Location in Finnmark

Coordinates: 70°25′36″N 28°14′00″E / 70.42667°N 28.23333°E / 70.42667; 28.23333Coordinates: 70°25′36″N 28°14′00″E / 70.42667°N 28.23333°E / 70.42667; 28.23333
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Finnmark
District Øst-Finnmark
Municipality Deatnu-Tana
Elevation[1] 3 m (10 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 9845 Tana

Bonakas (Northern Sami: Bonjákas) is a village in Deatnu-Tana Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The village lies on the western bank of the Tana River, just north of the village of Rustefjelbma.[2]

Historically, Bonakas has been inhabited by the Sami people and Kven people, more recently newcomers from the more southern parts of Norway and Finland have moved in. However, Tana municipality, unlike Porsanger, has not declared Kven an official language.


  1. "Bonakas" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-03-22.
  2. Store norske leksikon. "Bonakas" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-03-22.

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