February 21: Alta Trip

Nord-Norge Adventure Wednesday, Part 1: Alta

Continuing on our North-Norway tour during the kid’s winter holiday week. We flew from Fauske to Alta, in the far north. We spent a few hours in Alta where we had lunch, met a Portlander working in the tourist office, and visited the Northern Lights Cathedral and museum.

Alta is a cool little town way up in the northernmost region of Norway. There are a few other towns nearby that are farther north, but Alta is also on a fjord and it gets the jet stream, so temperatures are very reasonable, around 20 degrees while we were there. It’s also at the perfect place to see the Northern Lights and has been a base for Northern Lights viewing for decades (or more–the details from the Northern Lights Museum allude me now!)

Use the photo gallery to see some pictures and captions (I don’t know why they don’t load in order, sorry about that, make sure to get them all while I figure out how to fix it). More to come very soon from the rest of our trip!

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About Christy Anderson Brekken

In no particular order... Instructor and Researcher, Department of Applied Economics, Oregon State University. Educational background: University of MN Law School, 2005. MS in Ag and Resource Economics, Oregon State University, 2011. Teaches: Agricultural Law, Environmental Law. Mother: brilliant 9 year old boy; brilliant 6 year old girl with benign myoclonic epilepsy on a modified ketogenic diet therapy. Married to: Ted Brekken, OSU Department of Electrical Engineering. Ride: Xtra-cycle Edgerunner with kid seat; 400-pound cargo capacity. Grew up: Devils Lake, ND. Lived in: Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, Pohang, South Korea, Trondheim, Norway, Corvallis, OR. Interests: Cooking, knitting, eating, yoga, laughing, hiking, traveling, staying sane.
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