Hiking Tour to Halde Toppen and Northern Lights Observatory
Your guide will meet you at your hotel at 8:15 and drive out to kåfjord and the parking at the base of Halde. We start our walk climbing along a forestry trail which slowly narrows to no more than the old horse and cart road towards the top. Once above the tree-line, the terrain flattens out into a valley leading us straight towards our goal with the spectacular view of Halde in front of us. The final push for the summit is a steep winding path finishing at the northern light observatory at the very top!
The climb to the top will take roughly 3 hours, although the fitness of the group will always have an influence on the time taken. A lunch of RealTurmat and some hot drinks while enjoying the spectacular view will have us full of energy again for the journey home.
While there are some steeper sections to this hike, it is achievable for all levels of hikers. Good hiking boots and windproof clothing for the summit are an absolute must in order to enjoy this experience to its full.Itinerary
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Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde, Halddetoppen, Alta Norway
Haldde toppen stands as the most iconic mountain in Finnmark county. At 904m tall it reigns over the surrounding landscape giving incredible views in all directions from the summit.
There are two historic buildings at Haldetoppen. The observatory building, which was erected by Kristian Birkeland in 1899 and used for Northern Lights research, as well as a dwelling house built in 1912 - 1915 that was used as a residence for those who worked there. The buildings were burned by the German Occupation Authority in the fall of 1944 and have been renovated and partially rebuilt in the period 1982 to the present day.
Duration: 1 hour
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
Duration: 6 To 8 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
Scandic Hotel is our Alta central pick up location. If you are staying outside the city we can help to arrange transport to this location.Ports
Cancellations and refunds:
- Alta Havn KF, Havneveien 24, 9515 Alta, Norway
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.