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4th October 2017
The Lyngen Alps are a magnificent mountain range in the county of Tromsø, in Arctic Norway. The mountains follow the western shore of the Lyngen fjord and there are few more beautiful places to be found anywhere.
We have put together a lovely, scenic holiday combining the Arctic's capital city, Tromsø, with the lovely Lyngen Lodge, a boutique hotel located with secluded woodland on one side and the Lyngen Fjord on the other. You will be engulfed by unspoilt nature.
With its grass covered roofs overlooking blue waters and the snow-capped image of the Lyngen Alps looking back at you, the Lyngen Lodge is, without doubt, one of Northern Norway's most picturesque hotels.
Day 1 - Arrive Norway, Lyngen Alps
Arrive at Tromsø Langsnes Airport by air from the UK. Collect your hire car from the Avis Office at the airport. The journey by road travels along the wild valley to Breivikeidet for the first car ferry over the Ullsfjord. It then continues to Lyngseidet for the second car ferry across the much photographed Lyngenfjord, overlooked by the Lyngen Alps. This is the old packhorse route between Tromsø and the far north. 86 kms.
5 nights DJUPVIK - Lyngen Lodge (B,L,D)
NB: Full-board at the lodge includes breakfast, packed lunch, afternoon tea and 2-course dinner.
The Lodge offer a good selection of quality outdoor activities for you to try during your stay. Alternatively you have the use of your hire car during your stay with which you can explore this truly spectacular region.
Day 6 - Tromsø¸, the Great Arctic Capital
The journey to Tromsø takes an alternative route on the main road southwards, alongside the fjord before bearing westwards alongside Balsfjord into Tromsø. Leave your hire car at the Avis Office in the centre of the city. 201 kms.
2 nights TROMSØ – Rica Ishavshotel (B)
Your stay at the Rica Ishavshotell includes a room with a harbour view.
Day 8 - Return to UK
Transfer to Tromsø Langsnes Airport for your return flight to the UK. The airport bus (Flybuss) picks up outside the Rica Ishvashotell and travels directly to the airport (transfer time approx. 15 minutes).
Departs: Fly from UK
Departure Dates: 1 June - 30 September
Duration: 7 nights
Price: Call 01274 875199 to receive a quote from one of our travel specialists.
SCANDIC ISHAVSHOTEL (4 star) - Tromsø
This hotel is something of a landmark, located directly in the harbour, with a view across the sound. This is the very heart of Tromsø and is situated amongst the city's shops, restaurants, bars and within close proximity to the airport bus stop and the Tourist Information Office. The hotel has a lovely modern restaurant, Roast Restaurant, serving delicacies from the sea and local meat. There is also cosy bar and lounge area on the first floor. All rooms are equipped with high quality beds, TV, telephone, mini-bar, trouser-press and hairdryer and all our clients receive a superior sea-view room as standard. All rooms have free WiFi. Lift to all floors. A truly fabulous buffet breakfast is served with a made-to-order omelette station, cold cuts of meat to raw fish, a cooked breakfast and fruit and muesli.
Lyngen Lodge, Olderdalen ****
Lyngen Lodge is beautifully situated high above the Arctic Circle of Northern Norway and is located in secluded woodland overlooking the Lyngsfjord and the Lyngen Alps. The Lodge provides unique luxury accommodation with top quality cuisine and a selection of activities to make the most of the unspoilt nature. The Lodge caters for just 18 guests in 8 ensuite twin and double bedrooms with triple and single options, and all rooms also provide their guests with big white, cosy robes and slippers for that extra dollop of luxury! Full board is included (breakfast, packed lunch, afternoon tea and dinner) and amenities include a fully licensed bar, dining room, lounge stua with large open fireplace, library/seminar room, sauna and outdoor hot-tub.
Traditionally constructed from Norwegian "lafting" pine timber frame in close partnership with the environment, geothermic heating provides the warmth while a thick grass roof provides insulation. The interior wears shades of pastel colours and furnishings chosen to compliment the surrounding natural environment. Large panoramic windows in the centre of the lodge provide guests with commanding views over the spectacular Lyngen Alps, while the large open stone fire place creates a relaxed, peaceful and welcoming atmosphere.
Food is of the highest standard with fine local produce being prepared by in-house chefs with a focus on Norwegian coastal culture.
One of the owners, Graham Austick, describes what his immediate vision was for the Lodge:
"My vision was to create a lodge, which blended into the natural environment of the Arctic Lyngen Alps and give the opportunity to travellers to experience this remarkable region on an annual basis. In our increasingly busy and stressful life style it is necessary to escape, relax and connect with nature and the lodge concept comprising of adventure, ultimate relaxing and de-stressing in a relaxed environment addresses exactly these issues."
Lyngen Lodge - Summer Activities
Lyngen Lodge offers a good selection of nature based outdoor activities which really make the most of your stay (prices are per person):
|Reisa River National Park||None||7 hours||£215|
|Reisa River Extended Trek||Reasonable fitness required||10 hours||£284|
|Sea Safari||None||3-4 hours||£215|
|Deep Sea Fishing||None||5-6 hours||£227|
|Sea Kayaking||Need balance and arm strength||2-3 hours||£90|
|Rotsund Mountain Hike||General good health necessary||3 hours||£114|
|Kåfjord Canyon Bridge Trek||General good health necessary||3-5 hours||£90/£114|
|Mountain Trek 1||Reasonable fitness required||7 hours||£148|
|Mountain Trek 2||Reasonable||8-9 hours||£182|
|Lowland Trekking Tour||None||2 hours||£57|
|Glacier Explorer||Good fitness required||9 hours||£284|
|Horse Riding||None||4 hours||£170|
Reisa River Nationalpark inc. the Mollisfossen Waterfall
Duration: 7 hours - Guided activity
Specially designed river boats will journey up the Reisa River for 35 km to reach deep inside the Reisa Canyon. Along this scenic journey, dense forests, river wildlife and waterfalls dominate the views on all sides.
After 35 km up river, Northern Norway’s highest waterfall the Mollisfossen cascades 275m over a sheer cliff to the river below. The waterfall is reached within a short walk from the boat and as you marvel over the impressive sights, lunch will be prepared over an open fire and served after your waterfall visit.
Reisa River Extended Trek inc. two Waterfalls
Duration: in total 10 hours - Guided activity
A continuation up river by boat beyond the Mollisfossen waterfall provides guests with a 4 hour round hiking trip to the famous “Box Canyon” Imofossen Waterfalls. Two rivers, one originating from Finland and the other from Norway plunge down two sides of the narrow canyon rock walls and join forces on their journey down river.
Sea Safari, sightseeing and Havnnes Stockfish harbour
Duration: 3 – 4 hours - Guided activity
Norwegian culture is spilt equally between the land and the sea, and on board the Spirit of Lyngen boat you will experience a wide diversity of fjord life. The journey begins with dolphin spotting along the nature reserve at spåkenes en route to visit the historic stockfish drying process on the island of Uløya.
Venturing over by boat to the Lyngen Alps east coast to visit the ice cave and the sheer towering rock walls that plunge into the ocean. Europe’s largest eagle is Havn Ørn is regularly seen hunting for fish. A chance to deep sea fish for those who wish and concluding this trip is the to Glacier Bay and the scenic BBQ island overlooking one of the most impressive fjord views in the region.
Deep Sea Fishing for Arctic Fish
Duration: 5 – 6 hours
Fishing in the Lyngen Fjord surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, calm seas and a large variety of fish is without doubt a fisherman dream. Cod, Coley, Halibut and Wolf fish are just to name a few fish that are regularly on the menu.
We respect sustainable fishing to preserve our natural stocks of fish.
Sea Kayaking on the Lyngen Fjord
Duration: 2 – 3 hours - Guided activity
Sea kayaking in flat water of the fjord just outside the lodge with a surfacing dolphin close by is a common and unique experience. You can paddle along the coast or just sit and relax under the midnight sun, it’s up to you how you wish to spend your time.
Rotsund High Mountain Lake Hike And Fish
Located a short distance inland on a high mountain plateau. The Rotsund mountain is influenced by a microclimate that produces rich Arctic flora and a lake teaming with mountain fish. This hike is especially suited to those who may wish to wander in nature rather than reach a mountain summit.
Kåfjord Canyon Bridge Trek
Duration: 5 6 hours, Distance to walk: 4km or 8 km, Type of terrain: Flat valley
Guided activity/activity to do on your own.
Leaving the fjord scenery behind, this tour enters inland into Northern Europe’s deepest canyon. As if chopped with a giant axe the canyon in it’s narrowest point is only a few meters wide and the sheer rock walls drop over 150 meters to the river below. This spectacular natural attraction is viewed from an airy single span pedestrian bridge which not only overlooks the deepest part of the canyon but also the magnificent waterfall that flows over it’s edge.
The region was once mined for copper and this tour can also take in old outdoor museum.
Mountain Trek 1 - Trekking to Lyngen National Park View Point
Directly behind the lodge stands the Storehaugen mountain 1124m, this wonderful mountain was carved by ancient glaciers thousands of years ago and the result is an ideal hiking mountain with paths to suit every level of fitness that each reaches a breathtaking view point of fjord and mountain together.
This tour can be guided or unguided.
Mountain Trek 2 - Reindeer observing and dry fish hike on Uløya Island
A short scenic journey by boat from the lodge reaches the Uløya island. After an informative tour of the historic fishing port the trek begins to the spectacular summit plateau of Kjelvågtinden high above the Lyngen Fjord. This region is home to hundreds of summer migrating reindeer who seek the coolness from the altitude and the lingering summer snow patches. It is possible to get close and observe behaviour and take as many pictures as you like.
Lowland Trekking tour
Duration: 2 hours - Guided activity
Dramatic Arctic landscape, the brilliant midnight sun and being surrounded by fjords provides an unforgettable trekking experience. Choose between various grades of trails from high mountain summits to mid forest trails or stroll along sand covered beaches of a remote island in the Lyngen Fjord. Your lodge guide will bring an added dimension to your tour by explaining about life in the Arctic and your natural surroundings. Treks are accessed either directly from the lodge, via lodge bus or across the fjord by boat.
Duration: 9 hours - Guided activity
Glaciers hold thousands of years of history and endless tales of adventure. This extraordinary tour located opposite the lodge and only accessible via boat offers a truly unique experience for those seeking adventure.
After a journey by boat to the Glacier Bay, the 2 hour hike begins over rough terrain before the crystal blue ice of the Strupbreen glacier is reached. After short training with our qualified guides, guests will explore the caves, crevasses and understand the physics of glaciology. The final challenge will be ice climbing under instruction before the boat delivers all adventures back to the lodge.
Duration: 4 hours - Guided activity
Discover the forests, mountain lakes and spectacular views over the fjords via horseback. The Lyngshest is a unique breed of horse bred specifically for the region’s hardy Arctic conditions. These placid and gentle horses are ideal for families and your day will include stopping for lunch beside a remote forest lake and cooking lunch over an open fire.