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Alta Museum

Address: Altaveien 19, Alta 9518 , Norway
Phone Number: +47 41 75 63 30
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Alta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The rock paintings were all covered in snow, but we enjoyed the exhibitions and the video shows. Plus, great view of the fjord.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The largest spot for rock carvings in Europé. Well worth seeing, preferably in the warm season. Also nice surroundings and wiew.

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We walked from our hotel to the Alta Museum where we were treated to not only a great view of the rock carvings that were done over 10,000 years ago, but also a local musician concert indoors. The walk along the trail to the cave drawings could be steep at some points, but was worth it. We also veered a... More 

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

For those who like a step in the past it's an excellent place. We were amazed by the rock carvings dated between 2,000 and 6,000 years old which were thoroughly discussed in a program "Ancient Aliens". Many worth-seeing exhibits of The Sami culture.

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Carlsbad, California
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47 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The Alta Museum is right on the main highway that goes North and South through Alta. There are lots of interesting exhibits on The Sami culture. Outside there are several trails that lead to stone age rock carvings that are between 2,000 and 6,000 years old. It is well worth a stop.

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Peak District
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8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Visited here during a brief stopover in Alta in February and really pleased we did so. Very informative and with excellent views out across the Alta Fjord.

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Moraga, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We spent 3 hours here! The museum was great. Since we were here in the summer, we could not see the Northern Lights, but there was a video to watch. There was also a video to see the dying art of splitting slate and how they are shaped. One can walk outside the museum as well. We took about an... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Excellent World Heritage museum with the rockcarvings. Go there the circuit is amazing and the view excellent. Inside a great exhibition - showing the story of the carvings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It's a great experience to walk along those carvings made for several thousand years ago. Beautifully made walkways lead you around, with good info-material that you get at the entrance. As a bonus you enjoy a marvellous view at the Alta fjord. Interesting exhibitions at the museum building about rock carvings and local history. Well worth the money for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We crossed Alta on our way to Finland and we stopped at the museum. The rock carvings are very impressive and quite extended. It's hard to think that a prehistoric civilization could develop in such difficult living conditions. The natural site itself is worth the visit.

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