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…

Project clean coast

It does not matter where you are, marine litter finds its way, even into the Arctic. Plastic marine litter does not break down, but stays as plastic however far it travels. Last week we had the pleasure of helping out in Project clean coast, by transporting 26 promising young adults to a nature reserve close…

First visit: The worlds northern most distillery

Aurora Spirit is our biggest partner, and this week we were finally invited out for a view at their ongoing build! Aurora Spirit? A couple of years ago, a doctor and a scuba diver were relaxing in a cottage in Arctic Lyngen. Why and how is not important, but at some point Hans (the doctor) and…