About Alta


- Close to 65% of alta Varings jobs in public and private services, or retail and hotels.

- The retail industry in Alta turnover of close to 1.5 billion per year and that there are more than Hammerfest and Kirkenes together

- Alta municipality is the municipality's largest employer with more than 1,000 full-time equivalents - 3/4 of these are occupied by women.

- The overnight ca. 60,000 tourists and other travelers in Alta every year.


- Alta Museum has around 60,000 visitors each year. The museum is the only one in Norway that so far has won Europe's highest museum price, European Museum of the Year (1993).

- Alta cinema has approximately 35,000 visits each year.

- 65,000 books, videos, CD's and tapes loaned from Alta library each year.

- Alta church is the city's oldest standing building. Built in 1858. The vast majority of buildings in Alta was burned by the Germans during their withdrawal in 1944.


- Average temperature in January is -8.7 ° C

- Temperatures average in July is 13.4 ° C

- Annual fall approximately 400 mm rainfall in Alta, which is less than two autumn months in Bergen and in line with the Sahara.