Riverboat safari in the Reisa National Park
An experienced local boatman pilots a long, slim riverboat up the river. Banks of birch, alder and aspen slowly give way to dense pine forest. The occasional tent is pitched beside a boat pulled up onto the bank, as this is salmon season and the fishermen need a siesta at midday. A boat trip to the Mollisfossen waterfall is not strenuous. It's only a few minutes' walk to the waterfall, so children, older people and many disabled people can manage it. It's unique to experience untouched wilderness. When you reach the waterfall, you can enjoy a packed lunch or barbecue.
Dog sledding on wheels
This is a fun experience for the whole family, even when there is no snow. The friendly Alaskan huskies love to run, but they also enjoy getting a hug and you will soon realise that they appreciate your visit.
Kvennes is an easily accessible recreational area near Storslett national park village. The area is situated above the outlet of the Reisa river into the Reisafjord.
Amenities here include signs, gravel paths, rustic shelters and fireplaces with tables and benches.
There is a well-developed trail network offering shorter walks in the area, including in the forest, on the beach and near the mouth of the river. Part of the area is adapted for wheelchair users and those pushing prams.
The long beaches and shallow water make this a popular bathing spot for the locals during the summer. You can also pick wild berries and mushrooms here in the autumn.
Worth knowing: The children’s nature park is a fun place for climbing.
Spåkenes coastal fort
Spåkenes, which is located on the boundary between the municipalities of Nordreisa and Kåfjord, offers a wonderful historical experience of a World War II coastal fort. The site by the fjord is also a perfect spot to enjoy the Midnight Sun and panoramic views of the open sea, Kåfjord and the majestic Lyngen Alps across the fjord. To the north, you can catch a glimpse of the islands of Arnøya and Nord-Fugeløy! The fort was built by the Germans during the war. Although it was destroyed when they left, several bunkers and gun sites remain, which you can explore. You can read more about the coastal fort at Spåkenes on the many information signs erected in the area.
Ankerlia and the Gorsa Brigde
This nice hike leads you past an old mining area and further up the valley to the Gorsa Bridge, which crosses the 153 m deep canyon. Thrill seekers can bungee jump off the bridge on Saturdays during the summer season.