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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Very interesting carvings

Well worth a visit. Guided tours available but self guided tour equally good. Great to ponder how they would have lived 6000 years ago. Some of the explanations of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Well worth a visit. Guided tours available but self guided tour equally good. Great to ponder how they would have lived 6000 years ago. Some of the explanations of the carvings were " creative", but who knows? Static displays inside very good. The view of the fiord is to die for.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

When you are in Alta, this is worth a visit. Rock carvings more than 7,000 years old. Not carvings by the Sami people or Vikings. The exhibition has some interesting items on display. Worth a visit.

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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