Rolling a whisky cask at Aurora Spirit wintertime in Lyngen, Northern Norway
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Guided tour
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Aurora Spirit
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Visit the world's northernmost whisky distillery

Visit the world’s northernmost whisky distillery at Årøybukt in Lyngen and enjoy the Arctic distillation experience!

Book your guided tour here!

About Aurora Spirit Distillery

Situated at 69°North, far within the Arctic Circle, Aurora Spirit produces handcrafted spirits based on arctic ingredients. Surrounded by the Lyngen Alps, nearby fjords and with views of the arctic wilderness and Northern Lights, the setting is truly stunning. As if the environs were not enough, the workings of the distillery are no less intriguing. It was built within a disused NATO Cold War base, and the maturation of its whisky takes place within its network of underground tunnels and bunkers.

The distillery's spirits are bottled under the Bivrost brand. Bivrost, a word that dates back to old norse, is based upon 1000 year old Viking legends about the northern lights. The old vikings named the northern lights “bivrost” – which directly translated means “shaking road”. They thought the northern light was a pathway for the gods between Midgard and Asgard.

You can read more about the production of arctic spirits at

The distillery is open to visitors, and offers guided tours and tastings

Visitor center at Aurora Spirit, panorama windows with view of the fjord
Guided tour at Aurora Spirit - Photo: Aurora Spirit
Guided Tour - The Arctic Whisky Experience

Guided Tour at 12:00 or 14.00 (Days may vary)

During the Arctic Whisky Experience, a knowledgeable guide will take you on a journey through the process of manufacturing various types of spirits such as vodka, aquavit, award-winning gins and of course our award-winning Whisky. You will learn about hi-tech alcohol production, right here in the Arctic circle, where BIVROST is created under the northern lights and midnight sun.
You will gain an insight into the mysterious past of Viking Age drinking customs, making moonshine in Northern Norway and learn about hi-tech alcohol production on top of the world. During this exciting guided tour, you will see, feel and smell Arctic ingredients.
The full tour includes 3 complementary tastings from a small tasting of carefully selected house spirits.
After the tour, you have the option of buying more tastings, taking a stroll along the Arctic History Trail or simply enjoy the view!

Lunch can be purchased for an extra charge of NOK 189(must be ordered in advance)


Guided tour of the distillery
Time to enjoy the view and relax at the distillery
Opportunity to ask questions to our experienced distillers
Free wi-fi and use of our lounge which has panoramic views of the fjord and mountains

Season: ALL Year


Guided tours at Aurora Spirit Distillery

The distillery offers guided tours at 12:00 and 14:00. If you are extra interested in whisky join the VIP tour and get a more in-depth tour at the distillery.