Best of Lyngen

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Lyngen
In Norway’s remote far north, the Lyngen region feels like the edge of the world. Valhalla for nature lovers, this arctic peninsula offers myriad adventures in a spectacular landscape of fjords and mountains. Come in the summer for endless days with the midnight sun, or see the icy wonderlands of winter, with opportunities of glimpsing the northern lights. 

Previous kimkim travelers have headed into the Lyngen Alps on a wide range of guided hikes. The options are staggering, with trails for all experience levels. By winter, you can see a wildly different side of the region. You can grab your poles and hit the trails on a guided ski tour. The views are unrivaled and you’re assured of a thrilling ride back down. You can also stay in a glass igloo right by fjord or even go dogsledding—either on a day trip or an overnight excursion.
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Spot the northern lights from ice hotels and glass igloos as you adventure above the Arctic Circle (photo courtesy of Lyngen North)
Map of Luxury Northern Lights Adventure in Norway's Arctic - 10 Days
Luxury Northern Lights Adventure in Norway's Arctic - 10 Days

Spend 10 days chasing the northern lights across northern Norway on this luxurious, action-packed itinerary. Your adventure starts above the Arctic Circle in Kirkenes for dogsledding, king crab fishing, and nighttime photography tours from your base at the world's first ice hotel. Then, after an overnight stay on a luxury cruise ship, you'll enjoy more winter activities around Tromsø, including skiing the Lyngen Alps, whale watching, and watching the skies from a luxurious glass igloo.

You'll have two weeks-worth of chances to spot the northern lights as you spend your nights in luxury igloos and remote lodges (photo courtesy of Lyngen North)
Map of Luxury Northern Lights Adventure in Norway's Arctic - 14 Days
Luxury Northern Lights Adventure in Norway's Arctic - 14 Days

Experience winter above the Arctic Circle in style as you travel around the wilds of Norway on this two-week luxury tour. Mix rugged adventures, like dogsledding, with stays in unique accommodations like glass igloos and the world's first "snowhotel." Other memorable experiences include ice fishing, snowmobile tours, whale watching, snowshoeing in the Lyngen Alps, and even snorkeling with orcas.

Your Arctic Circle adventures kick off at a remote luxury lodge (photo courtesy of Sorrisniva Arctic Wilderness Lodge)
Map of Luxury Winter Adventures in Norway's Far North - 14 Days
Luxury Winter Adventures in Norway's Far North - 14 Days

There's no need to rough it on a winter adventure above the Arctic Circle—this two-week trip combines some of Norway's most remote destinations with exceptional luxury accommodations. Kick things off with a dinner cruise in Oslo, then fly north to Alta for outdoor excursions and 5-star service at a wilderness lodge. Continue to Lyngen for northern lights spotting from your own glass igloo, and on to the coast for horseback riding and bespoke culinary experiences in the gorgeous Lofoten Islands.

Spend 10 endless summer days in Norway's far north (photo courtesy of Sorrisniva Arctic Wilderness Lodge)
Map of Luxury Under the Midnight Sun in Northern Norway - 10 Days
Luxury Under the Midnight Sun in Northern Norway - 10 Days

Escape to Norway's far north this summer for 10 days of luxury and adventure under the midnight sun. The journey begins above the Arctic Circle in Bodø, a scenic coastal town where you'll zip across fjords in a Zodiac and soar over glaciers in a helicopter. Continue the Arctic expedition to the snowcapped Lyngen Alps and the UNESCO-listed Lofoten Islands to visit the world's northernmost whisky distillery, go surfing (that's right), and meet the local Sámi Indigenous people and their trusty reindeer.

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