The Alta Rock Carvings were designated a World Heritage Site in 1985 The rocks are 2000 to 6200 years old The rock art park is available in the snow free period

Rock Art of Alta

This group of petroglyphs in the Alta Fjord near the Arctic Circle, bears the traces of a settlement dating from c. 4200 to 500 B.C.

It is the most important piece of evidence documenting the existence of human activity on the fringes of the Far North in prehistoric times.  The thousands of paintings and engravings add to our understanding of the environment and human activities on the fringes of the Far North in prehistoric times.

From nearby Alta Museum visitors can follow a well-marked path and boardwalk to view the rock carvings, and an excellent indoor exhibition explaining the rock art and giving a broader introduction to Finnmark's prehistory.

You will find Rock Art of Alta nearby Alta and only eight kilometres from Alta Airport.

Rock Art of Alta became member of Unesco Heritage world list in 1985.


Altaveien 19
9518 Alta
Northern Norway

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  • Lattitude: 69.947443
  • Longitude: 23.187011