Scandinavia is normally known for its Vikings, but long before, in the Bronze Age (about three thousands years ago), the region was home to hunting communities that carved their spiritual world and daily life into flat rocks. To this day, these mystical figures, farmers, animals, boats and patterns are still easily seen in Tanum, one of the prime areas for these Nordic rock carvings, and consitute a peek into an ancient world. Their numbers are remarkably high here and they are still half hidden in the pine forest as they probably have been for millenniums. There are four main sites in Tanum, Vitlycke (right next to the museum), Fossum, Aspebjerget, and Litsleby, all within a few minutes drive from each other.
Tanum is a UNESCO World Heritage site.