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Person watching the northern lights over the Lyngen alps A person watching the northern light over the Lyngen Alps
Photo: Jan R. Olsen

Fun at all altitudes

The Lyngenfjord and the Lyngen alps form an Arctic area of exotic and family-friendly outdoor activities based on pure fun and sustainability.

Hiking in Lyngen
Frank Andreassen / www.nordnorge.com
Freeriding in Lyngen
Svein Petter Aagård / Visitnorway.com
Enjoying a campfire in Nordreisa
Yvonne Holth / www.nordnorge.com
Northern lights over Lyngenfjord
Jan R. Olsen
Autumn in Kåfjord
Graham Austick / www.nordnorge.com
Skiing in Lyngen
Graham Austick / www.nordnorge.com

Things to do in the Lyngenfjord region

Where to stay in the Lyngenfjord region

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Getting here and around

Get in-depth travel information for at Lyngenfjord’s official website.

  • By plane

    By plane

    The closest major airport is Tromsø Airport.

    Smaller airports in the area include Bardufoss Airport and Sørkjosen Airport.

  • By road

    By road

    There are regular bus services from Tromsø to the area. Local public transport demands planning as departures are limited. Find timetables at Tromskortet.

    Cars can be rented in Tromsø. Find detailed descriptions of routes.

  • By boat

    By boat

    The Norwegian Coastal Express Hurtigruten calls at Skjervøy on its way between Bergen and Kirkenes.

    There is an express boat service from Tromsø to Nord-Lenangen. Be aware that the expressboat only operates on certain days and does not take cars.

Northern lights forecast

Weather icon white Seasons and climate

  • Due to the temperate waters of the Gulf Stream, the Lyngenfjord region has a much milder climate than other parts of the world at the same latitude, such as Alaska and Siberia.
  • The coastal climate in the Lyngenfjord region makes the winters mild and the summers relatively cool.
  • January and February are the coldest months, with an average temperature of -4°C.
  • July and August are warmest with an average temperature of 12°C.
  • May and June are the driest months, with an average 50 mm of rainfall.
  • October is the wettest month.
  • Strong winds can occur, especially in late autumn and winter.
  • Get the latest weather forecast on yr.no.

Safety in the mountains

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Norway is an incredible place to explore, with untamed mythical landscapes, mountains, valleys, and fjords. Before you enter the outdoors, get familiar with the nine simple rules of the Norwegian mountain code to help you stay safe.

  1. Plan your trip and inform others about the route you have selected.
  2. Adapt the planned routes according to ability and conditions.
  3. Pay attention to the weather and the avalanche warnings.
  4. Be prepared for bad weather and frost, even on short trips.
  5. Bring the necessary equipment so you can help yourself and others.
  6. Choose safe routes. Recognize avalanche terrain and unsafe ice.
  7. Use a map and a compass. Always know where you are.
  8. Don’t be ashamed to turn around.
  9. Conserve your energy and seek shelter if necessary.

Read the mountain code with supplementary comments.

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There is no need to wait until you’re here to find out what you’d like to do.