Hop on hop off bus tour in the Lyngenfjord region
©Petr Pavlicek

Hop on - Hop off bus: The most environment-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!

SEE ALSO: Hop from island to island using the express boat and experience the Lyngenfjord region from the sea.

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 we recommend shopping 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 ride 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's restaurant, Restaurant Solvind, serves local specialities with a twist - a mix of the world's food cultures. Click here to view the menu.
    • At Spåkenes, you can visit the ruins of a World War II coastal fort and experience the rich bird life. Around 60 different bird species have been observed here. Click  here to read more about Spåkenes.
    • 🏃‍♀️ Get one of the best views of the Lyngen Alps from Dalberget or Storhaugen. Click here to view the hiking description to Dalberget 
  • The next stop is Sørkjosen, only 30 minutes by bus from Djupvik.
    • 🛏️ Accommodation in Sørkjosen
    • In Sørkjosen, we recommend visiting 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. Click here to read more about Bios Cafe. 

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 here to view the timetable.

Buss 160 Tromsø - Alta

Suggested itinerary

The bus departs Prostneset in Tromsø at 15:00, and drives towards Nordkjosbotn before you arrive in Skibotn which is the first stop. 

  • 🛏️ Accommodation in Skibotn here.
  • 🏃‍♀️ Skibotn has great hiking opportunities, and is a paradise for the bike lover! Here, Skibotn Stifestival arranges every year in August. 
  • We recommend a visit to the North Troms museum facility - Skibotn Markedsplass.
  • The next day you take the bus to the village Manndalen. Manndalen is known for its Sami culture and history. 
    • 🛏️ Accommodation in Manndalen her.
    • In Manndalen we recommend a visit to Senter for nordlige folk and the local craftshop Grenebua where you can buy local handicrafts. 
    • 🏃‍♀️ The Baalsrud cave and Jan Baalsruds grave is in Manndalen. Find the tourdescription to the Baalsrud cave here.
  • From Manndalen to Birtavarre it is a short bus ride of aprox. 20 minutes.
    • 🏃‍♀️ Birtavarre is the gate to Halti - Finlands highest mountain. In Birtavarre you will find ruins of the old mining community in Ankerlia and the popular attraction Gorsabrua in Kåfjorddalen, as well as many nice hiking opportunities. In the summer season you can bungeejump from Gorsabrua.
      o 🏕️ There is no accommodations in Birtavarre, bring a tent!
      o We recommend a visit to Holmenes sea sami farm, where you get an insight into how a sea sami family lived before the war. 
  • From Birtavarre to Olderdalen is it a 20 minute bus ride, and the bus runs several times a day. 
      • 🛏️ 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 we recommend shopping 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 ride 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's restaurant, Restaurant Solvind, serves local specialities with a twist - a mix of the world's food cultures. Click here to view the menu.
      • At Spåkenes, you can visit the ruins of a World War II coastal fort and experience the rich bird life. Around 60 different bird species have been observed here. Click  here to read more about Spåkenes.
      • 🏃‍♀️ Get one of the best views of the Lyngen Alps from Dalberget or Storhaugen. Click here to view the hiking description to Dalberget 
    • The next stop is Sørkjosen, only 30 minutes by bus from Djupvik.
      • 🛏️ Accommodation in Sørkjosen
      • In Sørkjosen, we recommend visiting 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. Click here to read more about Bios Cafe. 
    • This itinerary can be combined with a detour to Skjervøy or you can continue all the way to Alta.

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

Foto: Petr Pavlíček

Troms Billett

The easiest and most affordable way to buy a bus ticket is via the "Troms Billett" app. The mobile travel planner provides information in real time, and you can easily see when the bus, ferry or express boat will arrive at your stop.

Click here to download "Troms Billett".

Visit the Tromskortet website.

Troms fylkestrafikk offers a summer ticket valid for unlimited travel by bus, express boat and ferry during a seven-day period. 

The summer ticket costs NOK 990 per adult and NOK 495 for children (age 6-17) and seniors (67+).