Familie i Lyngenfjord sommer

Nature experiences for families in the Lyngenfjord region

Bring the whole family to the Lyngenfjord region this summer!

Find nice hikingtrips and exciting things to do for the whole family.

Family-friendly excursions

Riverboatsafari in Reisa nationalpark

An experienced local boatman pilots a long, slim riverboat up the river. Banks of birch, alder and aspen slowly give way to dense pine forest. The occasional tent is pitched beside a boat pulled up onto the bank, as this is salmon season and the fishermen need a siesta at midday. A boat trip to Mollisfossen waterfall is not strenuous. It is only a few minutes' walk to the waterfall, so children, older people and many disabled people can manage it — it is a unique opportunity to experience untouched wilderness. When you reach the waterfall, you can enjoy a packed lunch, or barbeque. 

Dogsledding on wheels

A fun experience for the whole family, even when there is no snow. The friendly dogs - Alaska huskies, loves to run, but also to get a hug, and you will soon realiza that they appreciate your visit.


Kvennes is an easily accessible recreational area near Storslett national park village. The area is situated above the outlet of the Reisa river into the Reisafjord.

Amenities here include signs, gravel paths, rustic shelters and fireplaces with tables and benches.

There is a well-developed trail network offering shorter walks in the area, including in the forest, on the beach and near the mouth of the river. Part of the area is adapted for wheel-chair users and those pushing prams.

The long beaches and shallow water make this a popular bathing spot for the locals during the summer. You can also pick wild berries and mushrooms here in the autumn.

Worth knowing: The children’s nature park is a fun place for climbing.

Spåkenes coastal fort

Spåkenes, which is located on the border between the municipalities of Nordreisa and Kåfjord, offers a wonderful historical experience of a World War II coastal fort. The site by the fjord is also a perfect spot to enjoy the Midnight Sun and panoramic views of the open sea, Kåfjord and the majestic Lyngen Alps on the other side of the fjord. To the north, you can catch a glimpse of the islands of Arnøya and Nord-Fugeløy! The fort was built by the Germans during the war. Although it was destroyed when they left, several bunkers and gun sites remain, which you can explore. You can read more about the coastal fort at Spåkenes on the many information signs erected in the area.

Ankerlia and the Gorsa brigde

This nice hike leads you past an old mining area and further up the valley to the Gorsa Bridge, which crosses the 153 metre deep canyon. Thrill seekers can bungee jump off the bridge on Saturdays during the summer season. 

Family-friendly accommodation

Magic Mountain Lodge - Lyngseidet

Patrick og Henrika welcoms you to Magic Mountain Lodge at Lyngseidet. The lodge is suroounded by mountains and has a fantastic view of the Lyngenfjord. This is a perfect base for active families who loves to go hiking and bicycling to mention a few of the activities. 

We would recommend a bicycle tour to Rottenvik, to the picnic area by the old Rottenvik bridge, and to Rottenvik waterfall a relatively short bikeride from the lodge.

Enjoy a nice day in the centre of Lyngseidet in Prestelv park, and play chess with the giant outdoor chess set, cross the rope bridge to small island Skattøya (Treasure island), or enjoy other activities or just chill in the park.

Manndalen Sjøbuer - Manndalen

The 8 newly renowated seacabins are situated in the waters edge, many of them have their own sauna. Rent your own boat to go fishing, og enjoy a bath in the jacuzzi. We recommend a visit to Senter for nordlige folk, where you can learn about the seasami and kven culture in the region. A hikingtrip to the Baalsrud cave is highly recommended and suits the whole family. The hike is relatively easy, 10 kilometres return.

XLyngen - Nord Lenangen

XLyngen is located in the northern part of the Lyngen Alps, in the small fishing Village Nord-Lenangen. Rent a boat and catch a big fish under the midnight sun, rent a bike and explore the area, hike to the popular Blåisvatnet (The Blue lake) and swim in the icecold glacier water, or go berrypicking and make your very own jam! After a long day exploring, take a relaxing bath in the fjord, or in the outdoor jacuzzi. 

Skjervøy fiskecamp - Skjervøy

The familyfriendly Skjervøy fishingcamp lies a short distance from the vibrant fishingvillage Skjervøy. The fishingcamp rent out boats, and there is a playgroud on site. We strongly reccommend a visit to Aurora Salmon Centre, an interative exhibition where you can learn about the aquaclture industry, and how norwegian salmon is producced. Boattrip to the laksemehre on request.

For a great view of Skjervøy and the surrounding islands and the fjord, take the short and easy hike to the Stussnes mountain 161 m.a.s.l. At the top you can make a fire by the rustic shelter, chill in the hammock park (bring your own hammok), or just enjoy the beautiful view.

Olderelv camping - Skibotn

Olderelv Camping lies centrally in the village Skibotn. Here you will find everything you need for a relaxing holiday. A short walk from the camping you will find Skibotn klatrejungel, where the children can climb and enjoy themselves.

Best places for icecream!

Dittis - Olderdalen

Dittison the ferrydock in Olderdalen is open every day, and serve softice, burgers, and baguettes.


Mix - Storslett og Skjervøy

The Mix kiosk in the centre of Storselett and/or in the centre of Skjervøy is open every day and serve a big selection of treats such as milkshake, icecream and softice. 


Løkvollstranda camping

Løkvollstranda camping in the sea sami village Manndalen, serve fastfood and softice.


Spiser is en sommerdag i Manndalen

Tips til ting å gjøre fra lokale barnefamilier

Møt Felix 4 år og Majken 8 år fra Lyngseidet

Felix og Majken bor på Lyngseidet sammen med foreldrene Henrika og Patrik som eier og driver Magic Mountain Lodge, noen hundre meter fra Lyngseidet sentrum.

Familien er aktiv og liker både vandring, topptur på ski, og (sti)sykling.

Bli med familien på sykkeltur til Rottenvikfossen i Lyngen, en flott og tilgjengelig tur, perfekt for barnefamilier!

Finn turbeskrivelse til Rottenvikfossen her.

Felix og Majken sykler til Rottenvikfossen
Møt Leander 11 år, Lykke 7 år, og Aslak 7 år fra Manndalen

Leander og Lykke bor i Manndalen, og hadde i sommerferien besøk av Aslak 7 år fra Tromsø.

Familien er aktiv og går på mange turer i nærområdet. En favoritt er Hotell Savoy.

På Hotell Savoy kan de fiske, grille, og klatre i trærne.

Bli med familien til Hotell Savoy ved Lyngenfjorden, og høre de fortelle om sine favorittaktiviteter og steder.