The Lyngen Alps, Tromso

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The Lyngen Alps are a mountain range in northeastern Troms county in Norway, east of the city of Tromsø. The mountain range runs through the municipalities of Lyngen, Balsfjord, and Storfjord. The mountains follow the western shore of the Lyngen fjord in a north-south direction. The length of the range is at least and the width is 15–. The mountains dominate the Lyngen Peninsula, which is bordered by the Lyngen fjord to the east, and the Ullsfjorden to the west. The British climber William Cecil Slingsby was the first to climb many of the peaks.
The mountains are of alpine character, popular among extreme skiers. The highest summit is the 1833m tall Jiekkevarre, the highest mountain in Troms county; Store Lenangstind is also a prominent mountain. There are several glaciers in the mountains. The Lyngen Alps are sufficiently high as to give rain shadow in the interior lowland areas east of the mountains.
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  • Visited these high mountains by boat! ...and that's exactly the point in these arctic waters - Ocean and Alps, an incredible combination the whales from deep and the aurora over one  more »
  • We visited Lyngen from Tromsø, which was kindly arranged by Lyngen Adventures. The 50km bus ride and a short ferry crossing take about an hour, and it's well worth taking the trip. The landscape here....  more »
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  • Beautiful country in Norway! I think that Norvegia is one of the most beautiful countries, with its diverse world, the mountains, the fjords of the waterfalls form a special cultivar! Since I have not had the chance to visit the whole country I missed a lot of everything I will soon be replenish! For those who love nature I recommend this jewel of Europe.
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  • The area of the Lyngen Alps is reached by a Tromso excursion of about an hour by taking a ferry. I was there at the end of March and I moved with rental car. The snowy landscapes and mountains and the icy fates are of a rare beauty. It seems to be in Trentino but at sea level.
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