Day hiking Northern Norway – holiday

Day hiking northern Norway – is a holiday filled with breathtaking landscapes; the famous Lyngenfjord region, offers you all the best of the arctic summer. There beautiful mountain walks by the turquoise water fjords in the company of like-minded walkers. Your guide is an experienced and professional outdoors guide who lives in the region.

Breathtaking day hikes in northern Norway

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, you can escape for a stroll in the soft light of midnight sun, or just sit at the pier and enjoy the silence. In the northern, the sun doesn’t set from Mid-May to End of July, so don’t need to worry about making it back home before dark.

Off the beaten track in northern Norway

Forget the crowds and explore the paths less travelled. Lyngen is famous among the ski tourers, but in the summertime, there is plenty of space for the outdoor enthusiast to roam.

Lyngen 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 a 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.

Walking holiday in Lyngen 2018

We have three group departure dates for summer 2018. You can also request other dates for a custom walking holiday in the great Lyngen Alps.

If you are looking for more adventurous holidays, check our Finland to Norway guided trek or guided hike of the three Scandinavian countries. 

Additional information

dates13.08.2018, 13.6.2018, 18.07.2018, Contact us to book a custom tour.
duration5 days 4 nights
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

Our last walk together is on our way back to Tromso, a walk to Lyngstuva, the outermost point of the Lyngen Penninsula and hike along what is locally known as the Lands End. Aptly named for its seemingly endless views of the Arctic Sea, the trail concludes at a tiny lighthouse and cabin.

Return to Tromo early evening.

Included
5 day-walks with a professional guide
4 nights in shared double accommodation, full board:
Breakfast days 2-5
Packed lunch days 1 -5
Dinner days 1-4
all transfers during the programme, pick up and drop off at Tromso centre

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

We will be staying at shared cabins near the sea, with easy access to the village centre and for some nice evening strolls.

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 20% 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 20% 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 utilised as a result.

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