The Northern Lights city of Alta is a great choice for visitors seeking to experience the magic of the Northern Lights. Alta's history as a Northern Lights city goes back to the days when Birkeland built the world's first Northern Lights observatory on the top of Mt. Haldde in 1899. Alta has a stable climate and is therefore one of the best places in the north for seeing the Northern Lights.
Once you have first taken the trouble to travel all the way to northern Norway, you might just as well go the whole way: put on your thermals and your woolly hat, climb into a sleeping bag and sleep like an angel in a room constructed of snow. Because Sorrisniva has a 2,500m2 igloo hotel, located just outside the Northern Lights city of Alta, where you will be ideally positioned for seeing the Northern Lights.
Dog sledding has become even more popular than ever before. The popular dog sled race, Finnmarksløpet, has attracted many dog lovers to the Northern Lights city of Alta. This race runs for 1,000 kilometres, from Alta in the west to Kirkenes in the east and back again. It is the longest dog sled race in Europe, with the rough Finnmark landscape providing both two-legged and four-legged participants with an experience they will never forget. This race has been described as being the most beautiful winter adventure.