Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, Alta

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4.2/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre includes one of the five rock art sites on the World Heritage List. In both indoor and outside exhibits, the museum displays rock art carvings and paintings dated from 4,200 BCE to 200 CE. Learn about Sami culture, their beliefs and rituals, through depictions made by hunters and fishers. A guide booklet is included with admission, and an audio tour is available at additional cost. Groups can book a guided tour in advance. Use our Alta Municipality family vacation planner to visit Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre on your trip to Alta Municipality, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Be prepared to walk a little through a very picturesque landscape around the bay to discover amazingly old rock art. The shorter walk to the left has the oldest art - ~6,500 years old, although it has...  read more »
  • Important thing to see in this small northern town. Museum partly open air indoors in part, very well maintained and with a modern architecture. Curious the etchings/designs that bear witness to the work of a human being lived thousands of years ago. Staff at the counter, which also provides the necessary information, very friendly and professional. Worth the visit.
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  • We enjoyed the museum even though the weather wasn't the best. The good little hike around the path showing the rock carvings is recommendable although some of the non painted carvings were a bit diff...  read more »
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