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Sørreisa in Norway Sørreisa municipality coat of arms


363,0 km2

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The municipality has approximately 3.400 inhabitants a covers a area of 363,0 km2. The administrative center is in Straumen. The municipality highest peak is Hjerttinden (1380 metres). The main attractions are Fredriksen Trebåtopplevelser with the boat Lisa, Sandbakken Feriesenter at the Solbergfjorden, Gamtofta in Skardalen, Krogstadtunet at Finnset, Storvika beach, Steinora in Gumpedalen the largest rock scree of Northern Europe, Grunnreisgården, Kramvigbrygga and Talgrøtberget at Straumen.


Reisafjorden, Ráisavuotna (Northern Sami), or Raisinvuono (Kven) is located mostly in Nordreisa Municipality (with very small portions of the fjord in Kvænangen and Skjervøy municipalities). The 30-kilometre long fjord is an arm off the main Kvænangen fjord. The fjord is fed by the river Reisaelva which flows through the 80-kilometre long Reisadalen valley which starts inside Reisa National Park. The villages of Storslett and Sørkjosen are both located along the southern shore of the fjord. The European route E06 highway runs along the shore of the inner part of the fjord.


We have the Midnight Sun in our region from 20th May - 20th July. During this period, the sun stays above the horizon, and it is light 24 hours a day. The sky must be clear and there must be unobstructed visibility northwards in order to see the Midnight Sun. A summer night on the fjord or in the mountains is an experience not to be missed, you can go fishing in the fjord, which contains splendid variation of fish, or you can take a walk in the wilderness surrounding.


Aurora Borealis is the Latin name for the Northern Lights – solar winds that meet the atmosphere in a zone around the magnetic North Pole. The Northern Lights are only visible when the sky is dark and clear, from August to April, and they are most intense from 10 pm to midnight. The region on the 700 northern latitude is a fantastic place for experiencing the beautiful and intense play of colours given off by the Northern Lights.


The dark time, or the long, dark Polar Night, lasts from 30th November - 12th January - there is only a twilight-dusk type of light (the blue light) for a few hours during the middle of the day. This does not mean that it becomes totally dark, however. The aurora borealis trails its multicoloured banner across the sky and the moon lights the scene just like the nightlight of Our Lord. The experience of the winter with the uniqueness of the light, the northern lights and snow is fantastic. Especially beautiful is the blue light southwards, just before it becomes dark.


The fishing possibilities here on the outer coast are unique. Large shoals of fish are brought in by the tides. Sørreisa has a great advantage due to it's sheltered location. Even when strong winds blow in from the Atlantic Ocean, you can almost always find sheltered places to fish.