Rappa Waterfalls

Rappa Waterfalls, Lakselv: Address, Rappa Waterfalls Reviews: 5/5

Rappa Waterfalls
Mountains • Waterfalls
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Lakselv, Norway1,307 contributions
A MUST SEE in Lakselv!
Aug 2017 • Family
Now this is Norway and especially Finnmark and Porsanger at it's best!
This iconic waterfall in Lakselv is nothing but amazing!

You start at the gravel road, and park where it stops. Then it's a very steep climb up to the first plateu. This is somewhat a though climb, so be careful. But you should be just fine if you take your time and watch your step.
From here you can start to explore the old bunkers from the cold war. Nothing special, but always fun for the kids and well... you kinda like it your self too, but it's nice to use the kids as an excuse.
Then a short walk up to he next plateu. Here you pass a truly amazing waterfall, which you can also walk on top of. The though ones can even take a bath where the waterfall comes down. Remember to use shoes, the rocks can be quite sharp.
From this plateu, which tok about 30 mins to get to, you pretty much have two choices.
You can walk straigh towards the waterfall, between the giant crack in the rock and go "inside" the Rappafossen. This takes 15-20 minutes if i remember correct. Here you will be standing where the giant waterfall comes down. This is a nice option for those that want a short trip.
But the really good stuff, is on top of the waterfall. So from the plateu you follow the powerlines to the right, and then the trail up to the next plateu. Here you take a left and then follow the trail all the way to the top of the waterfall (which is about a little over half way up the mountain). It will take around 1 hour to get the from start to top. Now this is a place that will take your breath away!
Here you can walk right out to where the waterfall falls over the edge, and you can cross it and walk a little further to the next place to have a nice and cold swim. This little pool of cold clear green water is truly amazing. And the "waterslide" it comes down is surely something different.

So if you want to hike, this is a must.
Written 17 August 2017
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Finland5 contributions
Rappa Waterfalls - The Norwegian Nature
Sep 2015 • Friends
Walking about 500 meter from parking place and you will see beautiful waterfall. There is small one waterfall from the hills below and another one top of the hills. If you want to go top of the hills you need time 3 hours. Small one is nearer than another and it takes about 1 hour two-way. There is no road signs to this place. You can ask from local people more information.
Written 12 September 2015
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Anders A
Lakselv, Norway78 contributions
Extraordinary beautiful waterfalls and interesting geological formations
Jul 2015 • Friends
The hike starts at the map marker. You can park your car by one of the small gravel roads nearby, and begin your hike by following the trail up the rather steep cliff north of the river canyon. It's only 30-40 meters in steep terrain, after that it gets a lot easier. When you reach the top of the cliff, follow the river and have a look at the beautiful small waterfalls and the pools below them. Looking up to the next ledge, you can see the first of the two higher falls. It's an easy walk up to the top of this fall. From here you can have a look in the river canyon behind, where you will see the waterfall with the highest drop. It's an easy hike to the top of this fall as well, just follow the powerlines a bit to the north, and then back south towards the top. At the top you can walk out on the cliff sitting in between the twin waterfalls, at least if you're not afraid of heights. Afterwards, follow the river further up. You will see another canyon, more beautiful pools and a part of the river which almost resembles a water slide.

Because of the many dangerous cliffs and high falls, I wouldn't recommend going here with small children.

Beware that this can be a dangerous area during spring. When the ice breaks on the lake above, there will be an immense and sudden flooding of the area around the river.
Written 13 August 2015
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