Lyngstuva Hiking Trail
Venture to the outermost point of the Lyngen Peninsula
- Destination: Lyngen Alps
- Season: May-November
- Difficulty: Easy
- Distance: 7 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
- Elevation Gain: 70 meters
- Duration: 2-3 hours
The walk to Lyngstuva, the outermost point of the Lyngen Peninsula, is suitable for young and old alike. A small lighthouse and cabin sit at the end of the trail.
Lyngstuva offers panoramic views of the surrounding fjords, islands and the Fugløysundet strait. It is a perfect place to enjoy the midnight sun in summer and the northern lights in winter.
There are a mixture of Sami, Kven and Norwegian cultural relics along the trail. Several of these sites are signposted. The remnants of two shipwrecks are visible on the seashore below the lighthouse.
The trailhead is at the end of the road in Russelv.
From Svensby, drive north, following the signs to Nord-Lenangen. Then, follow the signs to Russelv. Drive to the end of the road and park. It’s about a 45 minute drive from Svensby ferry terminal to Russelv.
From the car park, follow the gravel road along the seashore to the north. The road will turn into a path.
The last section is over and around a small hill before reaching the lighthouse at Lyngstuva.
Return along the same trail.
- A nice rest area featuring a rustic shelter, toilet, fireplace, table and benches is located along the trail. This is a great place to take a break and enjoy the view.
Where to stay
It’s possible to stay overnight in the small cabin by the lighthouse.
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