Reisa National Park covers 803 km2 and consists of canyons, a salmon river, stream valleys, wetlands and a mountain plateau. The Reisa river, the waterfalls, boat tourism and good conditions for hunting and fishing are among the national park’s many highlights.
The varied landscape in Reisa makes the area ideal for many different nature-based experiences. In the summertime, the valley is easily accessible, either by hiking the trail along the riverbank or by using a riverboat or canoe. Other popular activities here include hunting, salmon fishing in the Reisa river and fishing in the mountain lakes.
There are several cabins in the national park that visitors can use. Some of these cabins are open, while others must be booked in advance. In this page you will find an overview.
Waterfalls, mountain peaks and ancient rock art – Reisa has many attractions. Here are tips of some of the places that are well worth visiting.
The Nordkalott Trail (Nordkalottruta), which forms part of the European walking route (E1) from Sicily to the North Cape, passes through Reisa National Park and Ráisdouttarháldi Protected Landscape Area. In Reisa National Park, the path takes you between the mountain areas in Ráisduoattarháldi Protected Landscape Area, where it’s possible to climb to the summit (1,361 m above sea level), past the many waterfalls in the Reisa Valley and up onto the mountain plateau landscape to lake Ráisjávri/Reisavannet on the county border between Troms and Finnmark. There are several cabins are situated along this trail within the protected areas, which hikers can use. Some of these cabins are open, while others must be booked in advance.
Several companies offer riverboat trips on the Reisa river. Here is information about the riverboat trips offered in Reisa National Park.
Canoeing on the Reisa river offers unique experiences of the Reisa valley.
Reisa National Park offers many wonderful fishing adventures. The Reisa watercourse is a national salmon watercourse and every summer attracts anglers from around the world. Moreover, Reisa has many good fishing lakes up in the mountains.
Hunting has long traditions in the Reisa valley. You can find cultural monuments related to the hunting of wild reindeer dating back several thousand years. Today, hunters are attracted to Reisa National Park by moose hunting and small game hunting (hares, grouse and some woodland birds).
During the wintertime, the national park is popular among skiers. Most of the skiing activity is along the frozen river, but there are also good skiing opportunities on the high plateaus on both sides of the valley.
Several other activities are possible in Reisa National Park. Read more about dog sledding, cycling and riding.
Nordreisa municipality, Troms county in Northern Norway.
To the National Park:
Halti nasjonalparksenter, Visitor centre National Park.
Telephone: +47 77 58 82 50
Ovi Raishiin – Visitor Point Reisadalen, Saraelv
Ovi Raishiin – Visitor point Reisadalen
Guolasjavri – via Kåfjorddalen
Reisavann – via Kautokeino
Kilpisjärvi (Finland) – Nordkalottruta
Halti tourist information
Telephone: +47 77 58 82 50
Ráisduottarháldi Landscape Protection Area
Javreoaivit Nature Reserve
Reisautløpet Nature Reserve
Spåkenesøra Nature Reserve
Navitdalen Landscape Protection Area
Kvænangsbotn Landscape Protection Area
Käsivarsi Wilderness Area (Finland)
Remember you are Mother Nature’s guest when you visit our national parks. The first rule is to be considerate to life around you, including other human beings.
The public right to roam (Allemannsretten) allows us to roam freely in protected areas. However, you must show consideration so animals and plants are not damaged or disturbed. Read more about the public right of access in this PDF brochure.
Reisa National Park is protected to preserve a large, virtually untouched mountain and valley landscape. It’s important to protect the rich flora and fauna, as well as the distinctive landscape, so they can be experienced by future generations. By moving in a responsible and considerate manner in the national park, you can help us to achieve this.
Feel free to roam wherever you want, on foot or on skis. You can ride bikes and horses on existing paths in the protected areas. We appreciate that you explore the national park in a gentle manner, so it’s as unspoiled as possible for the next visit. During the reindeer calving period in the springtime and the breeding period in the autumn, the animals are vulnerable to disturbances, so please take extra care.
You may rest or camp wherever you wish, but please remember that some species in Reisa National Park are particularly vulnerable to disturbance at certain times of the year. This is especially true in the breeding season. The Reisa Valley is home to several species of birds of prey that nest in the cliff walls along the river. In the springtime, they are dependent on people moving in a considerate manner. In the event of disturbances, the adult birds may abandon their nests and leave their young behind.
You may light fires, but only use fallen wood as the vegetation in the national park is protected. Please note that there is a general fire ban from 15 April to 15 September, although this does not apply to established fireplaces.
You may pick berries and mushrooms for your own use if you wish. However, please note that there are several rare plant species in the national park, some of which may be difficult to identify, so it’s important not to pick plants other than berries and mushrooms.
Hunting and fishing are permitted in the national park, pursuant to the same regulations that apply outside the protected areas.
You are welcome to bring your dog, but between 1 April to 20 August it must be kept on a leash.
The use of traditional riverboats is permitted up to Nedrefoss owing to the long traditions of the use of riverboats in this area. Other forms of motorised transport are prohibited.