High on the northern coast of Norway, deep in the Arctic Circle, is the town of Alta. It’s the largest settlement and greenest area in the sparsely-populated Finnmark district. Alta stands at the junction of the E6 coast road, heading to Nordkapp at the northern extreme of Norway, and the Rv93, which runs south into Sweden. Alta has an airport and harbour, and has become a centre for exploring Finnmark. Visitors who hire a car in Alta can drive off to experience activities like dog sledding, reindeer sleighs, snowmobile safaris as well as seeing the Sami culture, the Northern Lights and midnight sun. The River Altaelva is popular salmon fishing spot, including regular visits from Norwegian royalty.