Area: 12,6 km²
Reinøya lies in the Porsangerfjord, just southwest of Børselv. The island has special a geology and an interesting flora. The dolostone with its white colour, combined with the size of the island makes the island clearly visible from both sides of the Porsangen fjord.
Dolomite is a white limestone rock that forms the bedrock in a major field in Porsanger. Dolomite is a common rock-forming mineral, i.e. in dolomite
Use: Dolomite is an important raw material in the production of household glass, window and woven glass fabric. It is also used as a soil improvement agent and magnesium source in agriculture. Very pure white dolomite can be used as fillers in paints, plastics and glue, and in washing powder and toothpaste. It is also used for the manufacture of magnesium metal.
On the surface of the dolomite bedrock there are some places ring-shaped structures, stromatolites, which are traces of algae colonies from earlier geological periods.
On the island there are also fields with fine-designed raised beaches and rock terraces.
The island has barely any vegetation, but there is a special flora of nutrient demanding and rare species, such as Dwarf Clubrush, Smoothing Braya and Mountain Eyebright. On the least weather-exposed locations, there are populations of birch with a number of rowan and goat willow.
Photo: Gry Ingebretsen
A visit to Reinøya is difficult to implement without a boat. By boat Kolvik and Hestnes are fine starting points.
A wildlife national park centre is located on Stabbursnes about 15 km north of Lakselv by E6. Here you can get information on the nature reserve. In addition, the centre has got a permanent exhibition and a multimedia show about Finnmark nature. Information on accommodation and services (boat) can be obtained from Arctic Active.
Stabbursnes Nature house and Museum
Phone +47 78 46 47 65
The park is managed by:
County Governor of Finnmark
Phone: +47 78 95 03 00
Fax: +47 78 95 03 70
Phone: +47 78 46 48 11