Porsanger municipality is in the centre of Finnmark County. The landscape varies from flat open spaces, high mountains, lush forest areas and a magnificent island region in the Porsanger fjord.
|Area:||4873 square kilometres|
|Population:||4059 (Feb. 08)|
|Midnight sun:||May 16. - July 27.|
|Polar night:||November 25. -
We can trace human activities to around 5000 B.C. In newer historical times Porsanger has been populated by Lappish, Kvener and Norwegians, and is the only municipality with 3 official languages: Norwegian, Lappish and Kvensk.
Up until the Second World War the primary industries employed the majority of the population. Today Lakselv is one of the biggest trade centres in Finnmark, and has its own international airport.