Lakselv is a small town in Finnmark, Norway. At the very top of Norway you will find Lakselv in the municipality Porsanger. The area is as far North as the Northern coast of Alaska and most of Siberia. It is also north of most of the settlements on Greenland. Thanks to the Gulfstream the area is a green oasis in spite of its physical location on 70 North.

Get in

Lakselv airport has daily connections to Tromsø, Kirkenes and Alta, operated by Widerøe. During the summer Norwegian Air Shuttle operates a flight to Oslo. It's actually the northernmost airport on the European mainland capable of handling large jet aircraft.

Veolia operates a few buses out of, or stopping in, Lakselv. 105 runs daily between Alta and Kirkenes. 305 connects daily to Honningsvåg near the Nordkapp (European north cape), and 416 connects to Karasjok in conjugation with the flights from the airport.

Three rental agencies offer reasonably priced rentalcars or minibuses. Contact the touristinformation for updated information.

Get around

To get around in the municipality Porsanger you will need a car og bus. In Lakselv you can rent both. Hertz, Avis and Lakselv Bilutleie are present in the centre of the town.


In the migrating period some species are very numerous, especially Knot (Calidris canutus), Dunlin (Calidris alpina) and Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica). A great part of the Norwegian population of the rare species Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus) rests in the area during migrating periods. The reserve is also an important moulting area for many species of ducks, and a winter habitat for Eider (Somateria mollissima).Within the protected area we find some of the largest salt and brackish marshes in Northern Norway with many arctic plant communities.

In a part of the reserve, the Valdak Marshes (Valdak myra), all traffic is prohibited from Maand from August 10th to September 20th. Elsewhere you may move around freely within the reserve.

Within the whole reserve it is prohibited: To destroy the natural environment, including the plant life. Collecting berries and mushrooms is, however, allowed. To kill, catch or hunt birds and other animals To let loose dogs. To camp, raise tents or camouflage arrangements.




Salmon anglers across the world have heard about Northern Norway’s marvellous salmon rivers. Stabburselva is known for its beautiful surroundings and excellent salmon fly-fishing. Lakselva is known for big sized Salmon, and Børselva is well known for its crystal clear water and beautiful surroundings. If you want good value for money and several really good rivers where you can find places in solitude, Stabbursdalen Resort is the place for you. Stabbursdalen Resort is close to Stabbursdalen National Park and Stabbursnes Nature Reserve. The area is the northernmost border for many species of plants, birds and insects. The park has excellent trails for hikers that want to experience striking arctic wildlife in the northernmost pine forest in the world

Originally, the farm house was home for animals as well as people. In 1948, Ottar, one of the owners, was born in the house alongside cows and sheep. Since 1968, animals have not been allowed in the house. In 1995 the house was renovated and opened for guests.They come from all over the world to fish, hunt and enjoy other arctic mountain adventures. The kitchen chef prepares a varied menu of delicious traditional meals, such as Arctic char, Arctic trout, Arctic wild salmon, Arctic sea fish, reindeer and local sheep. Bungalåven has its own distinctive atmosphere.

Lonely Planet has recommended Bungalåven for many years -and they still do.

Go next

Routes through Lakselv

Kirkenes Karasjok  N  S  Alta Narvik

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