Aerial view of Målselvutløpet


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    1,287.5 ha
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    69°16'N 18°30'E
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Målselvutløpet is an active delta with sandy substrate, shore vegetation and small forested islands, some of which contain inundated birch and willow forest habitats. The delta, one of the largest in Troms county, lies at the outlet of the River Målselva into the Malangen fjord. The stages of plant succession vary from pioneer communities to stable plant communities. The Site is important for migrating and resident waterbird species. Målselva is the largest salmon river in Troms, and is ranked as a national salmon watercourse. An important stock of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar, Arctic char Salvelinus alpinus and brown trout Salmo trutta migrate through the Site. The area is used for sports fishing and other forms of outdoor recreation.

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Troms County

  • National legal designation: 
    • Nature Reserve - Målselvutløpet
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