A large ship in the snow
Photo: Carina Dunkhorst Photo

Experience the Northern Lights Cathedral

Alta is a city known for opportunities to catch a glimpse of the northern lights. Enjoy a short tour through the city on your way to the Northern Lights cathedral, where you’ll have the chance to learn about the cathedral’s distinctive architecture and Alta’s special relationship with the majestic aurora borealis.

Included in your cruise
  • Visit the distinctive Northern Lights Cathedral
  • Enjoy a short guided tour of Alta
  • Learn about Alta and the northern lights
  • Experience the cathedral’s modern art and architecture
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration

    1.5

  • Booking code

    INCL-ALF2

On this tour, get to know Alta, a city known for opportunities to catch a glimpse of the northern lights. 

Enjoy a short tour through the city of Alta on your way to the Northern Lights Cathedral, a cultural landmark in the city center. 

At the cathedral, a guide will introduce you to the building’s distinctive architecture and the symbolism of its artwork.  

After a short guided tour of the church, you will make your way through the BorealisAlta interactive exhibition, which weaves together the story of the Northern Lights – from the magic to the scientific truth. Discover the history of northern lights research here in Alta. Explore at your own pace and in as much detail as you like. 

Practical Information: 

  • Wheelchair accessible: 
  • Languages: English, Norwegian, and German