The Lyngen Alps with 1,800 metre-high peaks rising from the Arctic Ocean, glaciers, ravines and gushing rivers, can be found a mere hour east of Tromsø. Its people speak Norwegian, Sami and Finnish.
In summer canoeing, diving, glacier hiking and mountain biking make use of the glorious 24-hour daylight. During winter months the dry climate creates many clear nights with plenty of Northern Lights to be seen. This is the time for snowmobiling, dog and reindeer sledging.
Sami reindeer herders inhabit this area, and conference guests are invited into the traditional tents, lavvu, to enjoy reindeer stew, bidos.
The fishing village of Sommarøy, on a small island southwest of Tromsø, is an inviting excursion a mere hour away. The village has 300 inhabitants enjoying a fantastic view of mountains and islands, as well as the open Atlantic. The beaches are white and inviting, although the water temperature may be a little too refreshing for most.
The local hotel Sommarøy Arctic Hotel offers meeting rooms, tasty local food and deep-sea rafting.
Pulling you deep into the heart of a true winter wonderland, nothing beats the thrill of an exciting husky sledge ride. The dogs love to run and this rather unconventional mode of transport carries you up close to your scenic, snowy surroundings. Several organisers provide group arrangements during the day to see the landscape and at night in search of the Northern Lights.
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