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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...more
All reviews nice walk stone age stone carvings worth a visit audio guide salmon fishing nice cafe wooden path daily life inside exhibits a short bus ride recommend visiting this place seal bay overlooking the lake lovely scenery self guiding km walk
The rock art display was interesting as was the tar boiling explanation. However, there was a lot of the museum in Norwegian which meant much of the information was not accessible to the English speaking visitors. Still worth a visit but not a priority.
Well maintained and adequately informative museum. Some artifacts did not have English signs. Probably more worth the visit in warmer months when the UNESCO heritage site rock carvings on the vicinity are not covered in snow.
Due to heavy snow fall we was unable to view the famous rock art at Alta, which was disappointing but a good while was spent in the wonderful museum with knowledgeable staff to help with any questions/advice and view other interesting artefacts.
The rock carvings at Alta are magnificent. Be prepared for a walk up, down and round, albeit a very pleasant one if the wind is not too fierce. The carvings are red (re-painted) at one end of the site and plain at the other. The...More
Overall was a good place to visit and learn about all sorts of things. We have a 3 yr old and there was a little table with some drawing and toys to play with which was nice and meant my husband and I could take...More
The rock carvings are faint and easily missed, but once you get the hang of spotting them, there are literally, thousands to see. The musuem itself has a large indoor section, with some great information on the Northern Lights, the SAmi culture and the local...More
This is a new museum, having cost millions of kroner. However, the main draw is outside on the cliffs - prehistoric rock carvings. One would have thought that when building the museum they would have thought about this and the weather and put up 'bus...More
Really two museums in one, upstairs dedicated to the rock carvings, downstairs to local sporting events such as salmon fishing, football and skiing. We unfortunately came on a day it was snowing so the walk to the outside rock carvings was not possible as all...More
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.
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