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“Look at the Lights” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde

Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde
Halddetoppen, Alta, Norway
417 56 330
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Ranked #9 of 20 attractions in Alta
Oslo, Norway
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“Look at the Lights”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Go there when there is little or no wind & a clear sky---Fantastic light show

Visited September 2011
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“Splendid view on top of Alta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2010

The northern lights observatory on Haldde was the first observatory on the Northern Light. The buildings which are restored, show the life of those who lived and studied the northern lights there.

The view from the highest peak in Alta shows a magnificient view, and is an excellent spot to watch the northern lights during winter. Its also a nice scenic view of the mountains and fjords around.

You can book a stay in the buildings, and you can even book a room for meetings there.

The observatory is a inacessible for drive, and its a 2 hours walk from the road, which is 10 minutes drive from Alta.
The trip can be combined with a visit to the remains of the first industrial copper works in Scandinavia, which is located nearby

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