Frequently asked questions

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We're here to help and have gathered the most frequently asked questions below. If you still can't find what you're looking for, feel free to contact us at


The most common way to travel to the Lyngenfjord region is by air to Tromsø. From Tromsø it is possible to drive or take public transport to the region. Read more about the travel options here.

The ferry schedule for the ferries in the Lyngenfjord region can be found at

Find the timetables for the following ferries:

  • Lyngseidet - Olderdalen
  • Svensby - Breivikeidet
  • Rotsund - Havnnes - Uløybukt (for travelling to the island Uløya)
  • Storstein - Nikkeby - Lauksundskaret (for travelling to the islands Arnøya and Laukøya)

You pay for the ferry, using autoPASS. Read more about it here.


General info

The most important aspect when taking photos in public is to take photos and videos with respect for other people and nature.

Drone photography within the Reisa National Park and the Lyngen Alps Landscape protected area is not allowed, unless you have permission.

Read more here.

In the Lyngenfjord region there are no places where you can exchange money. Some places accept payment in Euros. However, they may charge a fee, offer a poorer exchange rate or only give change in NOK.

ATM machines can be found in the main villages such as Lyngseidet, Skibotn, Skjervøy and Storslett. Please note that owing to bank fees it may be cheaper to use your credit card instead of exchanging money. Major credit and debit cards, such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners, are widely accepted throughout Norway.

The tap water in the Lyngenfjord region is very pure and clean, and is often better than bottled water. Very safe to drink, in other words. Fluoride is not added to Norwegian tap water and only very small amounts occur naturally. It is possible to buy fluoride tablets at most pharmacies. 

Beer can be bought at food stores between 9am and 8pm (6pm).
Other alcohol must be purchased at Vinmonopolet (liquor store)
Find the nearest liquor store here.

From magnificent nature to cultural heritage and small-town life, the Lyngenfjord region offers an authentic and welcoming opportunity to experience Northern Norway! Sustainable tourism for the area means tourism that positively contributes to the local community: employment, conservation of nature, and local culture.

Read more about being a sustainable destination here.


  • One must not be on private grounds without the consent of the landowner.
  • The tent must have at least 150 meters distance to buildings.
  • One can camp for two days in the open space without permission from the landowner.

In the Lyngenfjord region you can find several cross country skiing trails, most of them are between 4-10 km. Most trails are prepared on a voluntary basis.

Read more here about where you can find the cross country skiing trails.

There are many great hikes to choose from. Our hiking guide presents 45 different hikes in our region and you can find it here.

On our web page you can find suggestions for family friendly/easy hikes, historic hikes, adventurous hikes and our top 10 hikes.

People often ask us when is the best time to see the northern lights. The northern light's season lasts about 7 months in Northern Norway. As soon as the evenings starts to get darker after the summer of midnight sun, the northern lights appear again. The aurora borealis is visible between mid August to mid April, but best time to see the northern lights is from September to March.

Read more here.

You can also read about the best place to see the northern lights here.

It`s possible to see orcas and humpback whales in the lyngenfjord area. In recent years, the whale season has started in November and ended in January.

We recommend you don’t wait too long before making your dream of whale watching safari come true. The whale experts who have followed the whales for many years believe the whale adventure will soon be over. With the changing sea currents, the herring will migrate out to the open sea and, when this happens, the whales will follow them. Naturally, this will make it harder for us to experience them.

Read more about it here.

Information you need to know about fishing in Northern Norway and Lyngenfjord region. Read more here.

The ski season can be divided into different periods, each offering a different ski touring experience. Read more here.