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#Lyngenfjordrundt - the most Instagram-friendly places in the Lyngenfjord region

Experience the most Instagram-friendly photospots the Lyngenfjord region has to offer. You can visit as many as you like, in the order you`d like. A roundtrip in the Lyngenfjord region offers great nature based experiences, good food experiences, and an insight into our interesting culture. Among other things you will get to see the famous Lyngen Alps, the midnight sun or the northern lights, have the opportunity to eat local food, go on nice hikes with spectacular views, and spend the night in unique accommodation like a glass igloo in Lyngen North.

We recommend that you spend 5-7 days to experience the best of the region. Please use #Lyngenfjordrundt and @Visitlyngenfjord to show us your best photos!

 

Blåisvatnet

📍 Sør-Lenangsbotn

Blåisvatnet (C) odavik

Photo: @odavik

Blåisvatnet is the most popular hike in the Lyngen Alps, and not without reason! The clear blue colour on the water, with the steep peaks of the Lyngen Alps in the background is a beautiful sight. 

Are you ready for a genuine nature-based experience? If so, we can recommend an ice cold and refreshing dip in Blåisvatnet. This will give you a real adrenalin kick!

 

Blåisvatnet is about 4 km east of another lake, Jægervatnet. If you are driving from Lyngseidet, turn off in the direction of Svensby then head towards Jægervatn and Sør-Lenangsbotn. You can park your car in the car park on the right-hand side of the road.

The drive from Tromsø takes about 2 hours, including the ferry crossing from Breivikeidet – Svensby.

You can find the hiking description to Blåisvatnet (The Blue Lake) here.

XLyngen - Nord-Lenangen - 22,4 kilometer

XLyngen is located in the village Nord-Lenangen near the northern tip of the Lyngen peninsula. Accommodation is available in five cabins and two apartments, each sleeping six guests. The cabins are located right down by the fjord. 

Lyngen Experience Lodge/Apartments - 15,5 kilometer

Lyngen Experience Lodge is set in wonderful surroundings in Nord-Lenangen in the northern part of the Lyngen peninsula just metres from the water’s edge. The lodge offers exclusive adventures year-round and is a perfect place to relax.

Svensby Tursenter - Svensby - 14,7 kilometer

Svensby Tursenter is approx. 1 hour (incl. ferry) from Tromsø, in Svensby just next to the ferrypier. We offer family friendly cabins and the possibility of a range of activities, from snowmobile safaris in the winter to boat rental in the summer.

In Lyngseidet approximately 36 kilometers from Blåisvatnet (The Blue Lake) you can find shops, petrol station ad a pharmacy.

During the summer there is usually a foodtruck at the parking to Blåisvatnet (The Blue Lake)

Other nearby restaurants are Sandnes restaurant in Nord-Lenangen, Zapffe Cafe at Svensby ferry pier, ad Johansen grille in Nord-Lenangen.

The gorgeous blue colour of the water is strongest on sunny afternoons.

Steindalsbreen glacier in Lyngen is definitely worth a visit, and both the glacier and the valley is concidered geological treats! The valley has a rich wildlife, and you have possibilities to see sheep, reindeer and eagles on the hike to Steindalsbreen glacier.

The duration of the hike is approximately 5-7 hours including lunchbreak and time to take Instragram photos. You can hike by yourself or book a guided hike with Lyngen Outdoor Experience or Adventure by design.

The glacier is situated on route 868 between Oteren and Lyngseidet. Follow the road to “IMA Tursenter” and drive up a small hill to the large car park. From the car park, follow the tractor road/path into the valley.

Find the hiking description to Steindalsbreen glacier here.

IMA tursenter - Steindalen valley

The IMA tursenter is located at the start of the Steindalen valley. They have cabins for rent. Each of the two-bedroom cabins sleep 4-6 guests. The cabins offer an ideal base for nature-based experiences. The path up to the Steindalen glacier starts right on your doorstep.

At Lyngseidet 26 kilometer from IMA tursenter you can find a petrol station, shops and other acommodation.

At Lyngseidet 26 kilometers form IMA-tursenter you will find places to eat, some shops and a petrol station.

 

It is possible to rent the cabin in Steindalen/Gi.evdanvággi (Steindalen cabin). You can book the cabin by contacting Storeng Steindal Trim, [email protected]
 

The Gorsa bridge is situated in Kåfjorddalen, and stretches over one of Northern europe's deepest gorges - Ørndalsjuvet which is 153 meters deep. There are several ways to get here, by car, by bike or hiking. 

Every saturday during the summer it is possible to bungejump from the Gorsa bridge. This is an experience you will never forget!

The Gorsa Bridge is in the Kåfjorddalen valley about 15 km from E6 highway. Turn off the E6 at Birtavarre and drive up the valley. The road is sealed for about 8km then becomes a gravel road. We recommend that you drive slowly and carefully as the road can be bumpy and there are sheep in the area.

After driving on the gravel section for about 3 km, you will reach a large car park on the right-hand side of the road (Ankerlia) with toilet facilities and an information board. Park your car here and continue on foot to the Gorsa Bridge. The hike from here to the bridge through an old mining area is approx. 3.8 km and the terrain can at times be challenging.

You can find the hiking description to the Gorsa bridge here.

Manndalen Sjøbuer - 29,2 kilometer

Newly renovated Manndalen Sjøbuer lies by the fjord in Kåfjorden, a sidearm to the Lyngenfjord. The eight seaside cottages are named after the eight sami seasons, and the cottages are nicely furnished, have a nice view of the fjord and almost all have their own sauna. Each seaside cottage sleeps four guests.

Manndalen is a special valley as the Sami, Kven and Norwegian cultures live side by side.

Restaurant Solvind - Rotsund - 53,8 kilometer

The ala carte restaurant Solvind, serves dishes of local produces, always with a touch of uniqueness.

Senter for nordlige folk - Manndalen - 32,4 kilometer

At the center is The Museum for Northern People. During the summer they serve food based on local produce, and you can taste the sea sami dishes from the region. 

Every saturday Husfliden in Birtavarre serves coffee and waffles.

Holmenes Farm by the Lyngenfjord is a living example of a Coastal Sami farm in North Troms.

If you visit Holmenes farm, you can get an insight into how Coastal Sami families lived by the Lyngenfjord before the war. The farm dates to around 1850 and was settled until 1964. A visit here will provide an insight into the contrasts between then and now!

Read more about Holmens coastal sami farm here.

Otertind in Signaldalen in Storfjord municipality is often referred to as northern Europe's Matterhorn, and is a known landmark in Troms and in Northern Norway. The twin peaks are 1356 meters above sea level.For one of the best photo locations of Otertind, go to Signalnes, approximately 15 kilometers up Signaldalen valley.

From the mainroad E6 you turn left on Fv322 towards Signaldalen valley and Signalnes. Continue approximately 15 kilometeres until you reach Signalnes to take the best Instagram picture.

Strandbu Camping – Skibotn

Strandbu Camping has a picturesque location on the banks of the Skibotn river. As well as camping sites, Strandbu has three well equipped cabins and six smaller and more basic cabins. Guests can rent a Finnish sauna, hot tub or grill hut.

Olderelv Camping – Skibotn

Olderelv Camping is centrally located in the village Skibotn, just 90 min from Tromsø. You can stay in one of the cabins, park your caravan or pitch your tent here. 

At Hatteng you will find Hatteng grille which serves fastfood. If you continue driving towards Skiotn, you can eat at Sarvvis restaurant which is located at Skibotn Hotel.

We recommend a visit to The Skibotn Marketplace, which was the most important 19th century marketplace on the shores of the Lyngenfjord. If you pay a visit to the site, you can see two of the original trading stalls.

The marketplace in Skibotn had its heyday in the 19th century when it was the largest and most important market in North Troms. Important commodities such as reindeer meat, grouse, butter, flour and fish were traded here twice a year.

 

Mollisfossen

📍 Reisa national park

Mollis (C) beyerbrattli

Photo: @beyerbrattli

Mollisfossen waterfall is the most visited place in Reisa national park, and is one of Europe's largest waterfalls. Mollisfossen waterfall is northern Norway's highest waterfall, and it has a drop of 269 meters, the last 140 meters are free falling. The only way to get here is by riverboat.

Mollisfossen waterfall is situated by the entrance to Reisa national park, and the only way to reach the waterfall is by riverboat. 

If you want to visit Mollisfossen waterfall, you can book a riverboat safari with either Svartfoss Adventure or Amazing Troms

Reisastua Lodge - Reisadalen valley

Reisastua Lodge is quietly situated by the Reisa river, close to Reisa national park. Reisastua Lodge is a exclusive lodge with suites in various sizes. The lodge has its own restaurant/bar and a large section of activities.

Reisafjord Hotel - Sørkjosen - 38 kilometer

The hotel is located by the harbour in Sørkjosen, with a nice view of the Reisa fjord. The rooms has theor own te, and a private bath with shower. Many of the rooms has seaview. 

In the restaurant  with fjord view, you are served norwegian specialities.

North of Lyngen - Sørkjosen - 38 kilometer

North of Lyngen Apartments is located in Sørkjosen in Nordreisa municipality, and the location is perfect for those who would like to explore the arctic mountains, the sea and the rivers. All the rooms has their own kitchen for preparing food.

Bios cafe - Storslett

Bios cafe is located in the heart of Storslett. Here you are served food from local produce with high quality. The dish of the day is always traditional norwegian food.

We recommend a visit to Kronebutikken, in the centre of Sørkjosen. In the house from the beginning of the 19th century you will find a shop with local handicraft, local food and books, as well as the workshop from Reisa Skinnprodukter (handicraft with fur and leather).

Bærkokeriet (The Little Berry Coockery at 69°N) at Storslett offers local food and things inspired by our nature, culture and sustainability. At Bærkokeriet you will find atmosphere and history. Nature inspires us, and it gives us the raw materials for our production. Here we have gathered many local suppliers and their quality products in meat, fish, herbs, chocolate, cheese and much more. Here, berries are delivered from local pickers, here you can look into our production and here are all our products: Syrup and juice of berries from 69° N.

 

Lyngen North

📍 Spåkenes

LN IG

Photo: @gautelorentsen

Lyngen North is situated on the Spåkenes peninsula in the northern parts of the Lyngenfjord. From the cabins, restaurant and the glass igloos you have a spectacular view of the Lyngen Alps and the Lyngenfjord. A night in one of the glass iglos probably does not offer you much sleep, but nice photo opportunities of the midnight sun or the northern lights.

Lyngen North is located at the tip of the Spåkenes Peninsula in the outer region of the Lyngenfjord. From here you have panoramic views directly towards the Lyngen Alps.
We offer accommodation in holiday houses (sleeping 4-6) and glass igloos (sleeping two).

We recommend a half day hike to Dalberget, and/or a visit to Spåkenes coastal fort. The fort was built by the Germans during the war. Although it was destroyed when they left, several bunkers and gun sites remain, which you can explore. You can read more about the coastal fort at Spåkenes on the many information signs erected in the area.

A visit to Spåkenes can offer other experiences too. The area is renowned for its rich birdlife, and over 60 bird species have been observed here.

 

Dalberget

📍 Djupvik

Dalberget (C)Marielangseth

Photo: @marielangseth

This is a great half day hike to the newly opened cabin on Dalberget which was built in fall 2020. Dalberget is a popular hike for locals and tourists, and when you reach the top you get rewarded with a panoramic view of the Lyngen Alps. There is a fireplace in the cabin, and you can watch the spectacular view of the Lyngen Alps while you enjoy your packed lunch. 

Dalberget is located in Djupvik in Kåfjord municipality in Northern-Norway. From Lyngseidet, take the ferry to Olderdalen, and drive about 20 kilometres north towards Alta. If you come driving from the north, look for the sign "Kirkegård" in Djupvik along the main road E6. You park at the parkinglot at the end of the road. Be aware that this is the cemetery parking place, please take this into consideration

Djupvik is a 2 hour and 45 minute drive from Tromsø, or 3 hours with ferry Breivikeidet-Svensby and Lyngseidet-Olderdalen.

You can find the hiking description to Dalberget her.

Lyngen North - Spåkenes - 2,5 kilometer

Lyngen North is located at the tip of the Spåkenes Peninsula in the outer region of the Lyngenfjord. From here you get a spectacular view of the Lyngen Alps.
They offer accommodation in holiday houses (sleeping 4-6) and in glass igloos (sleeping two).

Restaurant Solvind - Spåkenes - 2,5 kilometer

 

 

 

After the hike we recommend dinner at restaurant Solvind, and a night in one of the glass iglos at Lyngen North.

Lyngstuva is the outermost point of the Lyngen peninsula. From here you will be rewarded with wonderful panoramic views of the surrounding fjords (Hamrefjorden, Ullsfjorden and Lyngen), the Fugløysundet strait and islands including Vannøya, Reinøya, Fugleøya and Fakken. Lyngstuva is a perfect place to enjoy the Midnight Sun in summer and the Northern Lights in winter.

Follow route 314 via Nord-Lenangen until you reach the end of the road. You can park at the end of the road/on the field at Russelv (Ruoššajohka). It’s possible to reach Russelv by bus, but we recommend you check the timetable at tromskortet.no since there are not services every day. 

You can find the hiing description to Lyngstuva here.

XLyngen - Nord-Lenangen 

XLyngen is located in the village Nord-Lenangen near the northern tip of the Lyngen peninsula. Accommodation is available in five cabins and two apartments, each sleeping six guests. The cabins are located right down by the fjord. 

Lyngen Experience Lodge/Apartments - Nord-Lenangen 

Lyngen Experience Lodge is set in wonderful surroundings in Nord-Lenangen in the northern part of the Lyngen peninsula just metres from the water’s edge. The lodge offers exclusive adventures year-round and is a perfect place to relax.

Lyngen fjordcamp - Nord-Lenangen

Lyngen Fjordcamp is located right by the sea in peaceful Nord-Lenangen. This is a perfect place to enjoy your holiday summer or winter. The house is fully furnished and, including a small log cabin, can accommodate seven people.

Svensby Tursenter - Svensby 

Svensby Tursenter is approx. 1 hour (incl. ferry) from Tromsø, in Svensby just next to the ferrypier. We offer family friendly cabins and the possibility of a range of activities, from snowmobile safaris in the winter to boat rental in the summer.

Solheim farm- Svensby  

In Svensby, not far from the ferry pier, lies Solheim farm in idyllic surroundings. You have a fantastic view of the Ullsfjord and the beautiful nature in Lyngen. We offer accommodation in a cottage (6 people), Ida bua (2 people) or an apartment (4 people) on the farm.

Sandnes restaurant - Nord-Lenangen 

The restaurant serves soup of the day, pizza and burger among other things.

There is a fast food grill in Nord-Lenangen, Johansen gatekjøkken.

In the area between Russelv and Lyngstuva there are many cultural heritage sites. These are a mixture of Sami, Kven and Norwegian cultural relics, and witness to an area that has been settled for many generations. Several of these sites are signposted on the trail out to Lyngstuva. The Norwegian Coastal Administration has a building by the lighthouse on the outermost point at Lyngstuva, while the remnants from two shipwrecks are visible on the seashore below the lighthouse.

 

Nordre Lauksund fyr

📍 Lauksletta, Arnøy

Lauksletta fyr (C)Maria salamonsen

Photo: @visitlyngenfjord

You will find North Lauksund lighthouse at the end of the road by Tareneset on Arnøya. From the lighthouse you will get a panoramic view of Lopphavet which is a strech of open sea, and the Kvænangen mountain range in the background.

When you arrive at Arnøya with the ferry, you take right and drive to the end of the road to Tareneset. From here, it is only a few meters to the lighthouse.

Her finner du fergetidene fra Storstein til Lauksundskaret (Arnøy).

Lauksletta overnatting - Lauksletta

Lauksletta Overnatting is a small homely hostel, surrounded by wild nature and extreme weather, on the outer coast of the island of Arnøya. This is the place to enjoy authentic and satisfying North Norwegian food.

Visit Årvikssand - Årvikssand

Visit Årvikssand is located far north and right by the ocean in Årviksand on beautiful island Arnøya. At Visit Årviksand you can enjoy the view of the great ocean and the mountains, while you hear the gulls and the waves turn over land.

Lauksletta overnatting serve authentic authentic North Norwegian food. You can only eat here if you are staying in Lauksletta overnatting.

There is a cafe in Bygdebutikken in Årvikssand .

The cultural trail at Tareneset, at the far north of the Lauksund, enables you to learn about the local nature and culture. The signs are only in Norwegian.

The trail starts at route 347 and ends at the far north of the Lauksund. You can park here or drive to the start of the trail approx. 200 m further north.An informational board at the start provide a good description of the trail and there are several posts along the way.The trail is clearly marked with blue painted arrow and the posts are numbered. You can stop for a break along the trail at the grill cabin.

Check out the map for the different spots:

Are you travelling to Tromsø, Alta or Senja?

If so, we recommend a stop at these Instagrammable places in our neighbour regions.

Tungeneset

📍 Senja

Tungeneset (C)hannelune

Photo: @hannelune

Go to Visit Senja for more information about Senja.

Fjellheisen

📍 Tromsø

Fjellheisen Tromsø (C)fjellheisentromso

Photo: @fjellheisentromso

Go to Visit Tromsø for more information about Tromsø.

Segla

📍 Senja

Segla

Photo: @tonieskelinen

Go to Visit Senja for more information about Senja.

Alta Canyon

📍 Sautso

Alta Canyon (C)Dagnyeu

Photo: @dagnyeu

Go to Visit Alta for more information about Alta.

Sorrisniva

📍 Sorrisniva Alta

Sorrisniva (C) kjerstikvamme

Photo: @kjerstikvamme

Go to Visit Alta for more information about Alta.