Hiking in the Lyngenfjord region

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Georg Sichelschmidt
Hiking Uløya in autumn colours, view of the Lyngenfjord and the Lyngen Alps

Hiking in the Lyngenfjord region

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Vegard Stien/Lyngen Adventure
3 persons hiking in the mountains on a sunny day

Hiking in the Lyngenfjord region

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Frida Xiang/Magy Media
Hiking in the pine forest

Hiking in the Lyngenfjordregion

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Anna Riebelova
A lone mountain biker on a sunny autumn day in the mountains looking at the Lyngenfjord and the Lyngen Alps

Hiking in the Lyngenfjordregion

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Svartfoss Adventure/Magy Media
Three people looking at a waterfall (Mollisfossen)

In the Lyngenfjord region, you can hike along the coast overlooking the open sea, climb one of the many majestic peaks in the Lyngen Alps, experience walking on a glacier or follow one of the many trails in the national park. You can follow routes that will take you back in time to experience cultural relics from our mining and war history.

There are hikes with varied difficulty level and attractions to enable everyone to experience our beautiful and contrasting nature.

Guided hikes in the Lyngenfjord region

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Guided glacier hikes and hikes to glaciers

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Best time for hiking

The best period for hiking around Lyngenfjord is between mid-June to early October. In June and July, when the sun never sets, the mountains invites to beautiful scenarios with siluttes against the pink- and redcolored sky. 

Equipment

The equipment for an ultimate hiking tour is very important. Good hiking shoes are essential when hiking in the terrain. The weather in our region can change quickly so warm materials and extra clothing are good things to pack down. Even on shorter trips bring food and drink.

If you forget some clothes or equipment you can buy here:

  • Elektro Sport +47 77 71 16 00 (Mon-Sat), 9060 Lyngseidet 
  • Sport 1 +47 940 09 487 (Mon-Sat), Gammen varehus 9151 Storslett
  • Sport´n +47 77 76 07 40 (Mon-Sat), Strandveien 44, 9180 Skjervøy
Why hike in the Lyngenfjord region

When you are hiking in the wilderness you are getting really close to the nature. The silence, the smell of moist plants and the fresh air will make you feel fresh and healthy. Deep canyons, green valleys and high mountains creates spectacular view points. A guiding tour on one of the glaciers are also a fanastic experience!

The Norwegian Mountain Code and general advice
  1. Plan your trip and inform others about the route you have selected.
  2. Adapt the planned routes according to ability and conditions.
  3. Pay attention to the weather and the avalanche warnings.
  4. Be prepared for bad weather and frost, even on short trips.
  5. Bring the necessary equipment so you can help yourself and others.
  6. Choose safe routes. Recognize avalanche terrain and unsafe ice.
  7. Use a map and a compass. Always know where you are.
  8. Don’t be ashamed to turn around.
  9. Conserve your energy and seek shelter if necessary.
  • Don’t park in front of barriers or gates or in other ways prevent other vehicles from entering properties or hinder ordinary traffic.
  • Animals graze in the area and there is a requirement to keep your dog on a leash from April 1 – August 20.
  • In Lyngen, the requirement to keep your dog on a leash is extended until October 15.
  • Be careful with open fire. Follow the rules for the relevant area and season.
  • Take your rubbish home with you.
  • The use of drones in the national park and landscape protected areas is prohibited without a special permit.

Show consideration – look after our nature