Alta, Norway Overview
Alta is the second northernmost city in the world surpassing 10,000 inhabitants. Alta municipality covers 3,845 square kilometres (1,485 sq mi), in the west of the county, mostly situated along the Altafjord, taking in large tracts of woodlands, as well as parts of the High Plateau of Finnmarksvidda. On its way from the plateau down to the fjord, the river Altaelva has carved out the Sautso canyon, one of the largest canyons in Europe. The large Altafjorden has several notable bays and fjord arms that branch off from it including Langfjorden, Jiepmaluokta, Kafjorden, and Lille Kufjorden.
Alta is based on the mainland of Norway, but it also includes parts of the islands of Stjernøya and Seiland. Seiland is the home of Seiland National Park where the Seilandsjokelen glacier and the mountain Seilandstuva.
Several of the notable lakes in Alta include Iešjávri, Juovvajávri, Kovvatnet, and Stuorajavri.
Detailed Map of Alta, Norway
Most people live in the town of Alta, stretching along the inner part of the fjord, enjoying a sheltered Subarctic climate, where daily mean temperatures are above 10 degrees Celsius for only 3 months of the year.
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Fløibanen Overview Type Funicular Termini Vetrlidsalmenning Fløien Stations 5 Operation Opening 1918 Owner Fløibanen AS Operator(s) Fløibanen AS Rolling stock 2 funicular cars Technical Line length 850 m (2,789 ft) No. of tracks 1 Track gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄ 8 in) metre gauge Electrification Cable Operating speed 6 m/s (19.69 ft/s) Fløibanen is a funicular in Bergen, Norway which runs up the mountain of Fløyen.
The Fløibanen funicular in Bergen is one of Norway's best-known attractions. Fløibanen can be found in the heart of Bergen, 150 m from Fisketorget - the fish market - and Bryggen wharf, and it takes just 10 minutes to walk to the lower station from where the cruise ships dock along Bryggen.
The Hardangerfjord is the third longest fjord in the world, and the second longest fjord in Norway. It is located in Hordaland county in the Hardanger region. The fjord stretches 179 kilometres (111 mi) from the Atlantic Ocean into the mountainous interior of Norway along the Hardangervidda plateau.
Modern versions resembling an elevator are used in some installations, such as at the Cityplace Station in Dallas, Texas, the Huntington Metro Station in Huntington, Virginia, the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Fløyen or Fløyfjellet (originally written Fløien) is the most visited of the seven mountains that surround the city centre of Bergen, Norway. It has a funicular system Fløibanen that transports passengers from the centre of Bergen to a height of 320 metres in roughly 8 minutes, and the actual highest point (425 metres) on Fløifjellet is approximately 1 km to the northeast.
Bryggen ( Norwegian for ), also known as Tyskebryggen ( the German Wharf) is a series of Hanseatic commercial buildings lining the eastern side of the fjord coming into Bergen, Norway. Bryggen has since 1979 been on the UNESCO list for World Cultural Heritage sites.
Ulriken has an aerial tramway, Ulriksbanen, that can bring people to the top. At the top there is a TV tower, a restaurant, and free telescopes. The cable car was closed as of January 2006, due to the operating company failing to meet government requirements for documentation, but it reopened later in the spring of the same year.
Troldsalen, a concert hall, offers concert series in the summer and autumn months, as well as many other concerts and events. Troldsalen, which was completed in 1985, is an elegant and beautiful concert hall, with excellent acoustics. The floor-to-ceiling windows behind the stage provide the audience with a lovely view of the composer's hut and Lake Nordås.
Stoltzekleiven er en bratt steinlagt tursti og trapp med ca. 908 trappetrinn i Bergen opp mot Sandviksfjellet. Stoltzekleiven tar av fra Fjellveiens nordlige del i Sandviken. Stoltzekleiven er etter en rekke uhell anbefalt "enveiskjørt" slik at man fra toppen velger å gå ned igjen via Munkebotn eller Skredderdalen.
The main part of the museum is located in Finnegården, one of the conserved wooden buildings on Bryggen in Bergen, Norway. The museum covers the Hanseatic period of time in Bergen. This building was put up after a fire in 1702 when most of the city centre of Bergen burned down.
The Statsraad Lehmkuhl is a three-masted barque rigged sail training vessel owned and operated by the Statsraad Lehmkuhl Foundation. It is based in Bergen, Norway and contracted out for various purposes, including serving as a school ship for the Royal Norwegian Navy (using RNoN's prefix "KNM", English: "HNoMS").
The museum's correct name is "The University Museum of Bergen". It is a university museum in Bergen, Norway. Founded in 1825 under the name of "Bergens Museum" with the intent of building large collections in the fields of culture and natural history, it became the grounds for most of the academic activity in the city, a tradition which has prevailed since the museum became part of the University of Bergen.
Fantoft stavkirke Foto: Nina Aldin Thune Byggeår 1997 Arkitektur Teknikk Stavverk Materiale Tre Fantoft stavkirke er en stavkirke i Fana bydel i Bergen. Den er en rekonstruksjon av den kirken som brant ned i 1992. Kirken ble opprinnelig bygget omkring år 1150 og sto i Fortun i Sogn. Konsul Fredrik G.
Ole Bornemann Bull (5 February 1810 - 17 August 1880) was a Norwegian violinist and composer. Bull was born in Bergen. He was the eldest of ten children of Johan Storm Bull (1787-1838) and Anna Dorothea Borse Geelmuyden (1789-1875). His brother, Georg Andreas Bull became a noted Norwegian architect.
Bergenhus fortress ( Norwegian: Bergenhus festning) is a fortress located in Bergen, Norway. Bergenhus fortress is located in the entrance to the harbor in Bergen. This is one of the oldest and best preserved castles in Norway. The fortress contains buildings dating as far back as the 1240s, as well as later constructions built as recently as World War II.
Western Norway ( Norwegian: Vestlandet, Vest-Norge, Vest-Noreg) is the region along the Atlantic coast of southern Norway. It consists of the counties Rogaland, Hordaland, Sogn og Fjordane, and Møre og Romsdal and the region has a population of approximately 1.3 million people. The largest city is Bergen, second largest is Stavanger.
Bergen City Museum ( Norwegian: Bymuseet i Bergen) is a foundation which runs eleven museums in Bergen, Norway. The museums has 170,000 annual visitors and manages 120 buildings. The consolidated museum foundation was established on 1 July 2005.
St Mary's Church ( Norwegian: Mariakirken) is a church in Bergen, Norway. The construction of the church is believed to have started in the 1130s or 40s and completed around 1180, making the church the oldest remaining building in Bergen.
Lyderhorn is a mountain in Bergen, Norway. It is one of " De syv fjell", the seven mountains surrounding the city centre, and the starting location of Bergen Turlag's annual trip of the mountains. It is located by Liavatnet approximately five kilometers west of the city center.
The Theta Museum ( Norwegian: Thetamuseet) is a museum in Bergen, Norway. It is a one-room museum in a room that was used by the Norwegian resistance group known as the Theta group to send radio messages to England under the German occupation during World War II.
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Scenery Montage from Alta (Norway) - Walkaway, (John Beagley & Paul Rawson)
This is a scenic montage I put together a while back. Using John Beagley's and Paul Rawson's fantastic track, 'Walkaway', I've managed to complete it. Includes shots of sunsets, moon rising, fauna, rivers, mountain sides, couple of aircraft and such. Known problems/errors: - Panning is a bit jumpy.
Alta, the largest town in the thinly populated county of Finnmark, lies at the head of the Altafjord on the banks of the Alta, the best known salmon river in Norway. It has direct air connections with Oslo and is on the main coast road (E 6).
[HD] 45 Alta NORWAY (ノルウェー・アルタ)
ノルウェー・アルタ(Alta)の街の様子です。車の中から撮りました。 場所はこの辺です。 http://goo.gl/maps/sS9v ニコニコ動画： http://nico.ms/sm18419064 マイリスト (2012 北欧 北極圏)： http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB4529CB1E299CC9E (2012/06/21)
quadrocopter testing kronstad alta norway 30.03.2013
multirotor Quadrocopter go pro narrow 1080 25s
Ice Hotel, near Alta, Norway - March 2013
Ice Hotel, near Alta, Norway - March 2013
Norway. From Alta to the hill (Kautokeino) 2
Uploaded by O2175 on 2013-02-08.
Norway Summer 2011 Alta - Malselvfossen
Uploaded by MAriosilverfish on 2011-11-01.
Prehistoric rock art in Alta, Norway
Prehistoric rock carvings dating from 4200BC to 200 AD are found in Hjemmeluft, 4 km from Alta in North Norway. As the only prehistoric monument in Norway they are in the list of World Heritage Sites since 1985.
Extreme Snowmobile Riding! Kviby. Alta, Norway 2012
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Arriving in Alta Norway March 2014 on the oriana.