Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Norway  /  Northern Norway  /  Finnmark  /  Alta Municipality  /  Alta  /  Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre

Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, Alta

4.4
#1 of 28 in Museums in Finnmark
Natural History Museum · Historic Site
Create an itinerary including Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre
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. Put Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre and other Alta attractions into our Alta trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
582 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • What a cool place. An opportunity to see ancient rock with petroglyphs that bring you to a different place and time. The museum has done a terrific job at laying out a path that enables you to view....  more
    What a cool place. An opportunity to see ancient rock with petroglyphs that bring you to a different place and time. The museum has done a terrific job at laying out a path that enables you to view....  more »
  • Very good museum, with lots on information and a nice cafe. Be aware that if you go in the winter you can't see any of the rock art as it outside and off limits (other than a couple of pieces in the.....  more
    Very good museum, with lots on information and a nice cafe. Be aware that if you go in the winter you can't see any of the rock art as it outside and off limits (other than a couple of pieces in the.....  more »
Google
  • Nicely organized walking route outside to see the carvings. Also inside the museum there were interesting exhibitions. And a guide book at your own language, I appreciate.😁 Kept thinking that how exciting it must have been when the local children found those first carvings in the seventies...I wonder what was the first one.. maybe the moose pooping😁
  • A small but no less interesting museum. At the time of our visit, the outdoor aspect of this attraction was inaccessible. We visited during the winter season. However, the displays about the local rock art, the Aurora Borealis, predators and the Sami people were fascinating. We would definitely recommend a visit. The car park is quite small, but there is a frequent bus service well within walking distance.

Plan your trip to Alta

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.