The mighty nature around the Lyngenfjord, creates the perfect setting for a memorable holiday with friends. The nature experiences are queueing up, hiking, trail biking, summit hikes under the midnight sun with or without skis, kayaking on the fjord, river boat trip up Reisadalen or fjord cruises among the islands are just some of the things you can do.
Here are 12 tips on adventures to be had in our region.
For the active group
1. Go kayaking or canoeing surrounded by mighty nature
Learn something new together and share a magical experience close to nature. A kayak trip on the Lyngenfjorden or canoe trip down the Reisa river is something to look forward to. Read more about the kayak and canoe opportunities here.
2. Go for a hike
Surrounded by steep mountains and beautiful nature, the Lyngenfjord region is an eldorado for hiking - both high and low in the terrain! There are several marked trails and hikes you can experience in the summer and fall. We recommend you take a look at our "Hiking guide for the Lyngenfjord region" for a large selection of trips with good descriptions. If you are looking for that little extra for the trip, a local guide can be recommended.
3. Whiz down the mountainside on skis under the midnight sun
Here you can ski "summit to sea" and find pristine mountain sides. The most accessible and popular summit hiking areas are in Lyngen, outer Kåfjord, Kågen and on Arnøya. The season varies according to snow conditions and weather, but from February to April you are guaranteed good conditions. In summer, you must expect to walk some meters before you reach the snow. The best tip is to hire a local ski guide and rent a boat shuttle. Read more about summit hikes here.
4. Find the flow on one of the many trails
Explore the trails in the region by bike. A wide selection of varied trails, which stretch from the fjord and up the mountain, give you both challenges and magical experiences. Most trails are natural, but in some places there are prepared trails. If you are an experienced trail cyclist, the Lyngenfjord region can offer you world-class biking terrain, and if you are still a rookie, you can get advice and guidance from professional, local trail biking guides. Read more about trail cycling here.
5. Test your skills as a musher
Ever thought about driving a dog sled without snow covering the ground? Take your friends on a slightly different dog sledding experience. Together you drive out into the woods / fields along a forest road, one controls the dog team and the cart while the other sits in the cart and can relax. During the trip you will stop and enjoy a snack together before you head back to the start. Read more and order your dog sledding experience here.