Area: 98 km²
expanded 2002, 747 km²
To preserve a large area of nature approximately free of technical intervention. To secure a biological diversity with its ecosystems, species and stocks. This means among others to preserve the northernmost pine forest in the world, various water systems, the mountain formation Gáisssene with its characteristic distinctiveness and geological deposits and cultural monuments.
Preserving the natural basis in the national park is important for the Sami culture and economic exploitation. The area can be used for reindeer husbandry, nature experience and performance of
Stabbursdalen national park is mainly located in Porsanger municipality, but a small part of the park's northwestern corner resides in Kvalsund municipality.
The national park offers a diverse range of landscape types. In southwest, Stabburselva begins its journey down towards Stabbursnes, a stretch of ca. 60 km.
At the top of the Stabbursdalen is an open landscape with a string of birches around the river itself. Eventually the valley becomes tighter, with a steep hillside of lush birches. By Stabbursfossen the river valley opens and the river are becoming surrounded by pine forest.
The pine forest is the northernmost in the world and is characterized by low, bushy trees with an age up to 500 years. Several animal species have their northernmost extent in relation to the pine forest, including the Capercaillie, the Siberian Jay, squirrels and the Pine Grosbeak.
Rugged mountain peaks (Gáissene) predominate in the southeastern part of the national park. This mountain is sliding cover, i.e. fragments of large subsea discs that were pushed over the land some 400-600 million years ago. Several of the mountains are over 1100 meters above sea level, and are among the highest in Finnmark.
The national park has an unspoilt character with very few technical interventions. Stabbursdalen has been a very important area of the Sámi population through generations. Traces of agriculture, hunting, trapping and fishing are therefore possible to find.
The national park is easily adapted for outdoor recreation, with trails and open cabins / huts. There are good opportunities for salmon fishing in Stabburselva, and small game hunting in the area.
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