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The Rock Carvings in Tanum

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Memories for eternity

Some 3500 years old carvings in granite rocks. Warriors, footprints, boats, etc. Information boards... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Budapest, Hungary
Wonderful stop

Visiting this beautiful country from Canada and our hosts brought us here. It was a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Tillsonburg, Canada
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“main sites”(3 reviews)
“woodland area”(2 reviews)
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

Some 3500 years old carvings in granite rocks. Warriors, footprints, boats, etc. Information boards provide helpful explanation what the different signs may mean. E.g. footprints may be symbols of gods looking down on worshippers. Boats may be symbols of journeys to the kingdom of death....More

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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Visiting this beautiful country from Canada and our hosts brought us here. It was a wonderful experience! English tours are available check the website for times. Thank you to our guide today. You were very good and well versed in the history of the site

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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Whilst staying on the West Coast, we visited this world heritage site, showing rock carvings from the Bronze Age. They had been filled with resin in order for the drawings to be seen clearly.

Thank Yorkiesd
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This includes a museum (heavy on the storytelling) with cafe, a recreated bronze age village, and several nearby sites with the actual rock carvings. The village was under renovation when we visited in September but should be interesting next summer. Most of the actual rock...More

1  Thank Mary H
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Lovely rock carvings that are accentuated by the Falun red color to preserve them and make them pop out more. There are four main sites and some additional, three of those can be covered by 6 km hiking trail or by car - there's a...More

1  Thank Tina Q
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is my second visit in the last couple of years but you always find new things to focus on. We had planned to spend 1-2 hours but eneded up staying for 4. We managed to catch a guided tour in English which was very...More

1  Thank ankix
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We visited this World Heritage Site area on a coach tour from the town of Lysekil, where our cruise ship was in port. Our first stop was at the associated Museum and Visitor Centre at Vitlycke. This also included a gift shop and toilets. There...More

Thank Travelexperience12
Reviewed 16 May 2017

The bronze age pictures carved into rocks are worth a visit. There is a visitor centre with a few carvings outside, and a strange exhibit inside trying to explain the carvings - perhaps aimed at children. There is also a bronze age farm and woodland...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This was our third visit to Tanum, and even if this was in December we was lucky that there was no snow so that we was able to walk around to several of the rock carving sites. Our daughter liked to see for hearself the...More

Thank Roy T
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Very interesting and well laid out rock carvings. Ample parking space and well managed foot paths made this site very easy to explore.

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