Alta has been named City of the Northern Lights, and for good reasons. On this trip we will walk from the city center and head down towards our fireplace near the sea. Here the guide will serve you hot drinks and snacks, and tell you stories about the Northern Lights while we waiting for the Northern Lights to dance on the night sky.


  • Time: 20:00-23:00 - daily

  • Periode: 15.Sept. - 15. April

  • Lenght: 3 hours / 4 km

  • Price: 990 NOK

  • Only available for groups, min 8 people.


  • Professional guide

  • Local history

  • Warm drinks and snacks

Starting point: in our Explorer Store, 100 meters from Scandic and 200 meters from Thon Hotel..


Alta is located just below the Aurora Borealis Oval, and because we have an inland climate and often clear weather, Alta is the perfect destination for experiencing the amazing green flames on the night sky.

We start the trip and the storytelling from the Northern Light Cathedral. After a short brief we will leave the city center and head down towards the fjord, where it all started. We can track the Northern Lights research in Alta all the way back to 1838 and the French "Le Reserche" expedition, who went ashore here in Bossekop, Alta. We will se if we can recognize the area from some old pictures from this expedition.

This trip will end up by our fireplace near the sea where we will enjoy the silence of the arctic and have warm drinks and snacks. Hopefully the weather is clear and we will spot the wonderful Northern Lights.

We can not guarantee northern lights on our tours. Here in the arctic it is nature and weather that determines, as it has been doing for thousands of years. Our guide will nevertheless give you a memorable and informative evening.

  • Mail: Contact@nordekspedisjon

  • Phone: +47 909 83 186