Today, you’ll get to see some of Norway’s prehistoric rock carvings up close during a visit to the Alta Museum. After meeting your guide at the port, you’ll travel for 15minutes by coach to the museum, which is home to over 6,000 Stone Age rock carvings. It’s one of the richest concentrations in Northern Europe, and the whole area’s been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. When you arrive, your guide will give you an introduction to the area with a tour around the main building’s exhibits and artefacts. They give a glimpse into what life was like for the people who created the rock art. Then, you’ll head outside to take a look at the rock art itself. Most of the pieces were made by hunter-gatherers who came together here over 7,000 years ago. A lot of the art shows what kinds of animals these people herded and hunted, so you’ll see deer, moose and bears all over the rocks. They’re spread throughout the open-air museum, and your expert guide will lead you around the pathways that link the biggest collections together. Finally, after you’ve had a browse in the gift shop, all that’s left is the return journey back to the port.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.