The Lyngenfjord region is situated between Tromsø and Alta in Northern Norway at latitude 69 ⁰N. The majestic Lyngen Alps with its alpine mountains, the fjords, the islands around Skjervøy and the border region towards Finland are all part of the region. Here you can experience a mixture of nature, coastal and sami culture.
There are several ways to reach the Lyngenfjord region.
Arriving by air
The closest bigger airport is Tromsø. Close by you will also find the airports Bardufoss and Sørkjosen.
When you arrive by plane from abroad, you usually fly via Oslo. From there you continue to Tromsø (TOS), the closest and most popular airport. Alternatives are Bardufoss (BDU) or Alta (ALF). Sørkjosen (SQJ) is also an option with a stopover in Tromsø.
Airlines operating these airports are Norwegian, SAS and Widerøe.
Furthermore there are direct flights from several European cities such as London, Stockholm and Helsinki to Tromsø.
Arriving by bus
You can reach the Lyngenfjord region by buses from Tromsø, Alta or Narvik (one bus change).
Buses from Tromsø departs from the main busstation (Prostneset) close by the touristinformation.There are two routes that departs for the Lyngenfjord region, one to Alta/Storslett via Lyngen (Svensby and Lyngseidet) and Olderdalen or the other one via Nordkjosbotn and takes you to Skibotn, Manndalen and continues to Storslett.
Taking the bus from Narvik you need to change buses at Nordkjosbotn and then continue to the Lyngenfjord region.
Information about the bus schedule can be found at Tromskortet.
During the summer months you can take a bus from Finland (Kilpisjärvi, Muonio, Rovaniemi, Oulu) to the Lyngenfjord region, this bus continues to Tromsø. More information at Eskelisen Lapin Linjat.
Arriving by Expressboat
Are you looking for a possibility to arrive by boat to the Lyngenfjord region, a possibility is the expressboat from Tromsø to Nord-Lenangen, Arnøya and Skjervøy. Be aware that the expressboat only operates on certain days and does not take cars.
For more information about times and prices, check Tromskortet.
Arriving by car
To experience the Lyngenfjord region in your own time, driving your own car/rental car is a good alternative.
You can rent a car from f.ex. AVIS, Hertz, Europcar or Sixt, they are situated in Tromsø Airport and Tromsø city.
In the Lyngenfjord region you can rent a car (small one) from Mekonomen Bilverksted, 9146 Olderdalen, ph. +47 959 49 782 or e-mail.
Tromsø to Lyngen, Lyngseidet and Nord-Lenangen:
If you drive from Tromsø, the route will follow the E8 to Fagernes (20 km) and then on along the Rv 91 to the quayside at Breivikeidet where the ferry comes in. The 20-minute boat trip over to Svensby is a perfect opportunity to see the Lyngenalps in a fascinating panorama view from the café that offers coffee, beverages and waffles.
Alternative route without ferry: drive to Oteren and then take the FV868 towards Lyngseidet.
Direction Kåfjord, Olderdalen, Birtavarre, Spåkenes and north to Skjervøy and Storslett:
If you drive from Tromsø, the route will follow the E8 to Fagernes (20 km) and then on along the Rv 91 to the quayside at Breivikeidet where the ferry comes in. The 20-minute boat trip over to Svensby is a perfect opportunity to see the Lyngenalps in a fascinating panorama view from the café that offers coffee, beverages and waffles. The drive from Svensby to Lyngseidet takes about 30 minutes and from there is a second car ferry over to Olderdalen in Kåfjord that takes 40 minutes.
Arriving in Olderdalen, if you drive north you will reach Nordmannvik og Spåkenes. Driving south takes you to Birtavarre og Manndalen, alternative is driving via Skibotn.
Direction Storfjord, Hatteng, Oteren, Skibotn:
From Tromsø it is a 1 ½ hour drive to Storfjord. The E8 and, after 70 km, the E6 runs through magnificent landscapes with several picnic areas where you can stop and admire the nature. From Tromsø to Skibotn it is about 120 km. From Skibotn you can continue north to f.ex Manndalen and Birtavarre or you can drive up the Skibotn valley.
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.fylkestrafikk.no, you can find information about routes, timetables and fares.
Arctic Route bus
The arctic Route bus has daily departures from Tromsø to Breivikeidet from early December to late March, this correspons with the ferry to Svensby/Lyngen Alps. This provides an easy way to experience the way to Lyngen. Book your arctic route ticket here.
Ferry crossings in the Lyngenfjord region
There are ferry routes across the Ullsfjord and Lyngenfjord. For updated timetables and fare details, please visit: fylkestrafikk.no. For payment they use a automatic system called autoPASS. Read more about autoPASS here. 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 station (6 chargers) at Circle K petrol station at Storslett in Nordreisa
- Charging in Birtavarre outside Kåfjord Helsetun (3 chargers) in Kåfjord