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From the hunters of yore to today's businessmen, people have been meeting in Alta, Northern Norway, for centuries - Photo: Johan Wildhagen/Innovation Norway
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From the hunters of yore to today's businessmen, people have been meeting in Alta, Northern Norway, for centuries Photo: Johan Wildhagen/Innovation Norway

Key facts about Alta

Alta has 19,000 inhabitants. The flight time is only one hour and 45 minutes from Oslo and the airport is just four kilometres from the town centre.

Alta is a popular northern lights destination and the gateway to Finnmark, Norway's northernmost county. Situated on the edge of Europe at the same latitude as Siberia and Alaska, it is the ultimate destination for groups seeking a truly authentic incentive experience.

Pleasant climate

With four very distinct seasons, Alta is blessed with a mild year-round climate thanks to the Gulf Stream, and has little rain. Many visitors are surprised by the pleasant winters and warm summer days.

Easily accessible

The town is easily accessible, with the flight time of just one hour and 45 minutes from Oslo. Alta has a long history of welcoming business traders and is a great starting place for activities throughout the rest of Norwegian Lapland.

Out of the ordinary

Framed by unique natural surroundings, Alta makes an ideal destination for any conference, incentive or event for which organisers seek something out of the ordinary. For example, let your group enjoy the fantastic atmosphere of Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel where delegates can spend an unforgettable night under the icy roof.

Facts

  • Number of inhabitants: 19,282 (2011) 
  • Alta has six hotels offering 900 beds and 450 rooms
  • The largest conference hall can accommodate 650 people
  • Total meeting capacity in Alta: 2,000
  • The blue season is from 21 November to 21 January
  • The midnight sun season is from 16 May to July
  • The northern lights season is from August to April
  • The climate is dry and stable
Last updated:  2013-11-14

Hold a conference in Alta

Meeting venues in Alta

Alta has a meeting capacity of up to 2,000 delegates. Do business right under the northern lights or in the midnight sun.

Incentive programmes in Alta

Join a snowmobile ride or a king crab safari, sleep in a hotel made of ice or run silent with huskies on your incentive trip to Alta, Northern Norway.

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