Birtavarre from a bird perspective
©Petr Pavlíček

What can you do in Birtavarre?


Holmenes sea sami farm. Sea Sami culture and farm. Varied opening hours in summer. Contact Nord-Troms Museum +47 975 58 330 (telephone hours 09:00-15:00).

Fjærabuene. Sea Sami building tradition from the 1800s. Was used for storage of seafaring gear and fishing equipment.

Birtavarre mines. Old mining from the late 1800s.

Gorsa bridge. Standing over one of the deepest gorges in Northern Europe. A nice and simple terrain from the parking lot at Fossesvingen.

Lyngenfjord bungee. Bungee jump from the Gorsa Bridge, located 153 meters above the bottom of the canyon. Booking via the website.

Halti – Finlands highest mountain. 



Birtavarre handicrafts. Crafts and sales. Opening hours in summer: Mon-Fri: 11:00 – 16:00, Sat 11:00 – 15:00. Closed Sun.

Løvli naturull, Ullkarderi. Sale of handmade products from wool. Contact: +47 959 77 937, e-mail:

COOP Prix Birtavarre. Grocery store with additional services of Posten, lottery tickets, and PostNord. Opening hours Mon – Fri 08:00 – 22:00, Sat 09:00 – 18:00, Sun closed.

Joker Birtavarre. Grocery store with additional services of DHL and Helt Hjem. Opening hours Mon – Sat 08:00 - 22:00, Sun 12:00 - 22:00.

YX Birtavarre. Self-service petrol pumps are open around the clock with a payment machine for cards.