The Environment - The stunning serenity of the Lyngen Alps
A stay at Lyngen Lodge is characterised by a sense of peaceful seclusion and restfulness. That being said, there are many different ways to reach us. Whether you choose to arrive by plane, car, or ferry, the journey will already offer you an enticing glimpse of the majestic Lyngen Alps, the glistening fjords, and the hundreds of small islands that dot the coasts.
Arrive easily and safely by plane
Lyngen Lodge is located on the shore of the Lyngen Fjord, close to the picturesque village of Djupvik. The nearest large airport is in Tromsø (TOS), roughly 2.5 hours away from the lodge. Some international airports such as London Gatwick (LGW) offer direct flights to Tromsø with Norwegian Airlines. These direct flights are offered on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Otherwise, feel free to fly first to Oslo, the capital of Norway. Connections from Oslo to Tromsø take place every day of the week, and take approximately 2.5 hours, with either Norwegian Airlines or SAS.
There is also the option to add an extra flight that takes you directly from Tromsø to Sørkjosen (SOJ), the local airport a mere 15 minutes from the lodge (via SAS). This 25-minute scenic flight allows you to take in the beauty of the Lyngen Alps.
Visit us by car or get picked up from Tromsø Airport by us
Alternatively, you can also travel to the lodge from Tromsø (weather permitting) by ferry and/or car. Please let us know if you wish us to arrange a private lodge transfer for you.
If you wish to make your own way to the lodge, take a look at the directions below.
Ferry and Road Route:
Time: 2.5 hours. Driving Distance: 86km. Very scenic route across two fjords. Dependent upon ferry timings.
Take the E8 out of Tromsø, and then the Route 91 to Breivikeidet.
Ferry crossing from Breivikeidet to Svensby.
Take Route 91 from Svensby to Lyngseidet.
Take the E6 from Olderdalen direction Alta. After 20km, reach Lyngen Lodge (3km from Djupvik).
Time: 2.5 hours. Driving Distance: 186km. Scenic land-based route around the Lyngen Alps.
Take the E8 out of Tromsø direction Alta, via Nordkjosbotn.
At the junction with the E6, take the E6 (direction Olderdalen).
From Olderdalen, travel a further 20km to reach Lyngen Lodge (3km before Djupvik).
If you have any further questions about travel plans, feel free to contact us directly.
Extending for around 90km, the Lyngen Alps dominate the skyline throughout the area. Indeed, the two ‘home mountains’ of Sorbmegaisa and Store Haugen lie directly behind Lynge Lodge, rising to heights of over 1200m. Each mountain that makes up the Lyngen Alps has its own characteristics and offers something different, with over 60 summits rising to more than 1000m. Whether you are interested in Ski Touring, Cross Country Skiing, Hiking, or even just admiring the amazing views, the Lyngen Alps make for an unforgettable landscape whatever the season or the weather in Lyngen.
The Lyngen Fjord
Lyngen Lodge lies on the banks of the Lyngen Fjord, the longest fjord in the region. An offshoot of the Barents Sea, the fjord offers not just amazing panoramas and stunning vistas – it is also home to a diverse range of fish and marine animals. The Lyngen Fjord completes the experience of Summit to Sea, regardless of whether you are Deep Sea Fishing, Kayaking and PaddleBoarding in front of the Lodge, or simply watching the Midnight Sun reflect off the water after an invigorating day full of activities.
The Norwegian Climate
The variation between the seasons in Northern Norway can be dramatic and noticeable, and the weather in the Lyngen Alps can vary greatly. Between November and January, the nights are long, but are often punctuated by eerily beautiful purple lights dancing on the horizon. From January onwards the sun quickly returns to the sky during the day, whilst the famous Northern Lights reveal their true colours at night-time. The warmth of summer can truly be felt between May and July, when you can also experience the phenomenon of the Midnight Sun. From August the arrival of autumn brings a host of rich new colours to the landscape, before winter returns once again.
The Weather in Tromsø and Oslo
The following tables are showing you the average weather in Tromsø compared to Oslo. You will find detailed statistics about the monthly average temperatures, average length of the day, average sunshine hours and the sea temperature.
If you are interested in the current weather at the lodge, please visit this website.
Average daily temperature (Average Min/Max in °C)
Average length of day (hours)
Average daily sunshine hours and average sea temperature (°C) in Tromsø