Gorsabrua i Kåfjorddalen.
©Petr Pavlíček

Hike to the Gorsa bridge

This nice hike leads you up the valley to the Gorsa Bridge, which crosses the 153 metre deep canyon. Thrill seekers can bungee jump off the bridge on Saturdays during the summer season.

Getting there 

The Gorsa Bridge is in the Kåfjorddalen valley about 15 km from E6 highway. Turn off the E6 at Birtavarre and drive up the valley. The road is sealed for about 8km then becomes a gravel road. We recommend that you drive slowly and carefully as the road can be bumpy and there are sheep in the area. After driving on the gravel section for about 3 km, you will reach a large car park on the right-hand side of the road (Ankerlia) with toilet facilities and an information board.

You can park your car here, and then continue on foot to the Gorsa bridge. 

If you would prefer not to walk so far, continue driving on the gravel road that winds its way up the valley. After crossing a narrow wooden bridge and following several turns, you will reach a smaller car park on the left-hand side of the road. It’s an easy 1.8 km walk from here to the bridge. From the small car park. you can also drive towards Sabethjoka. NB: This is a narrow and winding road so driving is at your own risk. 

From Sabethjoka, you can walk down to the Gorsa Bridge (2.5 km). 


Note! Usually it is possible to walk a route via the old mining area in Ankerlia. Due to a major flood in 2022, the bridge was washed away. It is therefore not possible to walk the route via Ankerlia.


The best season

It’s only possible to reach the Gorsa Bridge on foot in summer/early autumn. The snow generally melts in May, so it’s normally quite possible to walk to the gorsa bridge in June. Winter arrives in the region in October and from then on walking to the bridge becomes more challenging.

In the winter its possible to reach the bridge on skis or snowshoes. But, during winter, there is no marked trail and parts of the route are quite exposed. Consequently, it’s important to exercise caution and avoid this option unless you are an experienced skier or hiker in winter conditions.

The gravel road is not getting plowed in the winter, so skiing or snowshoeing will start from the turning point for the plowing car further down in the valley.


Bungee jumping from the Gorsa Bridge

In the period 15. June - 30. September it is possible to participate in bungee jumping from the bridge.
A bungee jump over a 153 meter deep gorge in Kåfjorddalen is an adrenaline rush and a nature experience beyond the ordinary. Imagine jumping towards the cascading waterfall into the narrow gorge. This is a bungee jump we can't describe in words, you just have to try it yourself!

NB! Advance booking required: Book with Lyngenfjord Bungee