Kvænangen offers “in stores-pharmacies”. Contact a pharmacy in Alta, Nordreisa or Skjervøy to order, and pick up your prescription in one of the local grocery stores. Sørstraumen Handel and Coop Prix Burfjord also offer over-the-counter medicin. Sørstraumen Handel and Coop Prix Burfjord also offer over-the-counter medicin.

Local tip and recycling points

The tip station in Badderen is open Wednesdays from 15-18 15 -18. During the summer season, the opening hours are extended from 12-18. You can find more info on Kvænangen Products’ website website and updated news on the company’s facebook page.
Return point for glass and metal outside the fire station in Burfjord, see map link here.
Textiles can be delivered in collection boxes from UFF outside Joker in Burfjord.


Kvænangen has full childcare coverage, with 72 places in 4 departments in Burfjord and Badderen. Learn more about the childcare options click here.


Bookworm? Check out the public library. There is also a small library at Sørstraumen handel where you can rent or swap books. Kvænangen folkebibliotek.

Vacant residental land

In Kvænangen, there are vacant residential land in the areas Burfjord, Badderen and Alteidet. Do you want to build a home in Kvænangen? See available land and criteria for applying for a free property to build on the municipality’s website.

Bus-and ferry routes

Plan your trip and find bus and ferry schedules here.

Hunting-/fishing license

You can buy hunting and fishing license online, Sørstraumen Handel or contact the local hunting and fishing association for more information.

Vacant positions

Find vacant position by following the links below:
NAV – Kvænangen
FINN – jobber i Kvænangen
KARRIERE – Kvænangen


Information about the churches in the municipality, opening times and services.

Municipality of Kvænangen

Information about public services in Kvænangen and other useful information about living in the area.
Kvænangen municipality also has its own Facebook page where news is regularly updated.

Kvænangen Næringsfabrikk

Kvænangen Næringsfabrikk is a service for potential and established businesses in Kvænangen municipality. Næringsfabrikken aims to create and/or secure private jobs in the municipality in addition to making existing businesses more robust. This is done through preliminary studies/feasibility studies and preliminary projects. We can also support skills development, networking and inspiration trips etc. for businesses. Get in touch to find out what we can do for you and your company.

Charging station

Charging station for electrical cars in Burfjord. Vattenfall Charging Station – Google Maps.

Medical practice

On the municipality’s website you will find an overview of municipal. Opening hours and phone number to Kvænangen medical practice.
In case of an emergency outside opening hours call 116 117 or 113.

Nature conservation areas

In Kvænangen, there are several nature conservation areas with rare and distinctive nature.
If you want to visit any of these areas, you will find more info at:
For information about management visit the website:

Hiking tracks and cabins

Find information about different hiking tracks and cabins that are available in the municipality in links below. Or if you are interested in the higher mountain peaks over 1000m, check out Kugo,
To keep up to date with local trips, competitions and outdoor challenges, visit UT I NORD.

Tourist information

Welcome to the tourist information in Kvænangen at Flerbrukshuset, Gargu 13, 9161 Burfjord. Open during summer season.

Chemical disposal point for motorhomes

Chemical disposal point is located in Burfjord between XY gas station and the old quay. It is free and open all year round.


Kvænangen has a large trail network for snowmobile traffic. In total, there are 225 km of trails, and several of them link up with trails in Alta municipality. Check out the trail map and status of the trails here.

Traffic information

On the Norwegian Public Roads Administration’s website, you can stay updated on traffic, weather and driving conditions. You can subscribe to SMS notification for the status of mountain crossings such as Kvænangsfjellet.

Weather forecast

For a general weather forecast for the municipality use Yr.