Visit Peskatun!

Visit Pæskatun

– as it is, the slate quarry

Visit the only existing Alta slate museum at Pæskatun right next to the main mining section at the hillside of the slate mountain Pæska.
We are located around 20 minutes away from Alta city centre and already on the last kilometre before you reach our family business you will realize that you are surrounded by slate.
The history of the Alta slate industry reaches back to the beginning of 1860s.
Nowadays the family business of Pæskatun is run in the 3rd and 4th generation.
Our place consists of several original slate huts which give you an impression about the work conditions many years back when the slate industry started to bloom here.
Have a look into the modern workshop and if you are lucky you can look one of us over our shoulder working with the considered Best Slate in the World.
If nobody is active right now be informed about slate work via old photos and pictures/movies which are shown on our screens.
Feel free to explore our surrounding covered by massive raw material blocks and pre-manufactured products.
Besides the main products like tomb stones, roof- and floor tiles we produce a high variety of exclusive items which are presented in our exhibition hut and the main workshop.
Are you excited to see what we are able to do out of slate then you are more than welcome to visit us.
If all that sound interesting to you then meet us at the slate mountain!
Even our fantastic view down the Alta river valley is worth a visit and with our star binocular you can have a look what is going on in Alta city 😉

Season:                            20.06 – 20.08 Mon-Sat
Transport:                        Your own vehicle
NO ENTRANCE FEE:   Our outdoor area and gallery with slate products
NOK   50           Museum and slate huts and workshop
NOK 150            Guiding with lots of insider information from our pros and a short demonstration how the traditional slate scissors were used
NOK   50           Produce your own unique slate souvenir with the slate scissors
Toilets at Northern Lights Camp
For sale souvenirs and more at Pæskatun
Contact Pæskatun for more information:
+47 97 06 04 89

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