Mollisfossen (Mollis waterfall)

Mollisfossen is the largest and most visited attraction in Reisa. Mollisfossen, which is Northern Norway’s highest waterfall, is 269 m high with a free fall of 140 m. It’s located on the Mollesjohka river at the point where it plunges down into the Reisa valley and flows into the Reisa river. It’s possible to walk right up to the waterfall and feel the ground shaking and the water spraying on your face.

Mollisfossen is situated on the eastern side of the river, while the Arctic Trail (Nordkalottruta) goes along the western side. Consequently, most people who visit Mollisfossen use a riverboat, which enables them to can get close to the waterfall. You will find a rustic shelter, benches and a fireplace on the riverbank near the waterfall.

How to get here?

Riverboat from Saraelv/Bilto.

Hike 19 km from Saraelv/Ovi Raishiin, or approx. 40 km from Raisjávri.


Photo: Rune Benonisen
Rock art at Sieimma
Photo: Rune Benonisen

Rock art at Sieimma

Ancient rock art was discovered at Sieimma on the northern boundary of the national park in 2010. This is one of three known sites of ancient rock art in Troms county.

The figures were probably painted on the rock wall nearly 4,000 years ago, in the Early Metal Age (1,800 B.C.). The paint is presumably made of crushed red ochre mixed with an unknown binding agent.

Ten figures resembling humans and animals are painted on the rock. The figures offer an insight into ancient human beliefs and rituals. The rock art is protected pursuant to the Cultural Heritage Act. As the ancient paintings are extremely vulnerable, you must not touch them.

The rock art is situated on the eastern side of the river, while the Arctic Trail (Nordkalottruta) goes along the western side. There is a rowboat at Sieimma that you may use to cross the river. It’s important to assess your skills before rowing across the river, especially in the springtime when the river level is often high combined with strong currents.

How to get here?

Riverboat from Saraelv/Bilto.

Hike 9 km from Saraelv/Ovi Raishiin, and then cross the river with a boat located at Siemma. See here for description of the hike (in Norwegian).

Imofossen (Imo waterfall)

Imofossen is about 20 m high and is the largest waterfall in the main course of the Reisa river. It plunges over a granite wall into a canyon at the same place as a smaller tributary, Spanijohka, which has a fall of about 40 m. These two waterfalls together form a spectacular sight. Gazing down about 20 m to where the two waterfalls meet is a great experience.

How to get here?

Riverboat from Saraelv/Bilto to Nedrefoss, and then hike 3 km to Imofossen.

Hike 32 km from Saraelv/Ovi Raishiin or 28 km from Raisjávri..

Photo: Asgeir Blixgård
Photo: Kim Daniel Hansen

Sarafossen (Sara waterfall)

The Sarafossen waterfall is at Saraelv just outside the national park. At a height of nearly 120 m, it has the honour of being the municipality’s second highest waterfall. This waterfall is easily accessible on the Arctic Trail towards Somas/Kilpisjärvi. The walk is just 1 km and takes about 30 minutes each way. The starting point is signposted at a small parking bay along the road.

How to get here?

Hike 1 km from parking at the road 500 meters north of Saraelv. See here for description of the hike (in Norwegian).


Ráisduottarháldi (1,361 m above sea level) is the highest mountain in Nordreisa municipality and no mountain further east on the Northern Cap (Nordkalotten) is higher. The summit is situated in the Ráisduottarháldi Protected Landscape Area, which borders Reisa National Park to the west. If you climb to the top, you will be rewarded with spectacular views in all directions, including much of the national park. From the summit, it’s around 2 km to Finland’s highest peak, Halti (1,331 m above sea level).

How to get here?

Hike 5 km from Guolasjávri (Kåfjorddalen), gateway to Reisa in west. See here for description of the hike (in Norwegian).

On the top of Ráisduottarháldi.
Photo: Rune Benonisen