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Nordreisa


Nordreisa in Norway Nordreisa municipality coat of arms

Population:
4,882

Areal:
3.437,6 km2


Nordreisa Local Directory


Accommodation, Businesses and more pictures from Nordreisa

Nordreisa muncipality has approximately 4.850 inhabitants and covers a area of 3.437,6 km2. Nordreisa muncipality is both a coast and inland muncipality, close to Lyngenfjorden, Kvænangen and share the border to Skjervøy island out at the coast, and a shared border to Kautokeino and Finland at the other end. Nowadays it is fish and fish prosessing which provides a living for the local population. The community center is at Storslett, with good shopping facilities, and a hotel. The closest Sørkjosen airport, is 5 km south of Storslett at E6. There are a lot of possibilities in this area.

The main attractions are the old trading post Havnnes Trading Post, Reisadalen and Reisa nationalpark. In approximately 10 miles of the Reisaelva river you can fish salmon. Take the river boat and see the Mollisfossen waterfall.

HAVNNES TRADING POST

Havnnes is Norway’s most northerly preserved trading post and is still in operation today. There has been human settlement on this site for 6,000 years. Havnnes enjoys an idyllic setting on the southern point of the island of Uløy with the Lyngsalpene mountains as a backdrop. Local store with sale of coffee. A living trading post with a historical atmosphere. It has been owned by the same family since 1795 and was named Troms’s Cultural Landscape of the Year in 2004. Ferry connection from Rotsund, 10 minutes.

TØRFOSS KVEN FARM

Tørfoss Kven farm, Tørfoss in Reisadalen, 15 km from Storslett. Commemorates the Kven (Finnish) immigration to Norway in the 18th and 19th centuries.

NORDREISA CHURCH

A Timber church from 1856 lacated at Storslett.

REISA NATIONAL PARK

The park has one of Norway’s most beautiful and spectacular rivers and a canyon that extends as far as the Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau. The park has a network of prepared hiking routes with accommodation available in small huts and cottages, or you can bring a tent.

The river Reisaelva is one of Norway´s most scenic and spectacular waterways. The upper section of the river flows through the Reisa national park. Explore the valley from a traditional riverboat. The riverboat season runs from June to September. The trip can be combined with canoeing or hiking in the national park.

At the gateway to the Reisa national park you enter a unique place full of unusual adventures. This is Gammetunet, a Sami compound where you can spend the night in an original Sami hut and sample traditional food as well as participate in exciting activities. Large sauna and hot tub. Basic and environment friendly accommodation. Ideal base for hikes in the Reisa national park.

REISA RIVER

Reisa River, with a catchment area of 2,692 square kilometres, has a total length of 120 kilometres from the Raisjavri Lake to reaching the sea near the village of Storslett. The river weaves its way through narrow ravines within the Reisa National Park before cascading down the Imofossen waterfall and winding its journey down the beautiful Reisa Valley.

From the Imofossen waterfall, the landscape develops into a splendid, gradually widening canyon. A number of tributaries cascade from the cliff edges - the most magnificent being the Mollisfossen waterfall. The lower part of the Reisa valley is fertile agriculture and forestry land.

The valley and its river provide an amazing setting; this is one of the world´s most beautiful salmon rivers, with nearly 90 kilometres of pure angling delight in wild, untouched nature. At the same time, an angler has the chance to catch one of the largest Atlantic salmon - probably only matched by fish from the neighbouring Alta River to the north.

MOLLISFOSSEN WATERFALL

The Mollisfossen waterfall, 269 metres high, is one of the most popular destinations for hikers in the park. The waterfall is around 4 hours’ walk from the end of the road at Saraelv. The waterfall can also be reached by traditional riverboat.

SPÅKENES NATURE RESERVE

Just 0.2 km from highway E6. Bird-watching facilities and great views of the midnight sun.

MIDNIGHT SUN

We have the Midnight Sun in our region from 20th May - 20th July. During this period, the sun stays above the horizon, and it is light 24 hours a day. The sky must be clear and there must be unobstructed visibility northwards in order to see the Midnight Sun. A summer night on the fjord or in the mountains is an experience not to be missed, you can go fishing in the fjord, which contains splendid variation of fish, or you can take a walk in the wilderness surrounding.

NORTHERN LIGHTS

Aurora Borealis is the Latin name for the Northern Lights – solar winds that meet the atmosphere in a zone around the magnetic North Pole. The Northern Lights are only visible when the sky is dark and clear, from August to April, and they are most intense from 10 pm to midnight. The region on the 700 northern latitude is a fantastic place for experiencing the beautiful and intense play of colours given off by the Northern Lights.

POLAR NIGHT

The dark time, or the long, dark Polar Night, lasts from 30th November - 12th January - there is only a twilight-dusk type of light (the blue light) for a few hours during the middle of the day. This does not mean that it becomes totally dark, however. The aurora borealis trails its multicoloured banner across the sky and the moon lights the scene just like the nightlight of Our Lord. The experience of the winter with the uniqueness of the light, the northern lights and snow is fantastic. Especially beautiful is the blue light southwards, just before it becomes dark.

MINING

Northern Troms has a long history of mining minerals. Visit the mines at Ankerlia in Kåfjorddalen, at Moskodal in Reisadalen or at Vaddas in Oksfjorddalen. The sites have prepared trails with information about operations at the mines.

PLANTS

Northern Troms has a diverse and unique plant life and Reisadalen’s rich flora is well known around the world. You will find more information about the region’s many plant species at Halti national park centre. Go for a walk along the prepared trail through Skibotndalen’s calciferous pine forest and admire the many rare species of orchids which grow in great numbers here.

BIRD WATCHING

There are over 200 species of nesting birds in Troms, an unusually high number considering the county’s northern latitude. The Reisadalen valley has several species of birds of prey, while the outer coastline, particularly Arnøy, has a large population of sea eagles. Meanwhile, the nature reserves at Spåkenes and at the mouth of the river Reisaelva are home to a multitude of migrating birds from April - June until August - September.

FISHING

Northern Troms has plenty of rivers with big populations of salmon, sea trout and arctic char. The most popular waterways are Reisaelva river, 120 km salmon river divided into 19 zones. Season: 15 July – 30 September. Fishing permits. Oksfjordelva river, 2 km salmon river. Season: 1 July – 31 August. Fishing permits. Rotsundelva river, 10 km salmon river. Season: 1 July – 31 August. Fishing permits.

Deep sea fishing enthusiasts can take a fishing trip out on the ocean. You can fish for salmon, sea trout and Arctic trout. Be aware that there are a number of special rules in regards to fishing. Remember to purchase a fishing licence.