The Lyngen Alps in Northern Norway are still an insider tip in Norway - steep mountains rise directly from the fjord and are home to many glaciers, lovely valleys, waterfalls, rivers and lakes. Join us for a week-long adventure to experience the highlights of this region – usually on foot, but on request also by boat on the fjord. The main highlight will be the Midnight Sun or Northern Light at no additional cost! Highlights: - Daily hikes to the highlights of the Lyngen Alps - Enjoy the Midnight Sun or Northern Lights
Day 1 – Sunday: Arrive in Tromsø
You will be picked up by bus at Tromsø Airport for a scenic 90-minute transfer to Lyngen. This trip includes a ferry crossing over the Ullsfjord to the mighty Lyngen Alps. Our accommodation is an idyllic rorbu (fishermen’s cottage) on the water’s edge at the end of northern part of the Lyngen Alps.
After checking in, a hot dinner will be served in the café with magnificent views of the fjord and out towards the open sea.
Days 2-6 – Monday – Friday:
We start our daily programme after the breakfast (four tours included). Our tours will introduce you to different areas of the Lyngen Alps. We will travel by car to the other side of the Lyngen Alps or start our tour from the house on foot. The hikes last around six hours and are selected based on the weather conditions and group composition.
Here are examples of possible excursions:
- Hike to Blåvatn (Blue Lake): This hike takes us to the heart of the Lyngen Alps, to a lake directly fed by glacial water, which gives the incredible blue colour. This hike takes approx. 5 hours.
- Visit a glacier: There are more than 140 glaciers in the Lyngenfjord and we visit one of them. After a 6 km hike through a narrow valley, we will reach the Steindal glacier. This glacier is initially very shallow and slightly hard to enter. Everyone can walk on the glacier. We will also take a short detour to the steeper part of the glacier using rope, crampons and ice axes.
- Climb a peak in the Lyngen Alps. Most of the mountains in the chain are over 1,000 m high and you will always start climbing from the sea level. There are no marked trails, but you will be joined by a guide who will lead the way. A manageable peak is Russelfjell (800 m above sea level), which offers magnificent panoramic views of the Lyngen Alps, the fjords Lyngenfjord and Ullsfjord and out to the open sea.
No tours will be arranged on one of the days. You can simply relax or choose to go fishing, visit a shrimp factory (Lyngen Reker) or go on a boat trip on the fjord.
• This six-hour boat trip takes us along the coast in areas that are hard to by car or on foot. We can spot porpoises, seals, eagles and many other animals. You will also have a chance to see if the fish are biting. Usual catches include cod, salmon and coalfish. If you catch a fish, you can take it back and perhaps it will be served for dinner at the camp. – Price: NOK 1,795
• Lyngen Reker: Visiting the local shrimp factory is one of the highlights of the trip. You can watch how they peel the shrimps then try yourself before sampling a few. - Price: NOK 800
Each evening, you will be served a delicious dinner featuring traditional dishes based on fresh local ingredients. You can also relax in the sauna and jacuzzi.
Midnight Sun trip: The sun just drop below the horizonfor a short time during the bright summer night. Throughout the night, the sun will provide enchanting lights on the horizon. You can go on a walk under the Midnight Sun or just enjoy the nature’s colour play.
Northern Lights trip: You don’t have to like coldness and deep winter to see Northern Lights – this magical natural phenomenon shows up when the evening gets little darker. You can also enjoy the magical view while soaking in the jacuzzi. Can you imagine a more exciting evening activity?
Day 7 - Saturday: Departure
After six fascinating days in the Lyngen Alps, it’s time to say goodbye.
After the breakfast, you will travel by bus to Tromsø Airport for your flight home.
1. Midnight Sun tour: 6-12 August 2017
2. Northern Lights tour: 10- 16 September 2017
Requirements: The hikes described are examples and take approx. 4 - 6 hours (6 - 15 km) each. The terrain in Northern Norway can be impassable and a high level of safety is necessary. A guide will join you on all the organised hikes and assist you when necessary. It is also possible to climb one of the many mountains in Lyngen Alps. There is no standard