Alta & the North Cape, Norway

What we love about Alta and the North Cape

The North Cape is the very symbol of Northern Norway and represents the northernmost tip of the European continent. Beyond this tall cliff you see only ocean, which at some point turns into ice and snow when you get closer to the North Pole.

Just south of the North Cape lies the town of Alta, which offers wonderful adventures such as the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel made entirely out of snow and ice, dog-sledding husky safaris, snowmobile tours and much more.

Northern Norway is the land of the Midnight Sun and the Northern Lights. The mountains rise high into the sky and fall steep into the fjords. We know that no matter how many mountains and fjords you have seen you will never get enough of them.

The arctic climate is harsh with long winters, but people living here are said to be some of Norway’s friendliest and known for making everybody feel welcome. In the very North you experience both the Norwegian culture and the indigenous sami culture. People here love to share their affection for the nature, the culture and to show off the beauty of their region.

Experiences are endless, varying from the self-announced Northernmost point, the North Cape, the Arctic Circle and an abundance of activities to be explored. In the winter it is known for both cross country as well as downhill and off-piste skiing, snowmobile safaris, husky safaris, ice hotels – it offers something for everybody’s taste! A more relaxed way to see it is with one of the Hurtigruten Coastal Ships, that have several stops in Northern Norway.

Did you know that the area of Northern Norway has the lowest population percentage in Norway? The area occupies 35% of the country but only 9.1% of the Norwegian population.