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For other places with the same name, see Alta (disambiguation).

Alta is the largest city in the county of Finnmark, in Northern Norway.


Alta is also known as "the Aurora Borealis city".

Get in

Alta Airport is the busiest airport in northen Norway. Widerøe [2] provides services from regional destinations including Kirkenes and Hammerfest while Scandinavian Airlines [3] and Norwegian [4] has depatures from Oslo and Tromsø.

Get around


Alta rock carvings
  • Prehistoric rock carvings - UNESCO World Heritage Site [5]. Rock art is found in five separate areas in Alta, the largest being at Hjemmeluft/Jiepmaluokta, where Alta Museum is situated. This is the only area available to the public. In the summer season, groups are offered guided tours to the rock carvings. In the winter, the rock carvings are covered with snow, and not available to the public. The rock carvings in Alta were made by hunters and fishers in the Late Stone Age/Early Metal Age, between 6200 and 2000 years ago.






  • Alta HI Hostel, Kvenvikmoen, 9518 Alta, + 47 48241169 (), [1]. This hostel is about 14km from Alta, so it is hard to get to without a car. A public bus passes it once in the morning on the way to Alta, and there is one bus back in the afternoon.

Get out

Routes through Alta
KirkenesLakselv  N noframe S  SkibotnNarvik

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