Nordlyskatedralen, Alta

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#2 of 9 in Historic Sites in Finnmark
The Northern Lights Cathedral - Alta Church is the main parish church in Alta Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. It is located in the central part of the town of Alta. The church is part of the Alta parish in the Alta deanery in the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland. The church was built in 2012-2013.The church is the result of an architectural competition launched in 2001 and is designed by schmidt hammer lassen in collaboration with local architects Link Arkitektur. It was consecrated on 10 February 2013 by the Bishop Per Oskar Kjølaas, with the Crown Princess Mette Marit in attendance. The church was built to replace the old Alta Church as the main church for the deanery.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The cathedral is another beautiful church. It is uniquely designed inside and out but well worth seeing. It is within easy walking distance of shopping, dining area and makes for an interesting leisur...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Very modern Cathedral, which has a peaceful atmosphere. No excessive decoration. Beautiful organ of entrance fee of 50NOK is not adequate, it is a House of worship and should be accessible to everyone on Sunday admission is free
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  • August 14, 2017
    Nordlystkatedralen is great nice, take the opportunity to sit down with a stun, and indulge in the environment or take the opportunity to grab a snack in the Café.
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  • November 24, 2016
    Totally unique. Loved it. Fabulous welcome and a wonderful service the morning after some friends were married in the Chapel at the Igloo Hotel in nearby Sorrisniva. We were invited for an impromptu tour of the Katedralen and got to see the work in progress for the Northern Lights experience they are going to install here. I loved the fact that the entrance to the cathedral faces straight down towards the University and not towards the traditional compass direction. It's quite magical, and this is coming from someone who loves carved stone buildings... The statue of Christ at the Communion Table really is a powerful evocation of His Presence and the focus of the life of the Cathedral is Christ, led by the Father and then out to the community...
  • November 4, 2016
    Modern and nice architecture. Don´t expect the magnificence of a gothic cathedral, though.
  • April 28, 2017
    Must visit if you are in the area.
  • May 12, 2016
    this building when i soo it i feel my self in Al ain city in UAE same building
  • July 3, 2017
    Near people and close to God
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