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Address: Halddetoppen, Alta, Norway
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+47 417 56 330

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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 fantastic view. The last part of track is fairly steep but is manageable. There is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 December 2016
Alta, Norway
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Alta, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 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 be managed by Alta og omegn Turistlag

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 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 and full set of cooking facilities. Depending on the weather, the trail may be accomplished... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 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.

5 Thank Øistein S
Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

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

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Alta, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 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... More 

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