THE LYNGENFJORD REGION
Imagine hiking in the wilderness, and suddenly being surprised to spot nature's own magic, the northern lights.
Imagine strolling through wild flower meadows under the midnight sun, surrounded by tranquil fjords and mountain peaks as tall as 1,800 metres.
In Lyngenfjord, you can find activities for everyone.
From expert to beginner, if you are eager to try some outdoor arctic activities, you're in the right place!
Bring the whole family on a fun hike in beautiful scenery.
Lyngenfjord is also one of Norway's premiere destinations for mountain biking!
The region offers lots of other activities during summer, like fjord kayaking, river canoeing, sea safaris, bungee jumping, and fishing in the sea, rivers and lakes.
In winter, the Lyngen Alps offer some of the best off-piste slopes in the world.
Plough your way through the powder and feel free!
Or try ice climbing, snowmobiling, dog or reindeer sledding, snowshoeing, ice fishing, or cross-country skiing – the list is long!
After a long day full of activities, what could be better than sinking down into a luxurious hot tub with a scenic view?
Local accommodation ranges from luxury lodges and friendly hotels to camp sites and charming fisherman’s cabins. Or how about spending the night in a glass igloo, with the northern lights dancing over you?
Experience food and culture traditions from the Norwegian, Sami, and Kven people.
Lyngenfjord has achieved the certification Sustainable Destination. Although this does not mean that the destination is sustainable, it does mean that it has made a commitment to work systematically to reduce the negative effects of tourism, while strengthening its positive ripple effects.
Even the tap water in Lyngen is considered a pure delicacy, as it comes directly from clear and clean mountain streams.
So, what are you waiting for?
Plan your trip to the Lyngenfjord region today!
Arctic adventures all year around
From tall steep mountains to lush valleys, glaciers and narrow fjord arms, there is something for everyone to fall in love with. In addition to the Lyngen Alps, the region is home to the islands around Skjervøy, Reisa National Park, inland wilderness areas, lakes and rivers, and the northernmost three-country cairn in the world.
Go for shorter day trips along the shore or into the valleys, or climb summits and glaciers. Challenge yourself with multi-day hikes into the inland wilderness.
In the autumn and winter, you might be lucky enough to experience the magical northern lights. This time of year, humpback and killer whales also often appear. Spotting whales is a thrilling experience!
The region is home to an abundance of locally-sourced food and drink. Taste everything from Lyngen lamb to Lyngen prawns, as well as nature's bounty such as berries and mushrooms.
This cultural diversity between the three peoples, – the Norwegians, the Sami, and the Kven is a part of everyday life here. This also forms the backdrop to local cultural highlights, such as the Centre for Northern people that celebrates the native sea Sami culture, and the annual Riddu Riđđu music festival.
Find more inspiration on Lyngenfjord’s official website.
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.
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