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. 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.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

5 sites in this World Heritage

  • Hjemmeluft
  • Storsteinen
  • Amtmannsnes
  • KÃ¥fjord
  • Transferdalen

Hjemmeluft

Storsteinen

Amtmannsnes

KÃ¥fjord

Transferdalen

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Norway 
Category
Cultural
Name
Rock Art of Alta
Selection Criteria (?)
(iii)
Year of Registered
1985
Keyword
Petroglyph, Registered in 1985, Rock Art