Sign in
Norsk English
 
 
Pictures
Map

Helleristningene i Alta (Rock Art of Alta)

Travel plan
The Rock art of Alta (Helleristningene i Alta) are located in and around the municipality of Alta in the county of Finnmark in northern Norway. Since the first carvings were discovered in 1972, more than 6000 carvings have been found on several sites around Alta.

The largest locality, at Jiepmaluokta(Hjemmeluft) about 4 kilometers outside of Alta, contains many thousand individual carvings and has been turned into an open-air museum. The site, along with the sites Storsteinen, Kåfjord, Amtmannsnes and Transfarelv, was placed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites on 3 December 1985. It is Norway's only prehistoric World Heritage Site.

Source: wikipedia.org
Legal
Terms of use
Kai Morten Thorkildsen ENK © 2012-2020
Org.nr. NO 997 927 222