Alta is the largest town in Norway’s northernmost county and lies in the inner reaches of the Altafjord. Although located far north, Alta is fairly easy to reach by plane or by road. The area offers forests, mountain plateaus, and coastal landscapes, and you have numerous opportunities to spend the days – and nights – outdoors and go hiking, biking, and fishing. Alta is in the process of being certified as a Sustainable Destination, a seal of approval given to destinations that work systematically to reduce the negative impact of tourism. In addition to providing visitors with enjoyable experiences, Alta wishes to preserve the local nature, culture, and environment, strengthen social values, and be economically viable. The municipality and the travel industry cooperate closely to assure that the destination is a great place both to live in and to visit. From May to August, you have midnight sun and 24 hours of daylight, which gives you plenty of time to explore Northern Europe’s largest canyon, bike across the Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau, or go fishing in the Altaelva river, one of the world’s best salmon rivers.
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