Summary: Bergbukten is one the largest panels in the Hjemmeluft site at Alta, with over 300 motifs depicting different scenes.

Situated about 23-25 metres above the current sea level and next to the Alta Rock Art walkway, the Bergbukten 1 panel is one the largest panels in the Hjemmeluft site.

MG 7334 LR Alta Rock Art - Bergbukten 1

The carvings were made between 6000 and 7000 years ago and feature several complex scenes, including one of the world’s oldest known depictions of a hunting fence (also depicted in Kåfjord 1). Depictions of reindeer behind fences indicate large cooperative hunting of these animals.

MG 7342 LR Alta Rock Art - Bergbukten 1

The largest collection of fringe-figures in Alta is also found here.

Engraving Alta Bergbukten 1 Alta Rock Art - Bergbukten 1

Alta Rock Art – Bergbukten 1 - Site Summary

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