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The Rock Carvings in Tanum

Tanum, Sweden
+46 525 209 50
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Nice cultural experience

This includes a museum (heavy on the storytelling) with cafe, a recreated bronze age village, and... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2017
Mary H
Menomonee Falls, WI
Wonderfully kept site

Lovely rock carvings that are accentuated by the Falun red color to preserve them and make them pop... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2017
Moscow, Russia
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“woodland area” (2 reviews)
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Tanum, Sweden
+46 525 209 50
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Reviewed October 13, 2017

This includes a museum (heavy on the storytelling) with cafe, a recreated bronze age village, and several nearby sites with the actual rock carvings. The village was under renovation when we visited in September but should be interesting next summer. Most of the actual rock...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Lovely rock carvings that are accentuated by the Falun red color to preserve them and make them pop out more. There are four main sites and some additional, three of those can be covered by 6 km hiking trail or by car - there's a...More

Thank Tinde_K
Reviewed September 15, 2017

This is my second visit in the last couple of years but you always find new things to focus on. We had planned to spend 1-2 hours but eneded up staying for 4. We managed to catch a guided tour in English which was very...More

Thank Ann-Christin G
Reviewed July 19, 2017

We visited this World Heritage Site area on a coach tour from the town of Lysekil, where our cruise ship was in port. Our first stop was at the associated Museum and Visitor Centre at Vitlycke. This also included a gift shop and toilets. There...More

Thank Travelexperience12
Reviewed May 15, 2017

The bronze age pictures carved into rocks are worth a visit. There is a visitor centre with a few carvings outside, and a strange exhibit inside trying to explain the carvings - perhaps aimed at children. There is also a bronze age farm and woodland...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed May 4, 2017

This was our third visit to Tanum, and even if this was in December we was lucky that there was no snow so that we was able to walk around to several of the rock carving sites. Our daughter liked to see for hearself the...More

Thank Torjussen
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Very interesting and well laid out rock carvings. Ample parking space and well managed foot paths made this site very easy to explore.

Thank Breiva
Reviewed September 4, 2016

On the road E6 passed TanumShede towards Gothenburg from Oslo is a large beautiful rest area. One can stop to see a video of the Tanum rock carvings and its surrounds. There are also informative exhibits of Tanumshede, its archeological history, its preservation and some...More

Thank Heid25
Reviewed August 29, 2016

Must see in the area. Interpretation boards guide you through the carvings. Really too many to do in one visit so don't try to do them all!

Thank Graham U
Reviewed August 28, 2016

Nice little museum, with informations about rock carvings. There are many places in Tanum where you can find rocks carvings, free and open 24/7. I suggest to visit the museum first and then look for rocks in the woods. You need a car for visit...More

Thank Arbouretum
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