Lyngsdalen to Dalbotn Hiking Trail

Hike through the Lyngsdalen Valley, the gateway to the Lyngen Alps’ highest mountains

  • Lyngsdalselva River.

    Lyngsdalselva River. Photo: Daniel Masse

  • Along the trail.

    Along the trail. Photo: Daniel Masse

  • Along the trail.

    Along the trail. Photo: Daniel Masse

Essential info

  • Destination: Lyngen Alps
  • Season: June-September
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 12.1 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 240 meters
  • Duration: 3-5 hours

About Lyngsdalen to Dalbotn

Lyngsdalen is the gateway to the highest mountains in the Lyngen Alps. This includes he highest mountain in Troms county, Jiehkkevárri, at 1,834 meters above sea level. The nature in the valley is majestic, and in Dalbotn you can see three glaciers at the same time.

The Lyngsdalselva river is a strong glacial river, and the flow of water is especially powerful on hot summer days and warm, rainy days in the autumn. The river deposits a lot of sand from the glaciers and moraines on the shoreline and in the sea.

Getting there

The trailhead is located in Furuflaten, 16 kilometers south of Lyngseidet.

Park at Furustua, on the left-hand side of the road coming from Lyngseidet.

Trail description

This is an easy valley to walk in with good trails.

From the Furustua cabin, follow the main road around 300 meters north towards the Lyngsdalselva river.

Just before the bridge, turn left and follow the marked forest road along the football field. After about 1.5 kilometers you will reach a bridge over the river.

Cross the bridge and follow the trail alongside the river and up the valley 6 kilometers to the Lyngsdalshytta Cabin.

A bridge has been built across the river by the Lyngsdalshytta Cabin, so you can walk over and back down the valley along the other side. Alternatively, return along the same route you took up the valley.

Warning: Some of the paths lead near glacial rivers. Don’t attempt to cross these without the necessary experience or local guides. These are difficult and sometimes dangerous to cross.


  • Lyngsdalshytta Cabin requires a key
  • Public toilets at Furustua

Where to stay

It’s possible to stay at the Lyngsdalshytta Cabin. Find more information on Visit Lyngenfjord.


Questions or comments? Let us know.

By Visit Lyngenfjord

Visit Lyngenfjord is responsible for the promotion of tourism in the Lyngen region in Northern Norway.

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