Get your northern lights experience in the Lyngenfjord region, an area blessed with dramatic landscapes and dry climates, the ideal viewing conditions for the aurora borealis.
Lyngsalpene are famous for ski touring, and here you can ski all the way from summit to sea. Behind the mountains, you will find the Skibotndalen valley, a likely place to spot the northern lights due to its’ particularly dry climate.
Further north you’ll find the Reisafjord and the Reisa national park, a remote region rich in Sami and Norwegian culture that offers exciting activities and is perfect for a winter holiday in Northern Norway.
The NorwayLights app provides the best prediction for when to see the northern lights in the area.
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.
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