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Alta

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Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Alta. Some of the main villages in the municipality include Kåfjord, Komagfjord, Kvenvik, Langfjordbotn, Leirbotn, Rafsbotn, Talvik, and Tverrelvdalen.The 3849km2 municipality is the 7th largest municipality by area out of the 426 municipalities in Norway. Alta is the 55th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 20,446. The municipality's population density is and its population has increased by 13% over the last decade.General informationThe municipality of Alten-Talvig was established on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). On 1 January 1863, the municipality was divided into two: Talvik to the north (population: 1,938) and Alta to the south (population: 2,442). On 1 January 1964, the two municipalities were merged back together to form the new, larger municipality of Alta. Prior to the merger, Alta had 6,629 residents and Talvik had 3,266 residents. The borders have not changed since that time.
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Natural History Museum
Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
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Church
Northern Lights Cathedral
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Safari
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Canyon
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Ski Area
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Landmark
Bubbelen
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Observatory
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Side trips from Alta

Lookout
Salen Lookout Hammerfest
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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National Park
Stabbursdalen nasjonalpark Lakselv
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Specialty Museum
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Historic Site
Lazarettmoen German Field Hospital Remains Skoganvarre
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Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Alta

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Alta Church
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Duration: 2 hours
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Church
Kafjord Church
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Duration: 2 hours
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Elvebakken Church
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Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Alta

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Specialty Museum
Tirpitz Museum
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Alta

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National Park
Seiland National Park
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Duration: 8 hours

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