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Experience the Northern Lights Cathedral




Winter (Oct - Apr)

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Keine  travellers
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Visit a striking cultural landmark with extraordinary architecture inspired by the Northern Lights.
  • Visit Alta’s Northern Lights Cathedral and see its modern architecture

  • Enjoy a short guided tour of the church and visit the Borealis Alta interactive exhibition

  • Learn how Alta became the centre for Northern Lights research

The Aurora Cathedral  

 You'll immediately notice Alta’s Northern Lights Cathedral – a sculptural spiral that starts at the base and swirls skywards – made of shimmering titanium. Its interior has a stark look – raw concrete, wood, light strips surrounding the altar, and a bronze sculpture of Jesus.  

 After a guided tour of the church, visit the Borealis Alta interactive exhibition where you can learn more about the Aurora.   

Practical information

  • Remarks/requirements: Warm clothing is absolutely necessary. Limited indoor toilets and facilities are available. A shuttle will be available.

  • Travel time: Autumn, winter, spring (Oct-April).

  • Suitable for wheelchair users: Yes, if a wheelchair-accessible bus is available.

  • Languages: English, German.

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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