Lady's slipper in full bloom
©Tine Marie Hagelin

Lulledalen forest path

This lovely short walk in the forest is suitable for all ages.

This valley is renowned for its rich diversity of orchids with more than 16 species, including the Lady’s slipper, a beautiful orchid that blooms in June/July. Many information signs along the route describe the area’s rich flora and fauna. Along the path you can see various habitats that are common here. Most trees that grow in Storfjord are represented along the path. During the walk you will also find cultural monuments that indicate past human activity in the area.

The car park/starting point is signposted from the E8. Drive approx. 10km up the Skibotndalen valley from Skibotn in the direction of the Finnish border until you reach the sign “Lullefjellet”, where you turn off the main road. An information board at the car park describes the route.

This walk takes about 40-60 min, depending on how many stops you make to look at the flora and fauna.

Towards the end of the path, you can stop for a coffee break. There is a nice rustic shelter with a fireplace. For part of the route, the path leads along the banks of the Lulleelva river.

Worth knowing: Wheelchair access is available from the parking lot and up to the campfire and rustic shelter. Only a distance of about 500 meters.

Note: Lulledalen is located in the Lullefjellet nature reserve in the Skibotndalen valley and is one of Norway's least percipitated areas. The area was protected as a forest reserve in 2000.