Rock carvings at Åsli

Rock carvings at Åsli

The rock carvings at Åsli in Malangen in Balsfjord municipality in Norway comprise at least 15 figures in poor condition. The figures are from a hunting culture.

The rock carvings

There are at least 15 figures on a 20 m² (24 yd²) field that is about 20 meters above the sea level. At least 8 of the figures are of reindeer. There are also figures of porpoise, a boat, and possibly a moose. Most of the figures are small, but the largest figure is about 1 meter.

The carvers

The carvings are from a hunting culture (veidekultur).

How to get there

The field is on a rock ("svaberg") by a water fall on the river starting from Nordfjordvatnet, above the Åsli farm that is in Nordfjorden about 1 km fom Storsteinnes in Balsfjord. Due to the poor condition of the figures they can be difficult to spot.


* The article was based on information at, which cites:
**"Unknown title". Povl Simonsen. 1958.
**"Fortidsminner nord for polarsirkelen". Povl Simonsen. Universitetesforlaget, Tromsø-Oslo-Bergen. 1970.

ee also

*Pre-historic art
*Rock carvings at Tennes
*List of rock carvings in Norway

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