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A bit challenging walk from Kåfjord

A two to three hours walk from the fjord to the mountain top (Halde). On a clear day you get a... read more

Reviewed December 15, 2016
carlf293
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Alta, Norway
A treasure!

Birkeland, who started scientific research into northern lights and built the observatory, was the... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2015
Marleneinbristol
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Dec 15, 2016
“A bit challenging walk from Kåfjord”
Aug 3, 2015
“A treasure!”
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Reviewed December 15, 2016

A two to three hours walk from the fjord to the mountain top (Halde). On a clear day you get a fantastic view. The last part of track is fairly steep but is manageable. There is a cabin at the top that soon is to...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed August 3, 2015

Birkeland, who started scientific research into northern lights and built the observatory, was the initial reason for this trip. His profile was also on 200 crowns ;) The hiking lodge, converted from the observatory, was free for hikers to stay overnight. There was a stove...More

Date of experience: May 2015
6  Thank Marleneinbristol
Reviewed September 13, 2014

I recommend this trip for every one who has a day to spare when visiting Alta. The view is spectacular and the story about the families who lived here from 1899-1926 is a fairytale.

Date of experience: July 2014
5  Thank Øistein S
Reviewed March 29, 2012

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

Date of experience: September 2011
12  Thank Gearoid M
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...More

30  Thank Claus J
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KristabelQ
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Last time I walked up there was in the end of summer at I used 3 hours up to the observatory from the parking area at the road. The last part is fairly steep. No Northern light - if I had stayed, there would have been a... More
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