights across Alta, Norway

As one of the best places on earth to witness the Northern Lights in winter, and experience the sensation of the Midnight Sun in summer, Alta is a truly magical destination. Originally inhabited by the indigenous Sami people, the area has a fascinating cultural history. Rock carvings in nearby Hjemmeluft are believed to date from around 4,200 to 500 BC. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, the carvings on display in the Alta Museum are evidence of the existence of human activity in the far north during prehistoric times.

Alta needed rebuilding after World War II, so the buildings of this northern Norwegian port are relatively new; notable architecture includes the Northern Lights Cathedral.  [ReadMoreMob]A particular highlight in the winter months is the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel. Everything inside and outside the hotel is made of ice, and is open to visitors from January until it melts away in spring.

The head of the Altafjord, where the Altaelva runs through the town, is said to have the best salmon fishing in the world. It’s still possible to see the fish leaping up the river, despite the construction of the 100m Altadammen in the 1970s.

Cruises to Alta

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In Search of the Aurora Borealis • S2126

 Liverpool
Borealis
Tue 16 Nov 2021
16 nights
  • Revel in the early winter wonders of Northern Norway
  • Arctic Norway is one of the best places to see the Northern Lights
  • Enjoy an overnight stay in attraction-packed Tromso
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In Search of the Northern Lights • T2202A

 Southampton
Bolette
Sun 30 Jan 2022
14 nights
  • See dramatic landscapes on this Arctic discovery
  • Join in the celebrations of Sami National Day
  • Visit the iceberg-shaped Arctic Cathedral in Tromso
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In Search of the Northern Lights • S2204A

 Liverpool
Borealis
Fri 11 Feb 2022
16 nights
  • Visit remote and dramatic lands of Norway
  • Unmissable sights of the regions scenic beauty
  • A chance to witness the remarkable Northern Lights
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In Search of the Northern Lights • T2205

 Southampton
Bolette
Thu 24 Mar 2022
14 nights
  • Get closer to the wintertime scenes of Arctic Norway
  • Seek out the remarkable Aurora Borealis
  • A cable car ride to the peak of Mount Storsteinen
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In Search of the Northern Lights • L2230

 Dover
Balmoral
Fri 04 Nov 2022
14 nights
  • Overnights in Alta and Tromsø to spot Aurora Borealis
  • Spend time with the Sámi people in Tromsø
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
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Northern Lights • S2228A

 Liverpool
Borealis
Sun 13 Nov 2022
11 nights
  • Visit Tromsø for a chance to seek-out Aurora Borealis amongst the Arctic wilderness, away from light-polluted skies.
  • Experience a taste of Sami community life at Alta; and explore the unique 'blue town' of Sortland. 
  • Scenic cruise by Torghatten and the Seven Sisters mountains too.
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Borealis Searches for the Northern Lights • S2301

 Liverpool
Borealis
Thu 05 Jan 2023
15 nights
  • Search for the Northern Lights in Alta & Tromso
  • Spend time with traditional Sami people in the wilderness
  • Sail across the Arctic Circle
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White Christmas in Norway • T2232

 Tilbury
Bolette
Wed 21 Dec 2022
13 nights
  • Experience life with the Sami people
  • Go in search of the Northern Lights
  • Experience a Norwegian Dog Sled tour
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In Search of the Northern Lights • T2304

 Tilbury
Bolette
Sat 11 Feb 2023
12 nights
  • Enjoy a thrilling huksy ride from Bodø
  • Seek out the breath-taking Northern Lights in Alta
  • Explore the 'Gateway to the Arctic' city of Tromsø
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In Search of the Northern Lights in Nine Nights • T2305

 Newcastle
Bolette
Thu 09 Mar 2023
9 nights
  • Seek out the enigmatic Aurora Borealis from Alta
  • Marvel at the iceberg-shaped Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø 
  • Explore Alesund to the full as Bolette docks close to the city centre
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In Search of the Northern Lights in Nine Nights • T2306

 Newcastle
Bolette
Sat 18 Mar 2023
9 nights
  • Spend time with the fascinating Sami people in Alta
  • Take the cable car up Mount Storsteinen in Tromsø 
  • Revel in the stunning scenery in Bodø