List of churches in Finnmark

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Map of the church deaneries in Finnmark county:
  Alta deanery
  Hammerfest deanery
  Inner Finnmark deanery
  Varanger deanery

This list of churches in Finnmark is a list of the Church of Norway churches in Finnmark county, Norway. The churches are all part of the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland along with the churches in Troms county. The diocese is based at the Tromsø Cathedral in the city of Tromsø.

The list is divided into four sections, one for each Deanery (prosti) in the diocese. Administratively within each deanery, the churches are divided by municipalities which have their own church council (fellesråd). Each municipal church council may be made up of more than one parish (sokn), each of which may have their own council (soknerådet). Each parish may have one or more congregations in it.[1]

Alta deanery[edit]

This deanery covers three municipalities in western part of Finnmark county. The deanery is headquartered in the town of Alta in Alta municipality.

Municipality Parish (sokn) Church Location Year built Photo
Alta Alta Alta Church Alta 1858 Alta kirke 1.jpg
Elvebakken Church Alta 1964 Church in Alta.JPG
Kåfjord Church Kåfjord 1837 Kafjord church Alta 1.jpg
Northern Lights Cathedral Alta 2013 Nordlyskatedralen Tom Skoglund.jpg
Rafsbotn Chapel Rafsbotn 1989
Talvik Komagfjord Church Komagfjord 1960
Langfjord Church Langfjord 1891 Langfjord Kirke.jpg
Leirbotn Church Leirbotn 1993
Talvik Church Talvik 1883 Talvik kirke 01.jpg
Hasvik Hasvik Breivikbotn Chapel Breivikbotn 1959 Breivikbotn Chapel (2015).jpg
Dønnesfjord Church Dønnesfjord 1888
Hasvik Church Hasvik 1955 Hasvik Church (2015).jpg
Sørvær Chapel Sørvær 1968 Sørvær Chapel (2015).jpg
Loppa Loppa Bergsfjord Church Bergsfjord 1951
Loppa Church Loppa 1953
Nuvsvåg Chapel Nuvsvåg 1961
Sandland Chapel Sandland 1971
Øksfjord Church Øksfjord 1954 Oeksfjord kirke.JPG

Hammerfest deanery[edit]

This deanery covers six municipalities in northern part of Finnmark county. The deanery is headquartered in the town of Hammerfest in Hammerfest municipality.

Municipality Parish (sokn) Church Location Year built Photo
Gamvik Gamvik Gamvik Church Gamvik 1958 Gamvik church 01.jpg
Hop Church Skjånes 1977 Hop kapell.JPG
Mehamn Chapel Mehamn 1965 Church of Mehamn 02.jpg
Hammerfest Hammerfest Hammerfest Church Hammerfest 1961 Hammerfest kirke.jpg
Kvalsund Kvalsund Kvalsund Church Kvalsund 1936 Kvalsund kirke.jpg
Sennalandet Chapel Áisaroaivi 1961 Sennalandet Chapel (2015).jpg
Kokelv Kokelv Church Kokelv 1960 Kokelv kirke.jpg
Lebesby Kjøllefjord Kjøllefjord Church Kjøllefjord 1951 Kjøllefjord Kirke.JPG
Lebesby Lebesby Church Lebesby 1962 Lebesby church 01.jpg
Kunes Chapel Kunes Kunes kapell.JPG
Måsøy Måsøy Gunnarnes Chapel Rolvsøya 1986
Havøysund Church Havøysund 1961 Havøysund kirke.jpg
Ingøy Church Ingøy 1957
Måsøy Church Måsøya 1953
Slotten Chapel Slåtten 1965 Slotten kirke.jpg
Nordkapp Nordkapp Gjesvær Chapel Gjesvær 1960 Gjesvær kirke med Stappene.jpg
Honningsvåg Church Honningsvåg 1885 Honningsvåg church.jpg
Repvåg Church Repvåg 1967 Repvåg kirke.jpg
Skarsvåg Church Skarsvåg 1961 Skarsvåg kirke.JPG

Inner Finnmark deanery[edit]

This deanery (also called Sis-Finnmárkku proavássuohkan in the Northern Sami language) covers five municipalities in the southern part of Finnmark county. The deanery is headquartered in the village of Karasjok in Karasjok municipality. This is the largest deanery in Norway by size (25,520.2 square kilometres or 9,853.4 square miles). This deanery is also the only deanery in Norway with a majority of members being Sami people, which is why the Northern Sami language is the administrative language for the deanery. Services are held in both Norwegian and Sami languages. This deanery was established on 1 April 1991 when parts of the three existing deaneries were transferred to this new Sami-majority deanery.

Municipality Parish (sokn) Church Location Year built Photo
Karasjok Karasjok Karasjok Church Karasjok 1974 Karasjok Church
Old Karasjok Church Karasjok 1807 NH BD Karasjok gamle kirke.jpg
Suosjavrre Chapel Šuoššjávri 1968
Valjok Church Váljohka 1932
Kautokeino Kautokeino Kautokeino Church Kautokeino 1958 Kautokeino kirke.JPG
Láhpoluoppal Chapel Láhpoluoppal 1967
Masi Church Masi 1965 Masi kirke.JPG
Nesseby Nesseby Nesseby Church Nesseby 1858 Nesseby kirke.jpg
Porsanger Porsanger Brenna Chapel Brenna 1971
Børselv Church Børselv 1958 Børselv kirke.jpg
Kistrand Church Kistrand 1856 Kistrand kirke 01.jpg
Lakselv Church Lakselv 1963 NH BD Lakselv kirke.jpg
Skoganvarre Chapel Skoganvarre 1963 Skoganvarre kapell.JPG
Tana Tana Austertana Chapel Austertana 1958
Tana Church Rustefjelbma 1964 Tana kirke.jpg
Polmak Polmak Church Polmak 1853 Polmak kirke.JPG

Varanger deanery[edit]

This deanery covers five municipalities in the eastern part of Finnmark county. The deanery is headquartered in the town of Vadsø in Vadsø municipality.

Municipality Parish (sokn) Church Location Year built Photo
Berlevåg Berlevåg Berlevåg Church Berlevåg 1960 Berlevåg Church.jpg
Båtsfjord Båtsfjord Båtsfjord Church Båtsfjord 1971 Båtsfjord Church.jpg
Hamningberg Chapel Hamningberg 1949 Hamningberg Chapel in Finnmark II.jpg
Syltefjord Chapel Nordfjord 1934 Syltefjord Chapel, Finnmark.jpg
Sør-Varanger Sør-Varanger Bugøynes Chapel Bugøynes 1989 Pykeija7.jpg
Kirkenes Church Kirkenes 1959 NH BD Kirkenes kirke.jpg
King Oscar II Chapel Grense Jakobselv 1869 Grense Jakobselv Kirche.jpg
Neiden Chapel Neiden 1902 Neiden kirke 01.jpg
Svanvik Church Svanvik (in the
Pasvikdalen valley)
1934 Svanvik kirke.jpg
Vadsø Vadsø Skallelv Church Skallelv 1961
Vadsø Church Vadsø 1958 Vadsø kirke.jpg
Vestre Jakobselv Church Vestre Jakobselv 1940
Vardø Vardø Vardø Church Vardø 1958 Vardø kirke.jpg
Vardø Chapel Vardø 1908 Stegelneskapellet in Vardø, North Norway.jpg

Other church organisations[edit]

Municipality Confession Church Location Year built Photo
Hammerfest Catholic St. Michaels church Hammerfest 1958[2]
Alta Catholic St. Joseph Chapel Alta 2001
Sør-Varanger Catholic St. Lorenzo Ruiz Chapel Kirkenes 1998
Russian-Orthdox Saint Georges chapel Neiden 1565 Sankt Georgs kapell i Neiden.jpg


  1. ^ "Nord-Hålogaland bispedøme" (in Norwegian). Den Norske Kirke. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  2. ^ Hammerfest (1874)