Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, Alta

(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 family vacation planner to visit Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre on your trip to Alta, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Alta does not have too many places to get acquainted with the history of this region. We were in the winter, and so part of the exhibition outside the Museum was not available. Inside you can see the smaller exhibits (paintings to voudoo rites) and photographs of those on the outside. In addition, there are many exhibits documenting the everyday life of the Sami their beliefs and working. In Alta, is mandatory.
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  • Not much to see, poor explanation and not possible to see the rock carving. We didn't like it and really had the feeling of losing our time.  more »
  • well maintained and managed. too bad you didn't see the petroglyphs because covered by snow. beautiful bar. has a unique view over the fjord. a must try.
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