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Alta Canyon and the Alta Dam

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

In love! The view is amazing. The air, the soil, the changing sky, the lake, the cascades, and the cliff! You really need to come and find it out for yourselves. I will just say... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 5, 2016
Giselle O
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Chisinau, Moldova
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It didnt't seem very special to me. Maybe just because it was not a proper time to visit this place. I really enjoyed the view driving to the canyon. There were beautiful small cabins on the way and lots of raindeers!

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Thank AnastasiaKulich
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36 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

In love! The view is amazing. The air, the soil, the changing sky, the lake, the cascades, and the cliff! You really need to come and find it out for yourselves. I will just say it is mesmerizing!!

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Thank Giselle O
Hellsinki
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

After being convinced by the tourist info and some googled track maps, we headed off the view the disputed river Alta gorge. You need some mountain biking skills to pedal the track most bypassers hiked. We first took car onto road 93 leading south of Alta, then after c.7km turned left towards Gargia. All the way to end, past the... More 

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Thank Veski
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31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

We were off season but we made it to the canyon by walking on the powerplant road. The view was spectacular. We saw the best part of the canyon from a view point and for free. It change from fjord haha

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Thank Robin G
Hadlow, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2015

Cycled up it as part of long tour. A few good cliffs but not too steep I think 8% maximum and not too much traffic either.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2015

If nature is your goal, Alta River Canyon is the place too visit! I was born, and grew up only 1hour walk from the canyon, and the landscape is breathtaking. Alta is know to have a very good salmon river (Altaelva), that is know all over the world for its great salmon fishing. The canyon this river have made, its... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015

We took the Alta Dam tour from our cruise ship. At $209 each we found this to be quite pricey, but what’s cheap in Norway? You take a long ride out on the bus with really nothing special to look at but we did stop at an Indian TP where we all went inside and were introduced to local cultures.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015

Have been on some of these in the past and this one compares extremely favourably. Extremely helpful and capable crew and magnificent scenery. Highly recommend. Need to rug up a bit as it can get chilly. Returning to the warm restaurant was also good.

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Thank rama1
Boliden, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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Thank Ana L
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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