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Alta Canyon and the Alta Dam

Address: Alta, Norway
Phone Number: +47 78 44 50 50
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Ranked #6 of 20 things to do in Alta
Type: Canyons, Nature & Parks
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Type: Canyons, Nature & Parks
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Vancouver, Canada
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170 reviews 170 reviews
109 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The scenery is quite breathtaking and even though we were there in July in the early morning there had been a snowstorm which dusted the trees. When the sun came out everything sparkled, it was so pretty. The tour of the dam was good and it was interesting to learn about the steps taken by the utility to try to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This is a great day out, a coach ride of about an hour and a half taking you through the tundra that stretches all the way to Siberia and the Alta Canyon, in which waterfalls freeze during winter. The scenery is stunning and you have a tremendous sense of isolation here. The Alta Dam was built despite massive protests by... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

A really faszinating Trip, breathtaking landscape! Great view! If you are near Alta, go there! We really enjoyed beeing there! :)

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

In Alta you can take a super boat trip up the river. The natur and the canyon are realy spctakular and with luck you can see raindeer and other wildlife. The local people running the boats are very professional so you can just sit back and enjoy the trip. Bring warm and waterproof clothing. A realy nice experiance.

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Oslo, Norway
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Brilliant views but be careful of the "Midgets" they can take its toll. Great if you have a good camera as you never know what wild life you will come accross

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