trip duration TRIP DURATION
3 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Lyngen Alps
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
-
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Easy
best period OFFER PERIOD
Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified

Description

Join me for a 3 or 4 night package at my lodge in the Lyngen Alps. Enjoy the amazing Northern Lights and some exciting guided activities like driving your own dog sled, riding a snow mobile, a boat fjord safari, snow shoeing or cross country skiing.

Due to low light pollution away from any city lights, my Lodge provides an ideal if not possibly one of the most interesting viewing points for the Northern Lights in Scandinavia. The dramatic snow covered jagged mountains and fjords create a spectacular framework for the night sky.

You will enjoy the northern lights directly from the lodge, it’s as simple as popping outside onto the viewing platform between your three course meal! You will not sit in cars for hours on end chasing the lights as they appear directly above the roof of the lodge.

Besides, I propose different activities you can enjoy while staying in this unique set up:

Dog sledding
  • Guided activity
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Actual time dog-sledding: 1,5 hour
  • Clothing: provided

After a scenic drive of 30 min, we reach the Reisa Valley. This area hosts our dog-sledding adventures into the wilderness of the northern lights. Besides, you will have the experience of being instructed how to “mush” your own team of dogs under the careful supervision and guidance from a professional.

Two people per sled take turns in driving while following a guide in front. The trail winds through open valleys that capture the low Arctic sun between the high jagged peaks of the region. Half way round the trail we’ll cook lunch over an open fire in large tents. The tour is completed, the dogs bid farewell and guests return to the lodge and enjoy a relaxing evening.

High frozen lakes adventure
  • Guided activity
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Clothing: provided

The focus of this tour is to access the high mountains terrain via snowmobile. Once on the mountain plateau, guests will experience ice fishing on the frozen lakes for mountain trout and visit spectacular viewpoints over the Lyngen Alps.

During this activity you are passengers during the snowmobile transport to the high mountain plateau. The journey to the high lake via snow mobile takes 30 min through snow covered birch tree forests.

Once at the lake, a shelter camp is made and ice holes drilled through the ice so fishing can begin. The ice is so thick that it is possible to make a fire on the ice and cook the fresh fish directly at the camp. You will also be able to explore the surrounding area on snowmobiles in between fishing sessions.

Snow-shoeing natural trail
  • Guided activity
  • Duration: 2 or 4 hours
  • Equipment provided: snow shoes, poles, backpack and boots

Directly from the lodge, snow-shoeing enables all guests to access the Arctic frozen forests, see rare animal tracks of moose, lynx and wolverine and reach high view points to see the entire Lyngen Peninsula national park from above the forest line. After learning the simple techniques, I will lead you on a historical and natural journey that provides deeper appreciation to this spectacular region.

Sea fjord safari
  • Guided activity
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Clothing: warm casual
  • Visit of historical site: Havnnes

Norwegian culture is split equally between the land and the sea, and on board the Spirit Lyngen boat you will experience a wide diversity of fjord life.

The journey begins with dolphin spotting along the nature reserve at Spakenes en route to visit the historic stockfish drying process on the island of Uloya. Venturing over by boat to the Lyngen Alps east coast to witness the sheer towering rock walls that plunge into the ocean.

Europe’s largest eagle is the Havn Orn is regularly seen hunting for fish. A chance to deep sea fish for those who wish.

Cross country skiing
  • Guided activity
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Clothing: warm casual
  • Visit of historical site: Havnnes

This activity is suitable for those with or without cross country skiing experience. The prepared trails are reached a short drive (15 min) from the lodge. The tracks are home to Norwegian National Team and we have access to professional trainers who will teach the skills to our guests. The natural environment at the track winds through silent snow covered forest scenery providing a surreal Arctic experience.

Your stay includes a Northern Lights fact seminar and in-house photographer assistance.

Feel free to contact me if you want to know more about this awesome program. It will be my pleasure to guide you here, let you discover this unique environment and enable you to relax for a few days in my lodge!

Price per person

Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Fitness level required

Open to everyone

More info

Some activities are more weather dependent than others. In case of bad weather an alternative activity will be offered.

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