The Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and North-Troms

Our exhibition aims to convey the poignancy of the dramatic events of WWII; the forced evacuation. The conflagration and the restoration. Never before has any war had such dire consequences for the people of our country.

You will be able to read about how people adjusted to forced evacuation and cave life during the arctic winter of 1944-45, how they rallied optimism and faith, and by dint of sheer willpower built their new homes. See what happened when multicultural communities were "Norwegianised", standardised and modernised.

The museum addresses our recent past and the memories of people who are still alive; our parents and grandparents. WWII has affected every one of us, and The Museum of Reconstruction aims to be a treasure house for all our stories.

We hope all our visitors will feel stimulated and enlightened by their stay. Do not hesitate to let us know if we can improve our presentation and the service.

The Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and North-Troms

Kirkegata 21, Postboks 1224, Hammerfest 9616, Norway