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Lyngenfjord: naturally exciting

Get your northern lights experience in the Lyngenfjord area, which is blessed with dramatic landscapes and boasts one of the driest areas in Norway – a great place to see the aurora borealis.

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The mountains, which go all the way down to the shoreline, are great for downhill skiing. Behind the mountains you will find the Skibotn valley. The valleys dry climate makes it a good place to enjoy the northern lights.

Northern lights over Lyngenfjord
Jan R. Olsen
Enjoying the aurora borealis at Koppang brygger
Koppangen Brygger
Freeriding in Lyngen
Svein Petter Aagård/Visitnorway.com
Freeriding in Lyngen
Svein Petter Aagård / Visitnorway.com
Northern lights over the Lyngen alps
Jan R. Olsen

Northern lights offers

Northern lights expeditions and adventure packages
from Visit Lyngenfjord

In the Lyngenfjord region you can experience northern lights in the autumn and winter, from September to March.

You will learn how to take pictures of the northern lights, prepare your own dinner from self-caught fish, experience lavvu-evenings and more. There are several packages and adventures to choose from.

See the northern lights over Lyngenfjord

Getting here

  • By plane

    By plane

    The Lyngenfjord and the Lyngen Alps are just 1–3 hours from Tromsø, the main airport in the area. SAS offers flights from a number of airports via Oslo (OSL) to Tromsø (TOS). Further transport by public bus or rental car is required. If you’ve booked a package or day activity, pick-up from Tromsø is always included.

    Read more about getting to Norway

  • By boat

    By boat

    Hurtigruten (the Norwegian Coastal Express) calls at Skjervøy on its way between Bergen and Kirkenes.

    Book a trip with Hurtigruten

Things to do in the Lyngenfjord area

Where to stay in the Lyngenfjord area

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.

Lyngenfjord also offers …

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