Extra Opening Hours for Cruise Ship Guests in Alta

Are you a cruise ship guest and planning on visiting us this winter? Find out all the essential information and opening hours here.

Foto: Anita Tapio/Alta Museum

Are you a cruise ship guest and planning on visiting us this winter?

Alta Museum offers extended opening hours on the days that cruise ships are docked in the Alta Fjord! Please find all our extended opening hours and other useful information below.

Welcome to Alta Museum – World Heritage Rock Art Centre

Alta Museum offers both indoor exhibitions and an outdoor rock carving area. The museum is open all year, while the rock art outside is only available in the snow- and ice-free period of the year.

Alta Museum’s indoor exhibitions record Alta’s long history from the stone ages to the society of today. Alta’s rich resources have attracted people throughout the ages. Here you will find exhibitions on rock art and world heritage, Sami and Kven culture, trade, mining, the Alta Case, northern lights research, traditional industries, and salmon fishing in the Alta River.

The museum includes a cafe with Alta’s most beautiful view, and an interesting museum shop, both which are open during the museum’s opening hours.

Standard operating hours

01.01.24 - 20.05.24

  • Monday-Friday: 09:00-15:00
  • Saturday-Sunday: 11:00-16:00

Extended operating hours

Please find our extended operating hours on cruise ship days here

Getting to the museum

You can visit the museum by public bus or taxi.

Public bus

The public bus has daily departures to/from the museum on bus line 40. The closest bus stop to the cruise harbour is called «Storbakken (Alta)». The bus stop by the museum is called «Alta Museum (Alta)». You can buy your ticket on board the bus or through the Snelandia Mobillett app.

For more information about the bus routes, please visit: https://snelandia.no/


You also have the option of booking a taxi to/from the museum. The taxi company operating in Alta is called Alta Taxi. For information, please visit: https://www.altataxi.no/en/