Experience the Northern Lights Cathedral


Included in your cruise (free)

Difficulty level

Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

Booking code



1.5 hours


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Northern Lights Cathedral, Alta, Norway
  • Visit Alta’s Northern Lights Cathedral and see its modern architecture

  • Enjoy a short, guided tour of the church and visit the BorealisAlta interactive exhibition

  • Learn how Alta became the centre for Northern Lights research

On this tour, get to know Alta, a city known for opportunities to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights

You'll immediately notice the 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.   

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. Explore at your own pace and in as much detail as you like.

Practical information

  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes.

  • Languages: English, Norwegian, and German.