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About Alta

Situated in the Land of the Midnight Sun, Alta is home to the world's first Northern Light observatory was built here, earning Alta the title, ' The Town of the Northern Lights', so you could be no better placed to see this spectacular natural phenomenon if luck is on your side. Other sights of interest include the rock carvings at Hjemmeluft - the first of which was discovered just 60 years ago. The site is now UNESCO protected due to its significance and size and comprises carvings and paintings made between 1800 to 6200 years ago.

 

Please note snow based shore excursions are not available on autumn cruises.

 

Shore excursions in Alta

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Alta Husky Adventure

Activity mediumRefreshments included

Duration: 3 hours

Admire the breathtaking scenery on a dog sledge ride before relaxing with refreshments around a log fire in a traditional ‘Lavvu’.

On arrival at the Husky Centre, you’ll be greeted by the friendly, excited dogs, as well as your experienced driver, before boarding your allocated sledge and embarking on your husky adventure. Relax on the comfortable reindeer skins and admire the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding landscape as your driver negotiates their way through the scenic terrain. The panorama will vary from vast white fields to snow-topped trees and frozen rivers.

After the excitement of your journey, you’ll have the chance to relax and share your experience with your fellow passengers in a cosy ‘Lavvu’ (Sámi tent). Here you can enjoy hot drinks and the warmth of a roaring log fire, whilst your host shares their stories and tales, talks about their daily life and explains how the dogs are trained for the Finnmarksløpet - Europe’s longest dog race covering 621 miles.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and dog sledge. This tour is dependent on snow and usually operates between the months of January and March. Children must be aged 4 years or over in order to participate on this tour. Please ensure you dress in warm clothing (layers) and wear sturdy and warm enclosed shoes, a hat and gloves. The sledge ride lasts around 20 minutes depending on the conditions. Each sledge holds 2-3 passengers. This tour involves walking over uneven, snowy ground. Early pre-booking of this tour is highly recommended due to its limited capacity and expected popularity.

 

A selection of cruises to Alta

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