Mountain peaks rising 1833 m directly from the fjord, blue glaciers, cascading rivers, gleaming mountain lakes, deep ravines and black scree combine to create the unique landscape we call the Lyngen Alps. This is a mecca for experienced mountain climbers and extreme skiers, who take an entire day to climb up and just 15 minutes to ski down. Thankfully, there are also gently slopping
hills ideal for hiking, cross-country skiing, horseback riding on a Lyngen horse or dog sledding. Some turn their backs on the mountains and go fishing in waters teeming with fish. The inhabitants, of Sami, Finnish and Norwegian origin, make their living from fishing and farming to hi-tech industries. However, they have a good sense of humour and warm hospitality in common.
Photo: Tour In Lyngenalps