ADVENTURES

ORCA SAFARI

The Gulf Stream blesses our coastline with a mild winter climate. The fjords are ice free, and several millions of the Norwegian herring congregate in the Reisafjord during winter. This immense fish stock is the reason why the orcas, hump back whales and fin whales come here to hunt. 

Lofoten Adventure offers Orca safaris and Snorkeling with the orcas from Sørkjosen in Reisafjord. Daily departures from 01.11.2019 till 20.01.2020, except for the period 20.12 to 28.12.
The safari takes place in big rib boats and gives a unique opportunity to experience the animals up close. Meet at the base camp at Reisafjord hotell 09.00. You will be given a lecture about the whales and a security briefing before the safari. You will be provided with wind- and water proof floating suits.
You will need: Warm winter clothes, winter shoes, hat, scarf and gloves. We suggest that you have wool underwear, too. A water proof bag for the camera is also good to have.
Duration: 2-3 hours
Price: NKR 1600,- 
Booking: Email to: nol@northoflyngen.no or
https://lofoten-opplevelser.no/nn/opplevelser/#orca-accord

SNORKELING WITH THE ORCAS

Lofoten Adventure offers Orca safaris and Snorkeling with the orcas from Sørkjosen in Reisafjord. Daily departures from 01.11.2019 till 20.01.2020, except for the period 20.12 to 28.12. To be in the water with the orcas is a powerful experience and an unforgettable meeting with nature.

Lofoten Adventure has more than 20 years of experience in the field. Wearing a warm dry suit, a mask and snorkel you float comfortably on the surface.
When you put your head under water you will first sense the silence. You will suddenly start hearing the whales communicating with each other. You are no longer an observer, but part of it.
Meet at the base camp at Reisafjord hotell 09.00. You will be given a lecture about the whales and a security briefing before the safari. You will be provided with under suit, dry suit and ABC equipment.
You will need: Woolen underwear, warm woolen socks, hat and gloves.
We suggest that you bring extra clothes in case you get wet.
Duration: 2-3 hours.
Price: NKR 2500,-

Booking: Email to nol@northoflyngen.no or
https://lofoten-opplevelser.no/nn/opplevelser/#snorkle-accord

MOUNTAIN BIKE

Trail cycling in our region has a very special character, which changes throughout the season.
The best time for trail biking is from late June to mid September.
Depending on the time of year you visit the region, you may experience the midnight sun and northern lights while cycling.
The Lyngenfjord region has a dry and suitable climate for cycling. Norway is known for its steep mountains and deep fjords, and similarly the trails here are steep. At most paths there are parts where you have to push your bike upwards. You do not have to worry about whether the lifts work or not, because there are none. The paths here will therefore challenge you to use your entire body, but all the fun makes it worth it.
After your cycle adventure you can clean your bike and store it for thenight.
At North of Lyngen Apartments you can get a guide to various mountain bike trails in the area, or you can
buy it here:
https://book.visit-lyngenfjord.com/no/se-gjore/a1736533/stisykkelguide-lyngenfjordregionen/showdetails

The northern lights – Aurora borealis

Lofoten Adventure offers Northern lights safaris from 01.11.2019 till 20.10.2020, except for the period 20.12 to 28.12.2019.

The northern lights appear in the evening and night, when the sky is dark, and often appear as flickering curtains or high colums over the night sky. The colours are bright green and white, with a touch of pink and purple.

The chances of experiencing this natural phenomenon are better in late autumn, as well as winter and early spring.

Northern Norway is the best place to experience the northern lights. We will give a lecture and useful tips for photographers before the safari.
Meet at the base camp at Reisafjord hotell at 18.00.
You will need: Warm winter clothes, winter shoes, hat, scarf, gloves. Tripod if you want to take photos.
Duration: 2 hours
Price: NKR 1200,-
Northern light pictures by photographer Vidar Lysvold.
Booking: Email to nol@northoflyngen.no or
https://lofoten-opplevelser.no/nn/opplevelser/#nordly-accord

Skiing and ski touring

Ski touring in the finest coastal mountains around the Lyngen Fjord, in Kågen and in Kvænangen is an adventure from summit to sea!

Uløya in Nordreisa has in recent years been named among international ski tourists in search of ever-new exotic destinations, and the more famous Lyngen Alps, Kåfjord Alps and Kågen also offer excellent skiing. We recommend anyone who plans to ski in extreme terrain to acquire the necessary experience and knowledge about avalanches. Please check varsom.no for more details.

There are of course also great possibilities for cross country skiing in the slopes and in the mountain areas. In Storslett there is a total of 40 km of cross country tracks, and you can also ski to popular destinations such as Sikkajävre and Kildalsdammen

Dog sledding

Join us on a dog sledding trip in the beautiful Reisa Valley, the gateway to the Reisa National Park. On this exciting three-hour trip, you will experience the mighty valley landscape while being pulled by eager huskies.

We take you on a three-hour dog sledding adventure, during which you can experience the beautiful nature in the valley in interaction with a team of sled dogs. Reisadalen in Northern Troms is a large and beautiful valley with an abundance of snow in winter and beautiful views of the steep mountains and the gateway to the Reisa National Park.
On arrival, you will be given safety instructions and shown how to control a team of 4-6 dogs. We will also provide you with a warm thermal suit, winter boots, woollen hat and mittens. Remember to bring suitable warm outdoor clothing. We also recommend woollen under garments, a fleece jacket and warm socks. The warm thermal suit is designed as an outer layer. When everyone is ready, we set off. One person sits on the sled while the other is the musher, the one who “drives” the dog team. The part of the valley where our trip takes place is virtually flat, making it ideal for novices too. The trip will take you to our wilderness camp, where we will serve you a hot lunch and tea/coffee. We provide a vegetarian alternative. The wilderness camp includes a heated cabin and an outdoor toilet. After the break, we will continue our dog sledding trip. The person who “drove” the dog team will now sit on sled, so the other person has a chance to be the musher.
The duration of the trip is approx. 3
hours.
Departure time:
– Day trip: 10.00 – 13.00 (10 a.m. – 1
p.m.)
– Afternoon trip 15.00 – 18.00 (3p.m. – 6 p.m.). As it’s dark during this time from November to February, you will receive a headlamp to use during the trip.
Please meet up 15 minutes before the stated departure time.
Included: Dog sledding trip, guiding, hot meal, warm winter boots, warm thermal suit, hat and mittens
When it’s dark outside, we will also provide headlamps.
You should wear suitable outdoor clothing. We also recommend woollen undergarments or similar.
Level: Moderate
Group size: min. 2 / max. 10
We reserve the right to cancel your booking if you have booked alone and we don’t have other bookings for the trip in question.
Location: Riverland Huskies is situated 12 km from Storslett.
Follow the road up the Reisa valley to Reisadalen 1126. You will find us on the left-hand side of the road just after crossing the bridge. You will find us in the white house.
Please note that you will need to provide your own transport to Riverland Husky as we don’t provide a pick-up service.

Request for dog sledding is sent to
nol@northoflyngen.no.

Snowmobile safari

Guided snowmobile tours to Sikkajokk (v/ Båtnes hunde- og opplevelsessenter)

For many, snowmobile tours are the best form of recreation. There is nothing that can surpass the calmness of the enormous, white, freezing tundra, combined with ice fishing, bonfire and total silence.

In Nordreisa there are eight snowmobile trails that are approved for recreational driving. The trails are not open until announced by the municipality. Valid trails are those marked with signs at all times.

Riverboat and fishing in Reisa River

Reisa River originates from Reisa Lake and the river flows through the Reisa Valley 120 km to the estuary in Reisa Fjord.

Reisa River is rich in fish and has magnificent waterfalls and wild streams. Reisa River is one of the country’s best salmon rivers. In the lower part of Reisa River you can fish salmon, sea trout and arctic char.
Reisa River passes the 269 meter high waterfall Mollis, Troms county’s highest waterfall. Mollis has a free fall of 140 meters, and is said to be Norway’s finest waterfall.

You should not miss a riverboat trip in Reisa National Park. Svartfoss Adventure (https://www.svartfoss.com/) and Reisaboat (https://www.reisaboat.no/?lang=en) are two of the companies that offers guided tours. You will
experience unique nature and wildlife / bird life in a lush and peaceful landscape. Some of the highlights of the trip can be the Mollis waterfall, the Imo waterfall or the over 3000 years old rock paintings.
Fishing license is required to fish in Reisaelva. It is also possible to hire a guide with riverboat to find the best fishing spots.

>Reisa River is popular for trips by canoe and riverboat. There are several local riverboat guides who offer package tours on Reisa River.

Hiking and outdoor life

The northern Troms region offers unspoiled and varied scenery, with coastline and fjords, high mountains and expansive tundras.

“UT I NORD”  is a selection of 75 beautiful tours in Kvænangen, Kåfjord, Nordreisa and Skjevøy. The tours are varied and show the varied nature northern Troms has to offer. See more at utinord.no.

Visit Lyngenfjord:
https://issuu.com/visit-lyngenfjord/docs/898974768

Reisa National Park is located in Reisa Valley, and the park comprises the upper part of Reisa River, located along the border with Finland, and extends eastwards towards the transition to Finnmarksvidda.
Outdoor enthusiasts see great opportunities in the Reisa Valley, enjoying hiking or traveling by riverboat. There are several unmanned cabins in the mountains. See more at halti.no.
Nordkalottleden is a marked path through the Arctic sections of Norway, Sweden and Finland. The trail is 800 km long, from Kautokeino in Finnmark to Sulitjelma in Nordland.

 

Culture

Northern Troms is a multicultural region characterized by both Norwegian, Kven and Sami culture. Many  have Kven and Sami backgrounds. Paaskiviikko is a week-long festival that is held in early June, with special focus on the Kven language, culture and history. The International Indigenous Festival Riddu Riđđu takes place in Manndalen in Kåfjord in July, and is an important part of the Sámi cultural awakening in the Sea Sami area.

The rock carvings in the Reisa National Park show that people have inhabited the area for many thousands of years. The market in Kvennes in the 1700s was a meeting point between those who came from the mountains – from the tundra – and those who came by sea.

The area has an active cultural life, with marching band, school of music and perfoming arts, cinema,  theater group, choirs and handicraft.

Nord-Troms Museum, Nordreisa Cinema, Nordreisa Library and Halti Cultural Scene are centrally located in Halti at Storslett. The Cultural scene had 15,000 visitors in 2016. The tourist information is also located in Halti. See more “>http://www.halti.no/om-halti%20