Northern Lights Cathedral, Alta

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The Northern Lights Cathedral - Alta Church (Norwegian: Nordlyskatedralen - Alta Kirke) is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Alta Municipality in Troms og Finnmark county. It is located in the central part of the town of Alta. It is the main church for the Alta parish as well as the seat of the Alta prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland. The modern church was built in a circular style in 2013 using plans drawn up by the architectural firm LINK arkitektur, in collaboration with Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects. The church seats about 350 people. Prior to the opening of this church, the main church for the parish was the historic Alta Church.

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  • Really cool building both inside and out. We were the only visitors at the time (early February 2021) and the staff was really friendly and helpful, explaining the main features of the worship space.....  more »
  • Can’t say much about it. Building who looks like a gaffatape from outside and has Jesus who looks burned in pain. Might be some new way of showing of things and so on, but looked odd.  more »
  • Very beautiful and nice place. We went around the cathedral at our visit in Norway and take nice pictures. Awesome building architecture! After that we go to the nearby grocery store.
  • Looks like an UFO from the outside but is really worth the visit inside. Have seen people turning away because of the 50KR entrance fee. They have missed something. It's pure and graceful.

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