7 Things you can Strike Off your Bucket List in Lyngen

If you thought everywhere within the Arctic Circle was perpetually covered in ice and snow, Lyngen will blow your mind. This beautiful municipality within Troms og Finnmark boasts a wide variety of scenery from lush green farmland to the snow-capped Lyngen Alps. Despite seeing polar nights in winter and midday suns in summer, the moderating…

Dogs of the Arctic

Ever wondered what’s it like to live way up north? Read about the daily life of our fluffy locals! We all know that Arctic people are somewhat eccentric and a little strange, which begs the question; how about their dogs? We guess it’s safe to say “Like owner, like dog”. These crazy locals like to…

The top 3 -Reasons to make the most out of autumn colors in Lyngen

Are you considering an autumn get-away? Let us convince you why Lyngen is the place to go Autumn colours at Aspevatnet by @frida_xiang Ruska – the Finnish word that describes the colors of leaves Take a deep breath of crispy fresh breeze of fall. Get energized by…

More info about the Distillery

Contact info: Aurora Spirit Distillery as, Aroybuktneset 44, 9060 Lyngseidet, NORWAY +4791904260 / post@auroraspirit.com Directions: AuroraSpirit Distillery is located at Lyngen Resort, under the majestic Lyngen Alps in Northern Norway. The distillery is located at 69 degrees N. The nearest airport is Langnes Airport , Tromsø. From Tromsø you can drive either: – via Nordkjosbotn (…

Drinking Customs of the Vikings

For the ancient Norsemen, drinking was much more than just consuming alcoholic beverages. Drinking ale and mead was instead part of their ancestral lifestyle and had deep cultural and religious significance. Why do people tend to associate Vikings and drinking? In our modern age, most people have at least heard about the ferocious men of…

The Vikings and the Northern Lights Bridge

What did the Viking believe about the Northern Lights? Do the tales of the God-Bridge Bivröst reflect the Norsemen’s visions of the Aurora Borealis? The Vikings never wrote books, but their descendants produced thousands of manuscripts during the middle-ages. However, within this corpus, only one sure mention of Northern Lights exists: in the Norwegian Konungs…

Being Vegan in Northern Norway

As a long term vegetarian now living in the arctic, I have been more than aware of the perceived difficulties of maintaining alternative diets and in particular veganism here in rural Norway. “Eating meat and fish means survival” When I first travelled to Lyngen in 2011, I have to say being a vegetarian was a…

What to pack for the Arctic

Friendly advice from our Booking Manager Sarah, who learned the hard way! As an “incomer” to Norway, (I am originally from Cornwall in the UK,) I have learnt so much about living in this fantastic if on occasion, inhospitable climate. One of the first questions I get asked when people realise I now live in…

Caption Competition

We have launched a photo caption competition on our Facebook page, where you have a chance to win a 1000 USD worth activity package! The way you enter is to comment on our post with your best caption for the image, and the comment with the most likes win. Simple! Enter competition here The competition…

Top 5 tips for spotting northern lights

The main reason why many tourists come to north-Norway is to watch the magical dancing Aurora Borealis, naturally the disappointment is high when some miss their chance. You have spent a lot of money and travelled far, so off-course you want to make sure all the odds are in your favour. But the northern lights…