- Snap plenty of photos on these moderate, uncrowded trails
- Hike around stunning turquoise fjords including Ullsfjord and Lyngenfjord
- Take a tour of the world’s northernmost spirit distillery
- Explore the base of a glacier that is thousands of years old
- Walk across a footbridge popular with bungee jumpers
With innumerable day hikes in this region, this outdoorsy adventure in the Lyngenfjord offers you the best of the Arctic mountain range (Lyngen Alps) with beautiful vistas overlooking turquoise fjords. Your private guide will take the lead as you reach new vistas every day, returning to the comfort of the same accommodations at night. The daily walks vary from 3-10 miles (3-8 hours each).
The trip begins in Tromsø — gateway to the Arctic — where you'll head for Rorneshytta, a remote cabin with commanding views over the fjord. Over the next three days, you’ll experience a gorge and a glacier, including unique flora that has sprung up where the ice has retreated to make way for fertile land over thousands of years. Take part in biking, fishing or kayaking on a free day, and finally, walk out to Lyngstuva — the farthest point of the Lyngen Peninsula — and marvel at the expanse of the Arctic Sea in front of you.
In the evenings, you can go for a stroll in the soft light of the midnight sun. During summer months, the sun doesn’t set, so don’t worry about making it back home before dark. On your last night of the trip, you'll return to the lively hub of Tromsø where you can celebrate your accomplishment in the small city's restaurants and pubs.
|Day 1||Arrive in Tromsø - Transfer to Lyngseidet||Lyngseidet|
|Day 2||Hike to Rorneshytta||Lyngseidet|
|Day 3||Hike to Steindalsbreen Glacier||Lyngseidet|
|Day 4||Ferry to Kåfjord - Drive to Gorsabrua||Lyngseidet|
|Day 5||Free Day in Lyngenfjord||Lyngseidet|
|Day 6||Hike the War Memorial Trail||Lyngseidet|
|Day 7||Hike to Land's End - Return to Tromsø||Tromsø|
|Day 8||Depart Tromsø|
Day 1: Arrive in Tromsø - Transfer to Lyngseidet
Welcome to Tromsø, the largest city in Northern Norway!
You will be picked up in the morning or early afternoon by a private guide. The trip starts off pretty quickly — you'll drive to Lyngseidet and take the first hike in Svensby. This route offers stunning views over Ullsfjord and the surrounding Lyngen Alps where you can stop and have lunch.
Day 2: Hike to Rorneshytta
After breakfast in your cabin, take a beautiful hike that meanders through the hilly outskirts beyond Lyngseidet. Continue walking along a marked trail, which leads up above the treeline to Rorneshytta, an idyllic cabin with commanding views over the fjord.
In the afternoon, visit the world’s northernmost distillery called Aurora Spirit — the setting for making whiskey, vodka, and other alcohol products. Local ingredients include herbs, berries, and melted glacier water.
Day 3: Hike to Steindalsbreen Glacier
After breakfast, you'll head to the Steindalen Valley, home of the Steindalsbreen Glacier — a piece of ice so old it actually formed in the Late Stone Age.
This full-day trail has a stunning terrain of mountain pastures, forests, and rivers, and is marked with facts about the flora and fauna, as well as historical information.
When you get to the base, follow the retreating glacier's centuries-old journey as you walk through the valley, with deep crevasses, canyons, sculptures, waterfalls and blue pools. Enjoy lunch on the trail.
Day 4: Ferry to Kåfjord - Drive to Gorsabrua
After breakfast, you'll travel by ferry across the fjord. Continue driving to the neighboring Kåfjord and then get out to enjoy the spectacular Gorsabrua Gorge.
This is an area with an early mining history, and the highlight is a remarkable footbridge, which crosses a deep ravine over Northern Europe's deepest canyon. You may even see some adrenaline-seeking bungee jumpers!
Day 5: Free Day in Lyngenfjord
Today is your free day in Lyngenfjord! You'll have the whole day to explore hiking and biking trails on your own with great views of waterfalls and the canyon (mountain bike rentals are available).
Being so close to the sea, you can also take a tour through the fjord, either by kayak, jetski, or speedboat. Another option is to take a riverboat through the national park or join a fishing excursion where you'll have a chance to catch your own dinner. Your guide can even prepare a campfire so you can cook the catch of the day.
Day 6: Hike the War Memorial Trail
After breakfast, you'll hike along a trail built by Russian, Polish and Yugoslavian prisoners during World War II. The path leads up to a small plateau with a reconstructed bunker. This smooth rock formation is perfect for a relaxing break where you can have lunch and bask in the summer weather.
Day 7: Hike to Land's End - Return to Tromsø
Your last hike of the trip takes you to Lyngstuva, the outermost point of the Lyngen Penninsula. From here you'll have time to check out amazing panoramic views of the Arctic Sea.
After lunch on the trail, drive back to Tromsø, arriving in the early evening with free time to explore Northern Norway's largest city on your own.
A good place to start is taking a ride on the cable car, which runs up to a mountain ledge in just four minutes. The two gondolas, known as Seal and Polar Bear, each have a capacity of 28 passengers. From the viewing platform at the upper station, you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Tromsø and the surrounding islands, mountains, and fjords.
If you want to stay for dinner, Fjellstua restaurant on top offers dinner with views. Otherwise, head back down to Tromsø for a variety of pubs and restaurants.
Day 8: Depart Tromsø
It's time to say goodbye to Norway! Before your flight, spend some time wandering this cozy city center and charming pedestrian streets for unique souvenirs before heading to the airport.