Lyngentrappa on a sunny autumn day
©Marie Kr Angelsen


Lyngentrappa (The Lyngen Steps) is a Sherpa staircase built by Sherpas from Nepal. The staircase comprises nearly 1,000 steps and covers 200 altitude metres. It winds its way up the hillside at Giæverlia in Lyngseidet.

You can find the starting point for the hike by searching for “Lyngentrappa” on Google Maps.

The Lyngen Steps continues as a path along Eidnasen to Verdens Ende (468 m.a.s.l.). A path leads up from this point to Kjosaksla (897 m.a.s.l.). From here, you will be rewarded with wonderful views of the Lyngen Alps, Kjosen, Lake Rottenvikvannet, the Lyngenfjord and Lyngseidet. You can return via the same route or via the tractor road down to Lyngseidet.

NB: Using the Lyngen Steps is not recommended when they are covered by snow and ice.