I originally chose this place to be close to the Lyngen Alps, one of the location I chose to see the northern lights. Although during my stay the weather was not too great, and I didn't see any lights on this side of the fjord, I considered that two nights to be for rest.
Magic Mountain Lodge is located just outside of Lyngseidet town centre, probably less than 1km from the main junction, but very close to the ferry to Olderdalen. To get here from Tromsø, I recommend that you take the Breivikeidet-Svensby ferry unless you prefer hours of detour, which I didn't do but considering the beauty of this part of the world, why not?
This two storey large house has a ground floor that houses some of the dorms and a ski store and the second floor is where the reception, lounge/dining room, kitchen, laundry and en-suite room is located. During my lazy days, I spent hours hooked up to the wifi in the lounge researching locations to visit and doing some writing. Do so while going through the owner's epic europe-asia cycle trip.
This is a family-run place, and being so, the hosts are extremely friendly and helpful with tips. And anything that is within reason is probably do-able, which makes the place more personal than the establishment-run joints.
During my stay, the other guests were there to ski, and while I didn't do it myself, I was told that Lyngen was a great ski destination, minus the ski lifts but perhaps that means that there are plenty of virgin snow for those that prefers the more natural ski adventures.
During my stay I reserved a single room with en-suite bathroom, and I got a room for 3 and was charged only for 1 person. There's also a full board package where breakfast (which is always included) and dinner is included and you could also pack out lunch sandwich from the breakfast stock. The dinner was just perfect, and this place also employs professional cooks during the peak seasons for this reason - and I dont think I have anything to complain about it. I think I had too large chunk of salmon steak on my second night, and that's because it was too good to pass up. The food here is supposed to be local sourced, so it is an economical way to experience norwegian ingredients without stepping into one of those 5 star restaurants in Tromsø and spend an astronomical sum of money on food. I recommend that you include full board if you plan to be around the area for dinner around 6:30pm to 7pm.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Magic Mountain Lodge is surrounded by the Lyngen Alps and has a great view of the Lyngenfjord. On request we serve breakfast and home-made dinners. The lodge is family-run by (former) travellers. During winter you can book activities like northern light-tour, dog-sledding, ice-climbing and cross-country skiing, rent some of (5) pairs of snowshoes. Price-level is about half compared to most tours in Tromsø. You can cancel everything for free and we can also cancel if conditions doesn't fit the activity. During the summer you can find great hiking nearby and spot some of the highest and most beautiful mountains in Northern Norway. We also have bicycles for rent. In addition to 15 en-suite single- and double rooms we have a dormatory for 6 persons. There is also a chill zone with huge TV where guests can relax on the couches and also a table-tennis room. ... more less
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