Autumn hiking holiday Northern Norway and Finland

Autumn hiking vacation is a package filled with breathtaking landscapes; experience beautiful mountain walks by the turquoise water fjords at the famous Lyngen Alps and open tundra landscapes in Kilpisjärvi, Finland. After the day’s hike, you’ll relax in a comfortable cabin and hopefully in the evening, you get to see the northern lights.

Your guide is an experienced and professional outdoors guide who lives in the region.

The daily walks vary from 6-10 km (3-6 hours). The views are breathtakingly beautiful, so make sure to pack your camera with those boots. In the evenings, we will hope to see the northern lights while we sit around a campfire enjoying a dinner.

Off the beaten track in northern Norway and Finland

Forget the crowds and explore the paths less traveled. Lyngen is famous among the ski tourers, but in the early autumn, there is plenty of space for the outdoor enthusiast to roam. We can take a riverboat in Reisa National Park, and visit Sweden from Kilpisjärvi.

The region is a perfect destination for pleasant day hiking holidays for walkers of all levels. Our guided treks take you on easy to moderate routes around the region. You will have new vistas every day, from the comfort of the same quality accommodation. The fjords still show the signs of thousands of years of glaciers forming and retreating. Valleys and fjords are living proof of the force of nature. On this holiday you will most likely end up in conversations about the importance of protecting our fragile arctic environment.

Between the hikes, you stay in comfortable cabins, huts or hotels. Most people want to include one overnight in the wilderness, we can either stay in a reservation hut or tents if you want even more feeling of remoteness.

Customize your tour

Not everybody is the same, so we don’t offer everybody the same tour! Do you want easy walks or adrenaline? You’re vegan, pescatarian, low carb, meat lover? We will serve you good and tasty food for any diets. If you want breaks for prayers, day off to respect your faith or evening meditations, our guides will make time for those, always. Feel like you want a female guide or a photographer? Just let us know of any special requests, and we’ll do our best to accommodate those.

Contact us by email info@adventurebydesign.fi and lets start planning your autumn hiking holiday to the North.

If you are looking for a multi-day hiking tour, check our Finland to Norway guided trek or guided hike of the three Scandinavian countries. 

Additional information

datesContact us to book a custom tour.
group-sizeMin 2 Max 8
physicality4/10

Day 1

Pick up from Tromso at 10:00 am

On the way to Lyngseidet we take the first walk in Svensby. The Route has stunning views over Ullsfjord and the surrounding Lyngen Alps.

Day 2

Located close to Lyngseidet is a popular walk up the hills behind the town. Leaving from the outskirts of the town, we follow a marked trail which leads up above the treeline to Rorneshytta, an idyllic cabin with a commanding view over the fjord.

Afternoon: visit to the world’s northernmost distillery, Aurora spirit.

Day 3

Located at the head of the Steindalen valley is the Steindalsbreen Glacier. The trail up the valley is marked with information about the local flora and fauna as well as historical information. The glacier, like most around the world, has been steadily retreating and it is possible to follow this 8000 year journey as we walk through the valley.

Day 4

After travelling by ferry across the fjord, we drive to neighbouring Kåfjord and the spectacular Gorsabrua gorge. An area with an early mining history, the highlight is the footbridge which crosses the 153m deep ravine. We may even see someone bungy jumping!

Day 5

Hiking at the open tundra towards the Finnish border. Stay in a wilderness hut or tents at the three country borders. Wonder if we see the northern lights in three countries at the same time?

Day 6

Hiking via Malla Strict Nature Reserve to Kilpisjärvi village. Learn about the special nature and peculiar history of the region. At the village, enjoy a warm sauna and buffet dinner.

Day 7

It’s the time to travel back home. Or maybe stay for a day or two more? Ask us for more ideas!

Included
5 day-walks with a professional guide
accommodation, 1 night in the wilderness (all gear provided)
Breakfasts, packed lunch, dinner in the wilderness
Transfers during the programme, pick up and drop off at Tromso centre or airport

Not included
Travel costs to and from Tromso – before and after the program.
Travel insurance, make sure your insurance covers hiking and walking on mountain trails.
Snacks, some dinners

We will be staying at cabins near the sea, with easy access to the village centre and for some nice evening strolls. We have a great variety of options from basic to luxury to suit most budgets.

You need your usual walking gear; good shoes for walking on uneven surfaces and layered clothing. The weather in Norway can be anything from a hot summer day to windy and wet – all in one day.

You will get a detailed list of required gear once you have paid the deposit.

To book your place, you will need to pay a 30% deposit. The rest of the trip will be paid at your arrival to Kilpisjärvi.

You can cancel the reservation up to 4 weeks prior the planned dates in which case we only keep the 30% deposit. If you do need to cancel please notify us as soon as possible so we can notify our vendors. Cancellations are accepted in writing, by email or by phone. We reserve the right to change the tour itinerary due to altered circumstances and conditions. We will make alternative arrangements as required but no refunds will be given for services that are not utilized as a result.

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