Nothing to the right and nothing to the left.  This is a usual scene of the main shopping street in downtown Alta.

It may seem that Alta is the role model for ‘sleepy town’, but it is all-so very tricky.  Shopping in Alta is done inside.  There are actually two shopping centres in the above pictures (one of them is the biggest shopping centre in all of Northern Norway).  Because Alta is shrouded in ice and snow for 2/3 of the year it makes sense to have indoor shops.  The other ‘inside’ knowledge is that  not many Alta folk would waste such a beautiful Saturday going shopping.  They are probably all down in the rivers fly-fishing. 

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