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A spectaculer building

We where on a coach trip of Alta we park in the local car park. We did not go into the cathedral as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Different Sort of Structure

Lets be clear, there are not many buildings to see in Alta. If you do make the trip to Alta, you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Lokkeveien | Markedsgata 30, Alta 9504, Norway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This modern cathedral is designed to have excellent acoustics allowing it to be used as a concert hall. It is constructed of concrete and wood with external cladding of titanium sheets. The cathedral is dominated by a large gold statue of Christ. There isn't a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is beautiful from the outside - and worth a drive-by or stop, but the inside isn't really worth it. It's a modern church. It was part of a city tour I took. I was expecting skylights or some way of viewing the Northern Lights...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We where on a coach trip of Alta we park in the local car park. We did not go into the cathedral as we did not have

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lets be clear, there are not many buildings to see in Alta. If you do make the trip to Alta, you have to pass by the cathedral. Very clever and unique building. Having said the above, it is much nicer in pictures. I thought it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 13, 2019

I thought that the design of this cathedral is very clever, it has a an impressive tower which house a winding Jacob's ladder and a subterranean floor that is dedicated to explaining the phenomena of the Aurora in graphic detail with some interactive activities.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 9, 2019

The Northern Lights Cathedral is a stunning structure built to serve the community not only as a church, but for local activities. The building is truly a sight both inside and out. We attended an evening organ concert inside. The acoustics were wonderful! The structure...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 4, 2019

My wife and I and 3 children were in Alta for a day on a cruise ship in February and a visit to Alta is not complete without visiting the Arctic Cathedral. It is impressive from the outside and more impressive on the inside. A...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Russell F
Reviewed February 28, 2019

No disrespect to the clergy, the Norwegians nor the people of Alta but the last time I saw anything that looked like this it was a boiler house! Made of grey cement it also looks, from the outside, like a great big wedding cake with...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank OldBill2
Reviewed February 7, 2019

So another church. Not so! This was so beautiful!! It is modern and the lights emulate the northern lights and it's just a peaceful, beautiful different cathedral. We loved it. Also, the people who work there are wonderful!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Leslie W
Reviewed February 1, 2019

It would be hard to come to Alta and miss this church. It's on the edge of the central business district with a nice mountainous backdrop. It's one of those places that looks larger outside than inside. The inside is very modern and, frankly, not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Margaret B
June 5, 2016|
Response from Linda A | Reviewed this property |
Hi It's very close, 5 to 10 minutes maximum. It took us about 10 minutes but we were walking on deep, slippy snow and ice in winter, so I guess 5 minutes should do it easily! From what I remember, the steeple was visible... More