The Lyngen Alps is the name of the mountainous region situated on the 1500 square kilometers Lyngen peninsula, located at 69º North in Northern Norway. The narrow peninsula abounds in sharp peaks, impressive glaciated massifs and valleys. It is a landscape of contrasts where you can experience deep fjords, a green coastline, alpine meadows with boulders, cold rivers, Arctic fauna and birdlife and, of course, wild mountains. The region, with its 124 peaks above 1000 meters, is Northern Europe`s most pronounced big mountain area.
This guidebook is a comprehensive manual to the best skiing and alpine climbing in the Lyngen Alps. A good selection of ice-climbing routes is also described in the book.
The summer visitor can enjoy the peaks, the valleys, the lakes and the glaciers of The Lyngen Trek, an eight day walk from south to north of the peninsula ? or vice versa. A section of daytrips and family friendly activities are also included. You do not have to go to Himalaya to find sacred summits ? or lakes or rocks.