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As boutique lodges go, Lyngen Lodge is pretty special. With its homely and luxurious décor, impeccable service and beautiful location, a stay here provides an Arctic experience like no other.
The focus of any stay at The Lyngen Lodge is on social interaction so the eight bedrooms are fairly small (albeit tasteful and very comfortable) to encourage mingling and relaxation in the huge central lounge and dining area. The rooms themselves include doubles, twins and even a bunk-bed option - perfect for a group of families wanting to go away together. Each room comes with an en suite bathroom and features either a mountain or fjord view.
Lyngen Lodge is a traditional pine log cabin, and with its lovely natural wood features and a huge roaring fireplace, the dining area is at the heart of the building. In the kitchen the Executive Chef prepares locally sourced ingredients and rustles up grand feasts from breakfast through until dinner. With a strong emphasis on presentation and flavour the dishes served are as elegant as they are delicious. While away long, cosy evenings around the huge table or the fire while enjoying a drop from the extensive selection of fine wines in the cellar, or from the fully stocked bar.
Aside from the comfortable social dining and lounging area, other facilities at Lyngen Lodge include a library where guests can curl up with a good book while enjoying snowy mountain views. The same views can also be enjoyed from the outdoor Jacuzzi and in winter there's always the chance to see the Northern Lights.
However nice the lodge itself, you're most likely here to enjoy the stunning local landscapes that surround it. Set at the foot of a mountain and on the edge of a magnificent fjord Lyngen Lodge is a great base for winter and summer activities alike. The signature experience is Lyngen Lodge's Summit to Sea skiing, where guests take a boat to a nearby fjord before skinning (walking in skis with special bindings) up to a peak and skiing down the far side to the shore in virgin powder, to be met again by the boat. Dog sledding and snow shoeing are also available in winter, and when the snow melts, the mountains are ideal walking territory.
Because 'skiing by boat' is about the most original (and Original) thing you can do in Scandinavia, and Lyngen Lodge is the place to do it.
Harriet, Original Traveller