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Address: Alta, Norway
Phone Number: +47 78 44 50 50

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Nice views along the road

Nice views along the road and nice trails to hike, especially if the weather is nice! You can see some nice waterfalls!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Boliden, Sweden
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Boliden, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Nice views along the road and nice trails to hike, especially if the weather is nice! You can see some nice waterfalls!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Norway is full of amazing landscapes, I found myself quite breathless for the whole time I was in the country, but the Alta river gorge is a highlight. You see a lot of tundra with stunted trees and caravans on skis on the way there, then the gorge itself is incredibly beautiful. I went to the dam and inside the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We hiked the long trail. For the youngest (age 7) the last part of the return was a bit arduous. The whole trip is 15km all together so you should be in good condition. The hike will reward you with stunning views of the canyon. Good boots are recommended as it might be a bit wet in places.

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Vancouver, Canada
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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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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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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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Address: Alta, Norway
Phone Number: +47 78 44 50 50
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Northern Norway  >  Finnmark  >  Alta Municipality  >  Alta

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