Northern Lights at XLyngen in northern Norway
©Anne Lise Reiersen - XLyngen

Autumn Northern Light Dreams in the Lyngen Alps

Already from September you can watch the Northern Lights and combine this wonderful view with exciting summer activities like hiking and fishing. The destination Lyngen Alps offers you a perfect combination of unspoiled nature and comfortable accommodation. Discover the Northern Lights and participate in numerous exciting activities or simply enjoy the beautiful and peaceful surroundings on the northern tip of the Lyngen Peninsula.


Day 1:    Arrival and Northern Lights workshop        
Pick up and transfer from Tromsø at 14:30 (a later time can be arranged). The drive to XLyngen takes about 2-2,5 hrs included a ferry ride. Arriving at XLyngen you get to check in to your rorbu or apartment and have time to relax a bit before dinner and the northern light workshop. Where you will learn about the northern lights and also get some tips on northern lights photography

Day 2:    Hiking and spa
After enjoying breakfast in the restaurant, which offers an amazing sea view, we will get ready for our guided hike to Lyngstuva. This takes you to the northernmost point of the Lyngen peninsula, be prepared for lots of fresh sea air. We will eat our packed lunch during the hike. Returning to the accommodation you will be served  afternoon coffee and some snacks. Use the rest of the afternoon to relax or explore the surrounding area.

Dinner will be served in the restaurant and you can end the evening with a spa evening. Making use of the sauna and outdoor jazucci.

Day 3:    Free day and Northern Light safari
After enjoying breakfast in the restaurant, you can spend the day how you wish. Book an extra activity or explore the surroundings. 

In the afternoon you will be served  afternoon coffee and some snacks.

Dinner will be served in the restaurant.

After dinner we will get ready for the northern light safari hike.

Day 4:    
After enjoying breakfast in the restaurant, it is time to check out and return to Tromsø. In Tromsø around 13.00


About XLyngen

Your base will be XLyngen – the traditional Norwegian “rorbu” houses, like you can find them along the coast of Norway. These houses are built on land but with the one end on poles in the water. So, you will never be far away from the sea.
We are two families who run this place and we will be with you during your stay, from the pick up at the airport or hotel, during the activities and in the restaurant. You will be part of our family and we will give you the attention you need to have an unforgettable holiday. 

Accommodation & Food

The 5 cabins and 2 apartments are comfortable and well equipped. Here you can escape from daily routines and stress and find peace in the quietness of the arctic nature. Every cabin has a kitchen, living room, 3 bedroom and one bathroom. When you are travelling alone or as a couple, you will have your own house and you don’t need to share the bathroom with strangers.
In our restaurant, staying on poles in the fjord, we serve you breakfast, afternoon coffee with waffles and dinner. Our food consists of local ingrediency and local recipe prepared from us.
We ask you to make your lunch at the breakfast table, so that you can take that food with you as you wish to eat during daytime.
The restaurant is as well a place to relax, to read and sit together with your friends. Here we serve you as well our afternoon coffee and tea together with cakes and waffles.

Sauna& Jazucci: You are welcome to use our sauna and the outdoor jazucci. After a long day outside it is the perfect way to relax and if you are lucky, you may see the northern lights while sitting in the warm jazucci.

During your stay you will participate in different activities. Most of these activities are guided by ourself. That gives us a lot of flexibility to design the activities for the needs of our guests.
Please check the different packages to find out, which of those activities are included.

  • Northern light workshop: At arrival day we give you an instruction in how to take good pictures from the northern lights and where to go. The workshop takes about 1-2 hours and will be held inside and outside.
  • Northern Lights Safari walk. We hike to a marvelous place with a great view over the Lyngen Alps and the sea – no light pollution, which means that this is the perfect place to take pictures and to watch the Northern Lights. We provide hot drinks and headlamps. Duration 2 hours. 
  • Guided hike to Lyngstuva: This is our most famous hike to the northernmost tip of the Lyngen peninsula – Lyngstuva. We will walk along the coast until we reach the firehouse with a spectacular view over the open sea and the surrounding islands. Here we will eat our packed lunch and get some hot drinks. Duration 4 hours.
  • Fishing from a boat (from September to October): We will go out by boat with a skipper who knows the region well. He will show you how to use the rod and where to catch the fish. Usually you will catch cod, halibut or sea trout for the dinner at night 
  • Hiking to the Blue lake (Blåisvatnet): A 5 hour hike to the famous Blåisvatnet in the Lyngen Alps. Included transfer.
  • Guided glacier hike: No visit to the Lyngen area would be complete without experiencing at least one of the many glaciers up close and personal. This is a 7 hours hike to the Steindalsbreen return. Included transfer to the starting point
  • Picking berries and mushrooms: Join us picking berries and mushrooms – 4 hours
  • Visit to the Aurora Spirit Distillery: Join us for a day trip to visit the northern most whisky destillery and learn about distilling in the north

Activities: we reserve the right to modify the activity programme in case of bad weather or other unforeseen situations. 

For booking this package please contact us via the form below:


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