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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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  • I drove as far north on Lyngen as I could. There is a parking and the start of a hiking trail leading up to the northern tip of Lyngen. There you will find silence, a small 2x2m wooden hut, a... 
    I drove as far north on Lyngen as I could. There is a parking and the start of a hiking trail leading up to the northern tip of Lyngen. There you will find silence, a small 2x2m wooden hut, a...  more »
  • Brilliant tour, great guides and stunning scenery. Felt privileged being able to do this tour and see what we saw. Lovely hot chocolate and delicious fish soup as part of this tour. Everyone that... 
    Brilliant tour, great guides and stunning scenery. Felt privileged being able to do this tour and see what we saw. Lovely hot chocolate and delicious fish soup as part of this tour. Everyone that...  more »
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  • Beautiful. Bucket list-place.
  • Breathtaking

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