Mountain biking in the Lyngenfjord region

© Moritz Ablinger
Mountain biking in autumn colours with a fjord view

Mountain biking in the Lyngenfjord region

© Moritz Ablinger
3 bikers on a trail in the mountains, autumn colours

Mountain biking in the Lyngenfjord region gives you amazing views, technical trails and awesome nature experiences. You will discover a wide variety of trails leading from the sea up into the mountains and experience freedom and pure mountain biking spiced with the breathtaking views of fjords, mountains and glaciers.

Most of the trails are steep, and many include sections where you need to push or carry your bike uphill. You don’t have to worry about lifts being out of order because we don’t have any lifts here. Our trails will challenge you to use your entire body, but the fun you will have will make it worth the effort.

As mountain biking is still quite a new activity in our region, most trails are also used for hiking and other activities. Remember to be polite and considerate to other trail users and to respect the clean and vulnerable arctic nature.

Here you can find all important facts about mountain biking in the Lyngenfjord region. 

Basic facts 

The best time for mountain biking here is from late June to mid-September

None, but there is a shuttle service in the Kåfjorddalen valley.

Trail grading
Green, blue, red, black, double black

Natural trails...
… come with natural obstacles. You may encounter fallen trees, water erosion, landslides, and other hazards. Many of the trails in the region also require good mountain biking technique and both map reading and wilderness skills.

Trail Code by NOTS (Norwegian organisation for mountain biking)
  • Be considerate and polite when meeting hikers.
  • You must always give way to people on foot.
  • Limit your speed to the point that you don’t endanger yourself or others, especially on roads and trail inviting high speed and in complex sections. 
  • Break to walking speed before passing someone on a narrow trail. 
  • Don’t make new tracks. If you don’t have the skills to overcome an obstacle, get off your bike. 
  • Don’t ride on especially vulnerable trails after periods with a lot of rain. 
  • Don’t make the trail wider by avoiding ponds or obstacles. 
  • Carry your bike through swamp areas to avoid forming new tracks. 
  • Don’t lock up the back wheel when riding steep hills. 
  • If two bikers meet on a hill, the one riding uphill has the right of way.
Respect the nature and the locals!
  • Please take all rubbish with you and don’t leave any traces.
  • As some trails pass drinking water sources, it’s extremely important not to pollute these.
  • Most of the open areas in the Lyngen Alps are within the landscape protected area. Marking or building new trails within this area is prohibited without a special permit. 
  • The current regulations prohibit e-bikes in the landscape protected area. 
  • The use of drones in the landscape protected area is prohibited without a special permit.
  • As many of the trails are on grazing land, there is a chance that mountain bikers may find injured, sick or dead sheep or reindeer. If this happens, we recommend reporting this to the farmers or reindeer herders.
  • Keep your dog on a leash and don’t feed the grazing animals.
  • If you open any gates, please remember to close them behind you.
  • Park your car in the designated parking areas to avoid blocking fields, forest roads or cabin entrances.


All photos: Moritz Ablinger