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The northern lights in Alta, Norway - Photo: Adam Mørk
The northern lights in Alta, Norway Photo: Adam Mørk

An evening of northern lights in Alta

Gather for a magical but informative evening focussing on the natural spectacle of the northern lights. Alta has a prime location to spot the lights.

Top location

The northern lights, or Aurora Borealis as it is also called, has always spellbound both locals and visitors to northern latitudes and there are numerous myths associated with the peculiar phenomenon. Alta is well-known as a top location to spot the northern lights – it is no coincidence that the world’s first northern lights’ observatory was built here in 1899.

The northern lights are most frequent in late autumn and winter/early spring.

Learn about lights

Take the opportunity to learn more about the lights on your business visit. The evening is spent at Pæskatun, where your host Trond will take you through the fascinating history of the northern lights in Alta. You will also see many remarkable pictures and a film.

Afterwards, you are transported back to your hotel where you will be served a superb dinner typical of the area of Finnmark.

Price example (2014): NOK 2,475 per person, including accommodation (double room) at Rica Hotel Alta

Find out more

Alta Convention Bureau
Rica Hotels Finnmark
Løkkeveien 61
NO-9509 Alta
Phone: +47 78 48 27 63
Fax: +47 78 48 27 77

You can also contact Alta Convention Bureau staff directly:

Ann Merete Reinstad
Email: Ann.Merete.Reinstad@rica.no

Last updated:  2014-04-24
The Aurora Borelais has spellbound locals as well as visitors for centuries - Photo: Sorrisniva
The Aurora Borelais has spellbound locals as well as visitors for centuries


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.

Snowmobiling and Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel in Alta

The coolest experience for groups – snowmobiling combined with a visit to Sorrisniva hotel, where everything is made from ice and snow.

King crab excursion to Honningsvåg and the North Cape

Combine your business trip to Alta with an exciting king crab safari in Honningsvåg by the iconic North Cape – great for summer in Northern Norway.

Dog sledging with a difference in Alta

Try dog sledging with a difference in Alta. Groups can compete in a miniature version of the Finnmarksløpet dog race or try the obstacle course.

About Alta

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 the ultimate northern lights destination at the top of Norway. Come here with your team for an amazing Arctic dimension to your meeting.

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