The village of Lakselv stands on Porsanger Fjord high on Norway’s Arctic north coast in the district of Finnmark. The E6 highway runs through the village on the way to Nordkapp, 11 miles north. If you’re considering hiring a car in Lakselv, it’s easy to explore the Stabbursdalen National Park to the west. This protected wilderness includes the most northern pine forest in the world, as well as waterfalls, bare rock mountains and important habitats for birdlife. The area around the village is popular for winter sports including ice fishing and dog sledding. Interestingly, there are illuminated cross-country ski trails too.