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The Lyngenfjord and the Lyngsalpene mountain range form an Arctic area of exotic and family-friendly outdoor activities based on pure fun and sustainability.
In the Lyngenfjord area, you get a combination of extreme and relaxing outdoor activities as well as fresh experiences. Here you will continuously stumble upon striking contrasts and attractions at both high and low altitudes.
Lyngenfjord has been certified as a Sustainable Destination. This is a sought after label given only to areas that can prove that they work every day to reduce environmental impact of tourism and to preserve the destination’s character and nature. The beauty of the landscape, that continues on a plateau all the way to the border of Finland where you’ll find the world’s northernmost three-country cairn, relies on this understanding.
The region gives new meaning to the old cliché local food and drink. Here you get to taste everything from Lyngen lamb to Lyngen shrimps, as well as natural wonders like berries and mushroom. The small place of Årøybukt claims to have the world’s northernmost whisky distillery, and in Lyngen even the tap water is considered a pure delicacy as it originates directly from clear and clean mountain streams.
Accommodation offers range from friendly hotels and good camping sites to charming fisherman’s cabins, and getting to the area is easier than you might think.
Find more inspiration on Lyngenfjord’s official website.
The certification Sustainable Destination is a seal of approval given to destinations that work systematically to reduce the negative impact of tourism. In addition to providing visitors with enjoyable experiences, the destination must preserve the local nature, culture and environment, strengthen social values, and be economically viable. The municipality and the travel industry must cooperate closely to assure that the destination is a great place both to live in and to visit.
There are daily bus depatures from Tromsø to Lyngen, Skibotn, and further north to Olderdalen, Skjervøy, Sørkjosen, and Storslett.
Local public transport demands planning as departures are limited. Find more information and timetables on Lyngenfjord’s official website.
You can rent cars in Tromsø. Find detailed route descriptions on Lyngenfjord’s official website.
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.
The closest major airport is Tromsø Airport.
Smaller airports in the area include Bardufoss Airport and Sørkjosen Airport.
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.