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 is at the Skoganvarre Museum was renewed in 2016, with conservator Riinakaisa Laitila and author Roger Albrigtsen in charge.

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).

Opening hours 01.01.- 31.12.2020: For the moment closed during Corona outbreak.

Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm
Free museum visit for the locals in Porsanger

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