We undertake archaeological excavations, investigations and registrations in the medieval towns of Norway.

Built Heritage

Our architects, building antiquarians, ethnologists, and art historians conduct research, examine, and provide services related to preservation of historic buildings and built environment.


Our conservators examine, restore, conduct research and provide professional advice on conservation of art and historic buildings.

Digital archaeology

NIKU is adopting a broad range of new technology for the surveying, recording, and monitoring of cultural heritage sites.

Heritage and society

Our researchers and advisors have expertise on cultural heritage in spatial planning, management and community development.

High North

We conduct research and deliver impact assessments on cultural heritage sites and landscapes, communities and indigenous populations in the High North.