Sørkjosen – a small village in Northern Norway
A holiday in Sørkjosen offers a glimpse into life along Norway’s fjords and on its lakes. Learn about local history and traditional crafts and experience the region’s food. Try your hand at fishing in the lakes and rivers, or just go for peaceful walks in the beautiful Norwegian landscape.
Sørkjosen is a small village in Troms County in the north of Norway with just 870 inhabitants. It is situated on the western side of Reisafjord, around 3 miles from Storslett, the administrative centre. The principal industries are fishing and milk production and there is also a sawmill.
Visitors to Sørkjosen should drop into Kronebutikken, a traditional country shop where you can try regional food, see local arts and crafts, and discover more about the history of the area. Visit the Elvebåtsentret in Storslett to take an exciting boat trip down the area’s many rivers.
When you return tired and hungry, pop into the popular På Taket Kafé which serves traditional regional dishes prepared using seasonal produce. The Reisa National Park also offers spectacular scenery for walkers to explore. Keen anglers can fish in the lakes and rivers here, and equipment is available to hire locally.
Sørkjosen is not very big and can be visited in an afternoon as part of a visit to the wider region. The area around the town offers spectacular nature and you can also visit Stall Reisa to learn about and even ride a Northlands Pony. The Northlands Pony, or Lynghest, is the smallest of Norway’s three indigenous breeds of horse.
Sørkjosen has its own small airport with direct routes to other towns in Northern Norway, such as Tromsø, which is served by flights from a number of UK airports. It is also possible to rent a car either from Tromsø or Sørkjosen, which is an ideal way to discover Sørkjosen and its surroundings.
A trip to Sørkjosen offers a perfect combination of activities and relaxation. Your visit will give you an insight into the history and traditions of rural Norway.