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The Majestic Lyngenfjord
Take a scenic drive from Tromsø to Lyngen where the beaten tracks are waiting for you - the perfect Arctic roadtrip. Enjoy extreme outdoor activities with friends or fresh and fun experiences with your family. Lyngen peninsula with it’s high peaks, blue glaciers and dramatic landscape continues to amaze both young and old. The region also creates the surroundings for cultural highlights such as the annual music festival Riddu Riđđu.
Lyngen offers fantastic hiking opportunities in the rugged terrain of the Lyngen Alps. Hikers can explore a variety of landscapes, from valleys and lakes to challenging mountain peaks. It's a prime destination for outdoor enthusiasts looking to experience the natural beauty of Northern Norway.
One of the most popular hikes is to Blåisvatnet (The Blue Lake) to enjoy the intense blue water surrounded by steep mountains. If you’re looking for a view out of the ordinary, visiting the Gorsa bridge is an experience, with the bridge stretching 153 metres over the deep Sabetjohk Canyon. Jiehkkevárri is the highest peak in the Lyngen Alps. This is a demanding yet rewarding hike for advanced hikers, offering stunning views of the fjords and the surrounding mountain ranges.
Take your family or friends to one of the Northern Norwegian museums in Storslett, Lyngen, Skibotn or Kåfjord where you’ll learn more about Northern Norwegian culture and Sami culture. At Seppalatunet you’ll get to learn moreabout famous polar expeditions.
The Lyngen Alps are worth the visit just for the view, but skiing and hiking is highly popular if you’re into a bit more extreme activities. Lyngenfjord can offer walks on Steindalsbreen Glacier, ski touring in untouched snow-covered mountainsides, ice climbing and many other exhilarating activties. Please make sure to take precautions before heading out on tour - read more on www.varsom.no.
- The name Lyngen comes from the fjord with the same name, and means “quiet” or “peaceful” in Old Norse.
- Lyngen has about 3 000 people living in the municipality.
- The famous Lyngen Alps stretches over Balsfjord, Lyngen, Storfjord and Tromsø with it’s highest point 1834 meters above sea level.