Community museum for three cultural tribes, in the heart of Porsanger municipality!

The origin of the Porsanger Museum was when the Porsanger History and Museum team started collecting artifacts in 1969. In 1994, the first museum plan was available, and only in 1998 was the Skoganvarre Museum established as a local museum owned by the Porsanger municipality.
Porsanger is a three cultural area, so the Porsanger Museum represents and displays Sami people, Kven people and Norwegian people cultural history, as well as the war history from World War II. The war exhibition “Traces of war” which were at the Skoganvarre Museum is now closed.

The Porsanger Museum is headquartered in the center of Lakselv, where it is exhibited from its own collection or from RiddoDuottarMuseat’s collections. Our main purpose is preservation, collection management, digitization and registration for children and young people of the future. The museum is rooted in the local community and its history, and actively participates in collaboration with institutions, associations and teams in the municipality, the preservation of cultural monuments, art exhibitions, duodji, exploring old techniques of community engagement. Exhibitions, Documentary films and project work are periodically displayed in our exhibition hall (75 sqm).

We are concerned about the safety of our guests. We have many safeguards to prevent the spread of the Corona virus in the showroom and shop:

  • Keeping one meter distance
  • We have pre-orders for groups, and then the museum is closed to other visitors. Wash off surfaces and toilet, before and after the visit.
  • 5 people at a time at the museum. Waiting area in the cafe. Wash off surfaces. Invitation to wash hands or disinfect with hand spray.
  • Coffee / tea serving is postponed until the fall.

Opening hours 2021 – Porsanger Museum:

Tuesday – Friday: kl. 10 -16

Closed temporarily until 27-29 September due to staff seminar.

Free museum visit for the locals in Porsanger

Entrance ticket for other visitors: NOK 60
Children under 15: Free
Groups for maximum 10 people: NOK 50 per person. Contact Siv Marit E. Turi, Cellphone: 408 58 770 or mailto: