Northern Lights Hunting in Alta

Northern Lights Hunting in Alta

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level: Beginner
  • Spoken languages: Norwegian, English
  • Fitness level: Beginner
  • Minimum age: minimum 1 y/o
  • Duration: 4 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    NORD Ekspedisjon, Løkkeveien 33, 9510 Alta, Norway

Activity description

Follow the Green Flames into the Arctic on this night hunt by car in Alta.

Nicknamed 'City of the Northern Lights' for good reason, Alta is one of the best places in the world to witness the iconic green flames that light up the Norweigan night's sky. Located just below the Aurora Borealis Oval, its inland climate and clear weather offer the best conditions for watching this unique wonder of the world!

Location
This activity is run and operated from Alta city centre and travels from Northern Light Cathedral to Altafjord - approximately 4km of hunting. Meeting point is Explorer Store, 100 meters from Scandic and 200 meters from Thon Hotel.

Activity
This tour is all about exploring the Northern Lights and you'll spend the almost 4 hours finding the best location for aurora viewing. You will start the evening with an informative brief, where the team will give you an understanding of the phenomenon and what we can expect on today's tour. We can't tell you beforehand where this tour takes you other than that we will follow the weather forecast and drive away from the city to a location where there's total darkness. You will search for the Northern Lights by heading to secluded areas only accessible by car and local knowledge. If the sky is clear, you might be lucky enough to see a spectacular Northern Light blaze on the night sky.

Conditions
The best time to view the Northern Lights in Alta is August to mid- April. Please note that the Aurora Borealis is only visible in certain conditions and cannot be guaranteed.

Special terms

Changes can be made regarding weather conditions. Nord Ekspedisjon uses safe and comfortable vans with 4WD and winter tires with spikes. Seeing the northern lights is not guaranteed to but highkly liekly. 

Included
  • Guide
  • Local History
  • Warm drinks and snacks
  • Thermal suit on request
Do not forget to bring
  • Camera/GoPro
  • Warm Clothes
Meeting point
NORD Ekspedisjon, Løkkeveien 33, 9510 Alta, Norway Get directions

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