Man on glacier in Lyngen
©Vegard Stien

The Majestic Lyngenfjord

Take a scenic drive from Tromsø to Lyngen where the beaten tracks are waiting for you - the perfect Arctic roadtrip. Enjoy extreme outdoor activities with friends or fresh and fun experiences with your family. Lyngen peninsula with it’s high peaks, blue glaciers and dramatic landscape continues to amaze both young and old. The region also creates the surroundings for cultural highlights such as the annual music festival Riddu Riđđu.

 

For the extreme

The Lyngen alps are worth the visit just for the view, but skiing and hiking is highly popular if you’re into a bit more extreme activities. Lyngenfjord can offer walks on Steindalsbreen Glacier, ski touring in untouched snow-covered mountainsides in the Lyngen Alps or even ice climbing. Please make sure to take precautions before heading out on tour - read more on www.varsom.no. 

Culture

Take your family or friends to one of the Northern Norwegian museums in Storslett, Lyngen, Skibotn or Kåfjord where you’ll learn more about Northern Norwegian culture and Sami culture. At Seppalatunet you’ll get to learn moreabout famous polar expeditions.

Hiking

Hike to Blåisvatnet (The Blue Lake) and enjoy the intense blue water surrounded by steep mountains. If you’re looking for a view out of the ordinary, visiting the Gorsa bridge is an experience stretching 153 metres over the deep Sabetjohk Canyon. Also – walking the mountain “Haltitoppen” you’ve been to Finlands highestmountain.

 

  • The name Lyngen comes from the fjord with the same name, and means “quiet” or “peaceful” in Old Norse
  • Lyngen has 2835 people living in the municipality (numbers from 2nd quarter of 2019)
  • The famous Lyngsalpene stretches over Balsfjord, Lyngen, Storfjord and Tromsø with it’s highest point 1834 meters above sea level
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