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An excellent destination for seeing the northern lights and the surrounding nature, this fishing town boasts a relatively mild climate.

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Alta. The Rock carvings at Alta are on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Alta is based on the mainland of Norway, but it also includes parts of the islands of Stjernoya and Seiland. Seiland is the home of Seiland National Park where the Seilandsjokelen glacier and the mountain Seilandstuva are located. Several of the notable lakes in Alta include Iesjavri, Juovvajavri, Kovvatnet, and Stuorajavri.
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