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Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde

Halddetoppen, Alta, Norway
+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... read more

Reviewed 15 December 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 3 August 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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Halddetoppen, Alta, Norway
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+47 417 56 330
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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...More

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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...More

6  Thank Marleneinbristol
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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
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

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

12  Thank Gearoid M
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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...More

30  Thank Claus J
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Kristabel Q
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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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