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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  • 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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  • Great location on the Alta Fjord with beautiful views. Petroglyphs in the open are not places to visit in the winter, you can learn too much about it but at the Museum.
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  • A visit to this Museum is a must for everyone traveling to Alta. The Sami culture is incredibly interesting and at the heart of Norwegian tradition. Also quite interesting the section on the slate roc...  more »