Sitter på Dalberget og nyter utsikten mot Lyngsalpene og Lyngenfjorden
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Hop on - Hop off: The most enviromentally friendly adventure in the Lyngenfjord region

Would you like to get close to the locals and at the same time travel in an environmentally friendly way? Experience the Lyngenfjord region by taking the regional buses 150 Tromsø - Alta or 160 Tromsø - Storslett. Plan your trip based on our itinerary below and the bus schedule. When you are exploring the Lyngenfjord region in Northern Norway, taking the bus is a good alternative to renting a car. It's easy, reliable and comfortable. Sit back and enjoy the view!

Bus 150 Tromsø - Alta - Tromsø

Suggested itinerary

  • The bus departs Prostneset in Tromsø at 16.00 and drives to Breivikeidet from where you take the ferry to Svensby, which is the first stop. 

  • The next day 15:25 or 17:10, catch the bus to Lyngseidet. The bus trip takes approx. 20 minutes.
    • 🛏️ Accommodation in Lyngseidet
    • 🏃‍♀️ In Lyngseidet, we recommend a visit to Aurora Spirit Distillery, which is the world's northernmost whisky distillery and is situated approx. 10 km from Lyngseidet (40-minute bike ride). Rent hiking equipment at ElektroSport and go on nice hikes or bike rides in the area. 
  • Take the ferry from Lyngseidet to Olderdalen ⛴️. The ferry departs about every two hours, and is free of charge for travellers without a car. Ferry schedule
    • 🛏️ Accommodation in Olderdalen
    • 🏃‍♀️ In Olderdalen, you can go on hikes with spectacular views. There is a grocery store, as well as a kiosk (Dittis) at the ferry landing serving fast food.
  • From Olderdalen to Nordmannvik, it's only 10 km and the bus ride takes approx. 15 minutes. 
    • 🛏️ Accommodation in Nordmannvik
    • 🏃‍♀️ In Nordmannvik, there are no shops or restaurants, so you have to shop in Olderdalen before departure. The owner of Lyngen Fjordbuer in Nordmannvik is a nature guide and knows the surrounding area well. He can give you tips about the best hiking trips. Lyngen Fjordbuer has boats for rent.
  • From Nordmannvik to Djupvik/Spåkenes, the bus sride is approx. 10 minutes.
    • 🛏️ Accommodation in Spåkenes
    • At Lyngen North you can sleep in a glass igloo with a panoramic view of the Lyngen Alps. Lyngen North has their own restaurant - Restaurant Solvind, which serves local specialities with a twist - a mix of the world's food cultures. You will find the menu here
    • At Spåkenes, you can visit the ruins of an on coastal fort from World War II, and experience the rich bird life. Around 60 different bird species have been observed here. Read more about Spåkenes here
    • 🏃‍♀️ Get one of the best views of the Lyngen Alps from Dalberget or Storhaugen. View the hiking description to Dalberget here
  • The next stop is Sørkjosen, only 30 minutes by bus from Djupvik.
    • 🛏️ Accommodation in Sørkjosen
    • In Sørkjosen, we recommend a visit to Kronebutikken and Bærkokeriet.
    • At Storslett, which is a short drive from Sørkjosen, there are several shops, cafes and other services. We especially reccommend a visit to Bios Cafe, which serves quality food made from local produce. Read more about Bios Cafe her.

This itinerary can be combined with a detour to Skjervøy, or you can continue on bus 160 all the way to Alta.

* Please note that the bus only runs once or twice a day. Check the schedule here

Buss 160 Tromsø - Storslett - Tromsø 

Suggested itinerary

  • The bus departs Prostneset in Tromsø 3 PM, and heads towards Nordkjosbotn before you arrive in Skibotn which is the first stop.

    • 🛏️ Accommodation in Skibotn
    • 🏃‍♀️ In Skibotn there is a grocery store and restaurante/cafees. Skibotn offer nice hiking trails, and is a paradise for the bike lover! Skibotn Stifestival (Skibotn trail festival) is arranged i august every year.
    • We reccommend a visit to Skibotn Marketplace which was the largest and most important market in North Troms. Read more here.
  • The next day you continue towards Manndalen. Manndalen is known for its sami culture and history.
  • From Manndalen to Birtavarre there is a short busride, approximately 20 minutes.
    • 🏃‍♀️ Birtavarre is the gate to Halti - Finlands highest mountain. In Birtavarre you find the ruins of the old mining communit in Ankerlia, and the popular Gorsa bridge, as well as nice hiking opportunities. During the summer you can bungeejump from the Gorsa bridge.
    • 🏕️ There is no accommodation in Birtavarre, bring a tent!
    • Visit Holmenes coastal sami farm, The farm dates to around 1850, and a visit here will provide an insight into the contrasts between then and now!
  • From Birtavarre to Olderdalen there is a 20 minute bus ride, and the bus departs several times during the day. 
    • 🛏️ Accommodation in Olderdalen
    • 🏃‍♀️ In Olderdalen you can go on hikes, and during the winter skitouring and cross country skiing. There is a grocery store, and on the ferry dock there is a kiosk (Dittis) that serves fast food. .
  • From Olderdalen to Nordmannvik it is only 10 kilometers, and the bus ride takes only 15 minutes. 
    • 🛏️ Accommodation in Nordmannvik
    • 🏃‍♀️ In Nordmannvik there are no shops or restaurants, so you have to shop in Olderdalen before departure. The owner of Lyngen Fjordbuer in Nordmannvik is a naturguide and knows the surrounding area well, and can give you tips for the best hikingtrips. You can rent a boat and go fishing, and during the winter ski touring and cross country skiing.
  • From Nordmannvik to Djupvik/Spåkenes the bussride is approximately 10 minutes.
    • 🛏️ Accommodation in Spåkenes
    • At Lyngen North you can sleep in a glass iglo with a panoramic view of the Lyngen Alps. Lyngen North has their own restaurant, Restaurant Solvind, which serves local specialities with a twist - a mix of the worlds foodcultures.You can find the menu here
    • At Spåkenes you can visit the ruins of an on coastal fort from World War 2, and experience the rich bird life. Around 60 different bird species have been observed here. Read more about Spåkenes here
    • 🏃‍♀️ Get one of the best views of the Lyngen Alps from Dalberget. Find the hiking description here
  • Next stop is Sørkjosen, only 30 minutes by bus from Djupvik.
    • 🛏️ Accommodation in Sørkjosen
    • In Sørkjosen we recommend a visit to Kronebutikken and Bærkokeriet.
    • At Storslett a short drive from Sørkjosen there are several shops, cafees and other services. We especially reccommend a visit to Bios cafe, which serves quality food made of local produce. Read more about Bios cafe her.

This itinerary can be combined with a detour to Skjervøy, or you can continue with bus 160 all the way to Alta.

* Be aware that the bus only runs once a day. Check the schedule here

Troms Billett

The easiest and most affordable way to buy a bus ticket is with the app Troms Billett. The mobile travelplanner gives you information in real time, and you can easily se when the bus, ferry og speedboat will arrive at your stop.

You can download Troms Billett here

Tromskortet website.

Troms fylkestrafikk offers a summerticket valid for as many trips with bus, speedboat and ferry as you`d like during 7 days. 

The summerticket costs NOK 990 per adult, and NOK 495 for children (6-17  år) and seniors (67+).