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Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre

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Address: Altaveien 19, Alta 9518 , Norway
Phone Number: +47 417 56 330
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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If nothing else, this museum has amazing views of the fjord

This hotel has something for everyone: breath-taking views of the fjords surrounding Alta, rock drawings... you can spend the entire day just watching the views and sip coffee... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Espoo, Finland
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Espoo, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This hotel has something for everyone: breath-taking views of the fjords surrounding Alta, rock drawings... you can spend the entire day just watching the views and sip coffee / choice of any other drink served by the museum coffee shop out on the terrace. The hotel is about 2km from Alta city centre towards Kåfjord and very popular for a... More 

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Monchengladbach, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Nice historical place to visit, been there with a bike tour organiced by TUICruises. 2-3 hours recommend to stay there. been there June14

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Expensive for what you can see. The place and views over the fiord, the best. People very kind and helpfull. Some nice photos and the carve rock, difficult to follow.

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Boliden, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Nice site, even to go with kids. Besides the main exhibition, dedicated to rock carvings, you can still visit temporary exhibitions of great interest. Allow yourself between 1.5 and 2 hours, if you plan to visit all the rock carvings, because you will need to walk about 3 km back and forth to all the panels!

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Helsinki
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Interesting attraction . Mainly outdoor museum. Took us about 1,5 hours to visit, but if you are very interested in rock paintings it will easily take several hours. Quite a walk and heavy uphill walk back to museum. Lovely view.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A great location, amazing to think there were two houses right outside the cafe 7000 years ago looking at a similar view! Carvings were fascinating, shop had lovely stuff, cafe food was delicious especially the cakes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

All children aged between 7 and 14 really had a good time finding the various figures and identifying the situations. Well worth a visit!

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Lyon, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This museum is so Great ! The exterior path is just amazing, all the explanations are done is a leaflet given at the desk. The interior exhibitions are very good too. The employees are very sympathic.

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Kalmar, Sverige
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Its an interesting area to walk around ind and with some fantasy its easy to imaging how people were living for cousin of years ago. The rocks white the signatures from all this years ago i interesting and what a jobb. its different from Ipads and Facebook we have today. Who will know about our message after thousands of years?... More 

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Liege, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A wonderful experience in Lapland (Samiland) : trying to understand the vestiges of Sami ancestors graved on the rocks, and thinking about their simple life 7000 years ago. The great idea is to highlight in red this rich engravings. But beware ... Some people walk on the rocks to get the picture! Do not hesitate to call them to order.

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Additional Information about Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre

Address: Altaveien 19, Alta 9518, Norway
Phone Number: +47 417 56 330
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Northern Norway  >  Finnmark  >  Alta Municipality  >  Alta
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 95 - 95

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