The Lyngen Alps are a mountain range in northeastern Troms county
Visit the Lyngen Fjord area to see the Northern Lights. With picturesque nature and one of the driest place in Norway, it is an ideal place to see the Northern Lights.
Lyngenfjords is the obvious choice if you wish to see the Northern Lights or skiing activities. The 82-kilometre long Lyngenfjord is the backbone of the area, surrounded by the rough fascinating Lyngen Alps, which rise to 1.833 metres above the sea level. It´s a beautiful place with many adventure and leisure activities, making it a popular destination for tourists.
The thousand metre high mountains fall vertically into the deep fjords, giving the landscape a dramatic signature that you will not find anywhere else in Europe. The high peaks form a special barrier to rain clouds, which make the Lyngenfjord region to one of the driest places to visit in Europe, but in the same also one of the clearest.
The Lyngenfjord region is recommendable for both short and longer breaks especially during the Northern Light season, or an obvious choice for a detour from Tromsø. Also the Midnight Sun you can discover here from 17 May to 27 July where the sun shines 24/7.
These conditions make the Lyngenfjord region one of the best places on earth to discover the stunning Northern Lights. The night skies here are clear and sparkling, which means that this is a perfect place from which to watch the Northern Lights dancing above the mountaintops. It's a Northern Lights photography heaven, with the silhouette of the mountains against the starry sky, the moon, and the Northern Lights.
Especially during the winter, the region invites to all kind of fascinating adventures. The conditions for activities like skiing, dogsledding, snowmobiling and special Northern Light events and activities are unique here, and you will find a wide selection of local tour operators offering exciting Arctic adventures.
During the summer and the Midnight Sun season, the Lyngenfjord region invites for all kinds of fjord activities. The many hours of light create the most exciting energy and atmosphere, which motivates one for a lot of beautiful nature experiences. Lyngenfjord invites to boat safaris and fishing tours. Excellent routes make the Lyngen Fjord region an obvious choice for a self-drive experience too.
The Sami People in Norway are one of the world’s indigenous people with their language, culture, and customs that differ from the societies around them. The Sami are living in the whole region, but you can experience them in Reisa National Park and in the village of Manndalen, where you can find the Center of Northern People. On a visit here you have an extraordinary possibility to discover about the Sami and Norwegian culture through exciting activities. And a tip from us; put a smile on the face of a Sami by calling them just that and referring to their land as Sápmi.
The Lyngen region was awarded the prestigious quality label “Sustainable Destination” by Innovation Norway in 2017. The award shows the appreciation of the unique nature here, and how much is being done from local communities to offer environmentally-friendly options, when you are travelling in the region.
Whatever you choose to explore Lyngenfjord by yourself or a tour, Lyngenfjord is never far away. Tromsø international Airport is nearby, and from here you will find excellent domestic and international flight connections.
Lyngenfjord and Lyngen Alps is only 1-3 hours drive from Tromsø Airport, and there are also small airports in the area like Bardufoos Airport and Sørkjosen Airport. Tromsø has daily flights to Sørkjosen Airport.
All year around you will find a lot of buses running from Tromsø to places such as Lyngseidet, Skibotn, Manndalen; Olderdalen, Storslett, Sørkjosen and Skjervøy. The express boat to Nord-Lenangen is also recommendable, but the easiest individual solution is still to rent a car in Tromsø.
Because there are not many local bus connections, you have to plan.