Trekking canoeing, fishing. Also, on request and not something you'll do around home, ptarmigan hunting.
This chic, sassy little place serves great coffee, good beer and exotic cocktails. You may be tempted by a 'Blow Job' (Nkr79).
This quality restaurant within Thon Hotel Vica relies almost entirely upon local ingredients in the preparation of choice dishes such as...
Altaveien 19 · interesting places nearby
Alta Museum information
This superb award-winning museum is in Hjemmeluft, at the western end of town. It features exhibits and displays on Sami culture, Finnmark military history, the Alta hydro-electric project and the aurora borealis (northern lights). The cliffs around it, a Unesco World Heritage Site, are incised with around 6000 late–Stone Age carvings, dating from 6000 to 2000 years ago. As the sea level decreased after the last ice age, carvings were made at progressively lower heights. Themes include hunting scenes, fertility symbols, bear, moose, reindeer and crowded boats. The works have been highlighted with red-ochre paint (thought to have been the original colour) and are connected by 3km of boardwalks that start at the main building.