The Regional State Archives in Tromsø (Norwegian: Statsarkivet i Tromsø) is part of the National Archives of Norway (Norwegian: Riksarkivet).

The Regional State Archives in Tromsø is “responsible for receiving, preserving, and making available material from local and regional state administrations in the counties of Troms, Finnmark, and Svalbard.” Digitized genealogical collections have been submitted to the Digital Archives at the National Archives of Norway. Collections that have not yet been digitized can be viewed on-site, depending on privacy rules.



  • Information on using the Archive in person

  • Arkivportalen is a search engine for the archives and you can use Arkivportalen to search the catalogs and then you can order materials for use in a reading room.

  • Catalog of Public Archives at Tromsø

  • Catalog of Private Archives at Tromsø


Online at Regional State Archives in Tromsø

  • Online Exhibitions (lower left-hand corner)

Online at Digital Archives


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