Visit Lyngen

Lyngen is a peninsula between two fjords in the Northern part of Norway. By car it took 10 hours from Oulu, Finland to get there. By airplane the closest airports are in Alta and Tromsså. 

Lyngseidet, the main center of Lyngen, provides all the services you could reasonably need during your stay. We took a bit farther and accommodated ourselves in a small village, Svensby. We rented a cabin hosted by Ole-Anton and his wife. Molly, their dog, absolutely safe-guarded our stay.

Our main target in Lyngen was a small lake called Bluewater (Blåvattnet). As the name implies, Bluewater is famous of its blue (or turquoise) water. The lake sits in a small valley between two mountain tops. The best time to visit there is afternoon, when the sun has started to set down from its top. We were a bit too early birds and visited there well before noon. Stopped there for about 2 hours, and took a short break on the beautiful lakeside. And of course shoot some photos.

To reach Bluewater it takes a 2-3 hours hike, and roughly the same amount of time to get back. The track starts from the parking lot close the road (road 312). The track is well marked. There are two adjacent routes to Bluewater. We took the left one which short after the start starts to follow a small stone covered river on the right hand side. The first kilometer of the track is easy and slowly to uphill. After that the track changes to rocky in open terrain for the remaining 3-3,5 kilometers. So take care that you have proper shoes with you. It is also possible to have tent and to stay overnight in Bluewater. Tough finding a reasonably flat and soft spot for your tent may require some exploring.

We discovered also a nice lighthouse and scenes near Syr Lenangsöyrä. And the lighthouse was just within easy, one kilometre walk from the road. Also a small grocery is run in Syr Lenangsöyrä (if you need to refill you food supplies etc).

Surprises with weather are always something you need to be prepared. Especially when visiting North Norway. We stayed in Lyngen for 2,5 days. One full day and one afternoon it was nice half cloudy weather. The rest it was raining, even some rather heavy showers. Therefore we decided to skip two of our planned targets this time. Those are to be explored during our next visit. Hopefully that will take place very soon.