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Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre

Altaveien 19, Alta 9518, Norway
+47 417 56 330
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A stop on our tour that was simply amazing. Unbelievable to see and hear how old these rock... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Johnstown, Colorado
Amazing what our ancestres already created

A nice walk form about 3 km along different carvings and paintings in stone. Beautiful scenery... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Herman B
Kapellen, Belgium
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WORLD HERITAGE ROCK ART CENTRE - ALTA MUSEUM Experience one of Northern Europe's largest rock carving sites, inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage list. The carvings were made by hunters and gatherers, the oldest carvings are over 7000 years. The rock art park is available in the snow free period. The museum is open all year and features exhibitions on rock art in Alta and other cultural history exhibitions. Temporary exhibitions on themes such as the Northern Lights, angling and art exhibitions. Cafe with a panoramic view over the Altafjord and souvenir shop. Guided tours for groups by prior arrangement. Audioguides available in Norwegian, English, German and French.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sami culture” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Altaveien 19, Alta 9518, Norway
+47 417 56 330
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A stop on our tour that was simply amazing. Unbelievable to see and hear how old these rock carvings are. Very surprised that they have survived in the area until discovery. The museum staff did and excellent job of giving us a guided tour and...More

Thank Ed50_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice walk form about 3 km along different carvings and paintings in stone. Beautiful scenery, beautiful drawings, good conservation. The entrance building and the in-house museum give you a good overview about all the rock findings in the region. A must for everybody who...More

Thank Herman B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apparently I am not interested in viewing a collection of rocks. The walk is uneven, and with my wife's weak knees we were looking more at where we were stepping than at rocks so we stopped self-tour. For us it was physically challenging and mentally...More

Thank J0hn003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a summer evening (it was open until 8 pm) and enjoyed a leisurely, but informative walk (appr. 3 km; there is also a shorter route) with a guide booklet in English (there are also audio guides for hire). In addition to the...More

Thank tarjak4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is nice to visit. Lots of rock art. Lovely scenery on seal bay. there is also a shop and a cafeteria

Thank Syltje68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your a little bit interested in archeology or history this is a really great place to visit. The whole tour is about 3 km so my advice is good shoes and a waterbottle.

Thank Oddbjorn E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must see place of the early history of the world. Amazing to see early signs of history so vivid and close in beautiful landscape. The museum also have excellent exhibit of Norway history from the 60s and 70s and Sami history culture and design.

Thank SandraMilenaIden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent most of the day here. You get a good booklet to use going round which explains the different drawings, there is also an excellent audio guide. The walkway is over boards and there are some gravel pathways. You can choose to either or...More

Thank Rita B
Reviewed 7 July 2017

The area is just beautiful since its next to a big lake. They have also a small cafe overlooking the lake. I went here during an excursion with some other cruise ship guests. Unfortunately, beside the rock carvings I had no time to visit the...More

Thank KrisCobain
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

I really recommend visiting this place. The carvings were beautiful and so was the scenery. The path was easy to walk and everything was well thought.

Thank Emma T
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9 April 2015|
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Response from Anita T | Property representative |
Hi! From June 13th the museum changes to longere opening hours. Every day from 8 am to 8 pm. Please see Alta Museums website for other opening hours. Welcome to World Heritage Rock Art Centre - Alta Museum!
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