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Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde


The top of Haldde Peak (904 m above sea level) is the highest mountaintop in the Altafjord. Research on the Northern Lights and weather observations were conducted here 1899-1926. A main building had four flats and an office, and at the most there were three families with children living at Haldde. Only the walls were left standing after World War II, but today much of the facility has been rebuilt. The path up to the top is nine km long and is marked as a walking trail. There are information plaques at the start of the trail by E6 in Kåfjord.