Looking down at the lighthouse at the northernmost point on the Lyngen peninsula, Northern Norway
©Petr Pavlíček


Walking out to Lyngstuva is an ideal experience for the whole family. You will be rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding fjords and islands. It’s also a perfect spot to enjoy the Midnight Sun and the Northern Lights!

The walk to Lyngstuva - the outermost point of the Lyngen Peninsula - is suitable for young and old alike. The walk out to Lyngsstuva and back is around 6 km and you should allow about two hours in total. The best time to walk to Lyngstuva is from May to November. A nice rest area featuring a rustic shelter, toilet, fireplace, table and benches is located along the trail. This is a great place to take a break and enjoy the view.

How to get there

Follow route 314 via Nord-Lenangen until you reach the end of the road. You can park at the end of the road/on the field at Russelv (Ruoššajohka). It’s possible to reach Russelv by bus, but we recommend you check the timetable at tromskortet.no since there are not services every day.

Walking from Russelv to Lyngstuva

Follow the path along the seashore from the car park at the end of the road. It starts as a gravel road then continues as a path. The last section is over and around a small hill before you reach the lighthouse at Lyngstuva/Iddu.It’s possible to stay overnight in the small cabin by the lighthouse. When you reach the outermost point of the Lyngen peninsula, you will be rewarded with wonderful panoramic views of the surrounding fjords (Hamrefjorden, Ullsfjorden and Lyngen), the Fugløysundet strait and islands including Vannøya, Reinøya, Fugleøya and Fakken.Lyngstuva is a perfect place to enjoy the Midnight Sun in summer and the Northern Lights in winter.You can choose between several wonderful and more challenging hiking routes from Lyngstuva. If you bring the hiking map for the Lyngen peninsula and Karlsøy (Lyngenhalvøya og Karlsøy), you can extend your hike and expand the nature-based experience!

Cultural heritage sites on the Lyngen peninsula

Did you know there are many cultural heritage sites in the area between Russelv and Lyngstuva? These are a mixture of Sami, Kven and Norwegian cultural relics, and witness to an area that has been settled for many generations. Several of these sites are signposted on the trail out to Lyngstuva. The Norwegian Coastal Administration has a building by the lighthouse on the outermost point at Lyngstuva, while the remnants from two shipwrecks are visible on the seashore below the lighthouse.

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