The Narvik War and Peace Centre is a non-profit foundation that researches, documents and disseminates on issues related to war and conflict.

Our motto is “build peace through knowledge of war.” Our story starts with the German attack on Narvik in 1940, the battle of Narvik and the occupation that followed. However, we also work with issues not related to the Second World War (WWII). We have a particular focus on the rules of war (IHL) and human rights. Our work is divided into three main branches: research, documentation and dissemination through our museum (, non-formal education and international youth projects.

Competence and Expertise Offered

– Research on WWII history in Northern Norway – Documentation of historical sources – Dissemination of our research and knowledge about WWII history, international humanitarian law, human rights and related topics, especially to kids and youth – Museum management ( – International youth projects and exchanges