Norlandia Altafjord Hotel

Address: Bossekopveien, Postboks 1424, Alta, Finnmark, North Norway, 9506, Norway | Hotel
 
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Location

This hotel, located on Bossekopveien, Postboks 1424, Alta, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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Travel Blogs from Alta

A Whale of a Time

A travel blog entry by bollinger_babe on Nov 18, 2014

We were awoken this morning by the sound of the captain’s voice coming over the tannoy, saying he was going to deviate slightly from his planned route, because there were reports of lots of migrating whales, who were in search of the herring shoals.

Therefore, after getting ready and having breakfast, we wrapped up warmly and went up on deck. Many people were about, cameras at the ready to photograph these magnificent giants ...

The Frozen North

A travel blog entry by bollinger_babe on Nov 17, 2014

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Sunrise: 9.28am Sunset: 12.53pm

When we got up this morning, I noticed my ankle was looking a lot better and the swelling had gone down a lot. Nevertheless, I decided to wear my trainers today instead of my walking boots, so as not to irritate my old scar again.

After breakfast we went along to the reception desk to collect our tickets for the shuttle bus into town. We had a wait of about 45 minutes, so we decided to go to the ...

Aurora in Alta

A travel blog entry by bollinger_babe on Nov 16, 2014

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Sunrise: 9.22am Sunset: 12.59pm

This morning we woke up at 8.15am, to find we were already docked in Alta, at 70 N and the most northerly point of this cruise. We are 1200 nautical miles from the North Pole. :-)

The cruise director’s voice came over the tannoy to say that the current temperature was -10C and we could expect a high of -5. Brrr! In fact, it’s never been above freezing since we crossed the Arctic Circle. ...

In Alta

A travel blog entry by amandanicholls on Aug 03, 2014

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... the famous alta rock carvings made by man up to 6000 years ago. Norwegian tradition was to re paint the outlines of the carvings in a rust red paint (must have had a job lot as all the houses are the same colour too) At first glance the carvings look like they were drawn by the local play school but on investigation they do make sense and get better the newer they are. When we get to 4000 years old they are drawing proper looking ...

Day 9 Last day in Alta

A travel blog entry by beverlyndavid on Mar 19, 2014

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... children would say a few words accompanied by a photographic presentation they had prepared themselves. A few of the children were dressed in traditional clothing, one little boy looked quite aristocratic.
Following their presentation the children were given tea and pastries and then taken on a tour if the ship.

It has been a fantastic 3 days here in The Arctic Circle.
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