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Tromso or Alta?

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Tromso or Alta?

We will be in Northern Finland and are debating whether to visit Tromso or Alta or both.

We are a family of 4 (2 adults/2kids aged and 6).

Thanks for your feedback and suggestions.

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1. Re: Tromso or Alta?

Tromsø has more things to do.

Even though both places are university towns Alta is a bit smaller and Tromsø has more attractions.

If you have kids then the likes of Polaria will be enjoyed by the kids.

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2. Re: Tromso or Alta?

Alta is probably closer (I guess you will be driving).

Also depends on your interests. Alta itself is not much, a small town. Note that all of Finnmark county has only some 70.000 inhabitants.

In Lyngen area between Alta and Tromsø there are great landscapes:


South of Tromsø there is the Polar Zoo:


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3. Re: Tromso or Alta?

Well to tell you the thruth there is not much to see in Alta , so I recomend you Tromso.

www.polarlightshome.no is a place you can stay with your family :)

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