Travel Green: Explore the region´s sustainable travel experiences
Sustainability is vital for tourism in the Lyngenfjord region and at the core of all our actions. In this, Visit Lyngenfjord works for and with the local tourism companies to contribute to the local community: employment, conservation of nature, and local culture. Read more about the region´s work towards sustainable tourism here.
Now it´s your turn! By choosing accommodation, food, and services from the region´s sustainable certified companies, you make your stay more sustainable, leave a smaller footprint and support local companies.
Our tips and offerings to explore the area more sustainably:
- Eat local food, read more in our local food guide or check out our food & drink overview
- Choose accommodation with suppliers that have environmental certifications
- Book activities and guiding with a local company
- Explore the region using convenient hop-on-off busses and ferry line connections
- Shop locally, join events and support the local economy
- Follow the local codes of conduct e.g. fishing regulations, whale watching guidelines, mountain biking, hiking and camping
- Leave no trace behind while enjoying the nature
Below you can find all sustainable certificated tourism services from our region.
Green places to stay
Presenting accommodation which has been sertified with one of the green travel labels.
Local culture and food
The unique culture in the Lyngenfjord region is called the “Meeting of the Three Tribes” and consists of the history and traditions of the Norwegian, Sami and Kven people.
You will discover a lot of tasty locally produced food in the Lyngenfjord region. Many of the restaurants and cafés have local produce on the menu, while several companies produce local fish, meat, baking, berry and cheese products which you can buy.
Environmentally friendly transport
If you wish to travel in an environmentally-friendly manner, you will find several alternatives in the Lyngenfjord region.
Travelling by bus is one alternative. This requires some planning as the departures are infrequent. There are daily departures to and from the region, both northwards towards Alta and southwards to Tromsø and Narvik. By using the travel planner on www.tromskortet.no, you can find information about routes, timetables and fares.
Arctic Route bus
The arctic Route bus has daily departures from Tromsø to Lyngseidet from early December to late March. This provides an easy way to experience the best the Lyngenfjord has to offer. Read more about the Arctic Route bus.
Ferry crossings in the Lyngenfjord region
There are ferry routes across the Ullsfjord and Lyngenfjord. For updated timetables and fare details, please visit: www.bjorklid.no. It’s easy to pay by card and there is a café on both ferries.
Charging stations for electric cars
There are currently only a few charging stations for electric cars in our region. Click here for a map and more information about charging stations in the region.
- Fast charging station (6 chargers) at Circle K petrol station in Nordkjosbotn in Balsfjord
- Tesla supercharging station (6 chargers) in Skibotn in Storfjord
- Tesla charging station (1 charger) at Aurora Spirit in Årøybukt in Lyngen
- Tesla supercharging station (6 chargers) in Sørkjosen in Nordreisa
- Charging in Birtavarre outside Kåfjord Helsetun (3 chargers) in Kåfjord
- Charging in Manndalen next to the petrol station (6 chargers) in Kåfjord
- Charging in Storslett at Circle K petrol station (6 chargers) in Nordreisa
Our work towards more sustainable tourism:
Lyngenfjord locals: "This is what sustainability means for us!"
What makes Lyngenfjord a sustainable destination? To answer this, we created a short documentary series where local companies, employees, and citizens share their actions and insights towards a more sustainable region.
Lyngenfjord - work towards more sustainable tourism since 2017
Sustainability is vital for tourism in the Lyngenfjord region and at the core of all our actions. In this, Visit Lyngenfjord works for and with the local tourism companies to contribute to the local community: employment, conservation of nature, and local culture. Read more about our work and future insights here.