Northern Light adventure in the Lyngen Alps

Apr 25, 2019 10:07:00 AM

Travel package in the Lyngenfjord region

Experience arctic northern Norway. The Lyngen Alps region offers a perfect combination of wild, untouched nature and comfortable accommodation. Hunt for the northern lights and take part in activities such as ice-fishing, hiking, snowshoeing, whale watching and sled dog tours. Enjoy the beauty and serenity of the winter landscape of the Lyngen Alps.

Highlights of the trip

  • very remote place with great views over the open sea and the Lyngen Alps
  • two package options to choose from: 4 days/ 3 nights (Thu-Su) or 5 days/ 4 nights (Thu-Su)
  • guided northern lights tour including workshop
  • guided hiking/snowshoe tour to Lyngstuva
  • comfortable and cozy accommodation with full board and transfer
  • sit in the whirlpool and look out for the northern lights
  • a sled dog tour or snowmobile safari is included

Accommodation XLyngen

XLyngen is located at the northern end of the Lyngen Peninsula, in the town of North Lenangen. The 5 holiday homes and 2 apartments are cosy and well equipped (kitchen, living room, bathroom, 3 bedrooms) and are situated directly at the sea. Here you will find the opportunity to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax completely.

Zimmer XLyngen

Itinerary of the Northern Lights Adventure

Day 1: Arrival in the Lyngen Alps and Northern Lights Workshop

Pick up of guests at a hotel (for previous stay) or at the airport in Tromsø. From there minibus transfer to North Lenangen. The journey time including a ferry crossing over the Ullsfjord takes 2 hours.

Arrival at Hotel XLyngen and check-in. A delicious soup with freshly baked bread will be served for dinner. Afterwards the first excursion is on the program; at a northern lights workshop you will be shown how best to take photos of northern lights with your own camera (approx. 1 hour).

Nordlicht-Fotoworkshop in den Lyngenalpen

Day 2: Hike/snowshoe tour to Lyngstuva

After breakfast, a hike or snowshoe tour to the northernmost end of the Lyngen Peninsula - Lyngstuva - is on the agenda. The hike takes you along the coast and ends at a small lighthouse. In the neighbouring hut you take a break to eat something and drink something warm. The route is quite easy to hike and along the way there are wonderful views over the surrounding islands, the sea and the mountains.

Return to the hotel; arrival at about 2 pm. The afternoon is free and you can explore the area on your own. At 5 pm a delicious 2-course dinner is served, prepared with regional ingredients. Alcoholic beverages exclusive. After dinner you can relax in the sauna and whirlpool and with a little luck watch the northern lights.

Schneeschuhwandern in den Lyngenalpen

Day 3: Snowmobile safari or dog sledding tour

After breakfast you will take part in the activity indicated at the time of booking, a snowmobile safari or dog sledding tour.

Hundeschlittentour in der Region Lyngenfjord

After dinner (beginning approx. 5 pm) you start a guided northern light hike with snowshoes. The tour will lead you to a beautiful place without disturbing lights, from where you will enjoy a magnificent view over the sea and mountains and have the perfect conditions to experience and photograph Northern Lights. A so-called lavvo (tent) serves as shelter while you wait for the northern lights. Warm drinks and headlamps are provided. After midnight you return to your accommodation.

Lagerfeuer im Lavvo

Day 4: Departure or optional activities

Option 1: Departure

If you have chosen the 4-day package (Do.-Su.) you will be taken back to your departure hotel in Tromsø or to Tromsø Airport after breakfast.

Option 2: Optional activities

If you have opted for the 5-day package (Sun.-Th.), the additional day is at your free disposal. For an extra charge you can book further activities, e.g. whale watching or ice fishing. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 5 (Option 2): Departure

After breakfast you will be taken back to your departure hotel in Tromsø or to Tromsø Airport.

Product information: Northern Lights Adventure in the Lyngen Alps

  • Season: 1 December-31 March (except 21-27 Dec)
  • Duration: 4 or 5 days/ 3 or 4 nights
  • Languages: German, English
  • Participants: min. 2 persons
  • Starting point: Tromsø (hotel or airport)
  • Starting time: by arrangement
  • Services: Transfer Tromsø (return), 3 or 4 nights in double room incl. full board, snowshoes/kick sledges for free use, the following guided activities: 1x guided northern lights workshop, 1x guided northern lights safari, 1x guided snowshoe/hike to Lyngstuva, 1x use of whirlpool and sauna, 1x dog sledding tour OR snowmobile safari
  • Optional activities for an extra charge: whale watching (1 Nov - 15 Jan), ice fishing (Jan - March), dog sledding, snowmobile safari, visit to the local shrimp factory Lyngen Reker.
  • Note: Alcoholic beverages exclusive.
  • Prices: Tour operator prices on request. 

Header image© Bjørn Joachimsen


Visit Lyngenfjord AS
Georg Sichelschmidt
Johan Beck-veien 23, 9143 Skibotn
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Tel. +47 77210850

Provider: Visit Lyngenfjord

Visit Lyngenfjord is a destination company and incoming agency for the Lyngenfjord region in northern Norway. In 2017, the region was officially recognized as a "Sustainable Travel Region" and we are committed to these values.
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Destination: Lyngenfjord Region

The Lyngenfjord region is located in the north of Norway and lies quite exactly between the towns of Tromsø in the southwest, Alta in the north and Finland in the east.

The area consists of the islands around Skjervøy, the majestic Lyngen Alps, the large valleys and wide rivers in the east as well as the Reisa National Park and the Finnmarksvidda towards Finland. The region is quite unknown and offers many spectacular nature experiences and impressive cultural offerings that are hardly known and little visited.

The culture of the region is characterized by the "meeting of the three tribes". Kven, Sami and Norwegians have lived and worked side by side around the Lyngenfjord for generations. This has influenced the language, traditions and cultural heritage of the region.


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