Guided day hike by the Lyngenfjord - Adventure by DesignDate: Monday 20 jul 2020 - Wednesday 16 Sep 2020
Hike up the slopes of the famous Lyngenfjord. Admire the beautiful landscapes and hear stories of the life in the arctic now and in the past.
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We start our day from Kilpisjärvi or from Skibotn in Norway as you wish and drive to the coast of the famous Lyngenfjord. We park close to the water and start our hike up along the shoreline. Our route follows the road built by the war prisoners of the World War II. The path itself is a historical site of its own and above that the views from the trails are stunningly beautiful. We can admire the landscape with the picturesque Lyngenfjord all the way up to the tip where the fjord divides in two different direction. At the end of the route there is a restored bunker which can be nowadays used as a shelter for daytime use or for staying overnight. We enjoy lunch on the top before heading back down and drive back to Kilpisjärvi through Skibotn. The length of the tour is approximately 9 km.
With a guide you can learn about the arctic nature, it’s animals and flora, climate and how it is changing. You will hear about the life in the region, both today and in the past, especially during the war times. Our guides live in the area all year around, so they know these routes and terrains as their backyard.
All our tours are weather dependent and we will arrange an optional tour or another date if the current weather conditions make it impossible to run this tour.
Departure: 10 am Norwegian time
Participants: private group 2-6 people, prices for minimum of 2 adults per group
Bigger groups and other dates can be arranged on request.
Other pick-up and drop-off locations can be organized on request as well.
Required fitness level: average fitness level
Included: lunch, hot drinks and snacks, experienced guide leading the walk, transport from Kilpisjärvi/ Skibotn to the start of the trail and back.
Please bring good outdoor clothes and hiking boots, water bottle and possible snacks.
Make sure you inform us in case of any food allergies, diets or medical conditions/injuries relevant to the tour.
Adventure by Design has been arranging custom and private tours in Northern Norway and Finland since 2012. Gareth Hutton, the owner and lead guide, is an outdoors instructor and photographer from New Zealand. All our guides are outdoor guides with a passion for nature, physical activity and sharing the great outdoor experiences with you. We are committed to conserve the fragile nature for future generations and thus all our trips follow the leave nothing, take nothing but photos policy.