Road trip around Lyngenford brings you to stunning Norwegian fjord and mountain landscapes
A trip around Lyngenfjord is a great choice for a full day road trip from Guesthouse Haltinmaa. The region is filled with marvelous scenery, quaint little villages and intriguing cultural points of interest.
You'll need a car or you can book a guided tour from one of Kilpisjärvi's activity providers.
Drive first to the village of Skibotn which is just 50 km (31 miles) from Kilpisjärvi. Make sure to spend some time here - or make a separate day trip - to enjoy the sights before continuing further north to the village of Manndalen.
Nice cottages built on a quay offer you a cozy night if you wish to stop by for some fishing in the fjord.
For the culture lover a visit to the Center of northern peoples is a must. If you are interested in Norway's history during WWII, visit the local churchyard where you will find the gravesite of Jan Baalsrud, a national war hero and source of literature and films.
Keep on driving around Kåfjord, which is an arm of Lyngenfjord, to the village of Olderdalen. There you will board a ferry which takes you and your car across Lyngenfjord to the village of Lyngseidet. The half hour ferry ride gives you a great opportunity to capture the surrounding panoramic views.
When you arrive in Lyngseidet turn north after the exit from the pier and drive about 10 minutes. You will arrive at Aurora Spirit, the world’s northernmost whisky distillery. It is located on the shore of the fjord and offers fantastic views at any time of the year.
You can get acquainted with the distillery during a guided tour and enjoy lunch and the distillery’s own products in the panoramic restaurant. Advance reservations are required.
The day hikes in Lyngenfjord region
When staying in Kilpisjärvi you can easily visit many of the scenic day hike trails around Lyngenfjord. The closest of them are in the vicinity of Skibotn village, such as Lulledalen forest path and Bollmansveien which offers a glimpse into the region's wartime history. Blåisvatnet and Gorsabrua are among the most popular.
Check out this website which presents the top 10 day hikes.
Stop by at the tourist info of Visit Lyngenfjord in either Skibotn or in Lyngseidet for more information. Check out their website for a hiking guide which presents this and several other interesting nature trails in the beautiful landscapes around Lyngenfjord.