When you arrive by plane from abroad, you usually fly via Oslo. From there you continue to Tromsø (TOS), the closest and most popular airport. Alternatives are Bardufoss (BDU) or Alta (ALF). Sørkjosen (SQJ) is also an option with a stopover in Tromsø.
Airlines operating these airports are Norwegian, SAS and Widerøe.
Furthermore there are direct flights from London, Stockholm and Helsinki to Tromsø
To experience the Lyngenfjord region in your own time, driving your own car/rental car is a good alternative.
You ca rent a car from f.ex. AVIS, Hertz, Europcar or Sixt, they are situated in Tromsø Airport and Tromsø city.
In the Lyngenfjord region you can rent a car (small one) from Mekonomen Bilverksted, 9146 Olderdalen, ph. +47 959 49 782, E-mail:kmarthin(at)start.no.
Directions from Tromsø
Direction Lyngen, Lyngseidet and Nord-Lenangen:
If you drive from Tromsø, the route will follow the E8 to Fagernes (20 km) and then on along the Rv 91 to the quayside at Breivikeidet where the ferry comes in. The 20-minute boat trip over to Svensby is a perfect opportunity to see the Lyngenalps in a fascinating panorama view from the café that offers coffee, beverages and waffles.
Direction Kåfjord, Olderdalen, Birtavarre, Spåkenes:
If you drive from Tromsø, the route will follow the E8 to Fagernes (20 km) and then on along the Rv 91 to the quayside at Breivikeidet where the ferry comes in. The 20-minute boat trip over to Svensby is a perfect opportunity to see the Lyngenalps in a fascinating panorama view from the café that offers coffee, beverages and waffles. The drive from Svensby to Lyngseidet takes about 30 minutes and from there is a new car ferry over to Olderdalen in Kåfjord that takes 35 minutes.
Arriving in Olderdalen, if you drive north you will reach Nordmannvik og Spåkenes. Driving south takes you to Birtavarre og Manndalen, alternative is driving via Skibotn.
Direction Storfjord, Hatteng, Oteren, Skibotn:
From Tromsø it is a 1 ½ hour drive to Storfjord. The E8 and, after 70 km, the E6 runs through magnificent landscapes with several picnic areas where you can stop and admire the nature. From Tromsø to Skibotn it is about 115 km.
The following taxicompanies operate in the Lyngenfjord region:
Skibotn: Taxi Skibotn: Ph. +47 982 57 777
Hatteng: Hatteng Taxi: Ph. +47 480 48 210
Lyngseidet: Lyngseidet drosjesentral: Ph. +47 777 10 310
Lyngseidet: LyngenBus (Buss): Ph. +47 777 10 059, Email: email@example.com
Manndalen: Manndalen Taxi: Ph. 777 16 122
Birtavarre: Mikkelsen Petter Birtavarre Taxi: Ph. +47 970 16 000
Olderdalen: Drosjer Olderdalen Taxi: Ph. +47 974 18 000
Olderdalen: Olderdalen Taxi Hugo Jensen: Ph. +47 974 18 000
Oteren: Svein Harald Bruvold: Ph. +47 901 16 514
Lenangen: Drosje Nord-Lenangen: Ph. +47 911 20 020
Transport Kåfjord/Birtavarre til Kilpisjärvi
Are you planning to hike from Kilpisjärvi to Kåfjord/Birtavarre via Halti? There is a fixed price for transportation from Kåfjord/Birtavarre to Kilpisjärvi:
Up to 4 Persons: 2.300,- NOK Birtavarre Taxi: +47 970 16 000 Manndalen Taxi: +47 77 71 61 22
Public transport around the Lyngenfjord is limited to the buses from Tromsø, Alta or Narvik, as well as the schoolbuses.
The website of Tromskortet has a searchfunction for all the busroutes and departuretimes in English.
Buses from Tromsø departs from the main busstation (Prostneset) close by the touristinformation.There are two routes that departs for the Lyngenfjord region, one to Alta/Storslett via Lyngen (Svensby and Lyngseidet) and Olderdalen or the other one via Nordkjosbotn and takes you to Skibotn.
Further information can be found at Tromskortet.
There is also a bus from Tromsø via Nordkjosbotn and Skibotn to Finland (Kilpisjärvi, Muonio, Rovaniemi, Oulo), mainly a summerroute. More information at http://www.eskelisen.fi/en/timetables/
Are you looking for a possibility to arrive by boat to the Lyngenfjord region, a possibility is the expressboat from Tromsø to Nord-Lenangen. It is the same boat that continues to Skjervøy. Be aware that the expressboat only operates on certain days and does not take cars.
For more information about times and prices, check www.tromskortet.no